Last Modified December 12, 2013
The Health and Social Care Act 2012 requires Hertfordshire County Council and its partners to engage with emerging Clinical Commissioning Groups and transfer public health functions to the county council.
Since 1 April 2013, Hertfordshire County Council has been tasked with coordinating the local NHS, social care, children’s services and public health through new Health and Wellbeing Boards. In Hertfordshire, a shadow board began meeting in July 2011 to prepare for its new responsibilities.
Hertfordshire's Health and Wellbeing Strategy 'Healthier people, healthier communities' was launched in February 2013. You can watch a brief film about the Health and Wellbeing Strategy to find out more.
Hertsmere Health and Wellbeing Partnership
The Health and Wellbeing Partnership is the formal representative body for Hertsmere Borough Council and the Local Strategic Partnership.
It is the first point of contact and consultee on matters under consideration by the County Health and Wellbeing Board, County Health Scrutiny Committee and NHS Hertfordshire, including reviewing proposed changes to local service provision and assessing the impact on the local community.
The Health and Wellbeing Partnership works together to develop and support initiatives to address the causes of ill health and to promote healthy and active lifestyles for all residents. Funding is available for community organisations to run activities which seek to promote a healthy weight and increase physical activity, reduce harm caused by alcohol, reduce harm from tobacco, improve mental health or create a healthy culture across all communities. Find out how to apply.
Go Smokefree in Hertsmere
Your local Stop Smoking Service has been developed by experts and ex-smokers, and with their support you are up to four times more likely to quit than if you choose to go it alone. In fact nine out of 10 smokers who have used their local NHS Stop Smoking Service would recommend it.
For free, friendly, specialist advice about quitting, contact Hertfordshire Stop Smoking Service: