Hampshire Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing Board

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 required the County Council to establish a Health and Wellbeing Board. The Board will improve the lives of local people by making it easier for health, adults and children’s social care and wellbeing services to plan and buy better services together.

The Board covers the same geographical area as Hampshire County Council. This does not include Southampton, Isle of Wight or Portsmouth.

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What does the Board do?

The Board provides the key focus for promoting the health and wellbeing of those who live, work and visit Hampshire. It brings together leaders from the County Council, NHS and District and Borough Councils to develop a shared understanding of local needs, priorities and service developments.

The Board is responsible for ensuring that the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment is developed. The Needs Assessment wil contain information about the needs of local people that require addressing so that their health and wellbeing is improved.

The Board is also responsible for producing a Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy that explains how healthcare, health improvement and social care services will be changed to improve everyone’s health and wellbeing. Member organisations of the Board will work closely together to purchase services that will ensure the required improvements take place.



Who is on the Board?

The Board involves representatives from the County Council, District and Borough Council, Clinical Commissioning Groups and patient representatives.

Statutory Board Member



Cllr Keith Mans

Executive Lead Member for Childrens Services and Deputy Leader

Hampshire County Council

Cllr Liz Fairhurst

Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

Hampshire County Council

Cllr Pat West


Hampshire County Council

John Coughlan

Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Children's Services

Hampshire County Council

Gill Duncan

Director of Adult Services

Hampshire County Council

Dr Ruth Milton

Director of Public Health

Hampshire County Council

Paul Archer

Director of Policy and Governance

Hampshire County Council

Dominic Hardy

Director of Commissioning Operations

Wessex Local Area Team of NHS England (Wessex)

Dr Sam Hullah


North Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Dr Barbara Rushton


South East Hampshire CCG

Dr Sarah Schofield


West Hampshire CCG

Dr David Chilvers


Fareham and Gosport CCG

Dr Andrew Whitfield


North East Hampshire and Farnham CCG

Christine Holloway


Healthwatch Hampshire

Simon Hayes

Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire

Dave Yates

Chief Executive of New Forest District Council

District/Borough Council Chief Executive's Representative

Cllr Peter Moyle

Leader, Rushmoor Borough Council

District/Borough Council Elected Representative 1

Cllr Brian Bayford

Executive Member for Health and Housing, Fareham Borough Council

District/Borough Council Elected Representative 2

Peta Wilkinson

Chief Executive of Enham (charity supporting disabled people)

Voluntary Sector Representative

Mary Edwards

Chief Executive, Hampshire Hospitals NHS FT

Provider Representative - Acute Trusts

Katrina Percy

Chief Executive, Southern Health NHS FT

Provider Representative - Community and Mental Health Trusts



When does the Board meet?

The Board meets four times a year in public.

Can the Public attend meetings?


If you need information or advice about local health or social care services or want to say something (good or bad) about local health or social care services and help make a difference, you can contact Healthwatch Hampshire

Healthwatch Hampshire has a seat on the Board and you can contact them to share your views.


Key documents

The Hampshire Joint Strategic Needs Assessment 2013 (September 2013)

During 2013 the JSNA was revised. The summary document can be found below which highlights the headline messages found within the different chapters of the JSNA.

Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (July 2013)

Hampshire’s Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy has been developed by the Health and Wellbeing Board to improve health across the county.

Other documents