Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2020-2025
The Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2020-2025 was developed and agreed by the Health and Wellbeing Board prior to the global coronavirus pandemic. Covid-19 has had a huge impact on how Durham County Council and its partners deliver services, especially health and social care services, to ensure those who need to access vital services still receive them, whilst also supporting providers who run essential services. Many of the actions in the current Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy have supported our approach in these unprecedented times.
Utilising the approach to wellbeing, we have worked with communities and the voluntary sector to support residents who have shielded, are self-isolating or have no other support networks.
A 2021 refresh of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy will ensure full alignment with the County Durham Vision implementation, the partnership governance review and will consider the impact Covid-19 has on our partners, communities and services and any Covid-19 related actions will be included.
The Health and Wellbeing Board's vision is that:
"County Durham is a healthy place, where people live well for longer"
The Health and Wellbeing Board adopts a lifecourse approach to its priorities, recognising the importance of mental health and wellbeing and the social determinants of health cutting across all our priorities. These priorities are:
- Starting Well
- Living Well
- Ageing Well
Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA)
The Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment looks at the current provision of pharmacy services across County Durham, and whether there are any potential gaps to service delivery.
The latest PNA (2018-21) can now be viewed along with a whole raft of information from our Durham Insight Community Mapping Tool located on our Durham Insights webpage.
Integrated Needs Assessment
The Integrated Needs Assessment can be viewed online.
Health and Wellbeing Board Annual Report 2018-2019
Health and Wellbeing Board Formal Minutes
As part of our statutory requirements all formal minutes are recorded and can be viewed on our Durham County Council website.
Health and Wellbeing Board meetings contain the formal minutes.