Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Health & Wellbeing Board Minutes

Date:
Wednesday, 19th December, 2018
Time:
2.00pm
Place:
Jim Cooke Conference Suite, Stockton Central Library, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1TU
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Jim Beall (Chairman), Cllr Mrs Ann McCoy, Cllr Kevin Faulks, Cllr Lynn Hall, Cllr Di Hewitt, Katie Needham, Martin Gray, Ann Workman, Fiona Adamson, Nicola Bailey, Karen Grundy, Steve Rose, Shaun Mayo (Substitute for Dominic Gardner)
Officers:
Michael Henderson, Tanja Braun (SBC), Dan Maddison (CCG)
Apologies for absence:
Cllr Sonia Bailey, Barry Coppinger, Dominic Gardner, Julie Gillon, Saleem Hassan, Sheila Lister,
Item Description Decision
Public
HWB
34/18
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
HWB
35/18
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 31 OCTOBER 2018
 
HWB
36/18
MENTAL HEALTH STRATEGIC PLAN - UPDATE
RESOLVED that

1. the update and discussion be noted/actioned as appropriate.

2. a report be presented to the Board following the review of the Strategic Action Plan, next year.
HWB
37/18
VCSE HEALTH INITIATIVES: SOCIAL PRESCRIBING PROGRAMME
RESOLVED that the update and discussion be noted.
HWB
38/18
HEALTH PROTECTION REPORT
RESOLVED that:

1. the report be noted.

2. it be agreed that the report provided assurance that appropriate systems, processes and programmes were in place to protect the health of the local population.

3. the report be circulated to relevant partnership groups.
HWB
39/18
MEMBERS' UPDATES
RESOLVED that the updates be noted.
HWB
40/18
FORWARD PLAN
 

Preamble

ItemPreamble
HWB
34/18
Councillor Jim Beall declared a personal interest in item 5 entitled 'VCSE Health Initiatives' as he was Chair of Eastern Ravens Trust Board'
HWB
35/18
The minutes of the meeting held on 31 October 2018 were confirmed as a correct record.
HWB
36/18
Members received a report that provided an update on progress made, in relation to the integrated Mental Health Strategic Action Plan, previously agreed by the Board.

Discussion and issues highlighted:

- People with severe mental health illness died 15 - 20 years earlier than the general population , largely due to preventable or treatable physical health problems.

- The procurement of an expanded Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service, due to be in place in March 2019, had been paused. Whilst paused, contingencies had been put in place to maintain the current service for patients. More information in this regard would be provided in the New Year. It was explained that the new IAPT contract would come under one provider, though that provider may sub-contract certain services.

- Mental Health training was being planned for frontline services, such as Housing, Fire etc.

- A conveyance service, for people in mental health crisis, had been procured at a regional level. The successful provider was ERS Medical.

- There was, currently, a review of crisis services across Tees and Durham, the results of which would help determine how crisis services would be provided in the future. The review would include home treatment and the views of service users.

- There was a commitment to street triage, where mental health workers would attend incidents, with the Police. There was currently funding in place, from NHS England, to the end of March.

- Members noted the mortality rate of people with learning disabilities and it was explained that TEWV reviewed all deaths, including out of area placements.

- Members noted that there was a matched funding opportunity for the VCSE, around children's emotional and mental health wellbeing. Further consideration of this and any necessary joint planning would take place outside the meeting.

Members restated their support for the Integrated approach, that the Strategic Mental Health Plan provided, and were happy with the progress made to date. It was noted that an end of year review would be undertaken, in April 2019, and the outcomes of that would be reported to the Board in the Summer.
HWB
37/18
The Board considered a report on the VCSE Health Initiatives Programme 2017/18.

It was noted that the programme had been valued at 600k, covering the Hartlepool and Stockton CGG area. A 250k extension, for the majority of projects, had been provided up to the end of March 2019.

The Board considered a schedule, detailing all projects, the aims of each project and their monetary value. Some specific outcomes were highlighted in the report, and were briefly discussed by the Board.

Other discussion:

- It was noted that the Five Lamps Home from Hospital project had strong links with the discharge team, in North Tees Hospital. Members recognized the importance of the links between the hospital and VCSE and the positive effect they had provided in terms of outcomes for patients.

- it was noted that some of the Health initiatives had continued through Better Care Funding.
HWB
38/18
Consideration was given to the Annual Health Protection report 2017/2018. The report highlighted key issues and indicators and looked to assure the Board that appropriate systems, processes and programmes were in place to protect the health of the local population.

The Board considered that the report and the recorded performance was very positive.

Members discussed air quality and noted that a Air Quality Task and Finish Group would be reporting to the Board in the New Year.

It was noted that NHS England was responsible for commissioning local immunization programmes and the Council worked with it to improve take up and identify any hot spots, that may need targeting, largely through the commissioned 0 -19 health service.

In response to enquiries, from some Board members, it was explained that further information surrounding the performance figures could be obtained from the Council's Public Health Service.
HWB
39/18
Members were given the opportunity to provide any relevant updates to the Board:

- an update on Integrated Care Systems and Partnerships was provided, including brief details of the Aspirant programme of workshops. The outcomes of the programme may contribute to the development of a joint narrative that all partners could support.

- Brief details of new Children's Safeguarding arrangements were provided. A recent Cabinet report on this would be circulated to Board Members. A future update report would also be presented to the Board.

- Two services had recently moved from North Tees Hospital to Newtown, including Wheelchair Services.

- North Tees Hospital Trust would be launching a campaign relating to security and keeping staff and patients safe.

- Catalyst continued to progress the 'Living with and beyond Cancer' project and there had been a number of recent interactive events.

- Reference was made to proposals to close a dental practice in Stockton and engagement with the Board and relevant scrutiny committee. It was indicated that the process needed to be progressed through NHS England.
HWB
40/18
The Board considered its Forward Plan.

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