What is it about?
Health and Wellbeing Boards were introduced in 2012 to bring together all the key organisations in a local area to develop strategies for improving health and wellbeing in their communities. This paper examines how successful they have been in achieving their objective.
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Why is it important?
Our findings show that for the most part those Health and Wellbeing Boards studied failed to make an impact on their communities and did not improve the health of their communities. They lacked effective powers to make a difference and tended to serve as talking-shops rather than as system leaders.
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This page is a summary of: Partnership or insanity: why do health partnerships do the same thing over and over again and expect a different result?, Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, August 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1355819619858374.
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