Agenda and draft minutes

Health and Wellbeing Board - Thursday, 3rd December, 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting

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

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68.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence from Board Members

 

Minutes:

Tim Goodson took the Chair for items 1 – 3.

 

The Board welcomed new Members including Sian Thomas, Education Representative and Richard Jenkinson, Mufeed Niman and Simon Watkins representing the CCG.  The Board was also advised that Jenni Douglas-Todd had attended the meeting as an observer.

 

Apologies for absence were received from Graham Farrant, James Vaughan and Eugine Yafele.

 

69.

Substitute Members

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

 

Minutes:

The Board was advised that ACC Mark Callaghan was attending as James Vaughan’s substitute and Katharine Harvey, Service Director for Children, Young People and Families was attending this meeting as Eugine Yafele’s substitute.

 

70.

Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman for the remainder of the Municipal Year.

Minutes:

Councillor Nicola Greene was nominated and seconded for Chairman. There were no other nominations and Councillor Greene took the role of Chairman.

 

Councillor Nicola Greene took the Chair.

 

She referred to the new Members of the Board and the change in administration and thanked the Members of the previous administration for their work on the Board.

 

The Chairman indicated that there may be a need to reorder agenda items 8 and 9 subject to when Kate Ryan, Corporate Director for Environment and Communities was able to join the meeting.

 

71.

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:

The following declarations were made:

 

  • Councillor Bobbie Dove declared an interest with reference to SEND and reported that she has a family Member who has an HCP with the Council.

 

72.

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.

 

73.

Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 237 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the Meeting held on 3 September 2020.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 3 September 2020 were confirmed as a correct record subject to the following change.

 

Page 8 of the agenda pack - Jenni Dougal-Todd should read Jenni-Douglas-Todd

 

Voting - Agreed

 

74.

Health and Wellbeing Board - Business protocol, membership and terms of reference pdf icon PDF 133 KB

The Board is asked in particular to review its membership following changes since the last meeting.

Minutes:

The Deputy Head of Democratic Services reported that following the change in administration the business protocol, membership and terms of reference had been reviewed and in addition there were new Members proposed to join the Board from the CCG and a new education representative Sian Thomas.  Proposed amendments to the membership were highlighted in yellow. 

 

The Chairman welcomed the new members to the Board.

 

In addition, it was acknowledged that reference to the representative from the Bournemouth and Poole Voluntary Services Council should refer to the Community Action Network.

 

RESOLVED that the revised document, including the changes in membership be agreed.

 

Voting: Agreed

 

75.

Planning to Deliver the Health and Well-being Strategy 2020-2023 pdf icon PDF 632 KB

The BCP Health and Well-Being Board approved the Health and Well-Being Strategy 2020-2023 in September 2020.  This report sets out the developing plans for delivery of the priorities as agreed in the Strategy. All Board members and agencies are asked to consider the initial plans and identify where the further input of all agencies and sectors and the engagement of local communities can contribute to the delivery of the strategy and its commitments.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Corporate Director for Adult Social Care introduced the report, a copy of which had been circulated to each Member and a copy of which appears as Appendix 'A' to these Minutes in the Minute Book.

 

The BCP Health and Well-Being Board approved the Health and Well-Being Strategy 2020-2023 in September 2020.  This report set out the developing plans for delivery of the priorities as agreed in the Strategy. All Board members and agencies were asked to consider the initial plans and identify where the further input of all agencies and sectors and the engagement of local communities could contribute to the delivery of the strategy and its commitments.

 

The Corporate Director reported that the Strategy was developed collectively by the Board using both development sessions and formal meetings. The Strategy was set in the context of the BCP Council’s Corporate Strategy where the vision was to create vibrant communities with excellent quality of life where everyone plays an active role. The Corporate Director explained that to create the Strategy data from the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment was used which Public Health helped to develop for all partners to look at the key demographic and equality issues within the BCP Council area. The Board was informed that the Strategy was further shaped in 2020 as the pandemic emerged and partners learnt about the major impacts in terms of Covid-19. In line with the Board’s main purpose the overarching aims were as follows:-

 

  • To increase healthy life expectancy for our population - with a commitment to tackle issues and inequalities
  • Work together as partners to improve health and wellbeing and engage our local communities and residents and focus on those who are most disadvantaged
  • Outcomes for Children and Young People
  • Address issues of climate change in the activities of the Board

 

The Corporate Director reported that with the above aims in mind the strategy identified three priorities, empowering communities, promoting healthy lives and supporting and challenging the collective work the Board does and lead to improved outcomes.  The Board was advised that the purpose was to present the initial plan to deliver the aims and priorities and review the recommendations, shape the forward plan around the delivery plan and the concept of champions.

 

The Chairman referred to the following recommendation in the report on the delivery of the two themes identified concurrently.

 

Approve that in relation to “Promoting Healthy Lives” priority, the two themes of “improving mental health” and “eliminating food insecurity” are delivered concurrently for the duration of the Strategy.

 

The Corporate Director for Environment and Communities reported on the initial development session held in November 2019 and explained that the priority in relation to Empowering Communitiesdraws on those initial discussions.  Partners have been working with communities of high need but there was now an opportunity to re-engage in our partnership structures and understand the needs and priorities of those communities.  The report outlined the areas with the greatest need Boscombe West, Townsend, East Cliff & Springbourne, Kinson and Bourne  ...  view the full minutes text for item 75.

76.

Local Outbreak Management Plan

The Board will be updated on the latest position.

Minutes:

The Director of Public Health reported on the upturn in the number of Covid-19 cases in the last 3-month period. The Board was advised of what issues would be covered including the local position and epidemiology, the current control messages under tier 2 and how public health and partners had been working.

 

The Director of Public Health reported that lockdown 2 has had the desired affect with a 45% fall in Covid cases. The current rate was 84 per 100,000 population with the infection rate in over 60s falling significantly to 68 per 100,000. The Director of Public Heath indicated that this was one of the key measures that the Government would consider in assessing local controls which reflects our improved position in our health and care system. The Board was informed that in terms of testing about 9,500 people across the BCP area were tested each week with a drop in the positivity. The Director reported that contact tracing was completing about 70% with 15% in progress. The Board was advised of the local epidemic curve in the area and the increase in cases in September and October which were associated with various events including the opening of schools and the return of students to university which drove transmission rates.

 

The Director of Public Health reported on the current control measures explaining that with the end of lockdown both Unitary Authorities were in Tier 2 with a restriction on social mixing between households indoors and in private homes. The Director explained that although the economy has started to open up households were not permitted to mix in bars and restaurants.  The tiers would be reviewed by the Government on 16 December 2020 but that did not mean that the rules around the tiers would be reviewed but a reassessment of the area’s tier status using the Government’s measures as set out in the Winter Plan.

 

The Board was advised of the current position with the local outbreak management plan which included a priority on contact tracing with the Response team and an out of hours rota to support high risk settings with incidents. The Director reported that assurance of that activity had been through the Health Protection Board which meets on a weekly basis and the assessment of controls and messages.  He highlighted that as we moved into the second wave communications and engagement has been even more important and the continuation in working with the public to show those areas where it was necessary to achieve a high degree of compliance. The Board was advised the Local Outbreak Engagement Board had met as cases started to escalate to agree messaging and exit from lockdown and worked well with good discussion.  The Director of Public Health referred to the work with colleagues in Dorset through the LRF looking at the wider area and the impact on the health and care system. 

 

The Director of Public Health updated on the detail of the messaging to encourage residents to follow the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 76.

77.

Forward Plan, Dates for future meetings of the Board and arrangements for Development Sessions pdf icon PDF 169 KB

The Board is asked to consider the development of the Forward Plan, dates for future meetings and arrangements for development sessions.

Minutes:

The Corporate Director for Adult Social Care presented the Forward Plan which would be shaped by the delivery plan for the Health and Wellbeing Strategy.  The Board was advised that the development session on 21 January 2021 would be focussed on the development of both the Local Plan and the Housing Strategy.

 

The Board was informed that at the next formal meeting on 18 March 2021 there would be a report on the Local Outbreak Management Plan.  The Plan would then pick up all the issues from the delivery of the Health and Wellbeing Strategy.  In particular the Corporate Director referred to the role of the Board in providing governance on eliminating food insecurity and receiving regular reports.  In terms of development sessions one area was looking at the significant changes in health and how over time it would input into wellbeing and also local community empowerment as outlined earlier in the meeting.  The Board would also receive formal reports on the Better Care Fund and the Home First Initiative.

 

Councillor Dove requested that the Health and Wellbeing Strategy be non-gender specific. The Chairman provided assurance that this would be addressed.

 

RESOLVED that the Forward Plan be shaped based on the approach detailed above and the dates listed for meetings of the Board be agreed.

 

Voting: Agreed