Agenda and draft minutes
Venue: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
Contact: Yvonne Wilson 01732 375251
Welcome and Introductions
Chair, Bob Bowes welcomed all present to the meeting.
There were no declarations of pecuniary interests made.
Apologies were received from:
Gail Arnold, Mark Lemon, Dr Sanjay Singh, Dr Tony Jones, Cllr Roger Gough, Cllr Maria Heslop, Cllr Lynne Weatherly, Julie Beilby had advised a Substitute – Steve Humphrey to attend.
Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests
There were none declared.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting – 5 July 2016
The minutes of the previous meeting were agreed as a true record.
There were no matters arising which were not included as items on the agenda, nor reflected in the Forward Work Programme.
- Assuring Outcomes for West Kent
Malti Varshney introduced the report which provided members with an opportunity to examine the West Kent position in relation to progress against a limited number of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy Indicators:
Outcome 1 – Every child has the best start in life
Outcome 2 – Effective prevention of ill health by people taking greater responsibility for their health and wellbeing and
Indicator 3.9, reducing the number of hip fractures for people aged 65 and over (as requested by the Kent Health and Wellbeing Board).
Ms Varshney highlighted the eight indicators outlined in section 3 of the report, where West Kent performance was rated ‘Red’ suggesting performance is below an acceptable level in comparison to the Kent average or National figures and invited comments from members of the Board on the following specific issues:
· Increasing Slope Index showing there was little success in addressing inequalities amongst men
· Figures showed 2/3 of the population with excess weight
· Breast and Cervical cancer screening is decreasing in certain districts (this was of particular concern, as there was evidence from research of a link between deprivation and ‘health enhancing behaviours’
· There was particular concern regarding Hip Fractures and Injury due to falls.
The following comments were shared in discussion:
· Where interventions to address falls prevention had been funded, had any evaluation been undertaken to understand the impact /increase in falls?(Cllr Bosley)
· There were different parts of the system commissioning interventions aimed at addressing falls, there should be consideration on ‘joining up’ this activity (Malti Varshney)
· The CCG had withdrawn the current Falls Prevention and
Postural Stability service. Plans were in hand to enter into discussions about re-procurement (Andrew Roxburgh)
· The Board should consider the scope for examining related areas of activity which may impact on these indicators. There was scope for the CCG to assess the Right Care Packs (which provided a focus on variation between activity in West Kent in relation to similar populations and assisted the focus on local areas where intervention, might be necessary. It was suggested that pathways for musculo-skeletal conditions and osteoarthritis might be useful starting points
· It was reported that the Board had undertaken a depth review of this issue in the past, concern was expressed about the outcome of that activity – need to re-visit (Alison Broom)
· In the last 3 years, the position had been very different as West Kent districts had been held up as exemplars (Bob Bowes)
· The Alcohol Task & Finish Group had met recently to review its action plan and had agreed to focus attention on the development of specific measures for assessing improvement. Each action within the Strategy Plan had an identified ‘owner/lead agency’ and they were being supported to look at what data sets were available and the scope for examining integrated data sets (Kas Hardy)
· The role of the Local Children’s Partnership Groups was vital in terms of work with children and young people to influence prevention and early education, the Board needed to ensure ... view the full minutes text for item 16.
Commissioning Children's Services - Outline Proposals & Prospects
Karen Sharp, KCC was unable to attend the meeting for the presentation. Dave Holman , Head of Mental Health, Children’s and Maternity Services and Nazima Chauhan NHS West Kent CCG Senior Commissioning Manager for Children & Maternity Services were in attendance for this item. Mr Holman gave a presentation to the Board which highlighted the key areas of activity and the proposed timetable for commissioning children’s, mental wellbeing services and outlined work on a national maternity services pilot which was likely set to transform the scope and character of existing services.
The presentation highlights included a focus on:
• Facts & Figures (117,000 children & young people aged between 0-19, 23,000 are between 0-4 years old and that children & young people account for approximately 25% of total West Kent CCG population)
• Strategic Fit
• Levels of Need
• Vision and Guiding Principles for the NHS WK CCG Commissioning Plans for Children’s Services 2016 – 2021
• Governance Structure
• Provider Landscape
• Outcomes for Children – West Kent Position
Mr Holman advised the Board of the work currently underway to progress the National Maternity Pioneer which followed a National Review of Maternity Services under the chair of Baroness Cumberledge. The following local agencies were involved in Wave One of the initiative:
• West Kent CCG
• High Weald Lewes Havens CCG
• Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Mr Holman explained that as one of seven areas selected nationwide, local health organisations will work with NHS England to develop and test new approaches for improving maternity care and promote their national adoption. Mr Holman signalled the commitment to include a focus on prevention; opportunities to highlight life-style and behaviour change and to enable a real transformation in the scope and character of local maternity services.
Mr Holman reported on current work streams in 2016/2017:
· Service model for Special School Nursing Service - CCG
· Community Paediatric Continence Service - CCG
· Children’s Community Nursing Service - CCG
· Therapy Services - CCG
· Review of acute pathways - CCG
· Commissioning of services for children and young people with special educational needs or a disability – CCG and KCC
· School Public Health Nursing including emotional health and wellbeing – Kent County Council
· Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services – Kent County Council and CCG
· Health Visiting Service – Kent County Council
· Family Weight Management – Kent County Council
Mr Holman concluded the presentation by inviting Board members to consider three key questions:
• Is our focus on commissioning priorities correct?
• Options for future integrated commissioning arrangements?
• Role of the West Kent Local Children’s Partnership Groups?
Comments and Discussion
• Local data shows challenges for West Kent on MMR and Obesity outcomes. Recommended that this information should be considered when developing joint commissioning plans. (Malti Varshney)
• How will prevention and social prescribing fit into this agenda (Alison Broom)
• LCPGs are developing well and ‘have feet on the ground’ and are enthusiastic to have been provided with Outcomes Dashboard. Consideration could be given ... view the full minutes text for item 17.
- Progress: Officer Development Event 16 August 2016
- Relationships with Local Children’s Partnership Groups
- Board Development Event 17 January 2017
The Chair provided a brief update on progress towards addressing the recommendations emerging from the Board’s Annual Report.
Officer Development Event 16 August 2016
Bob Bowes reported that the officer event in August had been well –attended with presentations from NHS WK CCG, KCC, District/.Boroughs and Public health. The meeting had identified a range of issues and challenges to progressing effective work in partnership. These were outlined in a report to be distributed to Board members.
Gary Stevenson had participated in the event, and had also given a presenting of the current issues and concerns for boroughs and districts. Mr Stevenson reported that it had been positive to gain a better understanding of the different priorities of the partner agencies. Important issues had included considering:
• what opportunities existed for influencing each other’s agendas at an earlier stage
• benefits inherent in being able to put faces and names to job roles of officers in partner organisations when carrying out respective job roles
• need for a two way event to share perspectives on local issues/build better knowledge/understanding of organisational priorities and begin to map out areas of joint interest.
A limited number of suggested actions had been taken forward since the meeting including:
• Chief Officer meetings with the Accountable Officer of the CCG and its Chair with their counterparts in each of the District Borough Councils
• Organisation of Board awayday on 17 January 2017, at which the issues highlighted at the August Officer event would assist in determining the agenda for the Board’s development
• The four District/Borough councils were participating in the NHS WK CCG ‘Town Hall’ event where there would be an opportunity to present to the whole CCG staff group.
Strengthening Relationships Between the Health and Wellbeing Board and the LCPGs
The Chair reported on the dialogue with the Chairs of the LCPGs. Individual contacts were made with each of the chairs and a face to face meeting had taken place. The Chair reported that the LCPG chairs had indicated that support from the Board in relation to providing effective links and requests for reviewing the commissioning of services would help address improving outcomes for children.
Work undertaken by the LCPGs to ‘drill down’ into priority local issues, e.g., excess weight at Year Reception and Year 6, had shown that interventions needed to happen earlier to focus on prevention opportunities that could only be delivered by Health Visiting and Maternity staff. This meant that influencing the scope of these services through joined up commissioning was vital – but beyond the scope of the LCPGs themselves – but distinctly possible through the intervention and actions at the Health and Wellbeing Board.
It was resolved that:
1. The Board note the update.
2. The report on the outcomes from the Officer event to be distributed to the Board members.
The Chair to continue to facilitate connections with the LCPGs which assist positive outcomes for children across West Kent
- Kent & Medway Plan
- NHS West Kent Clinical Commissioning Group Primary Care
Kent & Medway Sustainability & Transformation Plan
The Chair updated Board members of the progress regarding development of the Sustainability & Transformation Plan for the Kent & Medway footprint. The Chair reported a challenging situation regarding financial sustainability with a £100m deficit in the current year. The STP had therefore included a series of measures with a focus on:
• Delivering ‘quick wins’ on prevention (falls; blood pressure prevention; self-care and patient expertise)
• Transforming hospital care (considering the development of centres of excellence and possible hospital re-configuration)
• Local Care (with services offered out of hospital in community settings; development of GP Federations and clusters of practices formed around populations of around 50,000 patients supported by enhanced care/support teams which will demand closer relationships with local councils).
Comments and Discussion:
• Earlier engagement with the STP process would have been helpful (AB)
• Need to seize opportunities to have discussion with boroughs and districts about assets and plans for ‘places’ as soon as possible as local councils can help the developments towards ‘GP clusters and hubs’ happen through their planning, Local Plan role (AB, SH)
• Presentation to the Board on the ‘West Kent Deal’ would be helpful(LB)
• NHS WK CCG Town Hall event planned for 10 November, with District and Borough council officers from the 4 local councils presenting to all CCG staff as part of a process aimed at strengthening working relationships between officers and Executive members (MV)
• Planning for health in local communities is important to help shift the burden away from healthcare services towards ‘health creating assets’ - based thinking that’s more focused on creating healthy societies (Dr CJ)
It was resolved:
1. That Chair, Bob Bowes would support the development of the Federations to encompass the establishing of cluster structures and conversations between GP leaders and District and Borough councils.
2. District and Borough Council Chief Officers to be invited to meet with CCG Governing Body members to discuss the ‘West Kent Deal’
NHS West Kent Clinical Commissioning Group Primary Care Strategy
Bob Bowes gave a brief outline of the NHS WK CCG Strategy for transforming Primary Care focusing on specific aspects of the presentation slides ‘A Vision for a Vibrant and Sustainable Future For Out of Hospital Services in West Kent 2016 – 2021’.
Dr Bowes explained that plans for the future include networks of practices are working together in Multisystem Community Providers; integrated with care teams from community, secondary care, social care and the voluntary sector. New structures and workforce models will allow clinicians to spend more time with their patients, greater continuity of care and higher quality care. Dr Bowes reported that the new ways of working will allow easy access to the right clinician at the right time, and for patients with complex needs proactive management in the community by a wider multidisciplinary team headed up by their GP and appropriate specialist. This approach would be underpinned by a shared clinical record.
Dr Bowes outlined a selection of the emerging CCG ... view the full minutes text for item 19.
Kent Health and Wellbeing Board
- Issues to be addressed by the West Kent Health and Wellbeing Board
The Chair fed back on issues considered at the Kent Health and Wellbeing Board. The Board was invited to address the following issues:
· Review the West Kent position in relation to hip fracture and falls (Discussed under agenda item 5 Assurance Framework).
· Consider the work emerging from the Kent Estates Strategy
· Board is to seek assurance on the outcomes reflected in the local Obesity Strategy (particularly in relation to children)
- Update on Tackling Obesity Conference
Apologies were received from Cllr Lynne Weatherly and Jane Heeley.
It was resolved that:
1. The Task & Finish Group be invited to review the outcomes Identified in the Local Action Plan, following the recent national conference on obesity.
2. The Task & Finish Group to assess the implications of the new
National Children’s Obesity Strategy and identify outstanding issues, issues which will need to be reflected in local delivery plans.
Any Other Business - Future Agenda Items
Update: Health Inequalities Action Plans
Commissioning Children’s Services
The Board resolved to include the following items on the agenda of the December meeting:
• Update: Health Inequalities Action Plans
• Commissioning Children’s Services
• Public Health England Perspective on Delivering Make Every Contact Count
Date of Next Meeting
20 December 2016, Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council
16.00 – 18.00, Tuesday 20 December 2016, Committee Room,
Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, Gibson Drive, King’s Hill, West Malling, ME19 4LZ.
West Kent Health & Wellbeing Board Meetings 2016 - 2017:
· 21 February 2017 - Maidstone Borough Council
· 18 April 2017 – Sevenoaks District Council
Quorum 7: To be made up of at least one representative from each of the main partners (Kent County Council, District/Borough Councils and West Kent CCG)
· 17 January 2017 – Board Development Event, Mercure Hotel
· 21 February 2017 - Maidstone Borough Council
· 18 April 2017 – Sevenoaks District Council