Agenda and minutes

Venue: Underhill School, 215 Mays Lane, Barnet, EN5 2LZ

Contact: Salar Rida 020 8359 7113, Email: salar.rida@barnet.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 99 KB

    Minutes:

    The Chairman of the Health and Wellbeing Board, Councillor Caroline Stock welcomed all attendees and opened the meeting which was held at Underhill School.

     

    It was RESOLVED that the minutes of the previous meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board held on 15th November 2018 be agreed as a correct record.

     

     

2.

Absence of Members

    Minutes:

    Apologies for absence were received from:

     

    -       Councillor Richard Cornelius

    -       Councillor Sachin Rajput who was substituted by Councillor David Longstaff

    -       Selina Rodrigues who was substituted by Julie Pal

     

    The Chairman requested that, where possible, substitution on behalf of Healthwatch be communicated at an earlier stage.

     

3.

Declaration of Members' Interests

    Minutes:

    None.

4.

Public Questions and Comments (if any)

    Minutes:

    None were received.

5.

Minutes of the Care Closer to Home Programme Board and Joint Commissioning Executive Group pdf icon PDF 170 KB

    Minutes:

    It was RESOLVED:

     

    That the Health and Wellbeing Board approved the minutes of the Care Closer to Home Programme Board meeting of 6 September 2018; and noted that no meeting had taken place of the Joint Commissioning Executive Group meeting since the last Health and Wellbeing Board.

6.

Forward Work Programme pdf icon PDF 194 KB

    Minutes:

    The Chairman noted the standing item on the agenda.

     

    RESOLVED that the Health and Wellbeing Board noted the items on the Forward Work Programme for 2019.

7.

Corporate Plan 2019-2024, Business Planning: Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) 2019-2024 and proposed savings pdf icon PDF 239 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Upon invitation of the Chairman, the Director for Public Health Dr Tamara Djuretic presented the report to the Board.

     

    The Board noted the allocated ring-fenced Grant budget for Public Health. In respect of the savings target for Public Health, Dr Djuretic informed the Board about the identified efficiency savings to help deliver the target over the next five years. Dr Djuretic explained that, since Public Health Grant is ring-fenced, identified savings will be redeployed across the Council and re-invested in preventative interventions aimed at reducing demand in social care.

     

    Dr Djuretic also explained that the budget will be formally agreed each year as part of the council budget as well as national Public Health Grant allocation, and therefore could be subject to change.

     

    In response to a query from Dr Clare Stephens on the Family Nurse Partnership programme, it was noted that the offer will be mainstreamed into a new model of care to include training for all workforce on supporting at risk families. The Board agreed to include an annual update report on the HWBB Forward Work Programme (Action: FWP)

     

    Dr Debbie Frost welcomed the report and requested that reference is made within the Priorities document to NHS Five Year Plan and if possible to include HWBB partnership logos to illustrate partnership working.

     

    The Board noted that online services would be seen as a welcome addition to the sexual health services currently on offer and that savings have been achieved through efficiencies and contract re-procurement.

     

    It was RESOLVED:

    1.    That the Health and Wellbeing Board considered the Corporate Plan (Appendix A) and the Health and Wellbeing Priorities in Appendix B for referral to Policy and Resources Committee before adoption by Full Council.

    2.    That the Health and Wellbeing Board approved the additional Health and Wellbeing Priorities as set out in Appendix B.

    3.    That the Health and Wellbeing Board considered the MTFS proposals that relate to the Board as set out in Appendix C after having considered the initial equalities impacts and refer their comments to Policy and Resources Committee before decision by Full Council.

    4.    That the Health and Wellbeing Board considered the savings proposals for the next financial year as set out in appendix C subject to the initial equalities impacts and refer them to Policy and Resources Committee for consultation and before decision by Full Council.

    5.    That the Health and Wellbeing Board receives delivery plan on agreed priorities, at March meeting.

     

8.

Improving Children and Young People's Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing pdf icon PDF 127 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Chairman welcomed verbal representations from a number of service users as well as children from Underhill School who spoke about their experiences with physical and mental health and the support provided by the School.

     

    The Board received a presentation from Dr Djuretic and Dr Charlotte Benjamin. Dr Benjamin highlighted the importance of:

    -       understanding of mental health and the role it plays in children’s lives

    -       improving patient experience for children

    -       promoting and improving early help offer through various provisions such as hubs and Children’s centres

    -       working towards a single access point system to avoid confusion amongst service users

     

    The Board heard about the improved offer through 0-19 Hub and community based provisions involving schools, families and various health professionals such as clinicians and Family resilience workers.

     

    Dr Benjamin informed the Board about KOOTH online counselling services which enables issues to be referred to local services. The Board also noted that work is underway to launch a website for parents to access online support.

     

    The Board welcomed the comments and noted the benefits of linking and imbedding Children’s Mental Health into areas such as Housing, Leisure and Community Cohesion.

     

    Councillor Longstaff noted a correction to section 1.4 of the report which should refer to the date 2022 instead of 2020.

     

    Ms Julie Pal CEO of CommUnity Barnet welcomed the report and informed the Board about the Patient Reference System and Counselling services for children and young people which has been commissioned to support health and social care colleagues in their work.

     

    It was RESOLVED:

    1.    That the Health and Wellbeing Board approved the CAMHS Local Transformation Plan 2018/19 for submission to NHS England and publication of partner websites.

    2.    That the Health and Wellbeing Board agreed to support the system wide CAMHS Transformation.

    3.    That the Health and Wellbeing Board agreed to consider children and young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing across portfolios and service provision.

     

9.

Update report on the progress of Barnet Children's Services Improvement Action Plan pdf icon PDF 365 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Strategic Director for Children and Young People, Mr Chris Munday presented the report to the Board.

     

    The Board received an update on the progress of the Improvement Action Plan and noted that the sixth monitoring visit is scheduled to take place in February 2019 and will focus on the leaving care service.

     

    Mr Munday updated the Board on the full Inspection of Local Authority Children’s Services (ILACS) which is due to take place this year around April-May period.

     

    The Chairman noted the update and invited Ms Fiona Bateman to provide an update on her role. Ms Bateman informed the Board of her new additional role as Chair of the Safeguarding Children’s Partnership to ensure that the Partnership Board supports the Improvement work.

     

    Following a query from the Board on care leavers, Mr Munday spoke about the care leavers inspection the work around Health Passports for all care leavers. The Board welcomed the comments and noted that feedback is encouraged to lead to better outcomes and as well as strengthening partnership working.

     

    It was RESOLVED:

     

    1.    That the Board noted the progress of the Barnet Children's Services Improvement Action Plan as set out in paragraphs 1.9 to 1.45.

    2.    That the Board noted the Self-Assessment and Improvement Plan of the Council’s children’s social care function set out at Appendix 1 and Appendix 2 respectively.

     

10.

Barnet Children and Young People Plan 2019-2023 pdf icon PDF 189 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the report which sets out the draft Children and Young People Plan for 2019-2023. Mr Munday presented the item which has been developed by key partners including the council, children and young people, Police, CCG, schools and the voluntary sector.

     

    Dr Djuretic welcomed the report as well as the outcomes and vision set out within the Plan which identifies health and wellbeing as an important area. She expressed support towards the Plan and encouraged the integration of health outcomes.

     

    The Board agreed to include an update report on the CYPP at a future meeting. (Action: FWP)

     

    It was RESOLVED:

    That the Health and Wellbeing Board considered and commented as above on the draft Children and Young People Plan 2019-2023 including the vision and key outcomes.

     

11.

Family Friendly Barnet pdf icon PDF 244 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the report which was presented by Mr Ben Thomas, Strategic Lead for Children and Young People.

     

    Mr Thomas spoke about the aim to make Barnet the most Family Friendly Borough by 2020, where children, young people and their families are safe, healthy, resilient, knowledgeable, responsible, informed and listened to.

     

    The Board noted that the ambition is to be recognised by UNICEF as a UNICEF Child Friendly Community in 2020. Furthermore, the Board heard that as part of the partnership with UNICEF over the next 3 years Barnet Council will be working with UNICEF to embed child-rights’ in policies, procedures and decisions.

     

    Mr Thomas spoke about the development of the Barnet Youth Zone which is a facility for young people being built in Burnt Oak and due to open in summer 2019.

     

    The Strategic Director for Adults, Communities and Health welcomed the update and noted that once completed, Barnet will host one of approx. 15 Youth Zones across the country.

     

    The Board welcomed the report and the opportunity for Youth Zone to link with health and social care services.

     

    It was RESOLVED:

     

    That the Board noted the progress of the Family Friendly Barnet Programme and discuss how to support imbedding its principles across the whole Council system.

12.

Any Items the Chairman decides are urgent

    Minutes:

    The Chairman thanked all attendees, guest speakers and Board Members for their contributions to the discussions. She also thanked Underhill School and Principal Mr Jack Newton for hosting this HWBB meeting at their school.

     

    The Chairman welcomed Ms Caroline Jenkins, Senior Operations Manager ISS Catering services who spoke about the ongoing work in reducing sugar content in foods where possible and promoting fresh food and healthy eating.

     

    In reference to the discussion on Children and Young People’s Plan, Councillor David Longstaff - Chairman of the Children, Education and Safeguarding Committee – highlighted the importance of tackling obesity amongst children and young people to improve health outcomes.

     

    The Chairman, on behalf of the Health and Wellbeing Board, gave special thanks to Dr Debbie Frost who has chaired the Barnet CCG Governing Body since 2012 and has been the Vice-Chair of the HWBB since its inception. She thanked Dr Frost for the tremendous amount of work towards improving health outcomes for residents and wished her all the best for the future. The Board noted that Dr Charlotte Benjamin will be the new Vice-Chair of the HWBB going forward.

     

     

13.

Declaration of Members' Interests