Agenda and minutes

Health & Wellbeing Board
Monday, 20th March, 2017 6.00 pm

Venue: Courtyard Room - Hammersmith Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Bathsheba Mall, Committee Co-ordinator 

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Minutes and Actions pdf icon PDF 202 KB

(a)  To approve as an accurate record and the Chair to sign the minutes of the meeting of the Health & Wellbeing Board held on Wednesday, 8th February 2017; and


(b)  To note the outstanding actions.


The minutes of the meeting held on Monday, 8th February 2017 were agreed as a correct record. 


Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Sharon Holder and Sue MacMilllan; Mike Robinson, Clare Chamberlain and Steve Miley.  Apologies for lateness were noted from Councillor Sue Fennimore. 


Declarations of Interest

If a Member of the Board, or any other member present in the meeting has a disclosable pecuniary interest in a particular item, whether or not it is entered in the Authority’s register of interests, or any other significant interest which they consider should be declared in the public interest, they should declare the existence and, unless it is a sensitive interest as defined in the Member Code of Conduct, the nature of the interest at the commencement of the consideration of that item or as soon as it becomes apparent.


At meetings where members of the public are allowed to be in attendance and speak, any Member with a disclosable pecuniary interest or other significant interest may also make representations, give evidence or answer questions about the matter.  The Member must then withdraw immediately from the meeting before the matter is discussed and any vote taken.


Where members of the public are not allowed to be in attendance and speak, then the Member with a disclosable pecuniary interest should withdraw from the meeting whilst the matter is under consideration. Members who have declared other significant interests should also withdraw from the meeting if they consider their continued participation in the matter would not be reasonable in the circumstances and may give rise to a perception of a conflict of interest.


Members are not obliged to withdraw from the meeting where a dispensation to that effect has been obtained from the Audit, Pensions and Standards Committee. 




Primary Care Commissioning pdf icon PDF 100 KB

The purpose of this paper is to update the Health and Wellbeing Board on H & F CCG’s vote to adopt delegated commissioning of primary care services and on emerging work in development of the H & F Primary Care Strategy.

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Councillor Vivienne Lukey, Chair, welcomed Janet Cree, Managing Director of the Hammersmith and Fulham CCG, who provided an update on the vote to adopt delegated commissioning of primary care services.  Briefly outlining the transition plan, benefits of the process and the duties imposed by the delegation, in particular, those that would remain within the remit of NHS England, and those that would pass to the CCG.  With the NHS England expectation that all CCGs adopt level 3/delegated commissioning by April 2018, it was reported that following the voting process earlier this year, the H&F CCG membership in February, 70% voted in favour of the move to level 3.   The change would require some constitutional adjustments but the overall aim was to secure greater autonomy in both leadership and practice.  A range of objectives and benefits, set out in the report, included increased local freedom for investment in primary care, GPs having direct leadership to influence the development of investment in general practice, better delivery of integrated and more holistic, primary, community and secondary commissioned care. 


Section 5.2 of the report set out the key findings of RSM (auditors), which included the fact that NHS England would remain liable for any pre-April 2017 liabilities. Notably, it was reported that additional, ring-fenced funding would be provided for primary care investment.  One of the benefits of the delegated powers was greater freedoms, such as working more closely with the GP federation, to ensure better outcomes for local residents through tailor made, local services. 


With reference to section 4 of the report, Janet Cree provided the salient points of areas that would form the new duties that would now be covered by the CCG and NHS England, respectively.  Section 5 of the report set out due diligence undertaken in the key areas of finance, governance and workforce.  Key governance changes included new committee arrangements with a new Level 3 Primary Care Commissioning Committee affective from April 2017.  The Board were asked to note the revised structure, together with the proposed composition.   


Responding to a question from Co-optee, Keith Mallinson who referred to page 14 of the report, it was explained that patients would be given greater opportunities and input in shaping the delivery of services. 


Councillor Rory Vaughan sought greater clarity on the division of roles with the NHS and the way in this would alter.  Expanding the question further, Councillor Lukey observed that while the changes were a welcome development, that it was unclear how the potential conflict of interest of GPs commissioning primary care was being managed and sought further explanations about the monitoring and scrutiny arrangements by NHS England, noting that this would not be a total delegation.  Janet Cree acknowledged that there existed potential areas where there would be conflicts of interest and anticipated that this would be addressed through the new governance and due diligence arrangements.  She continued that this was an opportunity to bring patients closer to the decision making process.  It was noted that  ...  view the full minutes text for item 95.


Hammersmith and Fulham GP Federation Update pdf icon PDF 101 KB

The purpose of this paper is to update the Health and Wellbeing Board on

H & F GP Federation’s work, notably:


·         The organisational and governance structure of the Federation; and

·         Overview of key programmes of work, namely Out of Hospital services, accountable care, education and transformation.


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Councillor Lukey welcomed Chris Adams, CEO, H & F GP Federation and David Wingfield, Chairman, H & F GP Federation.   David Wingfield, provided an update on the work of the Federation, explaining the governance structure of the organisation and the key areas of work currently being undertaken such as out of hospital services.  Support to general practices had been a key focus, with advice and guidance on a range of areas that included services such as anti-coagulation and diabetes.  While this was currently small in number, it was expected to increase.  It was also explained that a number smaller practices were merging, offering greater opportunities to reduce non-clinical costs, create flexible services and create opportunities to benefit from the sharing of clinical services and expertise. 


Another key programme was on education and training of clinical staff.  The Federation received grant funding from the Health Education North West London (HENWL).  Practice based education hubs had also been established.  The governance arrangements for the organisation was relatively simple, with the Clinical Governance Committee reporting to the Board of Directors, together with a steering group, consisting of a range of stakeholders and patient group representatives.  One of the aims was to try and facilitate greater input from GPs, particularly in terms of delivering elements of the GP Five-year Forward View and ensuring greater accountability.


With reference to page 35 of the report, Keith Mallinson enquired whether training of receptionists would form part of the workforce education and training programme, given that a significant number of complaints where about receptionists.  Chris Adams responded that they had recently secured joint funding sources from the H&F CCG and Health Education England.  The training would consist of basic customer services training, such as ensuring eye contact.  There was a future expectation that the training would eventually focus on technical aspects such as telephony services and a final area would be about signposting clinical care pathways and care navigation.


Focusing on workforce training, Councillor Vaughan commented that this was currently a significant area of concern, in the context of the STP (Sustainability Transformation Plan), and would be included in the future work programme of the Council’s Health, Adult Social Care and Social Inclusion Policy and Accountability Committee.  Noting the need to recruit, upskill and retain staff, Councillor Vaughan asked if this could be achieved through the package of training currently in place and whether this offered clinical staff greater incentive to work in the Borough.  Chris Adams acknowledged that staff retention was a concern and that this was addressed in part by ensuring that there was greater support for GPs.  One solution was the establishment of Network Locums, a dedicated pool of approximately 60 locum GPs.  This was relatively easy platform to use, the key advantage of which was local knowledge, which helped stabilise the resource, in addition to safeguarding continuity of care.  David Wingfield added that they were actively trying to recruit local residents.  He explained also that a small-scale career pathway had been established for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 96.


Proposed Establishment of a Family Support Service pdf icon PDF 213 KB

LBHF Cabinet approved, on 6th March, the establishment of a Family Support Service (FSS) Joint Venture Company as a vehicle to drive system integration across a range of children’s health and social care services and improve long term outcomes for the Borough’s children and families.  This paper provides some background to the FSS, and articulates some of the opportunities to broaden the potential scope of the FSS and expedite integration of health and social care services across the Borough. 



Councillor Lukey welcomed Rachael Wright-Turner, Director of Children’s Commissioning and Robin Barton, Head of Commissioning, who presented the report, that set out proposals for the establishment of an integrated Family Support Service (FSS).  Historically, there had been many different formats used for the delivery of children’s services and this new vehicle was expected to bring together and deliver a range of strategically planned services that focussed on children and young people.  While acknowledging the current partnership working arrangements with health and adult social care services, they had identified a need for the closer alignment of multiple service provision. 


Referring to the concept of accountable  care, Rachael Wright-Turner explained that the FSS would bring together a range of services for children and young people, delivered by the Council or commissioned from providers.  One of the keys aims was to strengthen provision, simplifying the existing system which was complex for both families and service providers.  This presented an opportunity to design services differently, with the FSS being a vehicle for a new and evolving model. 


Keith Mallinson welcomed the FSS report, observing that the existing provision was fragmented, particularly in terms of the support for young people transitioning from children’s services to adult provision.  With reference to page 39, he enquired about the Joint Venture Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), and how the partners would be identified and recruited.  Robin Barton acknowledged the difficulties inherent in the transitioning process and explained that a procurement process would be followed.  A meeting had been held in February which 40 providers had attended. 


Rachael Wright-Turner elaborated that there were two different aspects to transitioning.  It was correct to identify pathways for young people moving to adult provision but it should be recognised that different professionals work with different groups.  Service delivery was less based on the management of need and more based on existing work practices, so could be better configured.  The FSS presented an opportunity to better plan and provide for people and that it would be helpful to stop thinking of it in terms of a “children’s” service but more holistically, as a “family” service.  This could also include additional adult social care services, as appropriate, with the main focus being people, rather than the different life stages experienced. 


Mike Boyle, Director of Strategic Commissioning and Enterprise, Adult Social Care and Health, observed that the FSS presented an opportunity to overcome barriers and would be brought back to the Board for further discussion, as development of the proposal progressed.  He explained that this would be an opportunity to explore the potential benefits of having all-age learning disability services, as opposed to the existing provision. One of the key questions was which parts of Adult Social Care provision would fit into the proposed model.  


Action: HWB




1.         That the opportunity which the Family Support Programme offers to create an integrated health and wellbeing provider vehicle, which can deliver outcomes for both health and social care commissioning bodies, be endorsed.


2.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 97.


Dementia Joint Strategic Needs Assessment Progress Report pdf icon PDF 121 KB

The Health & Wellbeing Board is requested to note this progress report in response to the 32 recommendations set out in the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) on dementia; in addition, it is requested to note the Three Boroughs Joint Health and Social Care Dementia Programme Board approach to facilitate implementation

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Mike Boyle, Director of Strategic Commissioning and Enterprise, Adult Social Care and Health provided a brief outline of the report, which set out 32 detailed recommendations in the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JNSA) on dementia, which also included five over-arching recommendations.


Janet Cree expressed support for the approach taken, which offered potential areas of synergy, opportunities for learning and cross-fertilisation which would require more detailed exploration and a structured conversation as to how health and social care programmes could interface, going forward. 


Rachael Wright-Turner commended officers on the report, which was an excellent example of how a report should be written.   Councillor Lukey endorsed this view, adding that Appendix 2 was particularly good.


Mike Boyle commented that one of the key changes and a significant issue was the access to long term care beds in the three boroughs, together with skilled staff who had appropriate expertise and opportunities to access training.  He confirmed that a further report could be provided to the Board in due course.

Action: HWB


Janet Cree concurred with the view that this presented an opportunity to identify synergies emerging around the work with the Accountable Care Partnership (ACP).


Councillor Lukey concurred, observing that it was not viable to place the responsibility for care on those who were already active within the community supporting people with dementia.  This demonstrated the clear commitment within the community and highlighted existing good practise in dealing with challenging behaviour.


Ketih Mallinson welcomed the report and enquired about how the information would be disseminated to the public on a wider scale.  It was explained that




1.       That the progress of the Three Boroughs Joint Health and Social Care Dementia Programme Board, be noted;


2.       That monitoring of the progress of the implementation of the JSNA on dementia recommendations, holding to account the parties involved, be agreed; and


3.       That the Board continue to support and to promote the partnership work between health and social care to improve the patient, service user and carer experience.



Developing The Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy Delivery and Implementation Plan: Progress Update and Next Steps pdf icon PDF 116 KB

The Health & Wellbeing Board is requested to note this progress report in response to the 32 recommendations set out in the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) on dementia; in addition, it is requested to note the Three Boroughs Joint Health and Social Care Dementia Programme Board approach to facilitate implementation.


Harley Collins briefly provided background details to the approach taken to develop the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy for 2016-21 (JHWS).  Following wide-ranging consultation with stakeholders, and, in development with partner organisations represented on the Board, four key priority areas had been identified.  Members of the Board had participated in a highly productive, development workshop on 24th January, led by Andrew Cozens, CBE and funded by the Local Government Association. Building on this foundation, the next stage was to develop the JHWS Delivery and Implementation plan. 


Members of the Board briefly discussed the proposed timetable and dates, which were noted as imminent.  It was noted that a date for the next workshop, to be held in April, was yet to be confirmed and it was agreed that the existing dates be re-circulated to ensure the availability of members. 


Action: HWB




1.         That progress made developing the JHWS Delivery Plan to date be noted; and


2.         That the timeline and proposed approach for the further development of the JHWS Delivery Plan, be noted.




Work Programme 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 75 KB

The Board’s proposed work programme for the new municipal year 2017/18 is set out as Appendix 1 to this report.


The Board is requested to consider the items within the proposed work programme and suggest any amendments or additional topics to be included in the future.

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Members of the Board briefly discussed proposed items for the municipal year 2017/18, noting that from the earlier discussions, that there would be additional items to include. 




That the draft Work Programme for 2017/18, be noted. 



Dates of Next Meetings

The Board is asked to note that the dates of the meetings scheduled for the new municipal year 2017/18, which are listed:


Tuesday, 20th June 2017

Wednesday, 13th September 2017

Tuesday, 21st November 2017

Wednesday, 31st January 2018

Wednesday, 21st March 2018


The Board noted the dates of meetings scheduled for the new municipal year 2017/18 and in particular, the next meeting of the Board, to be held on Tuesday, 20th June 2017.