Agenda and draft minutes

Health and Wellbeing Board - Thursday, 18th March, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Democratic Services  Email: democratic.services@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

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78.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence from Board Members.

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed Marc House, Area Manager, Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service who would replace Seth Why as the Service’s representative on the Board. The Chairman on behalf of the Board thanked Seth Why for his support to the Board.

 

The Board welcomed Alistair Doxat-Purser the Chair of Access to Food Partnership who was attending for item 6 on the agenda.

 

Apologies for absence were received from, Graham Farrant, Chief Executive, BCP Council, Elaine Redding - Corporate Director, BCP Council, James Vaughan, Chief Constable, Councillor Bobbie Dove, BCP Lead Member, Simon Watkins, NHS Dorset CCG and Sian Thomas, Education Representative.

 

79.

Substitute Members

To receive information on any changes in the membership of the Board.

 

 

Minutes:

The Board was advised that Councillor Jane Kelly BCP Lead Member would replace Councillor Bobbie Dove for this meeting.

 

80.

Declarations of Interests

Board Members are requested to declare any interests on items included in this agenda. Please refer to the workflow on the preceding page for guidance.

Declarations received will be reported at the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations notified for this meeting of the Board.

 

81.

Public Issues

To receive any public questions, statements or petitions submitted in accordance with the Constitution, which is available to view at the following link:

 

https://democracy.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/ieListMeetings.aspx?CommitteeID=151&Info=1&bcr=1

 

The deadline for the submission of a public question is 4 clear working days before the meeting.

 

The deadline for the submission of a public statement is midday the working day before the meeting.

 

The deadline for the submission of a petition is 10 working days before the meeting.

 

Minutes:

There were no public issues for this meeting.

 

82.

Confirmation of Minutes and action sheet pdf icon PDF 331 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of the Meeting held on 3 December 2020.

 

The Board is also asked to consider the action sheet.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 3 December 2020 were confirmed as a correct record.

 

Voting: Agreed

 

The Board considered and agreed the action sheet.

 

Voting: Agreed

 

83.

Eliminating Food Insecurity - Update from Access to Food partnership pdf icon PDF 398 KB

This report provides an update on the work of the Access to Food Partnership, which helps to support residents experiencing food insecurity across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. It shares the Partnership’s vision, strategy and desired outcomes in order to seek advice and constructive feedback from the Health & Wellbeing Board.  Whilst this issue existed pre Covid, the report highlights how the scale of the problem has been exacerbated due to the pandemic. The Partnership wishes to discuss how it can better engage and connect with the Board as part of the wider systems approach and work on this priority theme.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Board received a report, a copy of which had been circulated to each Member and which appears as Appendix 'A' to these Minutes in the Minute Book.

 

The report provided an update on the work of the Access to Food Partnership, which helps to support residents experiencing food insecurity across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. It shared the Partnership’s vision, strategy and desired outcomes and sought advice and constructive feedback from the Health & Wellbeing Board.  Whilst this issue existed pre Covid, the report highlighted how the scale of the problem had been exacerbated due to the pandemic. The Partnership wished to discuss how it can better engage and connect with the Board as part of the wider systems approach and work on this priority theme.

 

Alistair Doxat-Purser the Chair of Access to Food Partnership gave a presentationon how the Board can support the programme, a copy of the presentation was attached to the report.  He introduced Amy Gallagher from the BCP Council Communities team and Michelle Smith from the Public Health Team and referred to Daisy Carr, who was BCP Council’s Community Food Network Co-ordinator and thanked her for the huge amount of work that she had undertaken over the past year on the project. 

 

The Board was referred to the summary report in the agenda pack which set out the activities which had been undertaken in year one together with an outline action plan for the coming year.  The Board was advised that the aim of the presentation was to provide the headlines in respect of the journey so far and to highlight five areas where the Board’s support was sought on the programme and to work with the Board on eliminating food insecurity.

 

Alistair Doxat-Purser reported that the Dorset Hidden Hunger Conference was held in 2019 which had been sponsored by the sustainable food city network and Public Health Dorset. He explained that one of the key findings was that 46% of people in Dorset were not spending enough to eat a healthy diet and a quarter of people were in food crisis or unable to afford healthy food.  The Board was advised that in 2020 there was a massive upscale of need as the Covid-19 pandemic hit and there was some fantastic grass roots creativity including communities providing hot meals for those in most need, food banks developed a range of other options including access to kitchen equipment, new community pantries, allotments and schools were linked in with food settings and there was a WhatsApp group sharing excess food so it was not going to waste.  Mr Doxat-Purser reported on the development of the Access to Food Map which was now public and had received 6,500 hits.

 

Alistair Doxat-Purser outlined the key issues which the Partnership was asking for the Board’s support as detailed below:

 

  • Championing the issue
  • Crisis and Recovery Pathways
  • Joint Approach to Prevention
  • Capacity building
  • Keep the momentum 

 

Mr Doxat-Purser referred to the proposal for a champion and that a report be submitted  ...  view the full minutes text for item 83.

84.

Refresh of the Local Outbreak Management Plan pdf icon PDF 266 KB

The Board will receive an update on the above.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Public Health presented a report, a copy of which had been circulated to each Member and a copy of which appears at Appendix ‘B’ to these Minutes in the Minute Book.

 

The Board was reminded that allCouncils in England becameresponsible for developing anddelivering local outbreakmanagement plans in June 2020. In the intervening9 months,much haschanged, including thenational strategy in responseto Covid-19, with publication of the Roadmapon 22February. The refreshed local outbreakmanagement plan sets out the change in responsibilitiesof Councils in respondingto covid-19 and protectingthe local population. The plandetails the work of the Health ProtectionBoard andLocal Outbreak Engagement Board during the next phase of the responseto the Covid-19 pandemic. Italso shows how thehealth protection work will continue aswe learn to live with covid-19 as safelyas possible andreturn toa less restrictive way oflife under the

stages ofthe roadmap.

 

The Director of Public Health highlighted the connection with the Health and Wellbeing Boards through the Local Outbreak Engagement Board which was agreed in Summer 2020 as a Sub-Committee of the Health and Wellbeing Board.  He explained that the Engagement Board meetings regularly lead on the approach to communications and engagement and more had been learnt about the response to the pandemic which was a critical intervention.  The Director of Public Health reported that the draft plan was going through a month-long assurance process.  He explained that it has been through the regional assurance working group and would be considered nationally before being signed off at the beginning of April. The Board was advised that the Plan sets out how the health protection work would continue as we mount the response to Covid-19.  The Director of Public Health reported that when the team reflected on what was in the original plan it was clear that the content had moved on considerably based on the fact that there had been a shift from a national leading response on Covid-19 to a situation now where it was more about local delivery, regional coordination of some of the interventions that need to be delivered and then national support.  He explained that because there had been so many developments as the responsibility shifted towards local councils taking on local outbreak planning it was felt that it would be a better idea to write a new plan with more of a forward look.

 

The Board was advised that the plan supports the national contain framework which would be reviewed and updated this week but continued to make clear that Local Directors of Public Health remain responsible for managing local outbreaks of Covid-19 using a range of powers under the Public Health and Coronavirus legislation. He emphasised that this was a significant shift in the previous assurance role of Public Health Directors and explained that Public Health England was in the process of becoming a new organisation the UK Health Security  ...  view the full minutes text for item 84.

85.

Development Session 21 January 2021 - outcomes and action pdf icon PDF 239 KB

The BCP Health and Wellbeing Board held a Development Session on 21 January 2021 which included the development of the following:

(a)  BCP Local Plan.

(b)  Housing Strategy.

A copy of the presentations given at the development session is attached at Appendix 1.

At the Development Session, partners commented on the above and a summary of the issues raised on each document is detailed below.  This report recommends that the Board notes and approves the outcomes from the Development Session and agrees actions for inclusion in the Board’s Forward Plan.  

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Kate Ryan, Corporate Director BCP Council presented a report, a copy of which had been circulated to each Member and which appears as Appendix 'C' to these Minutes in the Minute Book.

 

The Corporate Director reported on the Development Session held on 21 January 2021 on the following:

(a)  BCP Local Plan.

(b)  Housing Strategy.

At the Development Session, partners commented on the above and a summary of the issues raised was set out in the report.  The Board was advised that the Housing Strategy was now live for consultation which runs until 21 May 2021.  All partners were encouraged to comment as part of the consultation process.  The Board was advised that in terms of the Local Plan the issues and options were being developed and would be subject to consultation in due course. Members were encouraged to continue with the ongoing engagement of the above Strategy documents.

 

RESOLVED that

 

(a)  The Board notes and approves the summary of the outcomes from the Development Session held on 21 January 2021 as detailed in the report.

 

(b) The Board agrees the actions detailed in the report for inclusion in the Board’s Forward Plan.

 

Voting: Agreed

 

86.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 264 KB

The Board is asked to consider and agree the latest version of the Forward Plan.

Minutes:

The Chairman introduced the Board’s Forward Plan which was being developed to reflect the Health and Wellbeing Strategy and the requirements under the Local Outbreak Management Plan.

 

The Board was asked to include the following in the Plan:

·       Deprivation to monitor the empowering communities’ priority – June 2021

·       Health Foundation – presentation on Anchor Institutions 

 

Debbie Fleming asked what the Board would be expecting from acute partners on the transformation of acute services and with the change agenda what was the lens that the Board would like to cover.

Sally Sandcraft referred to the opportunity to have an update on the implementation of the dementia review and improvements being implemented now.  Jan Thurgood, Corporate Director supported the opportunity to bring forward an item on the dementia review and to look more widely at local responses to ensuring good health and well-being outcomes for people who are diagnosed with dementia and their carers, such as the Dementia Friendly Communities initiative.

 

The Director of Public Health commented on the opportunity through the HIP 2 programme for the Board as public sector leaders to challenge itself around use of social value linked with the capital investment for health services.  The Chairman commented that it was important to be mindful of the work of the Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee and to make appropriate links.

 

RESOLVED – that the Forward Plan be amended to take account of the above comments.

 

Voting – Agreed