Agenda and minutes

Health and Wellbeing Board
Thursday, 14 September 2017 2.00 pm

Venue: Fitzwilliam House, Skimped Hill Lane, Bracknell, RG12 1BQ.

Contact: Priya Patel 

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Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman for the Health & Wellbeing Board for the municipal year 2017-18.


Councillor Birch was elected as chairman of the Board for the 2017/18 municipal year.



Appointment of Vice-Chairman

To appoint a Vice-Chairman for the Health & Wellbeing Board for the municipal year 2017-18.


Dr William Tong was appointed vice-chairman of the Board for the 2017/18 municipal year.


Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary or affected interests in respect of any matter to be considered at this meeting.


Any Member with a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in a matter should withdraw from the meeting when the matter is under consideration and should notify the Democratic Services Officer in attendance that they are withdrawing as they have such an interest. If the Disclosable Pecuniary Interest is not entered on the register of Members interests the Monitoring Officer must be notified of the interest within 28 days.


Any Member with an affected Interest in a matter must disclose the interest to the meeting and must not participate in discussion of the matter or vote on the matter unless granted a dispensation by the Monitoring officer or by the Governance and Audit Committee.  There is no requirement to withdraw from the meeting when the interest is only an affected interest, but the Monitoring Officer should be notified of the interest, if not previously notified of it, within 28 days of the meeting.


There were no declarations of interest.


Urgent Items of Business

Any other items which the chairman decides are urgent.


There were no urgent items of business.


Minutes from Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 141 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Board held on 2 March 2017.


The minutes of the meeting held on 2 March 2017 were approved as a correct record, subject to the following amendment:

·         Minute 41: ‘In addition, transferring General Practice and the message hat it was note always necessary’ be amended to read ‘In addition, transforming General Practice…’.


Matters Arising


It was noted that the Better Care Fund Programme Board minutes had not been circulated to the Board, and it was requested that this be done. (Action: Lisa McNally)


Public Participation

QUESTIONS: If you would like to ask a question you must arrive 15 minutes before the start of the meeting to provide the clerk with your name, address and the question you would like to ask. Alternatively, you can provide this information by email to the clerk Priya Patel: at least two hours ahead of a meeting. The subject matter of questions must relate to an item on the Board’s agenda for that particular meeting. The clerk can provide advice on this where requested.



PETITIONS: A petition must be submitted a minimum of seven working days before a Board meeting and must be given to the clerk by this deadline. There must be a minimum of ten signatures for a petition to be submitted to the Board. The subject matter of a petition must be about something that is within the Board’s responsibilities. This includes matters of interest to the Board as a key stakeholder in improving the health and wellbeing of communities.


No submissions had been received under the terms of the Health and Wellbeing Board’s public participation scheme.


Actions taken between meetings

Board members are asked to report any action taken between meetings of interest to the Board.


Dr William Tong advised the Board that the three CCGs had agreed to merge.


Timothy Wheadon advised the Board of the recent CQC inspection, the outcome of which would be brought back to the Health and Wellbeing Board following publication in May 2018. It was noted that positive feedback had been received, with some areas to develop. The Chairman thanked all partners for their input and participation in the inspection.


Councillor Birch reminded all partners of the workshop due to follow the meeting.


STP Update (standing agenda item)


Sharon Boundy gave a brief update on the progress of the Sustainable Transformation Plan (STP).


Sharon commented that the CQC inspection had highlighted good leadership and partnerships between the STP partners, and had validated the fact that key messages about the STP had been communicated well to frontline staff who inspector perceived to be flexible. The next step was around engagement with the public regarding the STP.




Healthwatch Annual Report pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To note and comment on the Healthwatch Annual Report 2016/17.


Mark Sanders, Healthwatch, presented the Healthwatch Annual Report 2017-18 which was noted by the Board.


Arising from discussion, the following points were noted:

·         The Board welcomed the EasyRead content of the Annual Report.

·         Mark commented that Healthwatch were keen to be seen as part of the solution to issues across Health partners, rather than the regulator of services.

·         It was recognised that the structure of the report was prescribed by Healthwatch England, and that it may be more useful to promote the quarterly monitoring undertaken in conjunction with the Council which highlighted the key issues.

·         The funding reduction for Healthwatch in 2016-17 had had an impact, although due to cross-boundary services with Wokingham the impact had not yet been significant. Further funding reductions were anticipated.



Safeguarding Adult Partnership Board Update


Mira Haynes gave an update on the Bracknell Forest Safeguarding Adult Partnership Board, which had recently joined with that of Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.


The Annual Report had been completed and was due to go to the Council’s Executive. The joint Board had met for the first time, and were developing a shared agenda and learning opportunities. A workshop for the joint Board had been scheduled for 19 October 2017.


It was agreed that the Annual Report be circulated to the Health and Wellbeing Board for information, with any salient points noted. (Action: Mira Haynes)