Health and Wellbeing Board

The Tower Hamlets Health and Wellbeing Board is an innovative new partnership that aims to join up and improve and shape health and wellbeing services across Tower Hamlets.

Chaired by the Cabinet Member for Health and Adults Services, the partnership brings together councillors, community leaders, GPs, public health, social care, housing providers, Healthwatch and the community voluntary sector in one forum.

Its vision is to create stronger links between organisations that support and impact people’s health and wellbeing and work together with residents to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone living and working in the borough.

Formed in response to national health reforms (the Health and Social Care Act 2012), the board is the leading body responsible for health and wellbeing issues in Tower Hamlets.

By joining up health and wellbeing services across the borough, this will improve the:

  • quality and safety of services
  • access to health and wellbeing.

The partnership plays a lead role in championing local health issues, giving residents a new voice to shape local services and say what matters most to them.

The partnership also plays a vital role in ensuring that public money for health and wellbeing is spent in the best possible way, offering value for money and delivering health services that best meet local need.

The Partnership consulted on new priorities during November and December 2016 and heard from a range of residents, staff and community groups. The information collected during our engagement and consultation was used to develop the new Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2017-20 and associated delivery plans which will show what we intend to do to achieve the outcomes outlined in the strategy.

Health and Wellbeing Strategy: Towards a Healthier Tower Hamlets 

The Five strategy priorities are:

  1. Communities Driving Change – changes led by and involving communities
  2. Creating a Healthier Place – changes to our physical environment
  3. Employment and Health  - changes helping people with poor working conditions or who are unemployed
  4. Children’s Weight and Nutrition - changes helping children to have a healthy weight, encouraging healthy eating and promoting physical activity
  5. Developing an Integrated System - changes which will join up services so they are easier to understand and access.

Health and Wellbeing Strategy: Towards a Healthier Tower Hamlets

For more information about the Health and Wellbeing Board, please contact: HWBB@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Membership of the Health and Wellbeing Board

Chair of the Board

  • Cabinet Member for Health and Adults Services

Vice Chair

  • Chair of NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group

Elected representatives of London Borough of Tower Hamlets

  • Cabinet Member for Education, Children’s Services and the third sector
  • Cabinet Member for Resources
  • Cabinet Member for Housing Management and Performance (Statutory Deputy Mayor)
  • Non-executive majority group councillor nominated by council

Local Authority Officers - London Borough of Tower Hamlets

  • Corporate Director of Children’s Services
  • Corporate Director of Health, Adults and Community
  • Director of Public Health

Local Healthwatch

  • Chair of Healthwatch

NHS (Commissioners)

Chair - NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group
Chief Officer - NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Co-opted Members (Non-Voting)

  • Chief Operating Officer - Barts Health
  • Chair of Tower Hamlets - council for Voluntary Services
  • Chief Executive - East London and the Foundation Trust
  • Representative from the Housing Forum.
  • Chair of the Integrated Care Board
  • The Young Mayor

Other Stakeholders that may attend the Board from time to time but are not members (non-voting):

  • Chairs of Tower Hamlets Safeguarding Boards (Adults and Children’s)
  • Chair of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Health Scrutiny Panel
  • Councillor nominated by Council from the largest opposition group
  • Representative of NHS England / Public Health England