Agenda and minutes

Venue: Hendon Town Hall, The Burroughs, NW4 4BG

Contact: Salar Rida 020 8359 7113, Email: 

Note: Two paper copies of the agenda only will be available at the meeting for members of the public. Attendees are requested to view the agenda online and if needed, to print any specific agenda report(s). 

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Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 314 KB


    The Chairman of the Health and Wellbeing Board, Councillor Caroline Stock welcomed all attendees to the meeting.


    It was RESOLVED that the minutes of the previous meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board held on 3rd October 2019 be agreed as a correct record.




Absence of Members


    Apologies were received from:

    -       Dr Nikkesh Dattani who was substituted by Dr Barry Subel, and

    -       Kay Matthews who was substituted by Sarah D’Souza.


Declaration of Members' Interests


    Dr Charlotte Benjamin, Chair of Barnet CCG and Vice-Chair of the HWBB made a joint declaration on behalf of Barnet CCG Board members, Dr Clare Stephens, Dr Barry Subel and herself, in relation to the agenda items 8 and 12 by virtue of potential impact of the Sustainability and Transformation Plan through their respective GP practices.


Public Questions (if any)


    None were received.


Report of the Monitoring Officer (if any)




List of HWBB Abbreviations pdf icon PDF 135 KB


    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 Governance Service Salar Rida.


Forward Work Programme pdf icon PDF 416 KB


    Board Members noted the Forward Work Programme which lists the items for consideration at future meetings during 2020. The Chairman invited the Board to send suggestions for reports at future meetings to Governance.


    Director for Public Health, Dr Tamara Djuretic noted that the draft Health and Wellbeing Strategy will be circulated to Board Members for consultation. (Action: Public Health)


    Chris Munday, Executive Director for Children and Young People noted that the Annual Children’s Partnership Safeguarding report will also be circulated to the Board for noting and comments. (Action: Children’s Service)


    The Board noted the Forward Work Programme which includes the items of business for 2020.






Children and Young People's Mental Health Transformation Plan 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 389 KB

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    The Chairman introduced the report which provides an update on the CAMHS Transformation Plan and follows on from the details report and discussion at the previous meeting.


    The Chairman thanked everyone involved with the development of the Plan and the contributions to the excellent partnership working.


    It was RESOLVED that the Health and Wellbeing Board noted the final Children and Young People’s Mental Health Transformation Plan refresh 2019/20 submitted to NHS Englandon 15th November.




Quarter 2 (Q2) 2019/20 Delivery Plan Performance Report pdf icon PDF 740 KB


    Dr Djuretic summarised the report and noted a correction on page 112 of the report which should read 57 not 52 in respect of the Borough-wide School Resilience programme.


    It was RESOLVED that the Board reviewed the budget, performance and risk information for Q2 2019/20 and made referrals (if any) to Policy and Resources Committee or Financial Performance and Contracts Committee in accordance with the terms of reference of these Committees.




Barnet Multi-Agency Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 586 KB

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    The Chairman invited Fiona Bateman, Independent Chair of the Adults and Children Safeguarding Board to present the report. Ms Bateman summarised the key points as set out within the annual report.


    She noted the increase in reported concerns and the ongoing work to raise awareness among residents about risks and the various ways in which concerns can be raised. The Board also noted the improvements towards close partnership and multi-disciplinary working.


    Mr Munday referred to the corporate parenting implications and Ms Bateman informed the Board about the work to address any risks for young people who fall in the transition category towards adult social care.


    It was noted that this issue and the support for this cohort will be reported on within the next Annual Report. The Board also noted the importance of ensuring that this cohort is supported across both children and adult social care.


    Dr Clare Stephens queried about the increase in Safeguarding Adults concerns. Ms Bateman spoke about the work to ensure that decision making in all cases are lawful and correct. In reference to repeat referrals, the Board noted that in each case measures are taken to ensure that an individual is safeguarded and that any risks are monitored closely.


    The Chairman thanked the Board for the discussion and it was RESOLVED:


    That the Health and Wellbeing Board noted the Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report 2018-19.












Local Government Declaration on Healthier Eating: One Year On pdf icon PDF 369 KB

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    The Chairman welcomed the update report on the Local Government Declaration on Healthier Eating which was signed by the Board one year ago. She also welcomed the proposed launch of Sugar Smart initiative. In light of the rise in diabetes in the UK, the Chairman noted the significance of supporting residents and staff to make healthier eating an easier option.


    Rachel Hodge, Public Health Consultant presented the report. The Board noted that the Sugar Smart public communications campaign has been launched with bus shelter and billboard posters going up throughout the borough, accompanied by social media posts. It was also noted that so far 37 organisations have signed up and that work is ongoing to involve further organisations.


    Following a query from Board Members about water fountains in the borough, Ms Hodge noted that the Authority has recently signed up to the Refill London initiative.


    The Board heard about the work which has commenced with organisations and businesses as part of a wider engagement plan to increase water refill stations. The Board welcomed the initiative and noted that information will be circulated to partners for further dissemination. (Action: Public Health)


    Following a request from the Board to consider further action on water refill stations and tackling plastic bottles, Dr Djuretic noted that water refill stations will also be addressed through the development of the Local Plan. In addition, she noted that further action will be taken to address concerns around plastic bottles together with the Licensing team.


    It was RESOLVED:


    That the Health and Wellbeing Board considered the progress made, noted and supported future actions planned.






Barnet Integrated Care Partnership: The journey so far pdf icon PDF 291 KB

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    The Chairman invited Dawn Wakeling and Sarah D’Souza who provided an overview of the update on the Barnet Integrated Care Partnership.


    The Board welcomed the report and commented on the importance of:

    -       Integration and partnership working around SEND considering a whole-life approach

    -       Clarity on the various roles planned within the ICP system, and

    -       To focus on effective integration and strategic planning towards partnership working


    Dr Charlotte Benjamin provided an update to the Board about the merger of North Central London CCG Governing Bodies. She noted that going forward all Member Practices will adopt a new Constitution and consider the structure of the management team and Governing Body. The Board noted that the structure plans will be developed through close working with staff, members and partners.


    It was RESOLVED that:


    The Health and Wellbeing Board noted the update on the progress of the Barnet Integrated Care Partnership.


Barnet's Local Plan (Regulation 18) and Barnet's Local Development Scheme pdf icon PDF 348 KB

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    The Chairman introduced the item on Barnet’s Local Plan.


    She welcomed the reference to the work of the HWBB within the National Planning Policy Framework. This requires that all planning policies and decisions should ensure that developments create places that are safe, inclusive and accessible and which promote health and wellbeing, with a high standard of amenity for existing and future users.


    The Chairman invited James Gummery Principal Policy Planner, who delivered the presentation on the links between Local Plan and Health and Wellbeing agenda.


    The Board welcomed the presentation and commended the reference to Health and Wellbeing in the Local Plan towards planning a strong infrastructure such as access to health centers.


    Following a query about addressing fuel poverty, Mr Gummery informed the Board about the measures taken to reduce fuel poverty in homes such as insulation and improvements to heating systems. Going forward, the Board encouraged partnership working with developers towards achieving sustainable fuel.


    In reference to Family Friendly Barnet, Mr Munday highlighted the importance of joined up working and integration within the Local Plan towards Family Friendly Barnet, corporate parenting and facilities for foster carers and children with disabilities. Mr Gummery welcomed the comments and further meetings with Board members outside of the meeting.


    In response to a query from Ms D’Souza about population size, Mr Gummery spoke about the partnership working to take into account impact of population and social infrastructure requirements across London.


    The Chairman welcomed the discussion and noted that a coordinated response will be pulled together taking into account the views of the Board in response to the Consultation. (Action: Public Health)


    It was RESOLVED that:


    1.    The Board noted the forthcoming public consultation on the Local Plan starting on 27th Januaryand lasting 6 weeks and formal responses from HWB Board on this draft document.


    2.    The Board noted that the Local Plan document has just started its regulatory journey. There will be further opportunity to input at the next regulatory stage (Reg 19) in late 2020. The scope of change will narrow at each stage.


    -       Reg 19: Publication of Local Plan and Consultation Autumn 2020

    -       Reg 22: Submission Winter 2020/21

    -       Reg 24: Examination in Public Summer 2021

    -       Reg 26: Adoption Winter 2021/22












Deep dive - autism spectrum condition across the life course pdf icon PDF 428 KB

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    The Chairman welcomed the deep dive item on autism and noted the importance of this subject, particularly around support services and awareness of autism and in light of the increase in autism nationally in recent years.


    She welcomed the teams from Barnet CCG, Family and Adult service and Public Health who have worked together on the emerging strategy aiming to develop seamless pathways across the life course.


    Members noted and welcomed the informative presentations on autism across the life course. The Chairman welcomed the presentation from the local voluntary sector who support people on the spectrum as well as the information provided to the Board on the best ways in engaging people with autism to be physically active. 


    The Board noted the presentations from Ray Booth, MENCAP Chief Executive who spoke about the work to support people with autism and Hannah Arnett who provided examples of good practice on how to engage those less able to participate.


    Councillor Sachin Rajput asked about the work to encourage people towards developing trade, skills and various types of employment such as self-employment. Officers welcomed the comment and noted that this will be looked at and explored with partners as part of the review going forward.


    Officers noted the comments from the Board:

    -       Ms Bateman highlighted the importance of addressing issues such as self-neglect and harm, including those in insecure housing situations.

    -       Dr Benjamin welcomed the presentations and spoke about further partnership working with schools to disseminate information around autism.

    -       Ms Wakeling noted the need to work closely with Housing Needs options, the Police and other organisations within the criminal justice system around autism. In addition, she spoke about the importance of a needs-based approach to consider data such as any other patient diagnosis.


    The Chairman thanked Officers for the presentation and the Board for the discussion. It was RESOLVED:


    1.    That the Health and Wellbeing Board noted the progress being made on the development of the autism needs assessments and strategies across the life course.


    2.    That the Health and Wellbeing Board noted the proposed solutions to improve services and quality of life for children, young people and adults with autism as well as their families and carers.



Any Items the Chairman decides are urgent


    The Chairman thanked the Board for the discussions and noted that Social Prescribing event on Hub Connections and Healthwatch Barnet will be held on 20th February at Meritage Centre, Hendon, London NW4 4JT. Details can be found on the Barnet Healthwatch website.