Agenda and minutes

Health and Wellbeing Board
Thursday, 14th June, 2018 12.20 pm

Venue: Marjorie & Arnold Ziff Community Centre, 311 Stonegate Road, Leeds, LS17 6AZ

Contact: Helen Gray  0113 3788657

Note: There will be a pre-meeting for Board Members from 12 noon until 12.20 pm. Parking: Limited on-site parking and street parking. Overflow parking is available at Moortown Baptist Church, 204 King Lane, Leeds, LS17 6AA” 

Items
No. Item

Representatives of Clinical Commissioning Group

Dr Gordon Sinclair – Chair of NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group

Phil Corrigan – Chief Executive of NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group

Dr Alistair Walling – Chief Clinical Information Officer of Leeds City and NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group

 

Directors of Leeds City Council

Dr Ian Cameron – Director of Public Health

Cath Roff – Director of Adults and Health

Chris Dickinson – Children and Families

 

Representative of NHS (England)

Anthony Kealy - NHS England

 

Third Sector Representative

Heather Nelson - Black Health Initiative

 

Representative of Local Health Watch Organisation

Dr John Beal - Healthwatch Leeds

 

Representatives of NHS providers

Dr Phil Wood - Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

 

Representative of Leeds GP Confederation

Jim Barwick – Chief Executive of Leeds GP Confederation

 

1.

Welcome and introductions

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed all present to the meeting and brief introductions were made. Noting the new Board membership, Councillor Charlwood thanked former Board members, Dr Jason Broch, Tanya Matilainen, Nigel Gray and Councillor Coupar for their work on the Board.

 

Additionally, the Chair welcomed the news that former Board member Councillor G Latty is the 2018/19 Lord Mayor had chosen St Gemma’s Hospice as the Lord Mayors Charity for this year.

 

Councillor Charlwood welcomed new Board members Councillors P Latty and E Taylor and Dr J Beal to their first meeting, along with Jim Barwick and Dr Alistair Walling as new appointments made by the Board.

 

2.

Appeals against refusal of inspection of documents

To consider any appeals in accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2 of the Access to Information Rules (in the event of an Appeal the press and public will be excluded)

 

(*In accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2, written notice of an appeal must be received by the Head of Governance Services at least 24 hours before the meeting)

Minutes:

There were no appeals against the refusal of inspection of documents.

 

3.

Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public

1  To highlight reports or appendices which officers have identified as containing exempt information, and where officers consider that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information, for the reasons outlined in the report.

 

2   To consider whether or not to accept the officers recommendation in respect of the above information.

 

3   If so, to formally pass the following resolution:-

 

RESOLVED – That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following parts of the agenda designated as containing exempt information on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the press and public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information, as follows:-

 

Minutes:

The agenda contained no exempt information.

4.

Late Items

To identify items which have been admitted to the agenda by the Chair for consideration

 

(The special circumstances shall be specified in the minutes)

 

Minutes:

No formal late items of business were added to the agenda, however the Board was in receipt of an additional appendix to Item 9 “Priority 2 – An Age Friendly City where people Age Well” which had been omitted in error from the agenda papers. (minute 9 refers)

 

5.

Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-16 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

 

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interest.

 

6.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Mulherin, Moira Dumma, Steve Walker, Sara Munro, Julian Hartley, Thea Stein and Supt. Sam Millar. The Board welcomed Chris Dickinson (LCC Children & Families) and Dr Phil Wood (LTHT) as substitutes.

 

7.

Open Forum

At the discretion of the Chair, a period of up to 10 minutes may be allocated at each ordinary meeting for members of the public to make representations or to ask questions on matters within the terms of reference of the Health and Wellbeing Board.  No member of the public shall speak for more than three minutes in the Open Forum, except by permission of the Chair.

Minutes:

Older People references - John Puntis, Leeds Keep Our NHS Public, welcomed the Age Friendly discussion but expressed his concern that the language used to describe older people in the media and publications suggesting that older people were the cause of the ill health of the NHS was factually incorrect. He sought support for further emphasis on the valuable contribution older people make and for this to be recognised throughout the media and relevant publications.

 

8.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 101 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous Health and Wellbeing Board meeting held 19th February 2018 as a correct record.

 

(Copy attached)

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That, subject to an amendment to the attendance list to correctly refer to Hannah Howe, the minutes be agreed as a correct record.

 

9.

Priority 2 - An Age Friendly City Where People Age Well pdf icon PDF 92 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Officer / Consultant in Public Health which demonstrates the impact of the Breakthrough project ‘Making Leeds the Best City to Grow Old’ as one strand of work to achieve the priority of Leeds being an Age Friendly City where people age well. The report specifically aims to review the progress of the partnership with the Centre for Ageing Better and Leeds Older People’s Forum, how this could benefit the ambition of the Health and Wellbeing Board to be an ‘Age Friendly City’ where people age well, and consider what role the Board could have in these partnerships priority programmes (community transport, community contribution research and housing).

 

(Report attached)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Lucy Jackson, Consultant in Public Health (Older People), introduced the report which focussed on Priority 2 of the Leeds Health and Wellbeing Strategy and highlighted the work streams and consultation undertaken with older people. It was reported that 31,000 older people lived in the most deprived areas of Leeds, and their priorities and needs were very different depending on where they lived. A focus for the Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) would be to reflect the Strategy seeking to make the health of the most deprived improve the fastest.

 

The International Day of Older People would be celebrated on 1st October 2018 and members noted the request for them to sign up in support.

 

Joanne Volpe reported on the Memorandum of Understanding – part of a 5 year partnership between LCC, Leeds Older Peoples Forum and the Centre for Better Ageing. Of the seven key issues identified by the World Health Organisations, 3 priority areas had been identified by Leeds older people:

 

Community Transport – Consultation had identified that there were a number of providers which presented older people with a complicated contact process for booking journeys. A business case for funding had been submitted to Leeds Passenger Transport Improvement programme (LPTIP) seeking to implement a pilot scheme to bring all the providers under one telephone number contact point to better connect service users with multiple providers. The Board was assured that the scheme would not replace existing provision and were asked to consider how members could support this.

 

The Board noted that Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust (LTHT) was undertaking a review of patient transport which could link to the initiative, and noted comments seeking assurance that the pilot scheme would take account of local needs. Comments identified that although St James’s and Leeds General Infirmary provided shuttle buses for staff between the two sites, patients had to use public transport; community transport provision buses had limited space for wheelchair users; and the new contact number should not have multiple choice questions.

 

Community Contributions – Statistics showed that the uptake of volunteering was lower in areas of deprivation. The Board was asked to consider how it could encourage informal volunteering and how the findings could inform the evolving Local Care Partnerships.

 

Comments reiterated that the involvement of the Third Sector was at the core of the Local Care Partnerships, but identified that it would be useful for the Board to receive a breakdown of the data to identify those areas where Board support could bring added value. Discussion considered the process for volunteers to get involved; the role of Leeds Carers Association; local faith communities and the involvement of younger and older people.

 

Housing Strategy – The key issue raised was that most older people preferred to remain in their own home for as long as possible; and sought to ensure that older people knew the options available for them and where to access information/support to remain at home.

 

Discussion identified the need to respond to older peoples’ housing needs  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.

10.

Leeds Commitment to Carers pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To consider the report of the Leeds Carers Partnership and the Director of Adults & Health which recognises that unpaid carers are crucial both to our communities and to the sustainability of health and social care in Leeds; and emphasises that if Leeds is to be the best city for health and wellbeing, we have to be the best city for carers.

 

(Report attached)

 

Minutes:

Val Hewison, Chief Executive of Carers Leeds, introduced the report which detailed the variety of activity that has taken place since the HWB endorsed the Leeds Commitment to Carers campaign in February 2017.

 

Key milestones included:

·  The campaign now had 45 pledges from businesses and organisations across the city;

·  The Leeds CCG provided funding for a participation worker to be employed by Carers Leeds;

·  Understanding that the average age of a career in Leeds is between 35 and 55 years old, which dispels the myth that carers tend to be elderly, and presents an argument to further consider the financial impact on carers of working age;

·  The Carers Action Plan 2018-20 was recently published by the Department of Health and Social Care, which details 64 actions across 5 priorities;

 

The Chair queried how Carers are identified and was informed that schools and GPs are currently the main source of referrals. The Chair reinforced the Board’s support to Leeds Carers’ week which was currently taking place, and informed members of the intention to take a report to Leeds City Council’s Executive Board on 27th June 2018 to seek further support for unpaid carers in Leeds and the crucial role they play in sustaining health and social care in the city.

RESOLVED –

a)  To note the progress to date that has been made by the Leeds Carers Partnership;

b)  To note the opportunity to advance the carers agenda provided by the development of Local Care Partnerships;

c)  To note that the Leeds Commitment to Carers is not the only way we are improving identification, recognition and support for unpaid carers in Leeds.

d)  To encourage Health and Wellbeing Board member organisations to promote the Leeds Commitment to Carers.

 

 

 

11.

Update on the Leeds Cancer Programme pdf icon PDF 77 KB

To consider the report of the Leeds Integrated Cancer Services Programme Board which presents a progress update on the Leeds Cancer Programme and details the local response to the recommendations within the National Cancer Taskforce Strategy 2015-2020. The report also sets out actions to address the specific inequalities in cancer outcomes in Leeds, last presented to the Board in January 2016.

 

(Report attached)

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Board considered the report of the Leeds Integrated Cancer Services Programme Board, presented by Professor Sean Duffy and Doctor Sara Forbes.

 

Following the launch of the National Cancer Taskforce Strategy in 2015, the cancer system across Leeds signed up to working as an integrated system to deliver change. The report shared progress to date in response to the local and national challenges set; public and patient engagement and work programme updates. The key priorities were highlighted as:

·  Prevention and awareness

·  Early diagnosis

·  Living beyond cancer

·  Provision of a high quality modern service

 

Additionally, support was sought to explore the opportunity to develop cancer aware communities aligned with the emerging primary care delivery models through Local Care Partnerships. The Board’s discussions covered the following matters:

·  The correlation between diagnosis and areas of deprivation, and how the use of statistical information will inform use of resources

·  The impact of new developments in medication and treatment on future treatment sites

·  The role of pharmacists and dentists in early diagnosis

·  Community engagement, noting that some community uptake was low, with language perhaps being a barrier to access.

 

Members identified the following actions proposed to take forward work to support the Strategy:

-  Presentation of the Strategy to LCC Community Committees to further engage and inform residents, particularly in areas of deprivation where there was a correlation with diagnosis

-  Links to the elective prescribing system being developed by LTHT which could identify risky behaviours

-  Links and contact details for local communities to be provided for future  engagement work

RESOLVED –

a)  To note the progress, outcomes and actions taken to date in the Leeds Cancer Programme

b)  To note the contents of the discussions which may inform the development of a vision for cancer aware communities

c)  To support engagement with communities and constituents

 

12.

UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative in Leeds pdf icon PDF 62 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Public Health on the implementation and progress of the Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative in Leeds, and how this supports the Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

 

(Report attached)

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Sally Goodwin-Mills, Advanced Health Improvement Specialist (LCC), introduced the report highlighting the progress of work in relation to the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) and how it supports the Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2016-21. Members were provided with a presentation outlining the long term benefits of breast feeding both for mother and baby, and the role breast feeding has in ensuring that every child has the ‘best start’ in life:

-  Leeds breastfeeding rates were just below the national average,

-  In Leeds 50% of mothers who breastfeed, continue to do so past 6 months

-  The baby friendly initiative also provided advice and support for safe bottle feeding

-  One of the aims of the presentation was to make the Board aware of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk substitutes, which regulates the marketing of breast-feeding substitutes and to highlight that the UK law is significantly weaker than the Code

 

In conclusion, the Board noted that as part of the UNICEF global programme, all Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust staff had received relevant training and joint work between Public Health and Health Visiting had been undertaken towards the BFI Gold Award.

 

The Chair commented on the importance of making space available for breast-feeding and noted there were a number of factors which prevented new mothers continuing to breast-feed once they were at home with baby. Wider discussions should consider the support structure at home, the rest of new baby’s family and what Board members and LCC could do to support the family.

RESOLVED -

a)  To retain an awareness of the importance and value of breastfeeding for the health and wellbeing of families today and for future generations.

b)  Noted the importance of promoting, supporting and protecting breastfeeding policy in all areas where appropriate.

c)  Considered and noted the impact of implementing the Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes - to protect babies and their families from harmful commercial interests.

d)  To take opportunities to promote a positive breastfeeding culture, to normalise and support city centre venues, public transport, and workplace.

e)  To be aware of challenges and opportunities and communicate these to the BFI Guardian.

 

13.

Annual Report of the Director of Public Health pdf icon PDF 70 KB

To consider the Annual Report of the Director of Public Health 2017/18 which describes what lies behind a fall in life expectancy for women and a static position for male life expectancy.

 

(Report attached)

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Dr Ian Cameron presented his report – the Annual Report of the Director of Public Health – highlighting the key issues for Leeds as being infant mortality, alcohol related mortality, female alcohol related mortality, male drug related deaths and specifically in older heroin users, male suicides and self-harm by young women.

 

Dr Cameron also sought to ensure that the work of the Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board fed into the 12 Big Ideas contained in Leeds Inclusive Growth Strategy. In respect of specific statistics and issues contained in the Annual Report, the Board considered the following:

Chronic Vascular Disease (CVD) – In response to a query over what was being done to address CVD as the statistics showed Leeds to record a quarter more incidences than the national average, Dr Cameron provided assurance that Leeds had made improvements during the last 10 years, the gap had narrowed between the most deprived and the most well-off leading to some health improvements

Dental health and tooth decay – Dr Cameron reported that an Oral Health Strategy had been presented to Scrutiny Board (Adults, Health and Active Lifestyles), with work planned to review and compare Leeds results with other authorities – the findings to be reported to the Chair in the first instance with a view to reporting to the Board in the future

Cancer statistics – The lack of improvement in cancer was noted, along with the report that as national definitions were changing, it was not yet possible to undertake comparative work with other authorities

Suicide rates – It was noted that some initiatives were being undertaken, but their success on a local level had yet to be measured. Every suicide where the person was known to service providers triggered an investigation; however, the numbers involved were too low to undertake a meaningful assessment of whether enough was being done to support those prior to taking their own lives. The Board also noted comments that there were lots of factors to each individual suicide. Looking ahead to the proposed July 2019 workshop (Held jointly with the Health and Wellbeing Board and the Children and Families Trust Board), consideration of the effect of parental suicide, parental health and choices on the children of the family was noted as a theme for discussion.

 

The Board also noted that the report sought support from members and partners to further reflect on gender differences in health within the services and monitoring arrangements provided by their individual organisations, having regard to the findings of the Annual Report.

RESOLVED –

a)  To note the content of the Annual Report of the Director of Public Health and support the recommendations on infant mortality, alcohol related mortality, female alcohol related mortality, male drug related deaths, suicides in men; and self-harm by young women.

b)  To request that Public Health consider the findings of the Public Health England national review into life expectancy and report back to the Board on any implications for Leeds.

c)  To seek to ensure that  ...  view the full minutes text for item 13.

14.

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership Update pdf icon PDF 42 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Regional Health Partnerships, Health Partnerships Team, setting out the next phase of partnership working within the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership

 

(Report attached)

Minutes:

The Board considered the report of the Head of Regional Health Partnerships, Health Partnerships Team providing an update on the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (WY+H HCP). The report noted that on 25th May 2018, NHS England and NHS Improvement jointly announced that WY+H HCP would be one of 4 areas to be part of the Integrated Care System (ICS) Development Programme and outlined some of the information about being part of the ICS in Development Programme.

 

Rachael Loftus presented the report, highlighting the intention for ICS to both improve outcomes and peoples experience of the care they receive. Additionally, development of the ICS will focus on:

-  Sharing great practice from across the whole system – ensuring that we all benefit from the successful learning and innovation from our near neighbours

-  Having a close eye on where there is variation in outcomes across different areas and taking action accordingly, as a system

-  Analysing where further investment will significantly increase the pace of change.

 

 

Discussions identified the following issues:

·  That this approach is about improving the outcomes and service offer for citizens and our communities

·  One of the central principles of the partnership is to work locally wherever possible, and determine when we need a critical mass to work at a larger geographical scale

·  A more in depth paper and conversation will be coming back to the September Board

·  WY+H HCP is recognised as a partnership with strong local government, elected Member and Third Sector representation – this is part of what is allowing us to have the conversations and ability to shape the national agenda locally

·  The vision of improving the health of the poorest the fastest is a vital part of the work of this Board; it is nationally recognised and has heavily influenced the approach at West Yorkshire and Harrogate level.

RESOLVED

a)  To note the decision by NHS England and NHS Improvement to include West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership in the next wave of Integrated Care Systems in Development

b)  To note the intention to provide a further report to the next meeting

 

15.

For Information: iBCF (Spring Budget) Q4 2017/18 Return and BCF Performance Monitoring Q4 2017/18 Return pdf icon PDF 61 KB

To note for information, receipt of the joint report from the Chief Officer Resources & Strategy, LCC Adults & Health and the Deputy Director of Commissioning, NHS Leeds CCG, on the contents of the national iBCF return and the Leeds HWB BCF Performance Monitoring return for 2017/18 Quarter 4 which were previously submitted nationally following circulation to members for comment.

 

(Copy attached)

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Board received for information, a copy of the iBCF Spring Budget and the Better Care Fund 2017/18 Quarter 4 returns.

RESOLVED -

a)  To note the contents of the Leeds iBCF Quarter 4 2017/18 return to the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government and;

b)  To note the content of the Leeds HWB BCF Performance Monitoring Q4 2017/18 return to NHS England.

 

16.

For Information: Leeds Health and Care Quarterly Financial Reporting pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To note, for information, receipt of the report of Leeds Health and Care Partnership Executive Group (PEG) providing an overview of the financial positions of the health & care organisations in Leeds, brought together to provide a single citywide quarterly financial report.

 

(Copy attached)

 

Minutes:

The Board received, for information, a report from Leeds Health and Care Partnership Executive Group (PEG) which provided an overview of the financial positions of the health & care organisations in Leeds, brought together to provide a single citywide quarterly financial report.

RESOLVED – To note the 2017/18 end of year position and the 2018/19 financial plans.

 

17.

For Information: NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Groups Partnership Annual Reports 2017-2018 pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To receive and retrospectively note the extract from the NHS Leeds CCG Annual Report 2017-2018 – “CCG’s Role in Delivering the Leeds Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2016-2021”

 

(Report attached)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Board received an extract from the final NHS Leeds CCG Annual Report 2017-2018 entitles “CCGs role in delivering the Leeds Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2016-2021”, for information.  

 

A final draft of the report had been shared with Members for comment prior to its submission to NHS England by 20th April 2018. The report provided assurance that all arrangements agreed at the HWBB meeting on 19th February 2018 had been actioned.

RESOLVED – To note the extract from the final NHS Leeds CCG Annual Report 20178-2018 “CCGs role in delivering the Leeds Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2016-2021”

 

18.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

To note the date and time of the next meeting as 5th September 2018 at 10.00 am (with a pre-meeting for Board members at 9.30am)

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED – To note the date and time of the next formal Board meeting as 5th September 2018 at 10.00 am (with a pre-meeting for Board members at 9.30 am)