Agenda and draft minutes
Venue: Virtual Meeting
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Note: Please note that this will be held as a virtual meeting. A live audio stream of the meeting can be accessed below.
The Chairman of the Health and Wellbeing Board, Councillor Caroline Stock welcomed all attendees to the meeting, which was held virtually.
The Chairman welcomed two new Board members, Madeleine Ellis, the Barnet Healthwatch representative, and Rebecca Sare from Inclusion Barnet, who replaced Rory Cooper and Julie Pal. The Chairman thanked Rory and Julie for all their contributions to the work of the Board.
The Chairman noted that the Board had recently held two webinars and that at the first webinar, a minutes’ silence had been held for those who lost lives to Covid-19.
The Chairman noted the work of the Barnet Public Health and put on record her thanks to the team and in particular, to Dr. Tamara Djuretic, for all of the hard work that had been done in relation to the pandemic. The Chairman noted the importance of taking a break during these difficult times.
The Chairman acknowledge the way that the Local Integrated Pathway had worked over the first wave and went on to express her thanks to Barnet CCG.
It was RESOLVED that the minutes of the previous meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board held on 16 January 2020 be agreed as a correct record.
Absence of Members
There were none.
Declaration of Members' Interests
Dr. Charlotte Benjamin, the Vice Chairman declared a non-pecuniary interest on behalf of herself, Dr Clare Stephens and Dr Nick Dattani as primary care providers via their respective GP Practices. Dr Benjamin advised that it should be to be made clear to the public that this interest is being made on behalf of the three clinicians for transparency.
Public Questions and Comments (if any)
Report of the Monitoring Officer (if any)
The Board noted the standing item on the agenda which lists the frequently used acronyms in HWBB reports. Members were encouraged to email any further suggestions to the Governance Service.
The Board considered the Forward Work Programme as set out in the report.
RESOLVED that the Committee note the Forward Work Programme.
The Chairman introduced the report, which noted that NHS Test and Trace commenced on 28May 2020 and that all local authorities across the country were asked to support the system by developing and publishing Local Outbreak Control Plans by 30 June. The Committee were advised that Barnet had published their plan accordingly and can be accessed here. The Chairman noted that Barnet had also been selected to contribute further as part of the Best Practice Group Network with Camden, Hackney and Newham, representing London.
At the invitation of the Chairman, the Director of Public Health, Dr. Tamara Djuretic, advised the Committee that the plan sought to prevent an outbreak and that if one occurred, to deal with it as quickly as possible. The Board noted that the Plan had been developed with the Barnet Health Protection Board.
Referring to a set of slides contained within the agenda, Dr. Djuretic advised that the purpose of the plan is to support Test and Trace. Dr. Djuretic noted that there was a PHE London Corona Response Cell (LCRC), which is a partnership that set out specific responsibilities for various actions.
Dr. Djuretic noted that the Health Protection Board contained “Category One” responders, which included partners such as the London Ambulance Service and the Police.
The Chairman advised that the Health and Wellbeing Boards’ role as recommended by by Government is to engage with the public to prevent outbreaks. She further noted that the webinars referred to in her opening comments aimed to engage with a wider audience. The Board noted that the first webinar focused on education, and was attended by school Head Teachers. This webinar included back to school information and mental health wellbeing information. The Board noted that the second webinar was with the local faith forums and local faith groups, and focused on places of worship.
The Board noted that both Webinars were well attended and created a good forum for open and timely engagement in order to prevent potential outbreaks happening within such settings.
Dr. Djuretic noted that for the purposes of data sharing on NHS Test and Trace, an agreement had been signed with Public Health England, and that Barnet was following all guidelines.
During the consideration of this item, the meeting was briefly adjourned due to a technical error which saw an interruption in the broadcasting of this meeting. The connection was restored, and the broadcast of this meeting was resumed.
Dr. Djuretic noted that a communication and engagement plan was in place to promote the prevention of Covid-19. The Board noted that the plan, which had been launched earlier that month, was targeting the areas with the most cases in the first instance. The Board noted that specific engagement would be undertaken with all parts of the community in Barnet.
Chris Munday, Executive Director for Children and Young People advised of an issue that he had been working on with Dr.Djuretic in relation to NHS Test and Trace in obtaining information on three young ... view the full minutes text for item 8.
The Chairman introduced the report, and noted that the Pandemic has had devastating effects on our communities locally as well worldwide however it also brought some different ways of working and brought local partnerships between Local Authority, NHS and Voluntary and community sector much closer which will have legacy for local Integrated Partnership.
The Chairman invited Daniel Morgan, the Interim Director of Commissioning at North Central London CCG to introduce the report.
Mr. Morgan advised the Committee that the partnership had been in place since the beginning of the year, with the following aims:
• A Population health management approach that takes in to consideration the wider determinants of health and improves the health outcomes for residents of Barnet;
• Addressing the challenging commissioning issues so that as a system we develop integrated solutions;
• Addressing performance issues where Barnet is an outlier (e.g. by reducing the number of avoidable unplanned hospital visits and admissions)
• Support residents in self-care and prevention;
Mr. Morgan advised the Board of the following progress to date:
Developed strong, collaborative leadership:
- The partnership had identified system leaders across multi-organisations in Barnet
- Held workshops and informal meetings last year to build relationships
- Held detailed discussions about vision, outcomes, governance and financial management of the Barnet ICP to develop shared understanding
Developed Joint Governance:
- The partnership had developed interim governance arrangements
- Established the Barnet ICP Board and Barnet Integrated Care Delivery Board
- Agreed Terms of References and Memorandum of Understanding
- Established workstreams to progress ICP development
Developed High Level Outcome Domains:
- The partnership had developed five high-level outcome domains around access, workforce, population health, wider determinants and community resilience
- Agreed an approach to develop detailed outcomes based on priority pathways
Identified Areas to Progress Local Integration:
• Developed five high-level outcome domains around access, workforce, population health, wider determinants and community resilience
• Agreed an approach to develop detailed outcomes based on priority pathways
Mr. Morgan advised the Committee that pre-Covid, in January 2020, a paper setting out proposals to address system wide issues was presented at the RFL A&E Delivery Board, ICP Delivery Board and the Health and Wellbeing Board. He noted that since then and following Covid, the pace and scale of changes had meant that the local system have worked together on a longer list of priority areas, which had included significant changes to:
• Same day access
• Primary care networks (PCN)
• Care homes
Commenting on care homes, Mr. Morgan noted that GP care for care home residents had been bolstered as part of the response to Covid.
The Board noted the new Governance Structure for the ICP Development Model.
Responding to a question from a Member, Dr. Djuretic commented that whilst Barnet had a long life expectancy, there was prevention work to be done to ensure a long healthy life expectancy. Dr Djuretic noted that many of the mentioned conditions such as cardiovascular disease and ... view the full minutes text for item 9.
The Chairman introduced the item and noted that since the Board had last met, CCGs across the country and in North Central London have restructured. Kay Matthews, Executive Managing Director, Barnet Borough, NCL CCG will briefly update us on the changes and what does this mean for Barnet’s population.
Ms. Matthews commented that it was appropriate that this item be considered following the ICP paper, noting the work that would be undertaken by the partnership.
Ms. Matthews advised the Board of the following actions in relation to the merger:
- The merger proposal was approved by all five Governing Bodies in September 2019 and by NHS England in November 2019.
- Member practices were invited to vote on a new NCL CCG Constitution in November, with a majority of votes received in favour of the new Constitution (and a majority in each borough also achieved).
- The five CCGs merged to form North Central London CCG on 1 April 2020.
The Committee noted that the single CCG continues to work closely with Councils, providers, general practices, voluntary, community organisations, and unions, to achieve shared aims. Ms. Mathews advised on the importance of working with local Councils. She provided assurance that the CCG will continue to work in the normal way, supporting both the HWBB and HOSCs, as well as local Councillors.
Ms. Matthew expressed the need to engage with the public in the Borough on their local services and what they want to see improved, as well as providing an integrated Covid response. She further commented that the Local Integrated Partnership would be a priority going forwards.
A Member noted the benefits as a clinician of working at scale with the merger. The Member commented on the progress of the ICP Executive Board.
Ms. Wakeling requested an item be bought to a future meeting on the emerging ICS Governance structure, which is currently being refreshed. (Action: Governance to add to work programme)
A Member asked if the above item could provide information on responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and the Board can influence and support that. It was agreed that this would be included within the report. Ms. Matthews also advised the Board that as Director of Quality, she was currently responsible for both Adults and Children’s safeguarding, and noted how seriously she took the role.
Following the discussion of the above item, the Board RESOLVED:
To note the update on the North Central London CCG merger.
At the invitation of the Chairman, Dr. Djuretic introduced the paper. Dr. Djuretic advised the Board that the Health and Wellbeing Strategy was due to be renewed from March 2020. Prior to Covid, a piece of work was embarked upon through which engagement with stakeholders, including commissioners and the community was undertaken, including a Health and Wellbeing workshop.
Dr. Djuretic noted the five guiding principles as set out in the report which were:
· Integrating health and social care and providing support for those with mental health problems and complex needs
· Encouraging residents to lead active and healthy lifestyles and maintain their mental wellbeing
· Improving services for children and young people and ensuring the needs of children are considered in everything we do
· Creating a healthy environment
· Continuing improvements on preventative intervention
Dr. Djuretic advised the Board that due to Covid, it had not been possible to prepare produce a document to present to the Board, and that the Board was therefore being asked to approve the extension of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2015-2020 until March 2021.
Ms. Wakeling commented that it made sense to extend the strategy, and observed that as the budget consultation and potentially the new corporate plan consultation would be undertaken, it might have greater impact (particularly if other consultations from a health perspective were being done) to combine them.
Dr. Charlotte Benjamin advised that she wished to declare a non-pecuniary interest on behalf of herself, and the other clinicians present (Dr. Clare Stephens and Dr. Nick Dattani) by virtue of being Primary Care Providers within the Borough via their respective GP Practices.
Following the consideration of the agenda item, the Board RESOLVED:
1. That the Health and Wellbeing Board review and agree the JHWS revised development process, including the delegation of responsibility to sign off the draft JHWS prior to the public consultation.
2. That the Health and Wellbeing Board supports JHWS development process.
3. That the Health and Wellbeing Board approve extension of the JHWS 2015-2020 until March 2021.
Any Items the Chairman decides are urgent
There were none.