Kent and Medway Joint Health and Wellbeing Board - Thursday, 17 September 2020 2.00pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Jade Hannah, Democratic Services Officer 


No. Item


Apologies for absence


Record of Meeting pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To approve the record of the meeting held on 28 July 2020.



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.


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.


COVID-19 Local Outbreak Control Plan Briefing pdf icon PDF 265 KB

This report provides an update on the Local Outbreak Control Plan (LOCP) including the updated Health Protection Board Terms of Reference, the new legislative powers granted to the Directors of Public Health as described within the Contain Framework and the outcomes of and plans for stress testing the LOCP. This report also details the proposed public engagement strategy for the Joint Board fulfilling the role of the Local Outbreak Engagement Board (LOEB).

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Proposal to Develop a Strategic Plan to Mitigate the Impact of COVID-19 on Health Inequalities pdf icon PDF 287 KB

The Kent and Medway Joint Health and Wellbeing Board is asked to discuss and consider how it will respond to the widening health inequalities experienced in Kent and Medway and exacerbated by Covid-19. The Joint Board is asked to consider developing a joint plan setting out how partners could work together to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequalities and, as part of this work to hold a development session to explore the emerging impact of Covid-19 on the health and wellbeing of our communities in greater depth.


Digitisation and Technology in Care Homes and the Wider Care Sector pdf icon PDF 250 KB

This report will provide an overview of three digital programmes of work:


1)    Digital Care Homes Accelerating Digital Pathways for Care Homes

2)    Telecare / Telemedicine Network

3)    Kent, Alcove and RETHINK Alliance (Kara)


This report will be accompanied by a presentation.


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 143 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.

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