Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Adults' Health and Wellbeing Commissioning Group Minutes

Date:
Monday, 27th January, 2014
Time:
4.00PM
Place:
Conference Room 2, Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Councillor Jim Beall, Sarah Bowman, Emma Champley, Liz Hanley, Karen Hawkins and Sean McEneany
Officers:
Michael Henderson (LD)
Apologies for absence:
Peter Kelly, Hilary Hall, Jayne Herring and Simon Willson
Item Description Decision
Public
AHW
28/13
APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN
RESOLVED that Emma Champley Chair the meeting
AHW
29/13
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
AHW
30/13
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 3 DECEMBER 2013
 
AHW
31/13
BETTER CARE FUND
RESOLVED that the information be noted
AHW
32/13
COMMISSIONING INTENTIONS
RESOLVED that:

1. the Commissioning Intentions of NHS England and the Hartlepool and Stockton on Tees Clinical Commissioning Group be noted.

2. the NHS Area Team be requested to provide an update of its local commissioning intentions to a future meeting of the Group

3. clarification of the position relating to the alcohol nurse be provided.

4. CCG representation at the Tees Valley Armed Forces Forum be investigated.
AHW
33/13
PUBLIC HEALTH NON RECURRENT FUNDING
RESOLVED that:

1. the following projects be considered for further funding:

• Let's Get Fit
• FirstSTEPs

2. the following projects be identified as those that need further investigation:

• Small Spaces Big Appetite
• The Green Project
• Young People's Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Programme.
• Early Intervention - Young People and Mental Health

3. the issues raised, relating to the pooling of funding, described above, be taken forward and suitable reports be prepared if necessary.
AHW
34/13
FORWARD PLAN
RESOLVED that the Forward Plan be approved subject to the suggested additions being made.

Preamble

ItemPreamble
AHW
28/13
It was noted that the Chairman had submitted his apologies for the meeting.
AHW
29/13
Councillor Jim Beall declared a personal prejudicial interest in the item entitled Public Health Non Recurrent Funding as he was Chairman of Eastern Ravens Trust which had been involved in developing the Early Intervention - Young People and Mental Health project. He took no part in the consideration of a recommendations relating to this matter.

Liz Hanley declared a personal prejudicial interest in the item entitled Public Health Non Recurrent Funding, as she had been involved in the development of the FirstSteps initiative. She took no part in the consideration of a recommendation relating to this matter.
AHW
30/13
The minutes of the meeting held on 3 December 2013 were confirmed as a correct record.
AHW
31/13
The Group was provided with an update on the Better Care Fund and noted that draft plans would be submitted to the oversight group soon. NHS England had offered support with regard to completion of the templates.

It was explained that BCF funding to Stockton would be 848,000 in 2014/15 and 14.351m for 2015/16.

After sign off there would be a significant amount of work to do including developing project/implementation plans.

AHW
32/13
The Group received a draft copy of NHS England's Public Health Commissioning Intentions 2014/15.

It was noted that there were links between the Council (Public Health), for example, immunisation and screening programmes

There was a discussion on immunisation and it was noted that NHS England was responsible for commissioning delivery and the Director of Public Health ensured that there was sufficient coverage in the Borough.

It was noted that the Area Team had not received its allocation to date and it was suggested that it be requested to provide an update on its local intentions, to a future meeting.


The Group also received a paper from Hartlepool and Stockton on Tees Clinical Commissioning Group. The paper provided details of the planning cycle 2014/15, milestones, rationale for commissioning intentions, progress to date and next steps.

It was noted that the planning cycle for Commissioning Intentions 2014/15 started in June 2013.

The Group was provided with full CCG commissioning intentions for 2014/15 and noted the objectives within each workstream.

It was explained that contract negotiations had commenced on 8 January 2014 and would continue until agreement and sign off with providers.

Members were reminded of the new approach to Planning and the five year strategic plan and two year operational plan, to deliver transformational change. The CCG was working with Local Authorities to ensure plans were fully integrated.

The Group discussed the paper and the following issues were raised/discussed:-

• There were no identified intentions relating to alcohol admissions and it was queried if an alcohol nurse would be in place for next year. The CCG would get back to Group on matter.
• Attendance of CCG/NECS at Tees Valley Armed Forces Forum. This would be investigated by the CCG in terms of representation.
• Ensuring, as far as possible, that partners would draft and share commissioning intentions in a more timely manner next year
AHW
33/13
Members were provided with a report relating to 592,115 of Public Health non recurrent funding, distributed to projects during 2012/13.

The Group was provided with an overview of the bidding and evaluation process, together with details of the projects that had received the funding. In addition a summary and evaluation of the projects, and a recommendation relating to further funding, for each project, was presented.

During consideration there was discussion relating to non recurrent funding, provided by the CCG. It was suggested that there was potential for pooling such funding. It was explained that the Council had a representative from Public Health on the CCG's Health and Wellbeing workstream group and it was hoped that this would assist in identifying potential areas of synergy. Members agreed that this should be considered further and, if necessary, through the Health and Wellbeing and CCG Boards.

The Group also discussed the principle of the Council having representatives on the other CCG workstreams and it was agreed that this should be looked at.
AHW
34/13
The Group was provided with a draft Forward Plan and members were encouraged to identify items. Members suggested a number of additions

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