Apologies and substitutions.
Apologies for absence were received from Dr Agha (no substitute).
Declarations of interest.
The following declarations of interest were made:
(a) Councillor Longley - Agenda Item 9 (HWB Forward Plan) - non-pecuniary - wife is a trustee of SAVS) and all items relating to SEPT - non-pecuniary - daughter works for SEPT; (b) Councillor Kaye - all items relating to SEPT - non-pecuniary - Mental Health Act Manager.
Minutes of the Shadow Health & Wellbeing Board held on 27th March 2013
That the minutes of the Shadow Health & Wellbeing Board held on 27th March 2013 be confirmed as a correct record.
The Board received the Membership and Terms of Reference which had been adopted by Full Council on 28th February 2013. Following this Council approved two minor amendments to the membership (Council held 16th May 2013).
The Committee Officer advised that at previous meetings under shadow status the engagement and involvement of provider organisations had been discussed with a view to inviting SEPT and the Southend University Hospital Foundation Trust onto the Board as non-voting members. The Board recognised that there would be other provider organisations and ways to engage with them were being explored, e.g. links with the Police Crime Commissioner. It was noted that SEPT and the Southend Hospital Trust were key service providers in Southend. The Committee Officer also drew attention to work being undertaken to develop the relationship between the Board and the Council's People Scrutiny Committee. Resolved: 1. That the Terms of Reference be noted. 2. That a representative from SEPT and from Southend University Hospital Foundation Trust be invited onto the Board as non-voting members.
Task & Finish Groups Discussion Paper
The Board considered a report from the Partnership Advisor Health & Wellbeing, which outlined the current status and options for establishing Task & Finish Groups.
The Board noted that the Task & Finish Groups listed in the report were established to take forward certain aspects while the Board was in transition from shadow to statutory status. Therefore it was timely for the Board to review these arrangements and consider what task and finish groups need to be established to take forward specific areas of work. Resolved: That a report be brought back to the next meeting of the Board providing more detail on the role and activity of the Task & Finish Groups established under shadow status and that the report also includes an analysis and options of ways to engage with providers.
NHS 11 Service Update
The Board considered a report of the CCG Chief Operating Officer which provided an update on the implementation of the NHS 111 Service in South Essex.
The Committee asked a number of detailed questions which were responded to. The Board noted that the NHS 111 Service across South Essex would be kept under close scrutiny and appropriate action would be taken where necessary if there was any deterioation of the service. Resolved: 1. That the report be noted. 2. That it be noted that the implementation of NHS 111 in South Essex had been recognised as best practice nationally and further noted that: (a) the service had embedded well into the local system; (b) the service was meeting its performance requirements; (c) The service had low levels of Accident & Emergency (A&E) referrals; (d) The service had low percentage of 999 dispositions.
Health & Social Care Integration Pioneers
The Board considered a report from the Senior Partnership Advisor which presented details of the opportunity for Southend to submit an expression of interest to become a national health and social care integration pioneer.
Resolved: That an expression of interest be developed, in conjunction with the Southend CCG, for Southend to become a health and social care integration pioneer, and that the expression of interest be submitted to Government/Department of Health to meet the application deadline of 28th June 2013.
People's Scrutiny Committee Draft Work Plan
The Board received and noted the People Scrutiny Committee draft work programme for 2013/14.
HWB Forward Plan
The Board received the forward plan of Board activity for the period 1st April 2013 to 31st March 2014. This was a rolling plan and would be added to/changed as and when required.
The Board also received a powerpoint presentation from Mr J Keay which provided an overview of the role of Southend Healthwatch. Resolved: 1. That the Forward Plan be noted and any additions/changes be sent to the HWB Partnership Advisor. 2. That Mr J Keay be thanked for his informative and valuable presentation on the role of Southend Healthwatch.
The C2 Connecting Communities Programme
The Board considered a report from the Director of Public Health which provided details about the C2 Connecting Communities Programme in Southend.
Resolved: 1. That the report be noted. 2. That regular updates on the progress of the C2 Connecting Communities Programme be provided to future meetings of the Board.
Date and time of future meetings
That the date and time of future meetings be agreed as set out below, subject to consultation on the start times to be changed to 4.00pm: Wednesday 24th July 2013 at 2.30pm Wednesday 25th September 2013 at 2.30pm Wednesday 20th November 2013 at 2.30pm Tuesday 11th February 2014 at 2.00pm