Agenda and minutes

Kent and Medway Joint Health and Wellbeing Board
Thursday, 28 June 2018 4.00pm

Venue: St George's Centre, Pembroke Road, Chatham Maritime, Chatham ME4 4UH

Contact: Jade Milnes, Democratic Services Officer 

Items
No. Item

116.

Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman of the Kent and Medway Joint Health and Wellbeing Board for the forthcoming year.

Minutes:

Councillor David Brake was elected as Chairman for the forthcoming year.

117.

Election of Vice-Chairman

To elect a Vice-Chairman of the Kent and Medway Joint Health and Wellbeing Board for the forthcoming year.

Minutes:

Mr Peter Oakford was elected as Vice-Chairman for the forthcoming year.

118.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Doe and Potter, Dr John Allingham (Kent Local Medical Committee Representative), Ian Ayres (Managing Director for Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley, Medway, Swale and West Kent CCGs), Chris McKenzie (Assistant Director, Adult Social Care Medway Council) and Caroline Selkirk (Managing Director of Ashford,

Canterbury and Coastal, South Kent Coast, and Thanet CCGs).

119.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed Members to the first meeting of the Kent and Medway Joint Health and Wellbeing Board and set out the purpose and focus of the Joint Board.

 

The Chairman emphasised that the Joint Board had been constituted as an advisory sub-committee of Kent County Council’s and Medway Council’s Health and Wellbeing Boards and explained that the respective Health and Wellbeing Boards would each continue to have responsibility for their own statutory functions.

 

It was noted that the Joint Board had been set up in response to the work of the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) to develop the way in which health and social care services in Kent and Medway are financed, commissioned and delivered. In this context and given the role of each Local Authority in commissioning and delivering public health and social care services, it was explained that the Kent and Medway Health and Wellbeing Boards had agreed that the key focus of the Joint Board would be prevention and local care. In addition, it was agreed that the aim of the Joint Board would be to influence and shape the future design and delivery of these services and their alignment with the health and care services at STP level.

 

The Chairman stated that the work of this Joint Board would strengthen the collaboration between the two Local Authorities and with the STP to ensure the best outcomes for residents.

120.

Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Other Interests

Members are invited to declare the existence and nature of any interests in relation to any agenda item in accordance with the relevant Council’s Code of Conduct.

Minutes:

Disclosable pecuniary interests

 

There were none.

 

Other interests

 

There were none.

121.

Urgent matters by reason of special circumstances

The Chairman will announce any late items which do not appear on the main agenda but which he/she has agreed should be considered by reason of special circumstances to be specified in the report.

Minutes:

There were none.

122.

Membership of the Kent and Medway Joint Health and Wellbeing Board pdf icon PDF 287 KB

This report sets out the current position on the membership of the Kent and Medway Joint Health and Wellbeing Board (Joint Board) and advises the Joint Board of a request from Kent County Council that Dr Robert Stewart be appointed as a non-voting member of the Kent and Medway Joint Health and Wellbeing Board.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Discussion:

 

The Chairman presented an update on the current membership of the Joint Board and stated that he was pleased to note that the Police Crime Commissioner and representatives of the District Councils in Kent had accepted the invitation to join the Joint Board.

 

The Chairman explained that following the publication of the agenda he had been advised that the named substitute for Ian Ayres (CCG Representative) and Caroline Selkirk (CCG Representative) had been nominated, these in turn being:

 

·         Simon Perks, Deputy Managing Director for Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley, Medway, Swale and West Kent CCGs; and

·         Lorraine Goodsell, Deputy Managing Director of the East Kent CCGs (Ashford, Canterbury and Coastal, South Kent Coast and Thanet).

 

The Chairman advised the Joint Board that the Kent Local Medical Committee nominee and named substitute were Dr John Allingham and Dr Caroline Rickard respectively. 

 

With reference to the request from Kent County Council’s Health and Wellbeing Board to appoint Dr Robert Stewart as a non-voting member of the Joint Board, in his capacity as Clinical Design Director for the Design and learning Centre for Clinical and Social Innovation, a Member expressed support for this appointment and explained to the Joint Board that Dr Robert Stewart was an integral part of Kent’s Health and Wellbeing Board and that he had recently undertaken new work with the Local Authority and the STP.

 

Decision:

 

The Kent and Medway Joint Health and Wellbeing Board:

 

a)    noted the current position on membership of the Joint Board, as set out in paragraphs 3.2 and 3.3 of the report;

b)    noted the appointment of Loraine Goodsell as the named substitute for Caroline Selkirk and Simon Perks as the named substitute for Ian Ayres;

c)    noted the appointment of Dr John Allingham as the representative of the Kent and Medway Local Medical Committee and Dr Caroline Rickard as the named substitute; and

d)    agreed the appointment of Dr Robert Stewart as a non-voting member of the Kent and Medway Joint Health and Wellbeing Board in his capacity as the Clinical Design Director of the Design and Learning Centre for Clinical and Social Innovation.

123.

Prevention Action Plan pdf icon PDF 157 KB

This report provides the Joint Board with further information concerning the Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) Prevent Action Plan. This Plan has been developed to align and coordinate preventative actions within the NHS and other public-sector organisations with existing Local Authority Public Health programmes and pathways.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Discussion:

 

Medway Council’s Director of Public Health set out the importance of the prevention workstream within the Kent and Medway STP in delivering financial savings, improving health outcomes for service users and bringing wider community benefits. Emphasis was given to the need to embed prevention across all of the Kent and Medway STP workstreams, with particular consideration given to prevention when commissioning or re-designing health and social care services.

 

In introducing the latest iteration of the Prevention Action Plan, set out at Appendix 1 of the report, Medway’s Director of Public Health highlighted that the Kent and Medway Public Health teams had collaborated with partners to develop the Plan. This included patients and members of the public, in addition to the agencies set out at paragraphs 4.4 and 4.5 of the report.

 

In response to a question concerning the challenges in measuring the impact of the prevention workstream, it was explained that the Prevention Action Plan was accompanied by a detailed work programme and that the outputs and outcomes could be quantified by the Local Authority Health Intelligence Teams. The Joint Board was advised that it would receive updates on progress towards delivery of the Prevention Action Plan.

 

A Member commended the report. He also expressed a view that wider issues, beyond public health matters where prevention was also important, could have been addressed within the report. He gave examples including falls, loneliness and suicide prevention. Medway’s Director of Public Health recognised that these were important areas for consideration and that these topics could be considered in greater detail at future meetings of the Joint Board. He added that with regards to suicide prevention, funding of circa £700,000 had been secured for suicide prevention work across the Kent and Medway STP area in 2018/19.

 

A Member suggested that the links between the prevention workstream, General Practitioners (GPs) and local care initiatives, such as social isolation/ social prescribing work, should be better. In response, the Joint Board was advised that the prevention workstream was advised by the Clinical and Professional Board and that a GP co-production task and finish group had been established by the prevention workstream. It was added that this GP forum had reviewed the Prevention Action Plan.

 

Members expressed support for the Joint Board to establish a set of key measurable outcomes which focus on prevention and local care and which were aligned with the STP workstreams. It was suggested that the Joint Board monitor achievement of these outcomes via a dashboard showing trends and including a Red, Amber, Green (RAG) rating.

 

A Member commented that updates on activity within the Prevention Action Plan focussed principally on Medway. It was requested that future iterations of the Plan provided updates for both Kent and Medway. The Joint Board was advised by Medway’s Director of Public Health that the Prevention Action Plan was held on an online portal which was regularly updated by partners and would ensure future updates reflected activity and progress in Kent and Medway.

 

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124.

Sustainability and Transformation (STP) Local Care Update pdf icon PDF 439 KB

This report provides the Joint Board with a summary of progress implementing local care across Kent and Medway. The report has a focus on the aims, objectives and key deliverables of local care, in addition to the governance arrangements and integration with the Better Care Fund, integrated planning and financial investment, the communications strategy, enablers and risks and issues.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Discussion:

 

The Deputy Director of the East Kent Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) updated the Joint Board on the progress towards implementing local care across Kent and Medway. She highlighted that local care was a new model of delivering integrated health and care services close to where people live. It was added that in 2018/19 the focus would be to develop multi-disciplinary teams clustered around GP practices to achieve the four objectives set out in Figure 1 of the report.

 

With reference to the One Conversation Model, the Joint Board was advised that feedback from professionals and others had been positive and in particular it was reported that communication had improved, there was less duplication of effort and fewer gaps in care.

 

The Deputy Director of the East Kent CCGs also drew the Joint Board’s attention to the local care governance arrangements and integration with the Better Care Fund (BCF), integrated planning and financial investment, the communications strategy, enablers and risks and issues.

 

Members expressed support for the direction of travel of the local care programme and commented that there was a need for additional investment in local care, in particular preventative local care based around GP practices.

 

A Member also expressed concern about the fragility of the BCF grant funding and future funding provision. It was noted that at a national level there was a need to ensure that the BCF was continued into the future and was more sustainable.

 

In response to a question regarding stemming the increase in people attending hospital Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments, it was explained that as a result of the Vanguard Model there had been a demonstrable change in the attendance and admission to A&E. For example, the Canterbury and Coastal area reduced attendances by 4-5%. It was added that as the model was scaled up, the downward trend would continue. However, the Joint Board was advised that a whole system approach would be needed, working in collaboration with partner agencies.

 

Decision:

 

The Kent and Medway Joint Health and Wellbeing Board noted the progress of the local care workstream and agreed that at future meetings the Joint Board will monitor the progress of the workstream.

125.

Strategic Commissioner Update pdf icon PDF 207 KB

This report updates the Joint Board on the development of a single Strategic Commissioner across all eight Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), including progress to date, the proposed role of the Strategic Commissioner, opportunities around integrated health and social care commissioning, governance arrangements and next steps.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Discussion:

 

The Accountable Officer for the Kent and Medway CCGs and the Kent and Medway STP Chief Executive updated the Joint Board on the progress towards the development of a single Strategic Commissioner across all eight CCGs and outlined the benefits of making strategic commissioning decisions across the Kent and Medway footprint. The benefits set out for the Joint Board included, providing greater leadership when managing health system issues and greater influence over large service providers.

 

The Joint Board was advised that a Joint Committee of the eight CCGs was being established which would have delegated powers to deliver the Strategic Commissioner function. In response to a question concerning a reduction in bureaucracy, reference was made to a longer term aspiration to formally merge the CCGs into one body. However, this process could only be done with CCG agreement. The Joint Board was also advised that in parallel, proposals to devolve regulator responsibilities from NHS England and NHS Improvement were expected.

 

The Accountable Officer for the Kent and Medway CCGs and the Kent and Medway STP Chief Executive recognised that CCGs needed to be confident in and engage with the changing landscape. There was also a need to partner with other agencies and Local Authorities to commission services effectively. A Member expressed support for the direction of travel and championed intelligent joint commissioning to achieve value for money.

 

With regards to a question concerning whether the Strategic Commissioner would form part of the Kent and Medway STP, it was explained that the Strategic Commissioner would work under the umbrella of the Kent and Medway STP but would not form part of it. It was added that the Kent and Medway STP currently had no legal standing. This was because national legislative changes were required to change the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

 

In response to a concern regarding how well the eight CCGs would work together to meet local needs, the Joint Board was advised that the move to a Strategic Commissioner Model would require measures to ensure that need was being met across localities in order to deliver localism.

 

Decision:

 

The Kent and Medway Joint Health and Wellbeing Board noted the update provided on the Kent and Medway Strategic Commissioner function, set out at Appendix 1 to the report.

126.

Work Programme pdf icon PDF 250 KB

The report advises the Joint Board of the forward work programme for discussion in the light of latest priorities, issues and circumstances. It gives the Joint Board an opportunity to shape and direct the Joint Board’s activities.

Minutes:

Discussion:

 

The Head of Democratic Services at Medway Council introduced the work programme report and advised the Joint Board that the reports on the work of the Design and Learning Centre for Clinical and Social Innovation and Encompass Vanguard could be programmed for October and December respectively.

 

A Member sought clarification on who would produce the reports and requested that all reports needed to include input from Medway Council and Kent County Council. He added that they must be fit for purpose, succinct and vibrant.

 

Decision:

 

The Kent and Medway Joint Health and Wellbeing Board:

 

a)    agreed the standing agenda items set out at paragraph 2.3 to the report being added to the work programme;

b)    agreed that an in depth review of reducing tobacco usage prevalence be scheduled on the Work Programme under the standing report item “Progress on Prevention Strategy for Kent and Medway” for the next meeting of the Joint Board;

c)    agreed that the following reports be added to the work programme of the Joint Board:

1.    Design and Learning Centre for Clinical and Social Innovation; and

2.    Encompass Vanguard.