Supporting Bodies

Health and Wellbeing is supported by a number of formal and informal bodies as follows:

  • The Health Protection Working Group develops approaches and responds to health protection issues, including protection from infectious diseases, environmental hazards and emergency preparedness.
  • The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) provides the evidence base for the Health and Wellbeing Strategy and the commissioning intentions of the Health and Wellbeing Board
  • Oldham’s Integrated Commissioning Partnership (ICP) develops and supports integration and collaboration on all aspects of health and social care services. Recent work has also focused on driving forward Public Service Reform (PSR) as well as a number of investment decisions in relation to specific areas of health and social care delivery
  • Best Start in Life Partnership (BSILP) The Best Start in Life Partnership is one of the ways in which the Council  promotes cooperation between local partners with a view to improving the wellbeing of children in Oldham relating to:
  1. physical and mental health and emotional well-being;
  2. protection from harm and neglect;
  3. education, training and recreation;
  4. the contribution made by them to society; and
  5. social and economic well-being;

Oldham’s Best Start in Life Partnership is a partnership of organisations that commission or provide services for children, young people or families in Oldham and is the children’s sub-group of the Health and Wellbeing Board. It is responsible for strategic oversight of the commissioning and delivery of services to promote the health and wellbeing of children and young people. The Best Start in Life Partnership will have an active working relationship with Oldham’s Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) . The Partnership will also provide a link between the GM Early Years strategy ( and the local activity taking place in Oldham.