Agenda and minutes

Health and Wellbeing Board - Thursday, 7 December 2017 2.00 pm

Venue: Boardroom - Fitzwilliam House, Skimped Hill Lane. View directions

Contact: Lizzie Rich  01344 352253

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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 144 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Board held on 14 September 2017.  


The minutes of the meeting held on 14 December 2017 were approved as a correct record, subject to the following amendment:


Minutes 10: ‘…although due to cross-boundary working with RBWM the impact had not yet been significant’.


Matters Arising


Arising from the minutes, the following points were noted:

·         The Better Care Fund Programme Board minutes would be circulated to the Health and Wellbeing Board members going forward.

·         The Safeguarding Adult Partnership Board would be circulated to the Health and Wellbeing Board. (Action: Mira Haynes)


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 Lizzie Rich: 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.


There were no questions or petitions submitted for public participation.


Actions taken between meetings

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


Dr William Tong reported that the East Berkshire CCGs merger had been approved, with a beginning date on 1 April 2018.


Fiona Slevin-Brown reported that John Lyle, Accountable Officer had stepped down from the CCG, and a replacement was sought.


Jane Hogg reported that two bids had been made for capital funding, for Integrated Hubs and GP Transformation, and the Heathlands development (joint Local Authority and Health). It was hoped that both bids would be successful.


Phil Cook requested that an additional standing item be added to the agenda for Agency Updates, to ensure that Actions Taken would keep to the Health and Wellbeing strategy.


CCG Refresh of Operating Plan 2017-19 pdf icon PDF 503 KB

To note the Refresh of Operation Plan 2017-19 from the CCG.


Fiona Slevin-Brown presented the Bracknell and Ascot CCG Operating Plan 2017-19 Refresh report.


Arising from the minutes, the following points were noted:

·         Local engagement was needed to incorporate the plan to the STP planning process. It was hoped that the Health and Wellbeing Alliance group would help with engagement.

·         The plan was high level, and could be drilled down.

·         The plan would be locally focussed across Berkshire.

·         Social prescribing would be maintained across the 5 areas in the STP, through the voluntary and community sector.


Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment Update pdf icon PDF 137 KB

To note progress on the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment.


Lisa McNally presented the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment update.


Aside from issues with pharmacy access, there were no major issues arising from the consultation in Bracknell Forest. Lisa agreed to recirculate the consultation link to Board members. (Action: Lisa McNally)


Arising from discussion, the following points were made:

·         Pharmacists’ contracts were with NHS England, and the Health and Wellbeing Board was mandated to report to NHS England on performance.

·         It was noted that local, community pharmacies were often more easily accessible than pharmacies in supermarkets.

·         There was not a lot to be done to change the practice of chain pharmacies, and it was agreed that commissioners needed to hold their providers to account.

·         The withdrawal of certain medicines would also be be consulted on, and it was noted that this required careful management.


The Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment would be returned to the Board once the consultation period had concluded, where the Board would be asked to comment on the recommendations.


LSCB Annual Report 2016-17 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To note the LSCB Annual Report 2016-17.


The Health and Wellbeing Board noted the LSCB Annual Report, and agreed that the report demonstrated good practice.