New briefings for health and wellbeing boards: The NHS Confederation has published two new resources for health and wellbeing board (HWB) members. The briefings aim to help both GP commissioners and local authorities understand some of the structural and cultural differences between the NHS and local government. The briefing for GP Commissioners includes information on what councils do, how they are structured and how they work across tiers. The purpose is to help commissioners understand more about local government and suggest ways of bridging structural and cultural differences to build strong, productive local partnerships. The briefing for local councillors and officers explains the implications of the changes introduced by the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and includes tips for councillors when working with health colleagues and for strong and cohesive working.
Briefing for GP Commissioners: http://www.nhsconfed.org/Publications/Documents/government-guide-commissioners.pdf
Briefing for local councillors and officers: http://www.nhsconfed.org/Publications/Documents/gp-commissioners-councillors-officers.pdf
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