Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Adults' Health and Wellbeing Commissioning Group Minutes

Date:
Monday, 18th December, 2017
Time:
1:30 p.m.
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, Ruby Poppleton, Tanja Braun
Apologies for absence:
Sarah Bowman - Abouna, Kate Birkenhead
Item Description Decision
Public
AHW
36/17
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
AHW
37/17
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 29 NOVEMBER 2017
 
AHW
38/17
INTEGRATED ALCOHOL SERVICES FOR ADULTS AND YOUNG PEOPLE
RESOLVED that:

1. the report be noted.

2. the current Alcohol Service contract, be extended by 12 months, to 31 March 2019 and a direct award be made to Change Grow Live , for a further 12 months, from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.

3. Officers investigate opportunities to reduce the contract amount during the extension and direct award periods.
AHW
39/17
HEALTHY HEART CHECK REVIEW UPDATE AND COMMISSIONING INTENTIONS 2018/2019
RESOLVED that:

1. the Council enters into contracts with local General Practices to deliver the NHS Health Check in 2018/19.

2. together with Hartlepool, Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland Borough Councils, the Council continues to commission data management support from NECS.

3. the Council's Public Health Service ensures cost effective provision of NHS Health Check training, marketing, branding and resource development and provision through cooperation with Hartlepool, Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland Borough Councils.
AHW
40/17
PROVIDER ENGAGEMENT EVENT 27 SEPTEMBER 2017
RESOLVED that the report be noted.
AHW
41/17
CLINICAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR CARE HOMES
RESOLVED that the information be noted.
AHW
42/17
FORWARD PLAN
RESOLVED that the Forward Plan be amended and reviewed further outside the meeting.

Preamble

ItemPreamble
AHW
36/17
Councillor Beall declared a personal, non prejudicial interest in item 4 'Integrated Alcohol Services for adults and young people as he had a family member who worked for Change Grow Live.
AHW
37/17
The minutes of the meeting held on 29 November 2017 were confirmed as a correct record.


Members noted that the expression of interest relating to specialist smoking services was being progressed.
AHW
38/17
Members considered a report that provided an overview of the Alcohol Service. The report suggested that an option to extend the current contract by 12 months be taken up and a direct award of a further 12 months (1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020), be made to the current provider, Change Grow Live (CGL).

It was noted that during this 24 month period a comprehensive review of the service model would be performed. By undertaking the extension and award the contract renewal date would be brought in line with the substance misuse contract. It was felt that this alignment of contracts would create efficiency opportunities at the time of re-procurement.

It was suggested that during the extension/direct award period there may be opportunities to receive a reduction in the contract amount, from April 2018, in view of potential efficiencies the provider may be able to realise. This would be looked at further, via the Council's procurement section.

The contract renewal, in March 2020, would bring the the additional 12 months would
AHW
39/17
Members considered a report that :

- informed the Commissioning Group on outcomes of the service review for NHS Health Checks in Teesside.

- provided an update on 2016/17 activity in Stockton.

- highlight the current contractual position of the NHS Health Check and suggest future contractual arrangements.

Members were provided with recommendations that came out of the review. These included:

- more proactive marketing of the health checks.

- a potential rebranding to NHS Health Check.

- Co operation between local authorities in Tees.

- development of a commissioning and payment model that ensured that people living in the most deprived areas were prioritised and targeted to participate.

- provision of NHS Health Checks within General Practices should be the core model.

Members discussed referrals to lifestyle services and the efforts to increase this. It was agreed that it was important to, particularly, highlight the services available to people living in the most deprived areas.

It was suggested that the Health Checks could link in with Community Hubs, as they were developed.

It would important to ensure primary care provided a degree of flexibility in terms of when checks were undertaken, for example, out of hour opportunities.
AHW
40/17
The Commissioning Group considered a report relating to two care provider engagement sessions to facilitate a discussion across a number of key topics.

The outcome of the engagement was a commitment to work collaboratively across the sector. A number of specific actions had been proposed and these were provided to the Group. These actions would be progressed by the Integrated Strategy Team in 2018.

A pro forma had been sent to providers, asking them to identify areas of interest that they would like to develop, alongside the Council and partners. There had been a disappointing response to this and officers would send a reminder.

AHW
41/17
Members were provided with details of a scheme delivered by an alliance of organisations known as the North Tees and Hartlepool Education Alliance and comprising:

- North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation
Trust
- Tees Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust
- Alice House Hospice, Hartlepool
- Falls service, Stockton

The scheme provided education and training programmes aimed at supporting and empowering registered and non-registered staff employed by care homes to make confident, informed decisions around residents' care, resulting in avoidable admissions into hospital and enhancing the residents and staff experience.

A pilot during 16/17 had been very successful and details of reductions in A and E attendances and emergency admissions from Stockton Care Homes were provided. Funding for 17/18 and 18/19 was being requested from the Better Care Fund and the training would expand to include other areas such as skin integrity training, digital technology to record National Early Warning Scores.
AHW
42/17
Member considered the Group's Forward Plan.

A number of suggested changes were made to the Forward Plan.

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