Meeting documents

Health & Wellbeing Board
Wednesday, 3rd December, 2014 5.00 pm

Tickfield Centre, Darwin Room

Attendance Details

Part I
442 Apologies and substitutions.
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Longley (no substitute) and Lamb (substitute: Cllr Holland), Mr A Pike (no substitute) and Ms S Morris (substitute: Mr A Brogan).
443 Declarations of interest.
There were no declarations of interest at this meeting.
444 Minutes of the Meeting held on Wednesday, 3rd September, 2014

1. That the Minutes of the meeting held on 3rd September 2014 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.

2. That the Board's thanks and appreciation be extended to Ms J Totterdell and Dr P Husselbee for their hard work and dedication.
445 Questions from Members of the Public
The Chairman responded to two questions received from a member of the public.
446 Vice Chair Nominations

That the Southend CCG Board Chair (or Vice-chair as appropriate) be appointed as the vice-chair on the Health & Wellbeing Board.
447 Mental Health Concordat

That the Board signs up to the principles laid out within the Mental Health Concordat.
448 Mental Health Services Analysis

1. That the report be noted.

2. That a further report be brought back to the Board in February 2015 with detailed information on the provision of mental health services in the borough to enable the Board to look collectively and consider ways it can support further improvements and enhancements to the provision of mental health services in Southend.
449 Implementation of the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Reforms (SEND)

1. That the report be noted and the developments around greater integrated working for children with SEND be supported.

2. That the establishment of the SEN Strategic Board, reporting to the Success for All Children's Group, be endorsed.
450 Care Act Update

1. That the report and the significant service and financial implications that will impact on the Council arising from the implementation of this Act, be noted.

2. That the implications of the Care Act for the Board's partner organisations be noted.

3. That the development of a Joint Market Position Statement currently being agreed between Southend Council and Southend CCG as part of the Care Act requirements, be noted.
451 Fulfilling Lives, A Better Start - Governance Recommendations

1. That the governance structure set out in Appendix 1 to the submitted report be endorsed, which includes:

(a) That this Board oversees the governance of the Fulfilling Lives , A Better Start Programme;
(b) That the Chief Executive Office of key programme partner, The Preschool Learning Alliance, be invited to become a co-opted (non-voting) member of the Health & Wellbeing Board to support programme alignment with the wider HWB activity;
(c) That a programme management group be established to oversee implementation of the programme.
452 Pioneer / Better Care Fund

That the proposed additional submission, to complement Southend's submission on 19th September 2014, as set out in Appendix 4 to the submitted report, be approved.
453 Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment

That the Southend-on-Sea Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) be approved.
454 Forward Plan

That the Forward Plan be noted and updated accordingly.

Attendance Details

Councillor D Norman MBE (Chairman)
Councillors Callaghan, Evans, *Holland and Velmurugan
Mr R Tinlin (SBC), Mr S Leftley (SBC), Dr A Atherton (SBC), Mr C Cormack (Southend CCG), Ms M Craig (Southend CCG), Ms A Semmence (SAVS - non-voting member), Mr J Keay (Healthwatch Southend), *Mr A Brogan (SEPT - non-voting member) and Ms S Hardy (SUHFT - non-voting member)
*Substitute in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 31.
In attendance:
Mr R Harris (SBC), Mr R Walters (SBC), Mr N Faint (Pioneer Programme), Councillor Moyies (observer - Chairman of People Scrutiny Committee), Ms E Hammans (SBC), DCI T Simons (Essex Police - Agenda Item 6 only - Mental Health Concordat) and Ms S Bingham (SBC).


447The Board considered a briefing report from DCI Simons, Essex Police, which presented the Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat. This was a national agreement between services and agencies involved in the care and support of people in crisis.

The Board asked a number of questions which were responded to by DCI Simons.

The Board noted that locally a significant amount of work on crisis care had been undertaken by partners which would feed into the mental health concordat and the action plan. It was also emphasised that Southend's Mental Health Strategy would need to be linked into the concordat.
448The Board considered a report from SEPT which provided details of the key issues facing SEPT Mental Health Services in Southend.

The Board asked a number of questions which were responded to by Mr Brogan.

The Board discussed the analysis report in detail and recognised the significant improvements in the access to mental health treatment services. However, The Board felt that further analysis was required on the broader issues and challenges facing mental health provision in the borough to enable the Board to identify what additional support it could provide to further improve and enhance provision.
449The Board considered a report from the Corporate Director for People which provided an update on progress on the implementation of the SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) reforms within the Children & Families Bill, which took effect from September 2014.

The Board asked a number of questions which were responded to by the officers.
450The Board considered a report from the Corporate Director for People which provided an update on the implications of the Care Act for Southend Borough Council and partners.

The Board asked a number of questions which were responded to by the officers.
451The Board considered a joint report of the Corporate Director for People and the Director of Public Health, which proposed a governance structure for the Fulfilling Lives, A Better Start Programme, to fulfil the funding requirements.
452The Board considered a joint report of the Corporate Director for People and the Chief Operating Officer, Southend CCG, which provided an update on the Better Care Fund plan (BCF) resubmission to the Department of Health (DoH) on 19th September 2014. Following a nationally led review process the Board has been requested to make an additional submission to complement the submission made on 19th September 2014.

The Board was asked to note that the BCF submission had been "approved with support". This was a significant achievement.
453The Board considered a report of the Director of Public Health which presented Southend's Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA).

The Board commented that the PNA was a comprehensive document which was well received.
454The Board received the Forward Plan of Board activity for the period 1st April 2014 to 31st March 2015. This was a rolling plan and would be updated/changed as and when required.


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