The King's Fund

Health and wellbeing boards: One year on

  • Format: Printed copy
  • Author: Richard Humphries, Amy Galea
  • Publication date: 31 Oct 2013

Health and wellbeing boards are an important feature of the reforms introduced by the Health and Social Care Act 2012. All upper-tier local authorities set up shadow boards in April 2012, which became fully operational on 1 April 2013.

One year on, expectations of what the boards should deliver have never been higher. This report examines how the boards have used their shadow year, what they have achieved, and whether they are providing effective leadership across local systems of care.