A STUDY into a part of Warrington which is often ‘forgotten’ will be completed as part of ambitions to address health inequalities.

Council chief executive Steven Broomhead revealed the news about Burtonwood during the health and wellbeing board meeting at the Town Hall today, Thursday.

It is due to be finalised by the borough’s public health team before March.

Mr Broomhead, who chairs the board, said Burtonwood is an area which sometimes ‘gets forgotten’ because it is close to the boundary of Warrington.

He told members health service provision in the area is probably ‘not as good as we would like it to be’.

Mr Broomhead added that tackling health inequalities in the town is one of his biggest priorities.

The main role of the board is to encourage those who arrange for the provision of health and social care services in Warrington to work ‘closely together and in an integrated manner’.

Its main aims are to deliver improved wellbeing, morbidity, mortality and equality outcomes for residents, along with promoting integration and partnership working between the NHS, social care and public health services.

The board also aims to improve democratic accountability across the health and social care system in the town, while overseeing the borough-wide health and wellbeing strategy.