Health and Wellbeing Board - Thursday, 7 September 2023 2.00pm

Venue: St George's Centre, Pembroke Road, Chatham Maritime, Chatham, ME4 4UH

Contact: Stephanie Davis, Democratic Services Officer 


No. Item


Apologies for absence


Record of meeting pdf icon PDF 300 KB

To approve the record of the meetings held on 13 April 2023 and 7 July 2023.

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Urgent matters by reason of special circumstances

The Chairman will announce any late items which do not appear on the main agenda but which he/she has agreed should be considered by reason of special circumstances to be specified in the report. 


Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Other Significant Interests pdf icon PDF 371 KB

Members are invited to disclose any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Significant Interests in accordance with the Member Code of Conduct. Guidance on this is set out in agenda item 4.


Joint Local Health and Wellbeing Strategy pdf icon PDF 136 KB

This short report summarises the work that has been on-going since January 2023 to create a new Joint Local Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JLHWS). The JLHWS is the strategy of the Health and Wellbeing Board. Appendix 1 shows the themes that have emerged from engagement exercises and a review of the data and will be used to structure the writing of the full strategy.

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Infant Feeding Strategy 2023-2028 pdf icon PDF 152 KB

The following paper provides an overview of the draft Medway Infant Feeding Strategy. This is a refresh of the 2018 Infant Feeding Strategy, to ensure the strategic ambitions and actions are fit for purpose.

The strategy outlines the steps taken to refresh the strategy, including the detailed data analysis, community and stakeholder engagement and the assessment of best practice. The strategy concludes with the Infant Feeding priorities for Medway, that will need to be delivered by a range of partners over the next five years.


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Whole System Obesity pdf icon PDF 348 KB

This report provides an overview of the interventions and progress to reduce childhood obesity within Medway currently being undertaken by the Public Health department. It also sets out the work of the Whole System Obesity programme in relation to collaboration with key partners and stakeholders across Medway.



Work Programme pdf icon PDF 171 KB

The report advises the Board of the forward work programme for discussion in the light of latest priorities, issues and circumstances. It gives the Board an opportunity to shape and direct the Board’s activities.

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