On Tuesday 2nd December 2014, the Charity Commission wrote to the committee of the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing to confirm that its application for charitable status had been approved. Satisfied that the Forum existed only for public benefit, the Commission confirmed that the Forum was being entered onto the Register of Charities with the Registered Charity Number 1159443.

This is clearly a welcome and very positive development for the Forum and it underlines the importance of the work it does in encouraging local communities to take more active responsibility for their own health.