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Edited by Neil Churchill
Published September 2012 Price £9.99
The new Health and Wellbeing Boards are an important part of the NHS reforms and central to the push for greater integration of health and social care. This report offers a timely insight into how the boards operate and what challenges lie ahead. The fact that they have widespread support and explicitly seek to strengthen partnership working between councils and healthcare commissioning groups bodes well. However, as the contributors in this report make clear there are no simple solutions and the effectiveness of the boards will be judged by how they improve outcomes, not merely because they have secured greater involvement.