Agenda and minutes

Health & Wellbeing Board
Wednesday, 11th April, 2018 2.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services - 0161 474 3216 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 76 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 31 January 2018.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 31 January 2018 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

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Minutes:

Councillors and officers were invited to declare any interests they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

No declarations of interest were made.

3.

Chair's Announcements

To achieve any announcements from the Chair on matters related to the activity of the Board.

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Minutes:

No announcements were made.

4.

Promoting and supporting physical activity in schools through the Stockport Schools Sport Partnership pdf icon PDF 106 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Director of Public Health

 

This report aims to summarise the support schools receive, primarily through the Stockport Schools Sport Partnership, to promote and facilitate pupil engagement in physical activity, both as part of a healthy lifestyle and in enhancing educational attainment and ‘life skills’.

 

The Board is asked to note and endorse the work of the Stockport Schools Sport Partnership as a key mechanism for addressing physical inactivity within Stockport and impacting positively on both educational and health outcomes for pupils in Stockport.

 

Officer contact: Russ Boaler, 0161 474 3941, russ.boaler@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Deputy Director of Public Health submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) summarising the support schools receive, primarily through the Stockport Schools Sport Partnership (SSSP), to promote and facilitate pupil engagement in physical activity, both as part of a healthy lifestyle and in enhancing educational attainment and ‘life skills’.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:

 

·         Nearly all children in Stockport were engaged with this programme. Working with schools exposed children to sports they might not otherwise ever get involved with. The Programme was something all involved with should be proud of.

·         Providing first aid training would complement the leadership elements of the programme.

·         Approximately 88% of primary schools and all secondary schools and colleges were engaged with the partnership.

·         It was important to ensure that engagement was not always with the same young people, and to try to equip schools to be able to deliver the programme and initiatives themselves.

·         It was wrong to think of those not being sporty as inactive. In response this was acknowledged but the limits of the data collection meant that non-sports activity was not necessarily accounted for Nevertheless schools and partners did provide other physical activity programmes, such as a ‘bike-ability’ programme to improve road safety skills.

·         What more could be done to improve further the impact of the programme? In response it was stated that stated that improving impact was becoming increasingly harder, particularly as secondary schools received no extra funding to support this work. The Council worked hard to ensure schools bought back into the service, and then built a programme that drew upon experience of what had worked well. There was also an ongoing challenge of the ‘squeeze’ in the timetable for PE, particularly for Key State 4. The Partnership was also giving priority to early year interventions to promote ‘physical literacy’ as increasing number of young people lacked those skills that need for learning and development, such as fine motor skills. As part of the change in emphasise of the Partnership it was changing its name to SHAPE to emphasise activity over sport.

·         Further information was sought on how the programme developed leadership skills. In response it was stated that a key element of the programme was coaching and supporting participants, including recording and monitoring, rather than simply competition and performance. Encouraging older children to lead activities for younger children was also a feature, including break time activities as sedentary behaviour at break time could still be a risk factor for health, regardless of how much other activity a child might do.

·         The variety of options children had through these programmes was impressive, and the benefit of doing this through school was that it reduce pressure on families in terms of costs and travel. It was important to be able to give young people opportunities to engage, take part and excel at a range of activities.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted and Russ Boaler be thanked for his attendance and presentation.

5.

Stockport's Operational Local Health Economy Outbreak Plan pdf icon PDF 66 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Director of Public Health.

 

Greater Manchester Resilience Forum have recently produced a framework to ensure clarity on operational roles and responsibilities for multi agencies responding to an outbreak. There is a requirement that the Health and Wellbeing Board is informed of the availability of the plan and have assurances that the local economy has agreed policies and procedures to manage an outbreak.

 

The Board is asked to note that the above plan has been prepared and is being fully utilised within the Health and Care Economy.

 

Officer contact: Sarah Turner, 0161-474-3928, sarah.l.turner@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Deputy Director of Public Health submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) informing the Board that the Greater Manchester Resilience Forum had recently produced a framework to ensure clarity on operational roles and responsibilities for multi agencies responding to an outbreak, and providing assurance that the local economy had agreed policies and procedures to manage such an event.

 

Clarification was sought on the applicability of the Plan, and in response it was stated that the Plan provided for various scenarios based on the most common issues, but in all cases the response provided following the same basic principles.

 

It was commented that compared to other health and care economies there tended to be fewer outbreaks in Stockport, and this might be reflective of the focus given to prevention in Stockport.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

6.

Board Membership pdf icon PDF 70 KB

To consider a report of the Chair.

 

The report advises the Board of changes required to its membership arising from changes to the Local Authority Statutory post holders and seeks the Board’s views on other possible changes to Board membership in light of changes within the health and care economy.

 

Officer contact: Jonathan Vali, 0161 474 3201, jonathan.vali@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Chair submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) inviting the Board to note changes to the membership in light of the retirement of Andrew Webb at the end of March 2018.

 

The Chair reminded the Board of previous discussion that had taken place over a number of months about the role and function of the Board, in light of which the membership had been broadened out to include the larger provider partners. The Chair suggested that it would be timely to give further consideration to membership and purpose of the Board in light of continuing changes to the organisations involved and the development of Stockport Together.

 

The Chair suggested a further informal session for members to discuss these issues further.

 

A further suggestion was made to consider creating a sub-committee to discharge the Board’s responsibilities in respect of the Better Care Fund to allow for more timely meetings and consideration of quarterly monitoring reports, should they still be needed.

 

The need to ensure that there remained an open and transparent Board holding other more opaque elements of the system to account was emphasised.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the appointment of Chris McLoughlin to vacancy for the Statutory Director of Children’s Services and Mark Fitton to the vacancy for the Statutory Director of Adult Social Services be noted.

 

(2) That agreement be given to the establishment of a sub-committee of the Board to discharge the Board’s duties and responsibilities in respect of the Better Care Fund quarterly monitoring, to have a minimum membership of two councillor representatives of the Council, two representatives of the Clinical Commissioning Group and the representative from Healthwatch.

 

(3) That the Democratic Services Manager, in consultation with the Chair, be requested to arrange an informal session for the Board to discussion membership and its future role and form.

7.

Stockport Together

At the request of Board, this is a standing item on the agenda.

 

Members and officers present are invited to update the Board on developments with the Stockport Together Programme.

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Minutes:

The Chair invited partners present to update the Board on Stockport Together.

 

It was confirmed that partners had now approved the Stockport Together Business Cases and that the programme had now entered the implementation phase.

 

RESOLVED – That the update be noted.

8.

Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Transformation

At the request of the Board, this is a standing item on the agenda.

 

Members and officers present are invited to update the Board on developments with the transformation of health and social care services in Stockport and Greater Manchester.

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Minutes:

The Chair invited partners present to update the Board on developments with the transformation of health and social care services in Greater Manchester.

 

It was reported that the evaluation of the resources received locally from the Transformation Fund was nearing completion and that this would also require a refresh of the Stockport Locality Plan.

 

It was commented that the Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership may breach the devolution agreement because some providers in GM were not meeting the 4 hour admission standard.

 

RESOLVED – That the update be noted.

9.

Forward Plan for Health & Wellbeing Boards

To consider agenda items for future meetings of the Health & Wellbeing Board.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) setting out a forward plan of agenda items for future meetings of the Board.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.