Health and Wellbeing Board

Information about what the Health and Wellbeing Board is, who sits on the forum, who chairs the meetings, when are the meetings, are the meetings open to the public, can members of the public speak and how and when you can view the agenda and minutes. 

What is the Health and Wellbeing Board?

Under the Health and Social Care Act 2012, local authorities are required to have in place and service a Health and Wellbeing Board.

The East Riding Health and Wellbeing Board has a number of delegated powers.  These include the following:

  1. To prepare a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment 
  2. To prepare a joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 
  3. To respond to consultations from Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) on their draft commissioning plans and amendments to those plans 
  4. To respond to consultations from Clinical Commissioning Groups on their annual report
  5. To respond to consultations from the NHS England (external website) in a performance assessment in relation to a clinical commissioning group 
  6. To assess and publish a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (external website) for the East Riding
  7. To approve and monitor the Better Care Fund plan 

The Board's full terms of reference and delegated functions can be viewed in the council's constitution.

Health and Wellbeing Boards have a duty to encourage integrated commissioning between health, social care and public health by bringing together representatives of these sectors. 

The Health and Wellbeing Board became fully operational with all necessary powers on 1 April 2013 following the abolition of the Primary Care Trusts (PCTs).  

The Health and Wellbeing Board is subject to scrutiny from the Health, Care and Wellbeing Overview and Scrutiny Sub-Committee.

More information on Health and Wellbeing Boards can be found at:

Health and Social Care Act 2012 (external website)

What are Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)?

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are groups of General Practioners (GPs) that are responsible for delivering some local health services in England. They do this by commissioning or buying health and care services which include:

  • non-specialist acute services
  • community services
  • mental health and learning disability
  • ambulance
  • continuing health care
  • enhanced services
  • hospice

All GP Practices must belong to a CCG.  In the East Riding all GP Practices other than the Pocklington Group Practice are members of the East Riding CCG.  More information can be found on the East Riding CCG web pages.

East Riding CCG (external website)

The Pocklington Group Practices has elected to become part of the Vale of York CCG. More information can be found on the Vale of York CCG website.

Vale of York CCG (external website)

Vale of York CCG Transformation Plan for Children and Young People's Emotional and Mental Health 2015-20

The Local Transformation Plan 2017 for children and young people's emotional and mental health in the Vale of York area has recently been refreshed. The refreshed documents can be viewed on the Vale of York CCG's website:

Vale of York CCG website (external website opens in new window)

What is a Health and Wellbeing Strategy and where can I view it?

The Health and Wellbeing Strategy is a document produced by the Health and Wellbeing Board that aims to meet the needs identified in the  Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). As with JSNAs, the Strategy is unique to each local area and details what priorities the health and wellbeing board has set in order to tackle the needs identified in the JSNA.

The East Riding Health and Wellbeing Board can be viewed below:

East Riding Health and Wellbeing Strategy (pdf 2mb opens in new window)

Who sits on the Board?

Under the Social and Health Care Act 2012, Health and Wellbeing Boards must include:

  • the Director of Adult Social Services
  • the Director of Children’s Services
  • the Director of Public Health
  • a representative of each Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
  • a representative of the local Healthwatch
  • local councillors 

Membership of the East Riding of Yorkshire Health and Wellbeing Board

Membership of the East Riding of Yorkshire Health and Wellbeing Board is made up of the following people:

Voting Members

East Riding of Yorkshire Council
NHS East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group
NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group
NHS England
  • Sue Ward - Assurance and Delivery Manager (Yorkshire and the Humber) - NHS England 
Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire

Non-Voting Members

The following non-voting members are also co-opted onto the Board:

Who chairs meetings?

The Health and Wellbeing Board is chaired by Councillor Jonathan Owen, Deputy Leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

When are meetings?

For details of the next Health and Wellbeing Board Meetings please see the table below:

 Date  Time Venue 

Thursday 1 February 2018


County Hall, Beverley

Thursday 15 March 2018


County Hall, Beverley

Thursday 24 May 2018


County Hall, Beverley

Monday 30 July 2018 


County Hall, Beverley 

Thursday 20 September 2018


Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust Headquarters

Thursday 1 November 2018


Alderson House (Board Room), Hull Royal Infirmary

Thursday 13 December 2018


County Hall, Beverley

Thursday 31 January 2019


East Riding Leisure Haltemprice (Anlaby Room)

Thursday 14 March 2019 2pm  County Hall, Beverley 

Are meetings open to the public?

Yes. Meetings are open to the public but there may be some matters which will be considered in private. During such situations members of the public will be asked to leave the meeting at this point. The circumstances under which we can consider matters in private are tightly controlled by law.

Can I record, film, take photographs or use social media during meetings?

Yes, new legislation means that you can film, record, take photos and use social media during open meetings. For more information please visit the photography, filming and social media use page.

Can members of the public speak at meetings?

No. Members of the public are not permitted to speak at Health and Wellbeing Board meetings.

How and when can I view agenda and minutes?


Agendas and reports for the Health and Wellbeing Board are placed on public deposit five clear working days before each meeting and can be viewed by selecting the relevant agenda below.

Reports containing exempt or confidential matters will not, however, be available:


Minutes for Health and Wellbeing Board meetings are placed on public deposit no later than five clear working days after each meeting and can be downloaded by selecting the relevant minutes below.

Please note: that agendas and minutes of meetings prior to those available online may be obtained by contacting the committee manager, Gareth Naidoo:

Email: gareth.naidoo@eastriding.gov.uk

Telephone: (01482) 393206

East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Democratic Services
Overview and Scrutiny
County Hall
HU17 9BA

Please note: that there may be a charge for copying any information.

What topics/items will the Board be considering?

View the document below to find out what topics/items the Board will be considering this year.

Health and Wellbeing Board Work Programme (pdf 92kb opens in new window)

Last Updated: Monday, 06 August 2018