The Joint Public Health Board (the Board) is a joint executive body and will
be responsible for public health functions of an executive nature of
Bournemouth Borough Council, Dorset County Council and the Borough of
Poole for so long as the three councils are working in partnership.
The Board will consist of two voting members drawn from the executives of
each of the three partner councils (a total of six members). Each council
may at any time appoint replacement members to serve on the Board
provided that any such member must be a member of that authority's
executive. Notice of any change should be provided to the Democratic
Services Manager of the County Council as host authority for the
Each authority may also nominate one non executive member to attend
the Board as a non voting member.
The Chairman shall be elected annually from amongst the six executive
members by a majority vote. In the event of an equality of votes lots shall
be drawn to determine the chairmanship.
The quorum for meetings of the Board shall be one voting member from
each of the three councils.
5. Frequency of meetings
The Board shall meet as a minimum four times a year, usually in July,
November, February and May and subject to room availability the venue
for meetings will rotate meeting by meeting around the offices of the three
Additional meetings of the Board shall take place as determined by the
Board in order to fulfil its work programme.
Further meetings shall be convened if requested by any two members of
The lead officer for the Board shall be the Director for Public Health and he
shall recommend to the Board a proposed scheme of delegation to
As host authority the County Council will convene meetings of the Board
and will provide administrative, financial and legal advice.
7. Standing Orders
The business of the Board shall be regulated by the standing orders and
procedure rules of the County Council as host authority except to the
extent that they are superseded by the Shared Service Agreement
between the three partner councils.
8. Terms of Reference
I. Discharge of the public health functions of the three councils under
the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and setting of direction and
policy in respect of public health.
II. Approve and monitor delivery of Public Health Business Plan.
III. Receive and respond to reports from the subgroups of the Board.
IV. Monitor progress and performance in delivery of mandatory public
health programmes across and within the three local authorities.
V. Monitor progress and performance against local and national
indicators and outcome measures.
VI. Acting within the requirements of the Code of Practice in Local
Government Publicity to seek to influence and advise, local and
central government and other agencies on public health issues.
VII. Ensure that NHS and other local authority partners remain informed
of developing public health issues, locally, nationally and
VIII. Support the host authority and the Director in the performance of their
IX. To receive and approve the annual budget and monitor budget
Support officer: David Northover, Senior Democratic Services Officer. 01305 224175 Email: email@example.com