Agenda and minutes

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Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Dr Chaturvedi, C Panniker, N Leitch and A McIntyre.


Declarations of Interest


(a) Councillor Salter – Minute 89 (A Greater Focus – Refreshing Southend’s Health & Wellbeing Strategy), Minute 92 (STP Pre-Consultation Business Case) – non-pecuniary interest – husband is consultant surgeon at Southend Hospital and holds senior posts at the hospital; son-in-law is a GP; daughter is a doctor at Broomfield Hospital;


(b) Councillor Lamb – Minute 92 (STP Pre-Consultation Business Case Briefing) – non-pecuniary interest – SAVS appointed Governor at Southend Hospital NHS Trust;


(c) Councillor Davidson – Minute 92 (STP Pre-Consultation Business Case Briefing) – non-pecuniary interest – Council appointed Governor at Southend Hospital NHS Trust.


Minutes of the Meeting held on Wednesday 22nd March 2017 pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Minutes attached.




That the Minutes of the Meeting held on 22nd March 2017 be confirmed as a correct record and signed.


A greater focus - Refreshing Southend's Health and Wellbeing Strategy pdf icon PDF 121 KB

Joint Report of the Deputy Chief Executive (People) and the Interim Accountable Officer (Southend CCG) attached.

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The Board considered a joint report of the Deputy Chief Executive (People) and the Interim Accountable Officer (SCCG) presenting the proposals for developing the refresh of Southend’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy.


In consideration of the report the Board commended the proposals and the approach being taken to refresh the Strategy and commented as follows:-


·                     Ensuring that people with long term conditions and muscular skeletal conditions such as back pain and arthritis are provided the right information and we create and maintain accessible services and enabling environments;


·                     Dispelling some of the myths and removing the barriers preventing people from being active. This may or may not include accessing services and does not necessarily require attendance at a leisure centre or taking part in sport eg. gardening and walking;


·                     Co-production was essential if significant positive outcomes are to be achieved and the approach should ensure that the views of service users and the community drive the development of the strategy and outcomes;


·                     Other related services (e.g. planning, street scene, parks, etc) have a key role in supporting the delivery of the strategy; to achieve our strategic goals, the health and wellbeing board will need to develop effective relationships with the SBC Place Department.




That the key proposals detailed in paragraphs 3.7 to 3.10 of the submitted report be supported for development and progress be reviewed at the next meeting in September 2017.


Better Care Fund (BCF) pdf icon PDF 105 KB

Report from the BCF Programme Manager to follow

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The Board considered a report if the BCF Programme Lead providing an update regarding the BCF for 2017/19 and the Improved BCF (iBCF) for 2017/18.




1. That the updates for BCF 2017/19 and the iBCF 2017/18, be noted.


2. That the priorities for setting the BCF 2017/19 plan, including the need to abide by the national BCF conditions, be approved.


3. That authority to sign-off the iBCF plan for 2017/18 be delegated to the Deputy Chief Executive (People), the Interim Accountable Officer (SCCG) in consultation with the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Health & Wellbeing Board.


4. That it be agreed that the iBCF plan 2017/18 be consulted on amongst HWB partners as outlined in Section 5 of the submitted report.


Suicide Prevention Strategy pdf icon PDF 128 KB

Report of the Director of Public Health attached.

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The Board considered a report of the Director of Public Health presenting the draft Suicide Prevention Strategy for Southend, Essex and Thurrock – ‘Let’s Talk About Suicide.’


In response to a number of questions and comments the Board was informed that:


·         There were a number of suicides linked to drug and alcohol use but not to the extent that was expected;

·         The relevant charities and community organisations (e.g. Samaritans, MIND, etc) were involved at every level;

·         The majority of people at the risk or have committed suicide were within primary care;

·         The evidence suggests that there is an increasing trend in the number of older people / adults committing suicide for a range of reasons (e.g. economic factors);

·         Pan-Essex Task and Finish Groups had been established and including local representation from Southend;

·         Any lessons learnt or good practice from the mid-Essex and other pilot areas led by the East of England will be obtained;


The Board suggested that a local delivery / task and finish group was set up to monitor and ensure that the appropriate actions were being delivered in Southend




1. That the Suicide Prevention Strategy (‘Let’s Talk About Suicide’) and associated actions be endorsed.


2. That a local Southend specific Suicide Prevention Task and Finish Group to oversee and monitor the delivery of appropriate actions be established.


STP Pre-Consultation Business Case Briefing pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Report of the Interim Communications Lead, Mid and South Essex Success Regime, to follow


The Board considered a report of the Programme Director, Mid and South Essex Success Regime, providing an update on current thinking and the next steps for changes in local health and care.


The Board made the following comments:


·         Still waiting for information detailing the evidence base supporting the STP proposals –

·         Board members are  advocates for the STP and given that there are genuine public anxieties about the STP it was important that Board members have the necessary information when discussing the STP with the public and other bodies/groups;

·         The Safeguarding Adults Board has identified the STP as a key priority and will be seeking assurances regarding safeguarding;

·         The Southend CCG will feedback views and highlighted that there was a CCG Joint Committee meeting on 7th July;




1. That the update and continuing opportunities to give views on the STP and developing options for service change be noted.


2. That the Board continues to participate in discussions with the Mid and South Essex SR and STP engagement and consultation programmes, which include stakeholder meetings and meetings of the Southend, Essex and Thurrock Boards.




Integrated Children's Services pdf icon PDF 348 KB

Report of the BCF Programme Manager attached.

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The Board considered a report of the Deputy Chief Executive (People) providing an update of the successes and achievements delivered through the Success for All Partnership Board.




1. That the high level mobilisation plan and the success and achievements as delivered by Success for All, be noted.


2. That the Integrated Children’s Strategy, be noted.


Southend, A Better Start Briefing pdf icon PDF 132 KB

Report from A Better Start Programme Manager attached.

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The Board considered a report from the ABB Acting Programme Director providing an update on progress and the current position regarding the ABSS.



That the report be noted.


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