Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Adults' Health and Wellbeing Commissioning Group Minutes

Date:
Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017
Time:
10.00am
Place:
Conference Room 2, Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton on Tees
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Ann Workman (Chairman),

Cllr Jim Beall, Emma Champley, Liz Hanley, Paula Swindale
Officers:
Michael Henderson, Lisa Tague
Apologies for absence:
Sean McEneany, Kate Birkenhead, Sarah Bowman-Abouna
Item Description Decision
Public
AHW
1/17
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
AHW
2/17
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 28 MARCH 2017
 
AHW
3/17
COMMISSIONING INTENTIONS UPDATE
RESOLVED that the table and discussion be noted and actioned as appropriate.
AHW
4/17
FORWARD PLAN
 
AHW
5/17
CARER SUPPORT UPDATE
RESOLVED that the report be noted.

Preamble

ItemPreamble
AHW
1/17
There were no declarations of interest.
AHW
2/17
The minutes of the meeting held on 28 March 2017 were confirmed as a correct record.

Members noted that the Home Improvement Agency contract had been let and it was agreed that it was important that the name of the successful contractor was localised.
AHW
3/17
Members received an updated table that detailed potential areas of joint commissioning.

All contracts that were relevant to particular topics were now included in the paper though there were still small bits of information that needed to be added.

It was agreed that any commissioning issues pertinent to the topic areas must be reported to this Commissioning Group and /or the Children's Commissioning Group.

The Group then considered the table, with a view to developing the Group's forward plan:

- it was suggested that the Group should receive an update from the Mental Health Steering Group highlighting progress and highlighting key messages from the Needs Assessment work. This would help with understanding any commissioning considerations for Stockton.

- Alcohol related items to come in June. It was explained that lifeline was going into administration and it had entered into an agreement to novate its contracts to CGL. The June meeting would receive further information on this.

- Domestic Abuse was scheduled for July. It was explained that the Council had specific contract wording around DA and it was suggested that this might be used in new CCG contracts. It would be helpful to include appropriate wording in primary care General Medical Services' contracts.

-It was noted that the Domestic Abuse Steering Group (DASG) had produced a multi-agency DA Strategy and a one year action plan. It would be important to ensure that the strategy was linked with the commissioning process. The DASG was the identified group, across all agencies, to look at DA strategically and it was agreed that that it should have a discussion on potential funding and wider issues relating to DA, with any commissioning issues being reported to this group.

-The end date of Birchtree contract to be added to the table. It was noted that Drugs treatment performance was scheduled to be discussed at the October meeting and it would be useful to have a discussion around Birchtree, at that time, and any plans in this regard that could impact on other services.

-Bariatric Care - noted that all care homes were being invited to tender to provide bariatric care within their facility. 6 contracts would be awarded, to be operational by December 2017.

-There was a discussion relating to Rosedale and it was accepted that some of the people discharged from hospital, into this unit, had more complex medical needs than had previously been the case and it was agreed that this should be raised at the A and E delivery Board , together with the high percentage of people being readmitted to hospital, very quickly, after discharge.

-Members reiterated the importance of relevant Commissioning issues coming to this Group, including those from BCF. It was noted that the BCF commissioning landscape item, scheduled for June's meeting would need input from Social Care and the CCG and it was agreed that discussions would take place outside this meeting to plan for this item.

-Smoking cessation to be brought forward from October to September.

-Learning Disabilities to be added to Forward Plan, together with the Tees overview and Autism, in July.

Sexual Health contract was now managed by Middlesbrough Borough Council. A performance report would come to this Group in November.

-Stockton Service Navigator Project would be reported in September together with the Community Bridge Building Project and Better Health, Better Wealth. Two BCF projects would need to be included too - Staying Out and Closer to Home.

- the re-commissioning of Healthwatch - could there be a greater role for advocacy for individuals? It was suggested that this be considered when the contract was due to end.

This would be included in the Forward Plan for October.

Discussion moved to social prescribing and the need to have a clear definition of what this means, which was agreed by partners. It was suggested that further discussion around this take place within a small group of key people, outside this meeting. It was considered that this issue was linked to work that was underway around the mapping of prevention work and it was felt that this work might include discussion of the definition of social prescribing.
AHW
4/17
Members noted that discussions during the last item would help update the Forward Plan.
AHW
5/17
Member were provided with an update report on progress made relating to Carer Support.

It was noted that the Commissioning Officer would be starting full time in June.

A further report on progress would be presented in June.

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