Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Health & Wellbeing Board Minutes

Date:
Wednesday, 27th November, 2019
Time:
2.00pm
Place:
Ground Floor Committee Room, Town Hall, High Street, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1AU
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Jim Beall (Chair); Cllr Lisa Evans, Cllr Jacky Bright, Cllr Luke Frost, Fiona Adamson, Barry Coppinger, Sarah Bowman-Abouna, Ann Sykes, Dominic Gardner, Martin Gray, Karen Grundy (Substitute for Steve Rose).
Officers:
Peter Bell, Tanya Braun, Steve Donnelly.
In Attendance:
Ann Baxter (Chair of the TSAB), Michael Haughton.
Apologies for absence:
Cllr Ann McCoy, Cllr Lynn Hall, Ann Workman, Julie Gillon, Steve Rose, Sheila Lister.
Item Description Decision
Public
HWB
41/19
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Councillor Luke Frost declared a personal non prejudicial interest in any item that made reference to Asperger's Syndrome.
HWB
42/19
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 30 OCTOBER 2019
The minutes of the meeting held on 30 October 2019 were confirmed as a correct record.
HWB
43/19
TEESWIDE ADULT SAFEGUARDING BOARD ANNUAL REPORT 2018/19 AND STRATEGIC BUSINESS PLAN 2019/20
RESOLVED that the Annual Report be received.
HWB
44/19
HEALTH PROTECTION REPORT 2018 - 19
RESOLVED that:-

1. The annual Health Protection Report and the implications for the health and wellbeing of the population and health inequalities be noted.

2. The report be circulated to the Adults' Health and Wellbeing Partnership and the Children and Young People's Partnership for consideration.
HWB
45/19
INCREASING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN STOCKTON ON TEES
The Board was informed that this item and been withdrawn and would be considered at a future meeting.
HWB
46/19
PRIORITY - EMOTIONAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF CHILDREN
RESOLVED that the presentation be received and progress on this Board priority be noted.
HWB
47/19
MEMBERS' UPDATES
 
HWB
48/19
FORWARD PLAN
 
2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Preamble

ItemPreamble
HWB
43/19
The Board considered the Teeswide Adults Safeguarding Board's Annual Report 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019. The document was presented to the Board by the Safeguarding Board's Independent Chair, Ann Baxter.

The areas that were highlighted and discussions that were held were:-

- Safeguarding Overview for 2018-19
- Concern and Section 42 Enquires
- Key Achievements and making Safeguarding Personal
- Teeswide Safe Place Scheme
- Communication and Engagement
- TSAB Priorities for 2019-20
- The adult abuse figures in care homes could be broken down into the different categories and this would be looked at in the future
- The sharing of information is better between the CQC and other partners
- The format of the report was very good and easy to read
- There was lots of good work and collaboration between the TSAB and the LSCB
HWB
44/19
The Board received a presentation on the annual Health Protection Report that outlined the key issues and indicators for Health Protection for 2018-19.

Health protection sought to prevent or reduce the harm caused by communicable diseases and minimise the health impact from environmental hazards such as chemicals and radiation. As well as major programmes such as the national immunisation programmes and the provision of health services to diagnose and treat infectious diseases, health protection involves planning, surveillance and response to incidents and outbreaks.

There was also a key role for the Environmental Health team within the local authority and the Board was updated with regard to their work including food safety, noise complaints and air quality.

The report and presentation detailed the following key areas:-

- Health Protection Arrangements
- Delivering Health Protection
- Prevention - Immunisation and Vaccine Preventable Disease

The areas that were highlighted and discussions that were held were:-

- The rise in the rates of syphilis, it was noted that 4 million was spent on sexual health across the Tees Valley
- Access to condoms in the Thornaby area and the C card scheme
- The current increasing rates of influenza in the North East (earlier than other nationally) and the importance of promoting the flu vaccination. The details of how to access the flu jab was given to the Board
- The strong performance of many areas of the health protection was noted by the Board
HWB
46/19
The Board received a presentation on the Emotion Health and Wellbeing of Children.

The presentation covered the following keys areas:-

- Principles and High Level Outcomes
- Prevention and Early Intervention
- Making Specialist Services More Accessible
- Continued Challenges
- Response - Mental Health Workshops, FIM Funding Allocation, Whole Pathway Commissioning
- Potential Areas for Development

The areas that were highlighted and discussions that were held were:-

- Transformational change still needed to be achieved. The Trailblazer scheme was in the Billingham cluster of schools. The funding for Trailblazer had been bid for that was why the scheme wasn't throughout the Borough
- All the services that touch on emotional health and wellbeing need to be linked together and draw on the full capacity of the system including the 0-19 service
- The waiting list for children with autism was discussed and it was noted that the Board would receive a full update on autism at a future meeting
- There had been some very good feedback about KOOTH and how well it was working
HWB
47/19
It was noted that the G.P. federation had piloted a new way of CQC inspecting and the initial high level feedback was positive.

The Board was informed of an event that had taken place recently around Adult Social Care Services. The feedback from the event would be reported back to a future meeting.
HWB
48/19
The Forward Plan was noted. All members were advised of the opportunity to put forward items for consideration by the Board.

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