A key priority for the Shadow Health and Wellbeing Board is to ensure that a wide range of stakeholders are engaged and can influence its work to reflect local needs.
Structures and arrangements to support this are currently being developed. A Health and Wellbeing Engagement Forum has been established to ensure the effective engagement and allow local people and organisations to find out about and influence the work of the Health and Wellbeing Board.
The first meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Engagement Forum was held on 13 September 2011 and was attended by over 110 individuals representing 59 organisations.
The second meeting of the forum was held on Friday 30 March 2012 at County Hall, Matlock. This provided the opportunity for stakeholders to hear about how the draft Health and Wellbeing priorities have been established, and to feed in their views. It is essential that we get the priorities right as they will shape the work of the board and many other organisations over the next few years.