Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Health & Wellbeing Board Minutes

Date:
Wednesday, 29th July, 2015
Time:
2.00pm
Place:
Jim Cooke Suite, Stockton Central Library, Stockton on Tees
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Jim Beall (Chairman),

Cllr Sonia Bailey,Tony Beckwith, Barry Coppinger, Emma Champley (substitute for Peter Kelly), Cllr Gillian Corr (substitute for Cllr Harrington) Liz Hanley (Substitute for Jane Humphreys), Alan Foster, Cllr Lynn Hall, Cllr Di Hewitt, Steve Rose, Ali Wilson
Officers:
Margaret Waggott, Michael Henderson, Peter Mennear, Mark McGivern (LD)
Apologies for absence:
Cllr David Harrington, Peter Kelly, Jane Humphreys, Martin Barkley
Item Description Decision
Public
HWB
15/15
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
HWB
16/15
MINUTES OF THE BOARD MEETING HELD ON 16 JUNE 2015
 
HWB
17/15
QUALITY PREMIUMS 2015/2016
RESOLVED that:

1. the report be noted and the local indicators selected for the Quality Premium 2015/16 be ratified.

2. the Board receive a further update and consider how any funding received might be allocated.
HWB
18/15
NHS FIVE YEAR FORWARD VIEW
RESOLVED that the update be noted.
HWB
19/15
FORWARD PLAN
RESOLVED that:

1. the Forward Plan be noted.

2. members availability be canvassed and, based on the response, the Chair would make a decision on whether the meeting would go ahead.
HWB
20/15
CHAIR'S UPDATE
RESOLVED that:

1. that minutes of the HWB Chairs' Network be submitted to future meetings.

2. the LGA facilitated self assessment be arranged for the Autumn.

3. the Board endorse the Smoking Still Kills report.
2pm/3.30pm

Preamble

ItemPreamble
HWB
16/15
The minutes of the meeting held on 16 June 2015 were confirmed as a correct record and were signed by the Chairman.
HWB
17/15
Members were presented with a report relating to the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Quality Premium Guidance for 2015/16 and provided members with an overview of the guidance, together with details of the approach to be taken to select local indicators that had been submitted to NHS England.

Details of the indicators, that had been chosen, were provided to the Board. These related to avoidable emergency admissions, mental health, dementia and maternal smoking at delivery.

It was explained that the Quality Premium for 2015/16 would reward CCGs for improvement in health outcomes and would be paid to CCGs in 2016/17. Based on population the Quality Premium provided an opportunity to earn 1,428,885 should all measures be achieved.

Members noted that a number of NHS Constitution indicators had been identified and, if these were not achieved, monies would be deducted.

The Board discussed the report and it was noted that any additional funding from the Quality Premium was non recurring and there was considerable uncertainty about what, if anything, might be available each year. It was suggested that the Board receive updates on the Premium and, potentially, future discussion could take place about how any one off funding received might be allocated.

The Board recognised the tight deadlines that had been placed on the submission of the planning documents and the decisions that had to be taken outside a meeting of the Board. The Chair explained that if similar circumstances arose, on other issues, he was happy to be consulted outside of the meeting.



HWB
18/15
Member received an update on NHS Forward View and, in particular, work that was taking place relating to the Urgent and Emergency Care Vanguard and Getting Serious About Prevention. It was explained that a substantial joint paper would be provided at the Board's next meeting

Reference was made to the announced reductions in Public Health funding. Members noted that reductions were likely to be in the region of 900k - 1m, recurring. The Board agreed that this would have a detrimental effect on prevention.

HWB
19/15
Members noted the Forward Plan. There was a discussion about the Board's meeting, scheduled for 26 August 2015, and some members indicated that they would not be available to attend. It was agreed that availability would be canvassed.
HWB
20/15
The Chair referred to the work of ANEC's Health and Wellbeing Board Chairs' Network and suggested that minutes of it's meetings be submitted to the Board.

Details of a free Local Government Association facilitated self-assessment which the Board could undertake ahead of any Peer Review, were provided. The Board agreed that the assessment would be useful and a date should be sought for the autumn.

Members recognised that restructures at NHS England had caused capacity issues for directors and it was sometimes difficult for them to attend meetings of the Board. It was accepted that non-director substitutes may attend instead.

Members were informed of recent regional discussions about minimum unit pricing of alcohol and it was anticipated that Chairs of Health and Wellbeing Boards, Leaders and Mayors, from local authorities in the region would be pushing within the region would be pushing for introduction of MUP rather than using byelaws locally.

The Chair distributed the Executive Summary of a report, produced by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), called Smoking Still Kills. The report called for a new five year comprehensive Government strategy to replace the Tobacco Control Plan for England, which would run to the end of 2015, and set out a number of recommendations, including tough new targets to drive smoking rates down. ASH had requested that organisations endorse the report and the Board agreed that it would do this. Individual members indicated that they would ask their organisation to consider endorsing the report, if they hadn.t already done so.

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