Agenda and minutes

Health and Wellbeing Board
Thursday, 4 April 2019 1.00 pm

Venue: Ashcombe Suite, County Hall, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN. View directions

Contact: Ben Cullimore  020 8213 2782

Items
No. Item

12/19

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

    To receive any apologies for absence and substitutions.

    Minutes:

    Apologies were received from Ruth Colburn Jackson, Dave Hill, Helen Griffiths, Siobhan Kennedy and Sue Littlemore.

     

    Dr Andy Brooks acted as a substitute for Ruth Colburn Jackson and Patricia Denney substituted for Dave Hill.

13/19

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING: 7 MARCH 2019 pdf icon PDF 201 KB

14/19

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

    All Members present are required to declare, at this point in the meeting or as soon as possible thereafter:

     

    (i)      Any disclosable pecuniary interests and / or

    (ii)      Other interests arising under the Code of Conduct in respect of any item(s) of business being considered at this meeting

     

    NOTES:

     

            Members are reminded that they must not participate in any item where they have a disclosable pecuniary interest

            As well as an interest of the Member, this includes any interest, of which the Member is aware, that relates to the Member’s spouse or civil partner (or any person with whom the Member is living as a spouse or civil partner)

            Members with a significant personal interest may participate in the discussion and vote on that matter unless that interest could be reasonably regarded as prejudicial.

    Minutes:

    There were none.

15/19

QUESTIONS AND PETITIONS

15/19a

Members' Questions

15/19b

Public Questions

15/19c

Petitions

16/19

DRAFT JOINT HEALTH AND WELLBEING STRATEGY pdf icon PDF 57 KB

    The draft Health and Wellbeing Strategy and accompanying appendices went out for formal public engagement during 28 February and 27 March 2019 on Surrey Says. The intention of the engagement period was for the public to share their views on the overarching principles, target groups and overall ambition of the strategy.

     

    Following the engagement period, we will summarise the responses from the public and stakeholders in a report to be circulated to the Board on 2 April. We will also set out any changes to the board in a paper to be circulated on 2 April for discussion and agreement at the Health and Wellbeing Board meeting. These changes will be based on feedback received during the formal engagement period.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Witnesses:

     

    Justin Newman, Director of Devolution – Surrey Heartlands

     

    Key points raised during the discussion:

     

    1.    The Director of Devolution introduced the feedback from the draft Strategy to the Board and spoke about the engagement period that had taken place, telling Members that approximately 160 online responses and 12 letters had been received. He reminded the Board that work had been done with stakeholders and experts, as well as through the use of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA), previous surveys and workshops.

    2.    The Board agreed Recommendation 1 as set out in the proposed changes to the draft Health and Wellbeing Strategy, namely: “The Health and Wellbeing Board are asked to note the response to the priorities, population groups and level of ambition included within the draft Health and Wellbeing Strategy.”

    3.    A discussion was had about Recommendation 2, which was concerned with changes to the wording and layout of the Strategy. The Chairman expressed his opinion that the Strategy needed to be as easy to understand as possible, with normal, plain English being used throughout.

    4.    Referring to recommended changes to the section on population groups, the Police and Crime Commissioner questioned whether the Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum had contacted officers about the Strategy and was informed that they had. He also spoke about how pleased he was that illegal drug taking and the associated health impacts had been given attention in the Strategy.

    5.    The Chief Executive of Healthwatch Surrey expressed her satisfaction with the draft Strategy and how clearly its aims had been expressed. She then went on to discuss the further engagement needed to ensure that as wide a range of residents as possible were consulted. This would ensure that the Strategy’s priorities and measurements resonated with both the wider public and those who have had direct experience with the Surrey health system. The Director of Devolution agreed and told the Board that the Strategy would continue to develop during the next phase of its implementation.

    6.    Recommendation 2 was agreed by the Board.

    7.    The Board moved on to discuss Recommendation 3, which was concerned with further work that needed to be undertaken on measuring outcomes for the Strategy. The Director of Devolution explained that the Executive Director of Public Health and Wider Determinants of Health would lead this work through the Surrey Office of Data Analytics, and the Chairman spoke about the need to clearly demonstrate that outcomes were improving year on year. In response to a point made by the Leader of Mole Valley District Council about the importance of involving district and borough councils, the Chairman went on to say that it would only be possible to successfully deliver the Strategy’s aims if constant collaboration was undertaken with key partners throughout the implementation process.

    8.    Recommendation 3 was agreed by the Board.

    9.    The Director of Devolution spoke about Recommendation 4, which was concerned with the implementation phase of the Strategy. The Board agreed to note the feedback outlined in the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 16/19

17/19

DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING