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Health and wellbeing boards need to step up to meet local health needs, says report

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6611 (Published 01 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6611
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

The health policy think tank the King’s Fund has said that England’s new health and wellbeing boards have made a good start in establishing themselves but need to change up a gear if they are to avoid being sidelined.

The fund carried out a survey of the 152 health and wellbeing boards in England, of which 70 replied (response rate 46%). The boards were set up on 1 April 2012 and operated on a shadow basis for their first year. This second …

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