Agenda and minutes

Health & Wellbeing Board
Tuesday, 20th June, 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 255 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 20th March 2017.


(b)  To note the outstanding actions.


The minutes of the meeting held on 20th March 2017 were agreed as a correct record, subject to an amendment that the last four words of Minute 98 be deleted.



Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Clare Chamberlain, Executive Director of Children’s Services, Sue Redmond, Executive Director of Adult Social Care, Dr Tim Spicer, H&F CCG (Vice-chair) and Vanessa Andreae, H&F CCG


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. 


There were no declarations of interest.


Service Response to Grenfell Tower Fire - Briefing pdf icon PDF 329 KB

This briefing provides an update from Adult Social Care, Public Health, Children Services and Health services, outlining the provision of services and support to residents affected by the Grenfell Tower block fire. 


This was included in the agenda as a late report, in order to provide the Board with the most up to date picture of the current situation as possible, following the Grenfell Tower fire on Wednesday, 14th June.  Craig Williams commended the professionalism and dedication of emergency services staff, throughout their handling of fire and its aftermath.  He expressed his sympathies and condolences for residents of the Tower who had been injured or lost loved ones.  Providing an overview, he explained that over 100 families had been allocated a social worker and 220 people had been placed in temporary accommodation.  Support from a number of London boroughs was being provided, with different Councils taking the lead according to their areas of expertise and knowledge; to illustrate, Westminster were leading on communications, Ealing were leading on support for rest centres and an officer from Haringey was providing advice on setting up a Humanitarian Assistance Centre.  Barbara Brownlee, Director of Housing, Westminster City Council, was leading and co-ordinating work on the allocation of accommodation.  It was understood that most individuals and families had been allocated temporary housing, the next step was to find suitable, longer term accommodation, with a view to finding permanent housing for the future. 


In response to a question from Councillor Holder, Mike Robinson gave an explanation of the strategic command structure used by the emergency services and how this was designed to respond to emergency situations.  Bronze command indicated operational control of resources at the site of an incident, silver indicated tactical control and gold undertook strategic oversight and control of the whole incident.  The structure was replicated across all agencies including the police, NHS and local authorities. 


Support on site at the Westway rest centre was continuing, with health professionals co-ordinating care, signposting clinical care pathways and collaboratively working to ensure that efforts were focused on the needs of both individual and family groups. 


There was on-going work to address the impact on residents in the locality, indirectly affected by the fire, particularly those with long term conditions.  There had been anecdotal reporting of increased mental health issues that would require monitoring.  It was noted that CNWL, the mental health provider for RBKC, would lead on this area. 


Janet Cree reported that LBHF GPs had formed part of the local volunteer workforce.  The approach being taken was that those patients located in the area would continue to be seen by their existing practitioner, in order to maintain continuity of care. It was noted that there was one patient registered with an LBHF GP, who was not in the tower but evacuated from the vicinity. 


Janet Cree explained that emotional support was being provided through the allocated key worker.  This will increasingly progress to being outreach work.  Key workers would advise on a case by case basis, referring according to need.  The Mental Health Single Point of Access service was operating as normal and a crises drop in centre would be operational, by Thursday at the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 105.


North West London Whole Systems Integrated Care Dashboard pdf icon PDF 120 KB

This report provides an introduction to the Whole Systems Integrated Care (WSIC) Dashboards Programme, implementation across North West London (NWL) and information on future plans and developments.

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Ian Riley presented the report which set out details of the Whole Systems Integrated Care (WSIC) Dashboards Programme, implementation across North West London (NWL) and information of future plans and developments.  The report invited the Board to note the benefits of the WSIC Dashboards to support system wide integration and proactive case finding and management of patients.  The London Borough of Hillingdon was the only authority of the eight local authorities yet to have signed up to the information governance protocols, which was an information sharing agreement. 


Briefly, Ian Riley explained that the dashboard would collectively draw together patient information that could be accessible by clinicians across departments, ensuring integrated care per patient records.  Health and social care systems were currently siloed, using clinical systems at a basic, individual level.  Going forward, data sharing would not include confidential information and general information protocols would be in place to maintain this.  Mike Robinson commented that the information was an extract from the departmental submissions, detailing for example, the number of GP visits made by a patient in a given period.  The Patient Activation Measure (PAM) assessed an individual’s knowledge, skill and confidence for managing their own health and healthcare.  Selected parameters could manage the data to provide evidence, for example, of which patients had an agreed healthcare plan in a given period. 


The overall intention was to facilitate a move from reactive to proactive health management, improving quality of care and patient outcomes.  Janet Cree observed that one of the challenges was managing work on refining GP referrals, for which the LBHF CCG was developing a local scheme.  She added that an observable pattern of healthcare use and the build-up of attendances would allow them to refine and more precisely target resources more effectively.


Councillor Coleman sought assurance that a method of measuring progress would be factored into the operation of the dashboard, from its commencement.  It was noted that the My Care, My Way scheme introduced by West London CCG was a new, integrated care service for those aged over 65, in Kensington & Chelsea designed by both patients and GPs.  It was agreed that a briefing note will be provided to demonstrate how this would be measured.  Following further discussion, Mike Robinson observed that the WSIC dashboard could be used to inform the Health and Wellbeing Strategy, and asked, how this could be facilitated.  It was agreed that he would arrange to meet with Ian Riley to help develop the briefing note.


ACTION: Ian Riley, NWL CCG, Mike Robinson, Public Health


In response to a query from Councillor Coleman, Ian Riley explained that security protocols were in place to protect the data and had been tested.  It was noted that the data held was high level, without personal details. The information sharing agreement ensured that the data was anonymised.   Security access also required a designated security card.  It was also reported that 28 GP practices had signed up to the information sharing agreement.  This could potentially offer greater integration of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 106.


Proposal To Establish Joint BCF Health And Social Care Transformation Programme pdf icon PDF 102 KB

This paper sets out a proposed way forward, using the Better Care Fund Plan, the Joint Executive Team and a Joint Investment Fund as key levers for delivering change.


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Craig Williams presented a report which set out a proposed way forward, using the Better Care Fund Plan (BCF), the Joint Executive Team (JET) and a Joint Investment Fund as key levers for delivering change.  The Board would be required to sign off on the proposals, although there remained issues and decisions to be fully resolved around the governance structure.  The report was confirmed as being tri-borough and had been considered at a JET meeting on 13th June. 


Mike Robinson explained it was understood that each borough maintained its sovereign status and that the BCF would be tailored accordingly.  Janet Cree acknowledged that the disaggregation process that the three boroughs were pursuing would require carefully consideration in this context.  It was noted for example, that the joint commissioning for older people team was hosted by LBHF and that the BCF had been set up on a tri-borough basis.  The final structure was yet to be agreed in all three boroughs, the level of resourcing and the cost of staffing would also need to be understood. 


Craig Williams explained that a Programme Board will be established, with a duty to ensure that safe standards were maintained, the cost of which were unknown.  The report set out an agenda that would map out the next two years and also included discussions about tri-borough within this dialogue.


Councillor Coleman enquired about the areas of the BCF that officers aimed to concentrate on and the impact of the BCF on the local market, for example, residential care homes.  Referring to page 30 of the report, Craig Williams responded that work in conjunction with the 8 boroughs in the area would render a separate LBHF approach on this unhelpful. 


Janet Cree observed that this was what was reflected in the proposals for the North West London Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP).  While the BCF will remain tri-borough, she acknowledged that they “had not got the terminology right” and would continue to work closely with the West London collaboration of CCGs to address this.   She reported that the issue was understood clearly by their Accountable Officer, Clare Parker. 


Referring to the Community Independence Service (CIS), which was funded by the BCF, Janet Cree explained that this was configured according to the needs of each borough.  She also explained that they were currently exploring how to make the CIS more effective, on a borough by borough basis.  As part of this, they hope to encourage GPs to identify residents who might benefit from the CIS. 


Craig Williams reported that the guidance for the BCF had not yet been issued and it was noted that there may be either a Chair’s delegated authority to agree the proposals, once finalised, or an additional meeting of Board. 


Annual Report of The Director Of Public Health 2016-17 pdf icon PDF 224 KB

This report introduces the theme of wellbeing, and particularly mental wellbeing, for the annual report of the Director of Public Health for 2016-17. It provides an opportunity for the Health and Wellbeing Board to discuss and contribute to the development of the report.



Mike Robinson informed the Board about the approach being considered for the preparation and production of the Annual Report of the Director of Public Health 2016-17. It would focus on mental health and wellbeing.  Work on the report was anticipated to commence by the third week in August and also inform 2018/19 priorities. 


Janet Cree commented that mental health was covered under Development Area 4, under the STP.  Mike Robinson responded that the community aspiration would be to address mental health treatment from within the community but that it was also important to think about prevention methods.  He invited the Board and officers to provide case histories that might be used as helpful illustrations.  Colin Brodie outlined their intention to write to each of the Board members in order to solicit case histories, focusing particularly on how people maintained their mental health. 


ACTION: Colin Brodie, Public Health


In response to a query from Councillor Coleman, Janet Cree explained the Annual Report would inform parts of the evidence collected, to assist with the allocation of resources.  During the brief discussion which followed, it was agreed that it would be helpful for Public Health to meet separately with health colleagues, to further explore themes for the report, what “good” mental health might look like and how people maintained this. 

ACTION: Public Health, CCG


Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2016-21: Developing Our Implementation Plans pdf icon PDF 160 KB

This report updates on work to date developing a Delivery Plan for the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2016-21 (JHWS).


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Harley Collins provided brief details as to the background and work undertaken in producing the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS).  The main objective was to now agree a programme of work for the Board which could be informed by the strategy and the four agreed priority areas identified for 2016-21.  Members of the Board and support officers had attended two, facilitated development half-day workshops, to review national best practice, to consider how the Board could operate more effectively and to consider the programmes of work that should be prioritised via the delivery plan.


Councillor Coleman welcomed the JHWS. He was keen to see focus on the strategic areas which were cross-cutting and for outcomes to be set and measured. 


In response to Council Coleman’s query, Janet Cree commended the work undertaken in developing the JHWS, which she felt was intrinsically more focused, located more in ASC rather than Children’s Services. 


Councillor Coleman enquired about the location of transition services within the framework.  It was noted that a joint team had been established to provide greater support for transitioning young people.  It was agreed to explore making the Carers Strategy a sponsor item.

Action: HWB


It was noted that the JHWS was not going to be a static tool and was subject to review as a part of an evolving process. It set out the agenda for the work to be carried out within the next 12 months, to be further refined up to 2021.  Craig Williams suggested that improved utilisation of communal spaces and voids be further explored and how this tied in with the estates strategy.   

Action: CCG




That the report be noted.



Work Programme pdf icon PDF 111 KB

The Board’s proposed work programme for the municipal year 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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The Board noted the work programme, planned for 2017/18.


Date of Next Meeting

The Board is asked to note that the date of the next meeting will be Wednesday, 13th September 2017.


The date of the next meeting was noted as Wednesday, 13th September 2017.