Best City for Health and Wellbeing

Wellbeing starts with people; our connections with family, friends and colleagues; the behaviour, care and compassion we show one another; the environment we create to live together.

We all have a part to play in Leeds being a healthy city with high quality services.

The Health and Wellbeing Board helps to achieve our ambition of Leeds being a healthy and caring city for all ages, where people who are the poorest, improve their health the fastest.

What the Health and Wellbeing Board is

We are a group of senior representatives from organisations across Leeds, including Leeds City Council, the NHS, the community sector and Healthwatch, which represents views of the public.

Why it exists

We exist to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Leeds and to join up health and care services.

How the Health and Wellbeing Board does its work

We meet about 8 times every year, with a mixture of public meetings and private workshops.

We get an understanding of the health and wellbeing needs and assets in Leeds by working on a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA), which gathers lots of information together about people and communities in our City.

Leeds Health and Wellbeing strategy

Our Health and Wellbeing strategy is about how we put in place the best conditions in Leeds for people to live fulfilling lives – a healthy city with high quality services. Everyone in Leeds has a stake in creating a city which does the very best for its people. This strategy is our blueprint for how we will achieve that. It is led by the partners on the Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board and it belongs to everyone in the city.

Reviewing our progress

Our annual review (PDF 3.5MB) external link serves as a roundup of activity commissioned or directed by the Health and Wellbeing Board. It is guided by the Leeds Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

The review covers the period of January 2019 to January 2020 and is made up from:

  • actions and updates from those who have brought items to the Board during this time
  • an overview of progress around the priorities and indicators of the Leeds Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Get involved

The Health and Wellbeing Board often meets in public and everyone is welcome to attend. You may want to ask us a question at the start of the meeting or just listen to partners across the city having great conversations about improving health and wellbeing in Leeds. Find out when we're next meeting and what we'll be discussing.


Who is on the board

Cllr Fiona Venner (Chair)Executive Member for Children, Families and Adult Social Care, Leeds City Council
Cllr Salma ArifExecutive Member for Public Health, Leeds City Council
Cllr Alice SmartElected Member, Leeds City Council
Cllr Norma HarringtonElected Member, Leeds City Council
Cllr Stewart GoltonLeader of the Liberal Democrat Group, Leeds City Council
Supt Richard Close / Paul MoneySafer Leeds Representative
Dr John BealChair, Healthwatch Leeds
Alison LoweChief Executive, Black Health Initiative – Third Sector Representative
Tim RyleyChief Executive, NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group
Dr Jason BrochClinical Chair, NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group
Dr Victoria EatonDirector of Public Health, Leeds City Council
Cath RoffDirector of Adults and Health, Leeds City Council
Sal TariqDirector of Children and Families, Leeds City Council
Anthony KealyLocality Director - NHS England North (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Dr Sara MunroChief Executive, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Julian HartleyChief Executive, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Thea SteinChief Executive, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Jim BarwickLeeds GP Confederation Representative
Dr Alistair WallingChief Clinical Information Officer, Leeds City and Leeds CCG

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