Rugby residents invited to have their say on health in Warwickshire through a new public consultation

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WARWICKSHIRE County Council is launching a public consultation on the Warwickshire Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

The Health and Wellbeing Strategy is a new concept that aims to set the overarching direction for the NHS, social care and public health in Warwickshire. Once achieved the strategy will ensure that the care people are given is more coordinated, so that residents receive a more improved and efficient service. The strategy also sets out what needs to be done to improve other important factors that affect people’s health and wellbeing, such as housing, education and employment.

Bryan Stoten, chair of the Warwickshire Health and Wellbeing Board, said “This is the first time that local government, the NHS, social care and public health have collaborated on producing a plan like this. By making sure we are all working towards the same goals we hope to have a greater impact on reducing health inequalities in Warwickshire.”

Deputy Leader of Warwickshire County Council, Cllr Bob Stevens said “Keeping people healthy and well should be key to everything we do. By working together with the NHS and our district and borough colleagues, we are confident that we will be able to help people in Warwickshire live longer and in better health. However, we do need to the views of our residents and key stakeholders to help us to achieve this.”

Clearly setting out a strategy is just one part of how we will improve the health and wellbeing of Warwickshire residents, but to get there we will need your views on the proposals so far.

For more information or to get involved, log onto www.warwickshire.gov.uk/consultations. You can also respond via email or by post.