Agenda and minutes

Health & Wellbeing Board - Wednesday, 24th October, 2018 2.00 pm

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Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 20 June 2018 as an accurate record.


RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 20 June 2018 were agreed as an accurate record.


Disclosure of Interests

In accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct and the statutory provisions of the Localism Act, Members and co-opted Members of the Council are reminded that it is a requirement to register disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) and gifts and hospitality to the value of which exceeds £50 or multiple gifts and/or instances of hospitality with a cumulative value of £50 or more when received from a single donor within a rolling twelve month period. In addition, Members and co-opted Members are reminded that unless their disclosable pecuniary interest is registered on the register of interests or is the subject of a pending notification to the Monitoring Officer, they are required to disclose those disclosable pecuniary interests at the meeting. This should be done by completing the Disclosure of Interest form and handing it to the Democratic Services representative at the start of the meeting. The Chair will then invite Members to make their disclosure orally at the commencement of Agenda item 3. Completed disclosure forms will be provided to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion on the Register of Members’ Interests.


There were no disclosures at this meeting.


Urgent Business (if any)

To receive notice of any business not on the agenda which in the opinion of the Chair, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.


There was none.


Public Questions

For members of the public to ask questions to items on this agenda of the Health & Wellbeing Board meeting.


Questions should be of general interest, not personal issues, and must be received in writing no later than noon on the Friday prior to the meeting.


There will be a time limit of 15 minutes for all questions and responses which will be minuted. The responses to any outstanding questions will be included as an Appendix to the minutes.


There were none.


Priority Area Updates pdf icon PDF 109 KB

This is an update report with input from lead members for each Health and Wellbeing Board priority area.

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The Board considered a report that provided an update on the Board’s priority areas and the Chair invited the Health and Wellbeing Board lead members for each area to comment further on the paragraphs they had provided for the report. The Chair added that the Children’s priority area would be covered by Councillors Flemming and Campbell and the Homelessness priority area would be covered by Councillor Avis.


Substance Misuse


Councillor Mansell noted that the Substance Misuse Strategy was a working progress and there was no update since the publication of the report.


Housing and Homelessness


Councillor Avis noted that the Housing Strategy would be reported to the Health & Wellbeing Board on 10 April 2018 and she would request that Housing officers attended the meeting.


Prevention Strategy


The Croydon Voluntary Action representative, Steve Phaure, noted that the Health Summit in March 2019 would focus on prevention, particularly in the voluntary sector. He suggested that the Board discussed the focus of the Health Summit and the prevention model at the Health & Wellbeing Board Workshop in December 2018.


Dementia Friendly Croydon


Councillor Hopley noted that the focus had been on raising awareness within the borough and gathering evidence regarding dementia. Continue to work with the group and raise prevention.


Councillor Avis and Mansell noted that there were Dementia Friendly hospitals within the Borough and the needs of those with dementia had been considered when designing the new Accident & Emergency building. The Director of Education and Youth Engagement noted that every officer within the Education department had been training and schooling staff were to be trained in the near future. It was added that it would be beneficial to include an update from hospitals and schools within the report.


The Board agreed to have an update report to the meeting in June/July 2019 on awareness being raised within the Borough regarding dementia.


One Croydon Alliance


The Croydon Health Services NHS Trust representative, Michael Bell, explained that the work was ongoing and suggested the Health & Wellbeing Board received a detailed update report.


Transformation Plan


The Vice Chair invited the Health & Wellbeing Board Members to the Prevent Day on 20 November 2018 at the Croydon Conference Centre and noted he would circulate further details closer to the date.


RESOLVED – That the Board agreed to note the report.


Health and Wellbeing Strategy Draft pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Draft Croydon’s Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy, a key statutory responsibility of the board.

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The Board considered the draft Health and Wellbeing Strategy and the report which provided context for the document being developed by the board outlining the Borough’s five year strategy for health and wellbeing of those living and working in



The Vice-Chair explained to the Board that the Strategy would continue to develop but it was important for it to be reported at an early stage to the Health & Wellbeing Board to gather comments and answer questions. He encouraged the Members to submit further comments or queries to the Public Health Consultant, Jack Bedeman.


Councillor Mansell noted that it would be beneficial to have an action list as part of the strategy so progress could be monitored and achievements recorded. The Croydon Health Services NHS Trust representative agreed with Councillor Mansell and suggested the Strategy have approximately 4-6 clear key outcomes/aspirations to focus on. He added that these could be developed from a similar model the Health & Wellbeing Board have in Manchester. Councillor Avis requested that one of the key outcomes be focussed on mental health.


RESOLVED – That the Board agreed to –


1)    Consider the draft Health and Wellbeing Strategy (Appendix 1);


2)    Approve the Priorities within the draft Health and Wellbeing Strategy (Appendix 1) for the final strategy to come to the January 2019 Health and Wellbeing Board for sign off;


3)    To note the development of the health and care transformation plan which will become a delivery plan of this strategy (as set out in 3.9, appendix 3).


Children's Priorities pdf icon PDF 105 KB

Giving children and young people a better start in life is one of eight priority areas in Croydon’s draft Health and Wellbeing strategy 2018 – 2023. This report provides further information about this area and how it will be addressed.

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Councillor Flemming introduced the report and explained that it was a continuation of the ongoing work at Best Start on First 1000 Days, focusing on the critical time which shaped children as adults. It was explained that two main focusses of the Borough were to increase opportunities for young people and to encourage immunisation.  It was also noted that the second youth congress had been held and was well attended. There was an extensive discussion regarding mental health and Councillor Flemming noted it was positive that young people were publicising mental health and mental wellbeing. 


Councillor Campbell suggested an internal audit was conducted to gain a clear perspective of the various groups and their work contributing to mental health issues with children within the Borough; following the audit a clear plan could be established. The Vice-Chair added that if an audit was agreed then the Health & Wellbeing Board would need to ensure it was actioned.


Councillor Campbell noted it would be valuable for the Members of the Health & Wellbeing Board to attend a mental health first aid course.


The Public Health Consultant noted that youth mental health first aid was available for those who work with young people. Following the tram incident a community youth model would be provided in New Addington where training would be provided to local schools and if this was positive then it would be introduced to other areas of the Borough. The Director of Education and Youth Engagement stated that the Mayor of London had designated funding for 2000 members of schooling staff to be trained across London. He also added that a positive response had been received from young people requesting that they be trained so they could look after their peers.


The Vice-Chair noted that self-harm amongst young women was continuously increasing, especially within the Accident & Emergency department; therefore, it was important for the Health & Wellbeing Board to collaborate with local schools. The Chair agreed and added that involvement within the Board from teachers and young people should be encouraged and she would extend the invite to the next workshop in December.


The Croydon Health Service NHS Trust representative stated that violence was a public health issue and should be reflected within the priorities in the Health & Wellbeing Strategy. He noted that Croydon had the second highest rate of knife crime within London and one of the highest records of sexual exploitation in the country. The Public Health Consultant noted that a priority regarding violence would be included in the Youth Plan and the Health & Wellbeing Strategy. Councillor Flemming added that the priorities were set by the young people, these being; mental health, safety and jobs.


Councillor Hopley noted concern for immunisation as the Borough was below both the national and London average for children being immunised. Councillor Flemming explained that there was more information being distributed to parents and coffee mornings had been introduced within schools providing the opportunity for parents to receive further information and ask questions. The sessions were well  ...  view the full minutes text for item A7/18


Healthwatch Update pdf icon PDF 269 KB

A summary of what has been achieved by Healthwatch in the first 6 months of the contract alongside the approach that will be taken to ensure local leadership and prioritisation.

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The Healthwatch representative, Emma Leatherbarrow, introduced the report and explained the Healthwatch Croydon contract was awarded to Help & Care in April 2018 following a competitive tendering process. The report set out a summary of what had been achieved in the first 6 months of the contract alongside the approach that would be taken to ensure local leadership and prioritisation.


In response to Councillor Bird’s queries the Healthwatch representative explained that leaflets had been produced to promote the helpline and an online presence was being established. She explained that although the call centre was based in Bournemouth there was an online resource service where local information was shared for staff to use. The Chair suggested that Healthwatch engaged with the resident associations and Ward Councillors regarding the service.


RESOLVED – That the Board agreed to note the report.


CCG and Council Commissioning Intentions pdf icon PDF 96 KB

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The report was introduced and the local priorities for Croydon, set out in Appendix 1, were highlighted.


In response to Councillor Hopley it was noted that the affected providers would be notified of the change. It was explained that there would be a focus on connecting the existing resources within the communities and strengthening these.


RESOLVED – That the Board agreed to:


1)    Note the Council’s strategic commissioning intentions set out in Appendix 1;


2)    Endorse the South West London Commissioning Plans which include Croydon CCG specific intentions (Appendix 2) and note the progress on CCG plans for 2018/19 (Appendix 2B);


3)    Note the areas where the Council and CCG are considering joint commissioning as proposed by the Joint Commissioning Executive (set out paragraph 3.14).


Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following motion is to be moved and seconded where it is proposed to exclude the press and public from the remainder of a meeting:


“That, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information falling within those paragraphs indicated in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.”


This was not required.