Meeting documents

Health & Wellbeing Board
Monday, 29th June, 2015 4.00 am

Southend Health and Wellbeing Board Minutes

Wednesday, 25th March, 2015
Jubilee Room (CR1), Civic Centre, Southend-on-Sea

Attendance Details

Part I
757 Apologies and substitutions.
Apologies were received from Councillor Longley (substitute: Cllr Borton), Ms S Hardy, Mr A Pike, Ms S Morris and Mr N Leith (substitute: Mr M Freeston).
758 Declarations of interest.
There were no declarations of interest at this meeting.
759 Public Questions
760 Minutes of the Meeting held on Tuesday, 10th February, 2015
  • Minutes

That the minutes of the meeting held on 10th February 2015 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.
761 Southend CCG Operational Plan 2015/16

1. That the report be noted and any further feedback on the draft Operational Plan be returned to the CCG by 31st March 2015.

2. That further investigation be undertaken regarding vascular services and an update be provided to the Board in June 2015.
762 HWB Updates

1. That the HWB Strategy Refresh update be noted.

2. That the proposal, scope and timeline for a detailed Mental Health Needs Assessment (MHNA) to be undertaken for adults in Southend, be noted.
763 Learning Disability Self Assessment Framework

That the report be agreed and the actions identified to tackle the areas for improvement be supported.
764 Annual Reports on Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

1. That the LSCB and SVAB Annual Reports and that they reflect the priority areas for development in its strategic planning for 2015-16, be noted.

2. That the role of the Board in respect to safeguarding be reviewed and a proposed approach be provided to the next meeting of the Board.
765 Southend-on-Sea Childrens and Young People's Plan 2015-2016

1. That the 2015/16 Children and Young People's Plan priorities be agreed.

2. That the authority to approve the detailed delivery plan be delegated to the Executive Councillor for Children & Learning and the Success for All Group.
766 Better Care Fund, Section 75 Agreement

1. That the draft Section 75 Agreement, as set out in the report and Appendix 1, be noted.

2. That the Section 75 Agreement was subject to SBC Full Council and SCCG Governing Body approval, both planned for 26th March 2015.
767 A Better Start, Southend Proposed Budget 2015-16

That the report be noted.
768 Forward Plan

That the forward plan be noted.
769 Schedule of Meetings 2015/16

That the schedule of Board meetings for 2015/16, as set out below, be agreed, subject to confirmation of the June date:

June 2015 t.b.a.
Wednesday 2nd September 2015 at 4.00pm
Wednesday 2nd December 2015 at 4.00pm
Tuesday 9th February 2016 at 4pm
Wednesday 23rd March 2016 at 2.30pm.

Venues for the above meetings are to be confirmed.

Attendance Details

Councillor D Norman MBE (Chairman)
Dr J G Lobera (Southend CCG - Vice-Chair),
Councillors *Betson, Callaghan, Evans, Lamb and Velmurugan
Mr R Tinlin (SBC), Mr S Leftley (SBC), Dr A Atherton (SBC), Ms M Craig (Southend CCG), Ms A Semmence (SAVS - Non-voting member), *Mr M Freeston (Pre-School Learning Alliance).

*Substitute in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 31
In attendance:
Mr R Harris (SBC), Mr R Walters (SBC), Ms C Tomes (SBC), Mr G Jones (SBC), Ms C Doorly (LSCB & SVAB Chair), Ms J Naish (SBC), Mr I Ambrose (SBC, Mr J O'Loughlin (SBC) and Councillor Moyies (observer - Chairman of People Scrutiny Committee).


759The Chairman responded to written questions received from Members of the Public.
761The Board considered a report from the Acting Accountable Officer, which presented the draft 2015/16 Southend Clinical Commissioning Group Operational Plan and outlined the CCG's key areas of focus for the next year as well as the current position against key targets and CCG ambitions. The completed plan would be submitted to NHS England on 10th April 2015.

The Board asked a number of questions which were responded to by the Acting Accountable Officer, SCCG. In respect to concerns raised about the potential transfer of vascular services away from Southend it was advised that a further investigation was needed to ascertain the position and no decision had yet been made by NHS England on the future of vascular services in the borough.
762The Board considered the following matters:

A. HWB Strategy Refresh

The HWB Advisor provided a verbal update on the HWB Strategy Refresh and made reference to the broad impact goals which had been agreed by the Board previously.

The Board noted that a public engagement event concerning the Strategy refresh has provisionally been arranged. Further details of this event would be circulated in due course.

B. Mental Health Needs Assessment for Adults

The Board considered a report of the Director of Public Health which provided an update on the proposal for a detailed mental health needs assessment for adults in Southend.

The Board asked a number of questions which were responded to by the Director of Public Health. In respect to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) the Board was advised that a collaborate approach across Essex was taking place and the procurement of a provider was due to be completed shortly.
763The Board considered a report from the Corporate Director for People which presented the Learning Disability Self Assessment Framework and outlined the areas for improvement in the delivery of these services.

The Board expressed concerns regarding the low number of annual healthchecks for people with learning disabilities. It was advised that work was taking place with GP's to understand the problem and look at ways to improve the completion of annual healthchecks for people with learning disabilities.
764The Board considered a report from the Independent Chair of the LSCB and SVAB which presented the annual assessment on the effectiveness of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults services in Southend.

The Board asked a number of questions which were responded to by the LSCB/SVAB Independent Chair and assurance was given that the areas of focus in paragraphs 3.7 and 3.8 would be monitored closely by the LSCB/SVAB.

The Board also sought clarification on its role and the level of information it should receive in respect to safeguarding. Officers agreed to look into this matter and bring forward a proposed approach to the next meeting of the Board.
765The Board considered a report of the Corporate Director for People which presented the 2015-16 Children and Young People's Plan (CYPP) for consideration.
766The Board considered a joint report of the Acting Accountable Officer, SCCG, and the Corporate Director for People, which outlined the obligations and requirements of the Better Care Fund to enter into a Section 75 Agreement between Southend Council (SBC) and Southend Clinical Commissioning Group (SCCG).

The Board noted that this was a formal agreement under S.75 of the National Health Service Act 2006 and underpins the operation of the Better Care Fund in Southend.
767The Board considered a report from the Chief Executive, Pre-School Learning Alliance, which brings Board Members' attention to the indicative budget for A Better Start, Southend for 2015/16.
768The Board considered the Forward Plan of Board activity for the period April 2014 to December 2015. This was a rolling plan and would be updated as and when required.


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