Agenda and minutes

Health and Wellbeing Together
Wednesday, 18th October, 2017 12.00 pm

Venue: Training Room - Ground Floor - Civic Centre, St Peter's Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1SH

Contact: Helen Tambini  01902 554070 Email: helen.tambini@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Sandra Samuels OBE, Councillor Paul Singh, Chief Superintendent Jayne Meir, David Loughton, Dr Alexandra Hopkins, Helen Child, Susan Milner and Tracy Taylor.

2.

Notification of substitute members

Minutes:

Superintendent Harvi Khatkar attended on behalf of Chief Superintendent Jayne Meir and Bhawna Solanki attended on behalf of Dr Alexandra Hopkins.

3.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made.

4.

Minutes of the previous meeting - 20 September 2017 pdf icon PDF 81 KB

[To approve the minutes of the previous meeting as a correct record]

Minutes:

Resolved:

That the minutes of the meeting held on 20 September 2017 be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

5.

Matters arising

[To consider any matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting]

Minutes:

David Watts, Director of Adults Services referred to the Better Care Fund and confirmed that the plan had been submitted within the timescale but rejected by the NHS as the Delayed Transfers of Care (DTOC) target would not be met within the given timeframe.  Improvements had been made over the months and the Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) was looking to identify if it could off-set the shortfall by lowering NHS delays.  The plan had been resubmitted on that basis and agreed by the NHS.  Last week the Secretary of State for Health issued three letters; the first to the 32 poorest performing authorities, the second to the 20 best performing authorities and the final letter to the remaining authorities confirming that their performance would continue to be monitored.  Authorities that were meeting targets would be allowed to decide how funding was spent, it was therefore very important that projected targets were achieved.

6.

Health and Wellbeing Board Forward Plan 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 55 KB

[Glenda Augustine, Consultant in Public Health, to present the Forward Plan]

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Glenda Augustine, Consultant in Public Health presented the report and highlighted key points.

 

The Chair referred to the recent flu outbreak in New Zealand and asked that the Board received an update on the local plans in place to respond to any potential outbreaks in Wolverhampton.

 

Councillor Sweet referred to a recent local school closure and the poor communication with Public Health England which had exacerbated the problem.

 

In response to a question regarding flu vaccinations, it was confirmed that vaccination was taken as compulsory for NHS employees.  The vaccination was also being promoted to Council staff, with details on City People.

 

Resolved:

  1. That the Board approved the current Forward Plan.

That a briefing note on the local plans and response to outbreaks be circulated to the Board.

7.

Mental Health Strategy 2017-19 pdf icon PDF 64 KB

[Sarah Fellows, Mental Health Commissioning Manager, Wolverhampton CCG to present report]

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Sarah Fellows, Mental Health Commissioning Manager, Wolverhampton CCG had been delayed and in her absence Brendan Clifford, Integrated Project Director presented the report and highlighted key points.  He referred to the Combined Authority ‘Thrive’ initiative and using that as a spur and the establishment of a Strategic Development Group and he suggested that an update be brought to the Board at its meeting in April 2018.  The achievements covered in the “Direction of Travel” document were noted as presented at the attendance of Claire Murdoch, National Director for Mental Health from NHS England in August 2017.

 

David Watts, Director of Adults Services confirmed that the Council was supportive of the work undertaken so far, as it was more structured than before and felt positive.

 

Sarah Smith, Head of Strategic Commissioning advised that work was underway to implement the NHS Improvement Plan.  There had previously been underinvestment and now was the opportunity to help to influence and support colleagues.

 

Jo Cadman, Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust advised that from a Black Country perspective, work had been undertaken in collaboration with commissioners through the Black Country STP and it was important to deliver a sustainable service.

 

Resolved:

  1. That the Board note the actions being taken regarding the development of a joint Mental Health Strategy including the next steps.

That an update report be submitted to the Board in April 2017.

8.

CAMHS Transformation Plan Refresh 2017-20 pdf icon PDF 90 KB

[Margaret Courts, Wolverhampton CCG, to present report]

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Margaret Courts, Children’s Commissioning Manager, Wolverhampton CCG presented the report and highlighted key points.  She confirmed that the plan had been refreshed against the original milestones and key lines of inquiry that needed to be addressed and would be submitted to NHS England by 31 October 2017. 

 

In answer to a question regarding the involvement of Scrutiny, Margaret Courts confirmed that Scrutiny had already been involved and further involvement would be welcomed.

 

Resolved:

That the Health and Wellbeing Board accepted the refresh of the CAMHS Local Transformation Plan. 

9.

Development Session

[The following topics will be considered at the Development Session:

 

1.    Workforce planning issues in the health and social care sector including Brexit and skills shortage – Lead by Brendan Clifford, Integrated Project Director, City of Wolverhampton Council. (Presentation slides circulated with agenda).

2.    Combined Authority – opportunities – Lead by the Councillor Lawrence, Chair of Health and Wellbeing Board.

3.    Use of estates and shared premises more productively – Lead by Julia Nock, Head of Assets, City of Wolverhampton Council.

4.    Place Based Commissioning (Social Care and Accountable Care System) – Lead by Jeremy Vanes, Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and Brendan Clifford, Integrated Project Director, City of Wolverhampton Council. (Presentation slides circulated with agenda).

 

Each topic will be introduced by the nominated lead, followed by a group discussion with agreement on two recommendations for action by the Board and/or partner agencies.  It is anticipated that each session will take a maximum of 30 minutes]

Minutes:

The following topics were considered at the Development Session:

  1. Combined Authority opportunities.
  2. Use of estates and shared premises more productively.
  3. Workforce planning issues in the health and social care sector including Brexit and skills shortage.
  4. Place Based Commissioning (Social Care and Accountable Care Systems).

 

The following actions were agreed:

  1. That an update on the work of the West Midlands Combined Authority Board be submitted to the Board in April 2018.
  2. That details of the next phase for the use of estates and shared premises more productively be submitted to the Board in April 2018.
  3. That an update on the workforce issues be submitted to the Board in April 2018.

That an update on progress regarding Place based Commissioning be submitted to a future meeting of the Board.