Agenda and minutes

Health & Wellbeing Board - Wednesday, 19th January, 2022 2.00 pm

Venue: Conference Room 1 - Fred Perry House. View directions

Contact: Georgia Latham  (0161 474 3229)

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Items
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1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 148 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 24 November 2021.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 24 November 2021 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:

The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting and on behalf of the Board: -

 

·      Thanked health care colleagues and providers across the borough for their fantastic response and support in delivering the vaccination over the Christmas period.

 

·      Recognised the challenges of the Omicron variant including the level of new cases and staffing implications as a result of self-isolation, and commended the partnership system for the response provided in what had been a challenging time.

 

·      Thanked residents who had taken the opportunity to have their COVID-19 vaccination and highlighted that the vaccination hubs were operating extended hours until the end of January.

 

·      Encouraged residents to register the results of their lateral flow tests both positive and negative.

 

·      Noted the delay in the ICS deadline from 1 April 2022 to 1 July 2022, however assured members on behalf of Stockport that the service was working towards the original deadline of April to allow time to embed new working practices.

4.

Integrated Care System Shadow Locality Board Update pdf icon PDF 313 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Adult Care & Health.

 

The report provides an update of the Integrated Care System Shadow Board.

 

The Board is requested to note the report.

 

Officer contact: Kathryn Rees, Kathryn.rees@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Adult Care & Health submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) which provided an update of the Integrated Care System Shadow Board.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised: -

 

·         Requested a list of attendees of the five work streams.

 

·         The Chair requested whether Board Members could share an update on the progress of the five workstreams.

 

·         In response, it was advised that the People and Communities Sub-Group had met on three occasions to date with the last session facilitated by New Local. It was commented that the session was well attended with great enthusiasm and feedback around what we were doing well, vision for decision making and future involvement. Based on feedback, there was a clear appetite from the community for their involvement at the early planning stages. It was noted that the extension was welcomed as it provided the opportunity for greater engagement with communities and voluntary sector organisations and the next step for the Sub-Group was creating an action plan to share with the Board.

 

·         It was noted that Stockport were inline with the planning at a Greater Manchester level in terms of how the Locality Board would fit and deliver against the ICB requirements and how that fits with the local agenda which would be tailored to be Stockport appropriate.

 

·         It was advised that the constitution draft which followed the national model had been signed off, however the governance handbook which was being devised would describe in detail how the GM localities work together with the ICB.

 

·         In response to a question in relation to whether there would be a peer support/ review function within GM, it was stated that there was a Transition Board that operated at a GM level which considered headline planning and strategic discussions. As part of the shadow arrangements, there was also a Joint Planning and Delivery Committee which incorporated a check and challenge function to support each of the 10 Authorities and hold them to account.

 

The Chair advised that the meeting would be followed by a closed development session to discuss the role of the Health and Wellbeing Board within the new ICS structure, the overall governance model and the future priorities of the Board.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

5.

Fair and Inclusive Stockport - Update pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider a report of the Director of Public Health and Corporate Director (Corporate and Support Services) and Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report provides an overview of the actions being taken by Stockport Council and partners to tackle inequality. The report gives an overview of the inequalities picture in Stockport and the impact of COVID-19 has had on these inequalities. The report also summarises some of the main national and Greater Manchester (GM) reviews of inequality, the recommendations made by these reviews and how Stockport’s approach to tackling inequalities responds to these recommendations.

 

The Board is requested to note and comment on the approach of the council and partners to tackling inequalities in Stockport including the council’s response to the recommendations of the GM Build Back Fairer Report and the GM Independent Inequalities Commission.

 

Officer contact: Kirsteen Roe, Kirsteen.roe@stockport.gov.uk or Jennifer Connolly, Jennifer.connolly@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Director of Public Health and Corporate Director (Corporate and Support Services) and Deputy Chief Executive submitted a joint report (copies of which had been circulated) which provided an overview of the actions being taken by Stockport Council and partners to tackle inequality. The report provided an overview of the inequalities picture in Stockport and the impact of COVID-19 on these inequalities. The report also summarised some of the main national and Greater Manchester (GM) reviews of inequality, the recommendations made by these reviews and how Stockport’s approach to tackling inequalities had responded to these recommendations.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised: -

 

·         Welcomed the report and plan to tackle inequality across the borough.

 

·         Noted the importance of up to date, reflective data as the number of children in the borough living in poverty had increased with as many of 25% of Stockport children falling within the bracket of poverty.

 

·         Advised that videos from the Summit would be made available and circulated to Board Members for those who were unable to attend.

 

·         Raised concerns in respect of the increase in the number of children entitled to Free School Meal vouchers.

 

·         Welcomed the focus on the polarisation as part of the actions being taken to tackle inequality and noted that a consequence of polarisation was that it masked Stockport as an average.

 

·         Commented on the importance of wrap around services to provide tailored care on an individual need basis.

 

·         Noted the difference in life expectancy within Stockport neighbourhoods, with men in the most affluent areas living 9.1 years longer than those in the most deprived areas and 8.5 years for females.

 

·         Commented on the lessons learnt from the inequalities based approach to the vaccine roll and how this could be translated to future service delivery.

 

·         Recognised that to tackle inequality of access, services were required to be inequal through prioritising access on a need basis.  

 

·         Noted the opportunities provided by the ICS to deliver creative solutions and a personalised approach across the whole system through partnership work.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.