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 is the Health and Wellbeing Board?

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 does the Health and Wellbeing Board exist?

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

How does the Health and Wellbeing Board do 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 (PDF 712KB) 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.

A summary plan of the strategy (PDF 405KB) is also available.

Reviewing our progress

Our annual review (PDF 2.6MB) serves as a roundup of activity commissioned or directed by the Health and Wellbeing Board and guided by the Leeds Health and Wellbeing Strategy. It covers the time period of January 2017 to January 2018 and is constructed from perspectives of the organisations represented on the Board, actions and updates from those who have brought items to the Board during this time, and self-assessments of the Board’s function and purpose from Board members.

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 Rebecca Charlwood (Chair)Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Adults, Leeds City Council
Cllr Eileen TaylorElected Member, Leeds City Council
Cllr Lisa MulherinExecutive Member for Children and Families, Leeds City Council
Cllr Pat LattyElected Member, Leeds City Council
Cllr Stewart GoltonLeader of the Liberal Democrat Group, Leeds City Council
Supt Sam MillarSafer Leeds Representative
Dr John BealChair, Healthwatch Leeds
Heather NelsonChief Executive, Black Health Initiative – Third Sector Representative
Phil CorriganChief Executive, NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group
Dr Gordon SinclairClinical Chair, NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group
Dr Ian CameronDirector of Public Health, Leeds City Council
Cath RoffDirector of Adults and Health, Leeds City Council
Steve WalkerDirector of Children & Families, Leeds City Council
Moira DummaDirector of Commissioning Operations (Yorkshire and Humber), NHS England
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



HWB review of the year 17-18 review of the year 17-18.pdf2665521pdf
Leeds Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2016-21 and Wellbeing 2016-2021.pdf5928647pdf
HWB Newsletter Spring 2016 and wellbeing Newsletter Spring 2016.pdf593282pdf
LHWS 2016-21 Plan on a page 2016-21 Plan on a page.pdf1776315pdf

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