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Time running out to comment on Rutland Health priorities

Date Published: 20 December 2021
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People living in Rutland are being reminded to read and comment on a new Health and Well-being Strategy before public consultation ends in January 2022.

As part of new ways of working between the NHS and councils across the country, local areas are looking at how they can best improve the health and wellbeing of their communities. This has led to the creation of a new Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Rutland.

This strategy has been produced by Rutland’s Health and Wellbeing Board, which brings together lots of different organisations that are responsible for people’s health and care, including local NHS services. The Health and Wellbeing Board is asking people in Rutland to share their views as part of a public consultation on the new Health and Wellbeing Strategy, before it is finalised.

Rutland’s new Health and Wellbeing Strategy has six priority themes which will help to focus improvements over the next three years:

  1. The best start to life
  2. Healthy and independent for as long as possible
  3. Reducing health inequalities
  4. Equitable access to health and wellbeing services
  5. Preparing for population growth and change
  6. Making sure people are well supported in the last phase of their lives

A draft version of the new Health and Well-being Strategy has been published online for everyone to read by visiting: 

Read the strategy summary


“Rutland’s new Health and Wellbeing Strategy sets some really ambitious goals for our county. It aims to create the right conditions for people start well and then thrive throughout the whole of their lives. We want people to live well and for our communities to remain active. There will be more detailed action plans to support the delivery of this high-level strategy. However, before we move ahead with anything, it’s important that we set a clear direction for travel and agree this with local people. That’s what this consultation aims to do and why it’s important that residents take the chance to read and then comment on the priorities in the draft strategy.” Councillor Samantha Harvey, Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing and Adult Care at Rutland County Council

The consultation on Rutland’s Draft Health and Wellbeing Strategy closes on Friday 7 January 2022. Full details can be found online at:

Health and Wellbeing survey

You can also email: enquiries@rutland.gov.uk .

If you know anyone who would like to take part in the consultation but does not have access to the internet, they can call Rutland County Council on: 01572 722 577.

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