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NHS: Health and Wellbeing Boards

House of Lords written question – answered on 27th June 2012.

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Photo of Baroness Scott of Needham Market Baroness Scott of Needham Market Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions the Secretary of State for Education has had with the Secretary of State for Health about the role schools should play in Health and Wellbeing Boards.

Photo of Lord Hill of Oareford Lord Hill of Oareford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

There have been discussions at ministerial and official level between the Department for Education and the Department for Health about the health reforms in general.

Schools understand the importance of good health to effective learning and the local health and wellbeing boards will be free to expand their membership to include a wide range of perspectives and expertise, including from schools. The local authority director of children's services will be a statutory member of the board and is well placed to ensure the views and needs of schools are fully represented in ways that best suit local circumstances.

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