Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Adults' Health and Wellbeing Commissioning Group Minutes

Date:
Tuesday, 24th June, 2014
Time:
2.00PM
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:
Cllr Jim Beall, Emma Champley, Liz Hanley, Sean McEneany, Karen Hawkins, Jayne Herring
Officers:
Dave Smith, Claire Spence (PH); Michael Henderson (LD)
Apologies for absence:
P Kelly, Sarah Bowman, Hilary Hall, Simon Willson
Item Description Decision
Public
AHW
12/14
APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN FOR THIS MEETING
RESOLVED that Emma Champley be appointed Chair for the meeting.
AHW
13/14
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
AHW
14/14
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 27 MAY 2014
 
AHW
15/14
NON- RECURRENT FUNDS - VOLUNTARY SECTOR
RESOLVED that the report be noted.
AHW
16/14
SMOKING CESSATION SERVICE REVIEW 2014 PROJECT
RESOLVED that the progress report be noted.
AHW
17/14
NHS HEALTHY HEART (HEALTHY HEART CHECK) - REVIEW
RESOLVED that the information be noted.
AHW
18/14
FORWARD PLAN
RESOLVED that the Forward Plan be agreed, subject to the agreed changes being made.

AHW
19/14
HEALTHA DN WEELBEING BOARD AND PARTNERSHIP STRUCTURES
RESOLVED that the report be noted and members provide any comments to Emma Champley or Michael Henderson.
AHW
20/14
EXCLUSION OF PUBLIC
RESOLVED that the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business as it includes exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12a of Local Government Act 1972.
Confidential
AHW
21/14
STOCKTON ON TEES HEALTHY WEIGHT SERVICE REVIEW
  • Report
RESOLVED that the report and proposals be noted and further consideration of the issues discussed take place.
2PM/4PM

Preamble

ItemPreamble
AHW
13/14
There were no declarations of interest.
AHW
14/14
The minutes of the meeting held on 27 May were agreed and signed by the Chairman.
AHW
15/14
Members received a report relating to the utilisation of non-recurrent funds.

It was explained that it had previously been agreed that 300,000 from the Public Health Grant would be utilised on a non-recurrent basis to engage voluntary sector organisations in identifying and engaging hard to reach groups in public health activity. Concurrently the Clinical Commissioning Group agreed to fund 333,000 of activity within the voluntary sector that would positively impact on hospital admissions and access to mental health services. The Council and the CCG retained commissioning control but Catalyst was engaged to manage the funding allocation process.

A Steering Group had been established to have oversight of the process. Bidding Process

A bidding process was created that contained the following stages:

- Preliminary session to provide the voluntary sector with
information regarding the targeted areas both the CCG and Public
Health wished to be addressed.

- A second session was offered to the voluntary sector two weeks
after the preliminary sessions to ‘test out' the ideas they had
with commissioners.

The deadline for submission of bids was two weeks following this interactive second session. The Steering Group and experts from the CCG and PH in the relevant topic areas met in June to consider the bids submitted.

Members noted that voluntary sector organisations had now been notified regarding the outcome of the bidding process.

Meetings had been established with successful bidders to confirm details within their bids and to agree final performance measures, etc.

Members were provided with details of successful bids. The CCG had already committed to continued funding of one project from a similar process that was undertaken last year and was proving successful in addressing hospital admissions. This funding was utilised from the CCG 333,000.

Details of unsuccessful Bids were provided to the Group.

It was noted that not all the funding was committed and the Steering Group would be giving consideration to a number of ideas that were proposed during the allocation process.

The Steering Group would be meeting bi-monthly following the meetings planned with successful bidders.

It was explained that the CCG was undertaking a review of respiratory services and it was suggested that there may be links and officers should liaise to avoid potential duplication.
AHW
16/14
Consideration was given to a report that provided an update on the progress of the smoking cessation service review 2014.

It was noted that the project aimed to meet specific objectives within the Stockton on Tees Joint Health & Wellbeing Strategy 2012-2018.

The project timescales had been revised to ensure that consultation and market engagement were achievable and that procurement, if recommended, could be carried out with a reasonable contract mobilisation period.

Consultation would take the form of targeted face to face and / or telephone consultation. The project aimed to contact between 300 and 600 individuals who lived in Stockton -On-Tees, using an independent provider (commissioned adhering to SBC procurement rules).

he Stockton on Tees target population for this consultation would be determined as follows:

Using SBC mosaic data and service data, the postcodes / wards with the populations that demonstrate one, more or all the following;
- Smoking in high numbers.
- Have the greatest co-morbidities.
- Experience the greatest risk to lifespan and quality of
health.
- Are the hardest to engage in smoking cessation and to
maintain a smoke free lifestyle.

Stockton On Tees consultation would be completed no later than 31 August 2014 and would be used to enhance the service model to ensure greater penetration rates in areas of greatest prevalence and least engagement.

The service review methodology and detail was under development.

Members noted that the results of the service review findings/consultation findings /proposed model etc would be presented to the Group in September and recommendation relating to the contract award would come to the Group in December with the service commencing 1 April 2015.
AHW
17/14
The Group was informed that the Tees Valley Public Health Shared Service was leading on a review of the commissioning model for the NHS Health Check. A document relating to the review was provided and members noted what its objectives were.

Members were provided with a further document that detailed frequently asked questions about the checks. It was explained that there was a national aspiration to achieve 66% uptake by April 2015; with a long-term aspiration for an uptake across the country of 75%

Within Stockton the 66% take up was not currently being achieved and there was a wide variation of performance throughout GP practices.
It was envisaged that the review would help inform new contracts, existing GP contracts ended in March 2015. It was pointed out that the CCG would be commissioning in December.
AHW
18/14
Members noted the Forward Plan and suggested amendments to it.
AHW
19/14
Members were provided with a report, due for consideration by the Council's Cabinet in July, that proposed changes to the Health and Wellbeing governance arrangements.

AHW
21/14
The Group received a report that provided a summary of progress to date and the findings of service review, consultation and market engagement in relation to the public health requirement to commission healthy weight services for adults and children in Stockton on Tees.

Members noted that a market engagement event had been held and there had been significant interest expressed in providing weight management services in the Borough.

The Group was provided with details of the findings of a service review and a public consultation.

Members noted proposals for a future Service model as detailed in the report.

The Clinical Commissioning Group representative expressed concern that the proposals might create a gap for certain adults and suggested that a risk assessment of this was needed. Until this had been undertaken it was noted that the CCG would be unable to support the proposals.

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