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New Forest District council services have a vital role to play in the determinants of health such as housing, planning, community safety, leisure, community engagement, sewerage, clean water, waste collection, air quality, nutrition, education and self-esteem.

The New Forest Health and Wellbeing Partnership Board is responsible for improving health and wellbeing in the New Forest. The Board addresses public health priorities identified through the Hampshire Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and Health and Wellbeing Strategy and reduces health inequalities, and develops and strengthens partnership working across statutory and voluntary sectors to share good practice and reduce duplication.

West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group

The West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) became a statutory organisation on April 1st 2013 in line with the national reforms.

West Hampshire is a large area covering a population of nearly 546,000 people, a geographical area of 2,242.4 square kms (865.8 square miles).

There are 53 GP practices within the area, each being a core member of the commissioning group


Hampshire County Council Public Health

As part of the implementation of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, unitary and upper tier local authorities such as Hampshire County Council have a new duty to improve health and co-ordinate efforts to protect the public's health and wellbeing.

These new responsibilities will allow the County Council to use its in depth local knowledge and experience to improve services and outcomes for Hampshire residents. They fit well with many of its other responsibilities such as social care, schooling, and economic development All of these influence the health and wellbeing of local people.

As well as being responsible for determining the health and wellbeing priorities for Hampshire through the Health and Wellbeing Board which includes GPs and other partners, the Council will also be responsible for delivering specific public health services for the county with leadership by the Director of Public Health and their specialist team. There is a small number of services that must be delivered county-wide, including sexual health services, NHS Health Checks and the National Child Measurement Programme, public health advice to NHS Commissioners and health protection.

The County Council will decide which other services to buy for the county based on the needs of the local population. These other services may vary across the county.

Updated: 21 Dec 2018
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