We work across the following counties and districts:
- Cambridge City
- East Cambridgeshire
- South Cambridgeshire
- East Northamptonshire
- North East Hertfordshire
The main organisations and groups with which we work are as follows:
Health and Wellbeing Boards
Each Health and Wellbeing Board is a group of key leaders representing health and care organisations who come together to improve the health and wellbeing of their local population. Board members work together to understand what their local communities need from health and care services, agree priorities, and encourage the people who buy local health and care services (commissioners) to work in a more united way.
Health Overview and Scrutiny Committees/Health Committee
Each county council has a Health Scrutiny Committee/Health Committee. They are made up of elected councillors and their aim is to make sure that local health and social care services meet the needs of people in their area. Their role is to scrutinise any NHS funded service and any provider of NHS services.
Healthwatch is the independent champion for people who use health and social care services. There are three Healthwatch organisations covering our area, as follows:
- Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
- Healthwatch Hertfordshire
- Healthwatch Northamptonshire
They have an important statutory role in making sure that the organisations who run local health and care services understand and act on what really matters to people.
Healthwatch listens to what people like about services and what could be improved. They share what people tell them with those with the power to make change happen. They encourage services to involve people in decisions that affect them.
Healthwatch provides a free, confidential information service. They help people find the information they need about health and care services in their area.
They are part of a national network and use what local people say to help influence policy changes at a national level through Healthwatch England.
Find out more
Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
6 Oak Drive
Local Health Partnerships
In addition to countywide Health and Wellbeing Boards there are Local Health Partnership Boards; also known as Local Health and Wellbeing Partnerships and Local Health and Wellbeing Boards. These are local versions of the countywide Health and Wellbeing Boards, which look at and meet the specific needs of the local community, ensuring that local information is fed back to the countywide Health and Wellbeing Board. These work across the districts of Cambridge City, Fenland, Huntingdonshire, East Cambridgeshire, South Cambridgeshire, East Northamptonshire, and North East Hertfordshire.
Community Safety Partnerships
Across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough there are six Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs), each of which is aligned to one of the district councils in Cambridgeshire or to Peterborough City Council. They are statutory partnerships which have representation from the six responsible authorities as follows:
- Police authorities
- Local authorities
- Fire and rescue services
- Probation trust
The six responsible authorities meet to review the pattern and extent of crime and disorder in their local area. They collaborate to produce strategies for tackling any issues, to reduce crime and the fear of crime in their respective areas.
Follow the links below for further information about Community Safety Partnerships in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: