Agenda and minutes

Health & Wellbeing Board - Wednesday, 16th March, 2022 4.30 pm

Venue: Main Hall (1st Floor) - 3 Shortlands, Hammersmith, W6 8DA. View directions

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Apologies for Absence


Dr Nicola Lang - Director of Public Health, LBHF

Phillipa Johnson – Director, Integrated Care Partnership, and Director of Operations for Central London Community Health Trust

Lisa Redfern - Strategic Director of Social Care, LBHF

Sue Roostan - Borough Director, H&F, North West London Collaborative CCGs

Sue Spiller - Chief Executive Officer, SOBUS


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. 




Better Care Fund pdf icon PDF 435 KB

This report provides details of the Better Care Fund setting out the proposal for the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham (H&F) and the H&F Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). This will form part of the submission to NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSEI).


Linda Jackson presented the Better Care Fund report which set out the proposal for the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham (H&F) and the H&F Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). This would form part of the submission to NHSEI in November 2021. The report provided details of the expected expenditure, learnings from covid, inequalities, improving patient centred care, with the efficient use of resources, while being ruthless.  It also continued the discharge to assess work which would allow residents to be better supported within their own homes with adaptations and assistive technology, rather than in hospital. 


The importance of timely discharges and adapted support at home and through the community was discussed.  This was critical in terms of alleviating pressure on the NHS however there was a significant impact on the provision of social care, which needed to be acknowledged, properly valued and resourced.


DI Luxan Thurairatnasingam commented on the needs of vulnerable, elderly residents with dementia.  A large proportion of missing people could be included in this group giving rise to safeguarding issues around mental health capacity.  Most people picked up by the police were usually undiagnosed.


ACTION: To explore the possibility of extending Careline as pilot project to address the issue of vulnerable missing people




1.    That the Chair, on behalf of the Health & Wellbeing Board, agreed the planned total expenditure and the proposed schemes for 2021-22.


2.    That the Health and Wellbeing Board receive an end of year report outlining the outcomes of each scheme and the difference it has made for residents of H&F.


Any Other Business


Nadia Taylor raised an issue regarding the rescheduling of hospital appointments at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and the changing of GP prescribed medication by pharmacists that were based in GP surgeries, with branded medication being substitute for generic versions.


ACTION: Councillor Ben Coleman to raise with Imperial CEO


Dates of Next Meetings

The Board is asked to note that the dates of the meetings scheduled for the municipal year 2022/23, as follows:


Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Tuesday, 13 December 2022

Tuesday, 14 March 2023


29 June 2022.