Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Health & Wellbeing Board Minutes

Date:
Wednesday, 21st December, 2016
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 (Vice-Chairman), Cllr Lynn Hall, Cllr Di Hewitt, Jane Humphreys, Dominic Gardner (sub for David Brown), Barry Coppinger, Alan Foster, Sheila Lister, Ali Wilson, Ann Workman, Cllr Kevin Faulks (Sub for Cllr David Harrington), Paul Williams
Officers:
Emma Champley, Peter Mennear, Michael Henderson, Sue Reay (SBC)
Apologies for absence:
Cllr Sonia Bailey, Cllr David Harrington, Tony Beckwith, Sarah Bowman Abouna, David Brown, Steve Rose, Dr Saleem Hassan
Item Description Decision
Public
HWB
71/16
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
HWB
72/16
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 30 NOVEMBER 2016
 
HWB
73/16
STOCKTON BETTER CARE FUND UPDATE AND QUARTERLY PERFORMANCE
RESOLVED that:

1. the report and submission be noted.

2. data relating to the uptake of pneumonia vaccinations be provided to a future meeting of the Board.
HWB
74/16
PERFORMANCE UPDATE - DECEMBER 2016
RESOLVED that:

1. the report be noted.

2. that future reports include information as detailed above.
HWB
75/16
COMMUNITY PHARMACY 2016/17 AND BEYOND
RESOLVED that

1. an update on Community Pharmacy be presented to the Board's May 2017 meeting.

2. a development report relating to Pharmacy services be presented to a future meeting of the Board to assist the Board's understanding in this area.
HWB
76/16
SUSTAINABILITY AND TRANSFORMATION PLAN
 
HWB
77/16
MEMBERS' UPDATES
RESOLVED that the updates be noted.
HWB
78/16
FORWARD PLAN
RESOLVED that the Forward Plan be noted.
2pm/3.45pm

Preamble

ItemPreamble
HWB
71/16
Councillor Jim Beall declared a personal/non prejudicial interest in item 5 as he was Chair of Governors at Rosebrook School which was involved in the Phunky Foods Programme.
HWB
72/16
The minutes of the meeting held on 30 November 2016 were confirmed as a correct record.
HWB
73/16
Members considered an update report relating to progress of the implementation of the Better Care Fund. The report also provided the quarter 2 2016/17 performance submission.

Members noted that there had been a continuous increase in non elective admissions. In the over 65s, the main increases had been due to cases of pneumonia, urinary tract infections and ambulatory care. It was noted that the Board had previously asked for a report on the uptake of flu vaccinations and it was requested that this now include pneumonia vaccination uptake across the Borough's population.

It was explained that admissions due to falls were decreasing and this had been a focus for the Better Care Fund in terms of early intervention and prevention, whereas targeting pneumonia and renal was more difficult from a BCF point of view. Work on prevention and the use of data to drive activity, rather than demand driving it, was an important aspect of reducing non elective admissions.

It was explained that there had been delayed Transfers of Care associated with Social care and this was being discussed.

Members were provided with an update relating to the Multi Disciplinary Service and noted a number of highlights, including an increase in financial benefits of 727,594 through Stockton Welfare Advice Network. It was explained that there was evidence that this additional money was being spent on goods and services that would help prevent hospital admissions such as additional heating and handyman services.
HWB
74/16
Members received a report that provided an update regarding key indicators from the performance monitoring framework for the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy delivery plan, at December 2016.

During discussion particular reference was made to :

- the good engagement of schools with the Phunky Foods programme that supported a whole school approach to healthy eating and physical activity.

- Public Health's position , that ecigarettes could help people to quit smoking and were less harmful than traditional cigarettes.

It was requested that future performance reports details of how often data was available, where it was from and when it would next be available should be included in the report.
HWB
75/16
Members received a report that provided an update on the announced changes to community pharmacy in 2016/17 and beyond.

During discussion the following points were raised

- there had been a lack of engagement with Health and Wellbeing Boards and other bodies prior to the announcement of changes.

- changes may see a reduction in pharmacies.

- it was suggested that the changes would push pharmacies to more collaborative work in terms of delivery of services and accessibility.

- there would be opportunities for economies of scale and reductions in duplication e.g. prescription delivery services.

- should NHS England look to commission any Enhanced Services in the future it was requested that the Council be consulted at an early stage.

- the Board noted the complex system of pharmacists and pharmacy services that existed and the considerable amount of monitoring that was undertaken by the CCG.

Members asked that an update on the Community Pharmacy changes be presented to the Board's May 2017 meeting. Additionally, it was requested that a development report around Pharmacy services be presented to a future meeting.
HWB
76/16
There was no update provided to this meeting.
HWB
77/16
The Chair explained that today's meeting would be the final meeting of Jane Humphreys, Director of Children's Services, as a member of the Board, as she would be leaving her post at the end of December and would later leave the Council during 2017. The Chair, and all Board members, thanked Jane for her work with the Board and wished her well for the future.

The Chair referred to a discussion at the Domestic Abuse Steering Group about data from Harbour that suggested a low level of referral from GPs to its services. The Steering Group had asked the Chair to raise this matter at the Board. It was indicated that referral rates had been identified as being low across health in general and a group had been established to look at this.

Paul Williams informed the Board that access to GP services, over the Christmas and New Year period, had been enhanced and there would be access to some Practices on Christmas Day
HWB
78/16
Members considered its Forward Plan.

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