Agenda and minutes

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No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Lamb and Woodley (no substitutes.


Apologies were also received from S Morris (sub: Morag Strycharczyk), Dr Chaturvedi and E Chidgey (sub: S Rollason).


Declarations of Interest


The following declarations of interest were made:-


(a)   Councillor Salter – agenda item 5 (CCG Annual Report) – non-pecuniary interest – husband is Consultant Surgeon at Southend Hospital; daughter is acting Consultant and Doctor at Basildon Hospital; son-in-law is a GP in the Borough and Diabetes Lead on Southend CCG;

(b)   Dr J. Garcia-Lobera – agenda item 5 (CCG Annual Report) – non-pecuniary interest – practicing GP in the Borough.


Minutes of the Meeting held on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 pdf icon PDF 58 KB

Minutes attached.




That the Minutes of the Meeting held on Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 be confirmed as a correct record and signed.


Public Questions


There were no public questions.


CCG Annual Report pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Report of the CCG Interim Accountable Officer attached

Additional documents:


The Board considered a report of the Interim Accountable Officer, Southend and Castle Point & Rochford CCGs which presented the Southend CCG draft Annual Report 2018/19, for review and feedback. The Chair provided clarification on the status of the draft Annual Report, in particular that this is an early draft for comment on its content, narrative and style.


The Interim Accountable Officer also explained that as this was an early skeleton draft, the nature of the data is therefore incomplete and is subject to concurrent review processes in order to comply with the CCG statutory deadlines for audit and publication by the end of May.


The Board made the following comments:-


·           Welcomed the opportunity to comment on the draft report

·           Document is very readable and contains a lot of detail of the work undertaken in 2018/19 and is a good summary of the work of the CCG

·           Useful to add signposting in document.




To endorse the Southend CCG’s Draft Annual Report 2018/19 and noted that an updated draft of the Annual Report will be circulated to the Board in April, prior to its submission to NHS England.



A Better Start Southend Progress Update pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Joint Report of the Better Start Chair and Director attached.


The Board considered a report of the Director, A Better Start Southend (ABSS) which provided an update from the Chair of ABSS on key developments since the last meeting of the Health & Wellbeing Board.


The Chair of ABSS highlighted in particular the success in engaging families in target wards and how taking learning from the programme across the area more widely. The Chair referred to the ‘Who’s the Expert’ family friendly conference taking place on Thursday 11th April 2019 which will provide opportunities for partners to come together to share the latest development in co-production and service design.




That the report be noted.



Southend Better Care Fund 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Finance and Resources) to follow.


The Board considered a report of the Strategic Director of Finance and Resources setting out the operation of the Better Care Fund Pool during 2018/19. The report outlined the proposals with regard to the carers support jointly commissioned pilot going forward, as set out in paragraph 4 of the report.




1.     To note the financial flows of the 2018/19 Better Care Fund.

2.     To agree to the variation to the 2018/19 Better Care Fund, so as to allow the reallocation of the funds associated with the jointly commissioned Carer’s support scheme back to the respective parties for reinvestment back into their other better Care Fund Schemes.

3.     To note that the carer’s support jointly commissioned pilot will be evaluated and reviewed by the Board in 2019/20.



JSNA Steering Group - update


The Board received a verbal update from the Interim Director of Public Health on the work of the JSNA Steering Group.




1.     That this matter be a Standing Item on future Board meetings and the revised Terms of Reference of the Steering Group be brought to the next Board meeting for consideration.

2.     The Harm Reduction Strategy be brought to the Board for consideration.



Physical Activity Strategy - update


The Board received a verbal update from Councillor Davidson on the recent meeting of the Active Southend Group which had been very encouraging and well attended. The Group had discussed, amongst other matters, the Southend-on-Sea Physical Activity Strategy, Southend 2050, the Active 10 campaign, Active Women and She’s Ready project.




That the update be noted.



Vote of Thanks to Chair


The Board took the opportunity to thank the Chair for the able way in which she had conducted meetings over the last Municipal Year. The Chair thanked Board members for their involvement and contributions.



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