Agenda and minutes

Kent and Medway Joint Health and Wellbeing Board
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 4.00pm

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

Contact: Jade Milnes, Democratic Services Officer 

Items
No. Item

900.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed Dr Bob Bowes, Chairman of the Strategic Commissioner Steering Group to his first meeting of the Joint Board following his appointment in December 2018.

 

The Chairman recommended that agenda item 10 (An Overview of the Encompass MCP Vanguard) be considered as the first substantive item on the agenda to enable the Chair, Encompass MCP to attend another meeting. This was agreed.

 

He explained that this meeting was the final meeting of the 2018/19 municipal year and thanked Members and officers for their contribution to the work of the Joint Board. The Vice-Chairman also expressed his gratitude.

901.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Alan Jarrett (Leader, Medway Council) Howard Doe (Deputy Leader of Medway Council and Portfolio Holder for Housing and Community Services), Mr Paul Carter, CBE (Leader of Kent County Council and Cabinet Member for Health Reform) and Tony Searles (Sevenoaks District Council), Dr John Allingham (Kent Local Medical Committee, Ian Ayres (Managing Director for Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley, Medway, Swale and West Kent CCGs), Matt Dunkley, CBE (Corporate Director for Children, Young People and Education, Kent County Council), Chris McKenzie (Assistant Director of Adult Social Care for Medway Council), Matthew Scott (Kent Police and Crime Commissioner) Andrew Scott-Clark (Director of Public Health, Kent County Council), and Ian Sutherland (Director of People – Children and Adults Services, Medway Council).

902.

Record of Meeting pdf icon PDF 135 KB

To approve the record of the meeting held on 14 December 2019.

 

Minutes:

The record of the meeting held on 14 December 2018 was agreed and signed by the Chairman as correct.

903.

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

 

Councillor Martin Potter disclosed that he was a member of the Kent and Medway STP Non-Executive Director Oversight Group.

904.

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.

905.

Reducing Alcohol Consumption Deep Dive pdf icon PDF 2 MB

This report presents a ‘deep dive’ into reducing alcohol consumption, alcohol related harm to adults and treatment of alcohol use disorder across Kent and Medway.

Minutes:

Discussion:

 

The Director of Public Health for Medway introduced the report which provided a deep dive into reducing alcohol consumption, alcohol related harm to adults and treatment of alcohol use disorder across Kent and Medway. He explained that the impact of substance misuse was far reaching and had wider societal impacts, in addition to impacts to the person who consumed the alcohol and their families.

 

The Health Improvement Manager, Medway Council drew the Joint Board’s attention to key trends in relation to alcohol consumption and its impact. These were provided in detail within section 2 of the report. He explained that the evidence and data showed a good picture across Kent and Medway. For example, the data showed that with respect to alcohol related hospital admissions, both Kent and Medway had fewer admissions than the England average, in addition, the years of life lost due to alcohol were less than the England average. With respect to the measure, successful completion of alcohol treatment, both Kent and Medway had a higher percentage of successful completions than the England average.

 

Referring to areas where further intervention was required it was noted that there was a variation across districts where harms were generally more marked in disadvantaged communities. In addition, further work was required to support individuals with co-occurring conditions for example problematic substance use was one of the most common co-morbid conditions among people with a major mental illness.

 

It was considered that a whole system approach was required to reduce alcohol consumption. Factors relevant to this aim and existing interventions were highlighted to the Joint Board and were set out in section 3 of the report.

 

Members raised a number of points and questions, including:

 

Licencing – In response to a question concerning the relationship between licensed premises opening hours and the impact on alcohol consumption, the Joint Board was advised that negative issues tended to occur after premises closed, therefore staggered closing hours in a locality could cause difficulties for the Police.

 

Children and young people – In response to a question concerning encouraging children and young people away from alcohol, the Joint Board was advised that there was a declining trend in alcohol consumption amongst young people in comparison to adults who had more disposable income to purchase alcohol. It was recognised that action needed to be taken to prevent access and harm to children and young people from substance misuse.

 

Type of drinking – Clarification was sought on factors influencing the relationship between the type of drinking (lower risk drinking to severe dependence and complex drinking) and the number of alcohol units consumed. It was noted that severity of likely harms could be very different, even if the same amount of alcohol was consumed. In response, it was explained that individuals in more disadvantaged communities might experience greater harms than others drinking the same amount of alcohol because there was a greater availability of poor quality alcohol and higher levels of stress (cortisol) within these communities, which might  ...  view the full minutes text for item 905.

906.

Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) Local Care Update pdf icon PDF 358 KB

This report provides an update on the progress of Local Care, including the Local Care Implementation Board, the Local Care deep dives and the Local Care delivery/outcomes framework.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Discussion:

 

The STP Local Care Lead summarised amendments made to the governance arrangements for Local Care. This included the establishment of a new, smaller strategic Local Care Board which was comprised of senior leaders from key organisations involved in the commissioning and delivery of Local Care services across the Kent and Medway health and social care system. This Board had two key functions which were to hold the CCG footprint Local Care Boards to account and to help create the conditions for success.

 

She explained that the existing Local Care Implementation Board (LCIB) would not be disbanded, as this Board had been invaluable in bringing together a wide range of organisations. However, it was noted that the focus of LCIB would be amended. It was considered that this outgoing Board would become a “learn and share” forum and would include additional members to focus on: progress across Kent and Medway; learning from other areas nationally and internationally and; ideas and examples of innovation. It was noted that the first event for this forum would be on 22 May 2019.

 

The Joint Board was reminded of the outcomes of the Local Care deep dives which were explained in detail in Appendix B of the report and had been circulated to the Joint Board following their meeting in December 2018. The Joint Board’s attention was also drawn to the progress on the Local Care Delivery Framework set out in section 4 of the report. This Framework would be shaped by the outcome of the deep dives. It was anticipated that the first populated dashboard would be completed in July 2019.

 

Members raised a number of points and questions, including:

 

Workforce - In response to questions concerning the workforce challenges outlined on page 65 of the agenda, Appendix B to the report, the Joint Board was advised that recruitment and retention of the Kent and Medway workforce was considered to be very important. Challenges were being addressed in two ways. Firstly, by adapting the existing workforce by working differently, for example capacity had been released by forming Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDTs) which had reduced duplication of efforts. Secondly, there was a long term ambition to attract new staff into the area.

 

With respect to the specific challenge of making it easier for staff to rotate across organisations i.e. a passport or secondment, the Joint Board was advised that this may help with recruitment and retention of staff. In particular, prospective employees had requested an opportunity to develop a portfolio careers and gain experience in different organisations and health sectors. Kent and Medway could be a trailblazer in this regard.

 

Funding for Local Care - The Joint Board was assured that funding was in place to support Local Care. This was demonstrated as part of the Local Care deep dives. In addition, within the NHS Long Term Plan, £4.5billion had been committed to primary and community care. The first tranche of this funding had been realised, with CCGs receiving an uplift of circa 3% on  ...  view the full minutes text for item 906.

907.

STP Workforce Transformation Plan pdf icon PDF 192 KB

This report presents the Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) Workforce Transformation Plan. This Plan focuses on the commitment to work together to prioritise actions that will have the biggest impact on addressing Kent and Medway’s workforce challenges. This report will be accompanied by a presentation.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Discussion:

 

The Kent and Medway STP Workforce Programme Director presented the report which set out, at Appendix 1, the STP Workforce Transformation Plan. The report was accompanied by a presentation. It was explained to the Joint Board that the Plan focussed on the commitment to work together to prioritise actions that it was considered would have the biggest impact on addressing Kent and Medway’s Workforce challenges. The overarching ambition was to promote Kent and Medway as a great place to live, work and learn. There were three aims supporting this ambition, which were:

·         Workforce to work together across health and social care, enjoy their work, learn in their jobs and be empowered, engaged and developed to be good at what they do;

·         Employers to work together to attract and retain the right supply of health and social care workforce through talented and capable leadership and the offer of attractive, flexible and interesting careers; and

·         Population to have the skills and support to help them manage their own health and care with confidence and, where needed, with the right support to achieve their health, social and community outcomes and goals.

 

There were also five key strategic priorities supported by a number of actions which were explained to the Joint Board. The five priority areas were:

·         Promoting Kent and Medway as a place to work;

·         Maximising supply of health and care workforce;

·         Developing lifelong careers;

·         Developing systems leaders and culture; and

·         Supporting workforce wellbeing, addressing workload and supporting inclusion to support retention of the workforce.

 

The Joint Board was advised that in Kent and Medway circa. 83,800 FTE individuals were employed in over 350 careers across health and social care organisations. In Kent and Medway, the workforce supply had decreased for most workforce groups and was behind the national average. However, it was noted that work had already been undertaken to address recruitment and retention. Some examples included, launching the ‘Take a Different View’ website to attract perspective employees, upskilling the workforce in the community to maximise the workforce supply, implementation of the Esther Model and implementation of specific retention programmes such as the First Five, Last Five programmes.

 

The Joint Board’s attention was drawn to key workforce actions in 2019/20 across the Local Care, Primary Care, Stroke, Mental Health, Cancer and Prevention workstreams. It was explained that the Plan was accompanied by a draft detailed implementation plan and delivery dashboard that would be agreed and monitored through the Workforce Board.

 

The Plan was agreed by the STP Programme Board having been considered by the Workforce Board and the Clinical and Professional Board. It was added that the STP Programme Board emphasised the importance of including performance indicators to monitor progress in implementation.

 

Members raised a number of points and questions, including:

 

Promotion of Kent and Medway - In recognition of the steps taken so far to support recruitment and retention, Members stressed the importance of positivity in promoting Kent and Medway as a great place to live, learn and work.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 907.

908.

Kent and Medway Transformation - Update on Integrated Care Systems and Kent and Medway System Commissioner pdf icon PDF 752 KB

The NHS Long Term Plan sets an expectation that Integrated Care Systems will be established by April 2021. Work has commenced across Kent and Medway in designing an integrated system including changes to existing organisational forms, functions and the anticipated benefits that these changes will have in better meeting the health needs of the population. 

 

This paper sets out: progress to date in developing an integrated model; outputs from two co-production workshops held across the system on future organisational forms and functions; a high level timeline for transition to a shadow form and end state by April 2020; and key next steps.

 

This report also sets out details of the role of the Kent and Medway CCG’s in emergency preparedness, following agreement of the Joint Board to add this to the Joint Board’s work programme, within this standing agenda item.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Discussion:

 

The Chairman of the Strategic Commissioner Steering Group (Clinical Chair, West Kent CCG), introduced the update on Integrated Care Systems and the Kent and Medway System Commissioner. In doing so, he reflected on the general financial position of the NHS and the four main areas for improvement set out within the Case on Change.

 

He drew the Joint Board’s attention to section 3 of the report which explained the proposed changes to commissioner and provider models in response to the need to deliver local care, improve prevention, invest in mental health services and support providers to deliver clinically and financially sustainable services. Figure 1 was highlighted to the Joint Board which described in detail the Kent and Medway Integrated Care System architecture including Integrated Care Partnerships and Primary Care Networks.

 

It was noted that at present, only the CGGs had a statutory basis, all other Boards were partnerships. It was recognised that this was challenging, particularly in decision making. As a result, it was proposed that there would be a single CCG, subject to the approval of member practices, and an application would be submitted to NHS England for consideration in June 2019 for implementation in April 2020. It was considered that whilst the timeline was challenging it would encourage pace in delivery.

 

The Joint Board’s attention was also drawn to Appendix 1 of the report which at the request of the Board set out details of the role of the Kent and Medway CCGs in emergency planning. The Joint Board was assured that the NHS had made the necessary preparations to respond to the known issues in relation Britain’s EU Exit.

 

A Member commended the Kent and Medway STP and partners for their professional approach and their efforts in reviewing and recommending system improvements, working toward financial sustainability, to the benefit of local people. It was recognised that there would be a role for the local authorities of Kent and Medway to scrutinise the proposals.

 

Decision:

 

The Kent and Medway Joint Health and Wellbeing Board noted the update. 

909.

NHS Long Term Plan Update pdf icon PDF 340 KB

The report provides an update to Joint Board Members on the NHS Long Term Plan that was published in January 2019. This report will be accompanied by a presentation.

 

Minutes:

Discussion:

 

The Programme Director, Long Term Plan, provided the Joint Board with an overview of the NHS Long Term Plan and the response required from the Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP). The report was accompanied by a presentation.

 

It was noted that the NHS Long Term Plan aligned with the existing focus areas of the Kent and Medway STP and was considered to be a framework for bringing together the existing workstream areas. 

 

The key messages of significant note from a system perspective were drawn to the attention of the Joint Board. These included: 

·         All systems to become Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) by 2021;

·         An increased ‘duty to collaborate’ and greater integration between the NHS and local authorities covering social care, prevention, population health and public health;

·         Development of a system oversight approach i.e. the Integrated Care System would be overseen and regulated as a system as well as individual organisations. It was noted that there would be an integration index which would reflect public opinion as to whether services feel joined up, personalised and anticipatory;

 

It was explained that in response to the NHS Long Term Plan, the STP was required to develop and implement its own Five Year Plan. This would be a continuation of work that had already been undertaken by the Partnership and whilst there was, currently, no template for these Plans, the STP would set out how it would deliver against all of the NHS Long Term Plan themes. It was explained that the NHS Long Term Plan also required the STP to refresh its strategic planning for the five year period, including development of five year financials for the system from 2019/20 to 2023/24 and five year system priorities in terms of system and care transformation.

 

At present the workstream leads were undertaking a diagnostic assessment of the extent to which each STP workstream/programme was aligned with the NHS Long Term Plan content and whether any further actions or initiatives were required. The headline findings from this assessments would be shared with a number of forums including the STP Clinical and Professional Board, Programme Board and the Joint Board as required.

 

It was noted that there were a number of existing strands of work which would support the STPs’ response to the NHS Long Term Plan, including refreshing the Kent and Medway Case for Change, the Kent and Medway outcomes dashboard and creation of two new strategies, the Primary Care Strategy and Children’s Strategy.

 

In response to a question concerning how Healthwatch could assist with contributing the public voice to the way forward and assist with public engagement, the Joint Board was advised that a Communications and Engagement Strategy and Plan would be developed in collaboration with Healthwatch and other partners between now and autumn when the Five Year Plan would be published. It was added that initial thoughts were that engagement should focus on some of the themes identified in the NHS Long Term Plan and it was considered that  ...  view the full minutes text for item 909.

910.

An Overview of the Encompass MCP Vanguard pdf icon PDF 202 KB

This report summarises the work and legacy of the Encompass MCP vanguard. This was a 3 year New Care Model which received NHS sponsorship and scrutiny between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2018. This report will be accompanied by a presentation.

Minutes:

Discussion:

 

The Chair, Encompass MCP presented the Joint Board with a presentation on the work and legacy of the Encompass Multi-Speciality Community Provider (MCP) Vanguard. It was explained to the Joint Board that following a successful bid securing 3 years of funding, the Vanguard was established and was comprised of 14 GP practices representing circa. 180,000 patients. The Vanguard operated across 5 community hubs and brought together: health, social care, the voluntary sector and the community to work together at scale, as an integrated system of care, around the patients’ health needs, offering hub level services to populations of circa. 50,000 people (with the exception of Sandwich and Ash which had a smaller population density).

 

One of the foremost achievements of the Vanguard was the development of Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDTs). These MDTs drew expertise from a range of professionals, which could be tailored to suit the local area and in some instances included the Police, Fire and Rescue and Housing Services. MDTs worked together across the footprint of the Hubs to create anticipatory care plans for the individuals within the Vanguard.

 

The Joint Board was advised that there were four strands to the work of the Vanguard centred around the GP Practice, these were:

1.    Routine, Prevention and Proactive Care

2.    Emergency and Reactive Care

3.    Acute Care

4.    Tertiary Care

 

It was explained that the Vanguard considered four population cohorts ranging from the individuals that were considered to be the most vulnerable and frail with multiple co-morbities to those that were generally well. The Vanguard initially concentrated on the cohort which was considered to be most vulnerable and frail who had the most need and expended the most resource (analysis showed that this cohort represented circa. 6% of the population but utilised 80% of the total expenditure on emergency admissions across the whole population in the Vanguard).

 

It was explained that in total there were 12 workstreams which were set out for the Joint Board in a Directory of Services. Some of the focus areas included:

1.    Health condition management which involved moving some services, historically provided within a hospital setting, into the community, extending the roles of GPs and other health care professionals. Fast access to services within the community avoided attendance at A&E.

2.    Supported self care which aimed to support people to make healthier lifestyle choices to avoid preventable diseases. This included social prescribing undertaken in collaboration with Red Zebra, providing a single point of access for GPs to enable them to signpost individuals to one or more voluntary organisations who could provide further support. The Vanguard also developed Health Trainers (Lifestyle Coaches), an initiative in schools to keep children active and lastly, the Vanguard developed a Waitless App which provided real time data on Minor Injury Units (MIUs) and A&E departments in east Kent.

 

With respect to achievements made over the three years, the Joint Board was advised patient experience had improved and there had been a reduction in short stay admissions by  ...  view the full minutes text for item 910.

911.

Work Programme pdf icon PDF 193 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.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Discussion:

 

The Democratic Services Officer at Medway Council introduced the work programme report and drew the Joint Board’s attention to the recommended amendments to the work programme set out at paragraphs 2.3 to 2.4 of the report.

 

A Member requested that following consideration by the Joint Board of the NHS Long Term Plan (agenda item 9), the Joint Board be presented with an update report on the Kent and Medway response to the NHS Long Term Plan and the Five Year Plan once it was completed.

 

Decision:

 

The Kent and Medway Joint Health and Wellbeing Board agreed the work programme attached at Appendix 1, subject to the following amendments:

 

a)    that the report on the Kent and Medway STP workstream, Workforce, be presented to the Joint Board every six months;

 

b)    the addition of a report on the Kent Medical School to the Joint Board’s work programme, with a date to be determined;

 

c)    the addition of an update report on the Kent and Medway response to the Long Term Plan and the final Five Year Plan to the Joint Board’s work programme.