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This annual review celebrates a range of achievements from across the health and care system in Warwickshire. We have come to the end of our Health and Wellbeing Strategy for 2014-18 and we have seen significant changes in the health and care sector, both within Warwickshire and nationally, and will continue to do so.

The Health and Wellbeing Board and Executive Group have risen to the challenges by working closely with partners, having a greater focus on prevention, and developing a clearer understanding of the needs of our local communities. The joint Place Forum with Coventry is also helping us work together to meet the system-wide challenges.

The refreshed Concordat and system design show the commitment of partners to work together and put people and communities at the heart of everything we do. The Year of Wellbeing 2019 across Coventry and Warwickshire demonstrates this commitment.

This review celebrates the achievements made in 2018/19 and also presents the focus for work in 2019/20. We will continue to build on the good work to date, with a strengthened commitment to increase the delivery of improvements to our communities. It is important we keep focused on priority areas so that people can really see a difference in services. In 2019/20 these will include:

  • prioritising prevention to help people keep healthy
  • strengthening communities with a focus on housing and early help for vulnerable children
  • working together to provide better services
  • sharing the responsibility to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities.

2019 will be an exciting year with the Year of Wellbeing to get people thinking about their own health and wellbeing and encourage them to act early to safeguard their health and feel good about themselves. We will also progress our place-based approach to better understand local needs and deliver services in a more targeted way.

The Health and Wellbeing Strategy was refreshed in January 2019 to provide a clearer focus on key priorities and to align with other activities in the health and wellbeing system. It is now linked to the work of the joint Place Forum with greater integration and a common set of principles; the Year of Wellbeing and a focus on prevention; and the move towards Integrated Care Systems. Joining up these important areas presents a huge opportunity as we move forward towards 2020.

These are exciting times and we will strive to further reduce health inequalities and strengthen our communities to improve health and wellbeing across Warwickshire. As a Health and Wellbeing Board, we have an important role in leading and shaping this agenda.

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