As required under Part 9 of the Act, the RPB will continue to promote integration across a range of service areas, ensure its constituent agencies provide sufficient resources to support the partnership arrangements and encourage all partners to work effectively together to improve outcomes for people. A key role for the RPB will be scrutinising the delivery of our Plan and making sure that it aligns with other plans in place across the respective agencies.
The Act enables RPBs to develop and coordinate formal and informal partnership arrangements to support delivery of its priorities. With this in mind, and in anticipation of forthcoming Local Government legislation, we are looking to establish a Joint Committee, supported by regional scrutiny arrangements, which will bring together senior representatives from the three local authorities and HDdUHB with delegated authority to make key decisions regarding changes to services and pooling of resources. Aimed at streamlining decision-making and increasing transparency and accountability, the Committee will also oversee the operational delivery of formal partnership agreements.
We will also work to formalise links between the WWCP, the three PSBs and other statutory forums such as the Mental Health Partnership Board and Dyfed Area Planning Board for Substance Misuse.