Milton Keynes Health and Wellbeing strategy consultation
Please Note: This consultation has now closed.
Have your say on a draft 10-year Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Milton Keynes, 2018-2028
Milton Keynes Health and Wellbeing board wants your input into its draft strategy.
The strategy is centred around how the people of Milton Keynes, and the health and care services around you can support you to achieve lifelong health and wellbeing, both physical and mental.
The strategy aims to provide the Health and Wellbeing Board with a framework to provide safe, active, vibrant and caring communities throughout the city.
The Health and Wellbeing board will use feedback to ensure that the strategy is robust and includes any matters of significant public interest raised through the course of the consultation.
The strategy is set out in three sections:
Starting well - What happens from pregnancy up to the age of 2 has an impact and influence on the rest of a child's life and the Health and Wellbeing Board want to get this important stage right when you need help. As a child develops into adulthood Milton Keynes, as a system of Health and Social Care Providers need to strengthen children's social and emotional skills and encourage a healthy lifestyle, as building resilience is key to promoting health and wellbeing.
Living well - The Health and Wellbeing Board want to do all that they can to make our city a great place to live and work - research shows that all these things can affect your physical and mental health.
Ageing well - The population aged 85 and over in MK is predicted to increase by 86% from 4,300 in 2017 to 8,000 in 2030. With this in mind, the Health and Wellbeing Board need to do all that they can to adapt and meet the needs of this increasing section of our city. As a system of Health and Social Care providers, they must use all the resources and technologies available to take care of both the physical and mental aspects of their health
The Health and Wellbeing Board are passionate about:
Wellbeing first - Shifting resources to focus on prevention and early intervention
Closing the gap - Reducing inequalities in life chances
One MK - Ensuring an integrated health and wellbeing system of services across Milton Keynes
Healthwatch Milton Keynes involvement
The Health and Social Care Act 2012 mandated that local authorities have a local Healthwatch representative on Health and Wellbeing boards. In Milton Keynes, Healthwatch Milton Keynes Chair of the Board of Trustees, Hilda Kirkwood, sits on the Health and Wellbeing Board ensuring the views of the public are heard and to hold leaders to account over their performance and achievement of the Health and Wellbeing strategy.