Committee details

West Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board

Purpose of committee

About the Board


The Health and Wellbeing Board is a forum where key leaders from the health and care system work together to improve the health and wellbeing of their local population and reduce health inequalities.


The Board helps to give communities a greater say in understanding and addressing their local health and social care needs.  To find more detailed information about the Board (and how it operates), see the
Scheme of Delegation in the County Council’s Constitution.


To find a membership list of the Board, meetings and event information, go to the Board's Committee Details.


Our vision and plans


It is our vision that:


‘West Sussex is a great place in which to grow up, achieve, raise a family and grow old, in strong, safe and sustainable communities – it is a place where improved health and wellbeing is experienced by all our residents, and the health and wellbeing gap between communities is reducing.’


We work on a number of priorities and plans which supports this vision and are brought together in our Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS).


What else are we responsible for?


We have specific responsibilities for the following areas:


·        Assessment of the health and wellbeing needs of local residents. This is known as the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA).

·        Developing a Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy to meet the health and wellbeing needs identified in the JSNA.

·        Reducing the gap in health and wellbeing between communities.

·        Joining up health and care services

·        Reviewing and approving key health and wellbeing plans and strategies such as the Better Care Fund plan, and Clinical Commissioning Group commissioning plans

·        Producing and publishing the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment



Get involved


We welcome the public, professionals and other stakeholders to all of our meetings. These are held in a different location each time to make the meetings as accessible as possible.


If you would like to know more about the Board and the work it is carrying out or how you could get involved please contact:


Erica Keegan on 033 022 26050 or e-mail


Annual Public Health Report 2018


The Director of Public Health has a statutory duty to publish an independent Annual Public Health Report (APHR) that details the state of health within the local population. This year’s report outlines a joined-up approach to health and wellbeing across the public, voluntary and private sector to promote health and wellbeing and prevent ill health across West Sussex. The APHR is an essential part of the JSNA and feeds into the JHWS.


Useful documents


·        Joint Health and Wellbeing Board Strategy 2019-24 (PDF, 3.6MB)

·        Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy: Consultation report

·        Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy: Equality impact report

·        JSNA Summary 2018

·        JSNA ‘Voice’ Summary 2018

·        Annual Public Health Report 2018

·        Joint Health and Wellbeing Board Strategy 2015-18 (PDF, 1.6MB)



Contact information

Support officer: Erica Keegan on 033 022 26050. Email: