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Health & Wellbeing Board
Thursday, 30th January, 2014 4.30 pm

Southend Health and Wellbeing Board Minutes

Wednesday, 20th November, 2013
Civic Centre, Southend-on-Sea, Committee Room 1

Attendance Details

Part I
507 Apologies and substitutions.
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Courtenay (no substitute), Terry (no substitute), Longley (substitute: Cllr Crystall).

Apologies were also received from Mr R Tinlin (no substitute), Ms J Totterdell (substitute: Ms S Hardy) and Ms M Craig (no substitute).
508 Declarations of interest.
The following interests were made:-

(a) Councillor Salter - agenda item relating to Brief Update on Southend CCG Urgent Care Plan - non-pecuniary interest - husband is Consultant Vascular Surgeon and Business Unit Director for Surgical Services Southend Hospital).

(b) Councillor Velmurugan - agenda item relating to Brief Update on Southend CCG Urgent Care Plan - non-pecuniary interest - practicing GP.
509 Minutes of the Meeting held on Wednesday, 25th September, 2013
  • Minutes

That the minutes of the meeting held on 25th September 2013 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.
510 Issues, Initiatives, Challenges - Presentation and Board Discussion
The Board received a joint PowerPoint presentation from the Director of Public Health, the Corporate Director for People and the Partnerships and Engagement Manager covering the following matters:

(i) 2013 Health Profile - Key Issues for Southend (where are we now?);

(ii) Pioneer Status & Fulfilling Lives Bid - What we are aiming to do

(iii) Hughes-Hallet Independent Commission into Health & Social Care - Challenges

Following the presentations the Board supported by an independent facilitator had a detailed discussion on the challenges for the future and the next steps in the Board's work. During the discussion the following key points were made:-

• To take advantage of the opportunities to be leaders in a number of specific themes (e.g. homelessness);
• To focus on a few key themes for ‘quick wins' activity and how improvements could be achieved (e.g. smoking, alcohol and flu jabs for the elderly and obesity).
• To explore the potential benefits of cross-boundary working with other local authority areas in the region to deliver a holistic approach to tackle common issues/areas of concern, for example there could be a joint approach to tackle smoking between Southend and Thurrock.
• To explore the Hughes-Hallet recommendations in conjunction with how priority areas will be addressed in the borough and explore what the shared common goals/themes are across Essex, Thurrock and Southend and what the potential was for each local authority area to take a lead on and deliver regionally against a specific theme/issue.
• The Board members reiterated its role in removing barriers and blockages and the need to articulate with residents, etc the activity / action being taken and that it was the ‘right thing to do' which will significantly improve the health and wellbeing of the borough.
• The Board emphasised its ‘ambassadorial' role in taking a positive leadership role in delivering health and wellbeing improvements.


That the proposals on the next steps in the Board's work be developed further and a report be circulated to the Board members for additional contribution and consideration to aid discussion at the Southend, Essex and Thurrock Joint Health & Wellbeing Board meeting scheduled for January 2014.
511 HWB Strategy Progress Summary / Task Groups
The Board considered a joint report from the Health & Wellbeing Board Partnership Advisor and the Senior Partnership Advisor which provided an update on progress against delivery of the Southend Health & Wellbeing Strategy and development of the Board's working / task and finish groups.

Members stressed that progress reports from the working/task and finish groups should be provided to the Board regularly.


1. That the progress against the Southend Health & Wellbeing Strategy action plan be noted.

2. That progress on the development of the working/task and Finish groups be noted and regular progress reports from the groups be provided to the Board.
512 Brief Update on Southend CCG Urgent Care Plan
The Board received a brief update from the CCG Chief Operating Officer on progress with implementation of the South East Essex Health & Social Care Urgent Improvement and Recovery Plan and advised that it had been submitted to NHS England and approved on 30th September 2013.


That the update on the Urgent Care Plan be noted.
513 Children & Young People's Plan Progress Update
The Board considered a report from the Corporate Director for People which provided an update on progress made to date by the Success for All Children Group in delivering the 2013/14 Children and Young People's Plan.


That the progress in delivering the 2013/14 Children and Young People's Plan be noted.
514 Healthwatch England Annual Report
The Board considered a report from the Manager, Healthwatch Southend, which presented the Healthwatch England Annual Report 2012/3.


That the report be noted.
515 C2 Communities Update
The Board considered a report from the Director of Public Health which provided an update on the progress of the C2 Connecting Communities Programme in Southchurch Ward.


That the report be noted.
516 Making Every Contact Count Update
The Board considered a report from the Director of Public Health which provided details of the 'Making Every Contact Count' (MECC) initiative in Southend-on-Sea.


That the report be noted.
517 Forward Plan
The Board received the forward plan of Board activity for ther period 1st April 2013 to 31st March 2014. This was a rolling plan and would be added to/changed as and when required.


That the forward plan be noted.
518 Date and time of next meeting
The next meeting of the Board would take place on 11th February 2014 here at the Civic Centre.

Members were informed that a further meeting of the Board in March 2014 would be needed. The Committee Officer would undertake consultation to ascertain an appropriate date (noted that the meeting would need to take place before 27th March 2013).

Attendance Details

Councillor Salter (Chairman)
Councillors Borton, *Crystall and Holdcroft
Mr S Leftley (SBC), Dr A Atherton (SBC), Dr B Agha (Southend CCG), Mr J Keay (Southend Healthwatch), Mr A Pike (NHS England - Essex Area Team), Dr P Husselbee (Southend CCG), Ms S Morris (SEPT - non-voting member) and *Ms S Hardy (SUHFT - non voting member).

*Substitute in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 31.
In attendance:
Councillors Kaye (Observer - Chairman of People Scrutiny Committee) and Velmurugan.

Ms F Abbott (SBC), Mr A Butteriss (SBC), Mr R Walters (SBC), Mr R Harris (SBC), Ms E Cooney (SBC)


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