Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Adults' Health and Wellbeing Commissioning Group Minutes

Date:
Monday, 28th April, 2014
Time:
11.00AM
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:
Peter Kelly (Chairman), Councillor Jim Beall, Emma Champley, Karen Hawkins, Jayne Herring, Sean McEneany, Simon Willson
Officers:
Victoria Cooling, Dave Smith, Sarah Whaley
Apologies for absence:
Sarah Bowman, Hilary Hall, Liz Hanley
Item Description Decision
Public
AHW
1/14
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
AHW
2/14
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 25 MARCH 2014
 
AHW
3/14
SMOKING CESSATION
RESOLVED that :

1. the commissioning group acts as project sponsor.

2. the Commissioning Group receives a further report, in June 2014, and agrees a preferred commissioning approach for the provision of services, from April 2015 across the Borough.
AHW
4/14
MAPPING OF GROUPS WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR ADULTS
RESOLVED that the Group receive a report on the progress of the mapping process at its next meeting.
AHW
5/14
FORWARD PLAN
RESOLVED that the Forward Plan be noted.
2pm/4pm

Preamble

ItemPreamble
AHW
1/14
There were no declarations of interest.
AHW
2/14
The minutes of the meeting held on 25 March 2014 were confirmed as a correct record.
AHW
3/14
Members received a report that informed the Group of the intention to:

• review existing smoking cessation services against current guidance and best practice.

• consult upon smoking cessation services, specifically targeting the hardest to reach populations of the Borough and those with the greatest health inequalities that could be impacted by smoking cessation.

• explore a joint project approach with Hartlepool Borough Council in order to test whether this delivered efficiencies in project delivery and if there was evidence that suggested cost and quality benefits for a jointly commissioned service.

The Commissioning Group was requested to act as project sponsor and receive recommendations for commissioning action.

Members noted the objectives of the project and received a draft implementation and timescale plan for the project. The Group was provided with details of current smoking cessation services. The contract end dates for those services were 31 March 2015.

It was noted that a joint steering group had been set up involving Stockton and Hartlepool Councils and this Commissioning Group would receive regular reports on progress. It was anticipated that the project would identify any joint commissioning and service alignment opportunities. The Group agreed that it was important that any proposed services, coming from the review, would maximise the best outcomes for Stockton residents. Any joint commissioning proposals would need to clearly demonstrate this.

Discussion continued and included:-


- the targeting of services to areas of deprivation, where knowledge of the risks associated with smoking and how to access help, was limited.

- understanding what the different motivations of smokers were and how this understanding could help to encourage cessation i.e. what interventions would lead people to stop.

- e cigarettes and their potential role in helping people stop smoking. It was recognised that much more research was needed in this area.

- it was important to ensure that there was no duplication of services.

- any campaign, promoting smoking cessation, would include a focus on the monetary cost of smoking and how much a family could save if smokers quit.

- Smoking cessation would be geared around Children and Young People's Services as well as Adults.
AHW
4/14
The Group noted that it had been tasked to map the groups that operated within the Adults Health and Wellbeing Structure, what their roles were and the links they had with each other. It was important that the mapping provided an overview of groups, their work and reporting lines, so that delivery of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy could be assessed and monitored.

It was explained that further work and consultation would be undertaken outside the meeting and a report presented to the Group's next meeting.
AHW
5/14
Members discussed the Group's Forward Plan and agreed that details of forthcoming items be forwarded to Peter Kelly and/or Michael Henderson.

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