Agenda and minutes

Cheshire East Health and Wellbeing Board
Tuesday, 24th September, 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Committee Suite 1,2 & 3, Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach CW11 1HZ. View directions

Contact: Rachel Graves  Democratic Services Officer

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Apologies were received from John Wilbraham (East Cheshire NHS Trust),  Clare Watson, (Cheshire CCGs), Tom Knight (NHS England) and Kath O’Dwyer (Cheshire East Council). 


Declarations of Interest

To provide an opportunity for Members and Officers to declare any disclosable pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests in any item on the agenda.


Councillor S Corcoran declared a non-pecuniary interest by virtue of his wife being a GP.


Minutes of Previous meeting pdf icon PDF 62 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 25 June 2019.





That the minutes of the meeting held on 25 June 2019 be confirmed as a correct record, subject to the amendment of organisation represented by Dr Andrew Wilson to ‘Eastern Cheshire and South Cheshire CCGs’.


Public Speaking Time/Open Session

In accordance with paragraph 2.32 of the Committee Procedural Rules and Appendix 7 to the Rules a period of 10 minutes is allocated for members of the public to address the meeting on any matter relevant to the work of the body in question.  Individual members of the public may speak for up to 5 minutes but the Chairman or person presiding will decide how the period of time allocated for public speaking will be apportioned where there are a number of speakers. Members of the public are not required to give notice to use this facility. However, as a matter of courtesy, a period of 24 hours’ notice is encouraged.


Members of the public wishing to ask a question at the meeting should provide at least three clear working days’ notice in writing and should include the question with that notice. This will enable an informed answer to be given.




There were no members of the public present.


End of Life Partnership

To receive a presentation on the End of Life Partnership.


The Board received a presentation on the work of the end of life partnership from Salli Jeynes of the End of Life Partnership and Tracey Wright, Service Delivery Manager for Cancer and End of Life Care.


The presentation detailed the work undertaken by the End of Life Partnership  and the CCGs and set out the strategic priorities for palliative and end of life care which included advanced care planning, care co-ordination, sharing of clinical information and the effective 2 way commination and engagement with patients, carers and staff.  Work was being undertaken with Care Homes to provide education and training on how they can deal with end of life residents to reduce the numbers being sent to A&E. There was also a need to improve the commissioning of care for end of life support for those who wished to die in their home.




That the presentation be noted.




Integrated Care Partnership Update

To receive an update on the Integrated Care Partnership.


This item was withdrawn from the agenda due to the ill health of the Officer who was to present the paper.


Cheshire East Partnership Five Year Plan pdf icon PDF 197 KB

To consider a report seeking the Board’s endorsement of the Cheshire East Partnership Five Year Plan.

Additional documents:


The Board considered the Cheshire East Partnership Five Year Plan.


The Five Year Plan set out the vision to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities enabling them to live longer, and healthier lives and setting out how this would be done.


The Five Year Plan was being taken to the governing bodies of all partner organisations during September for endorsement and sign off before its submission to the Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership.




That the Cheshire East Health and Wellbeing Board endorse the Cheshire East Partnership Five Year Plan.


Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Improvement Update pdf icon PDF 203 KB

To consider a report on progress against Cheshire East’s SEND Written Statement of Action.


The Board considered an update on progress against the Cheshire East SEND Written Statement of Action, produced following the Ofsted and CQC inspection in March 2018.


The report detailed the actions that had been taken to address the significant weakness relating to the two areas identified: Area 1 – the timeliness, process and quality of education, health and care plans and  Area 2 – the lack of an effective autism spectrum disorder pathway and unreasonable waiting times.


RESOLVED: That the Board


1          note the progress to date against the SEND Written Statement of Action ;


2          recognise the risks highlighted in the report and ensure capacity is secured and available to mitigate them; and


3          commit to preparations for the Ofsted and Care Quality Commission re-visit.


CQC Local System Review Readiness Update pdf icon PDF 183 KB

To consider a report on the readiness of the Cheshire East system in anticipation of a potential future local system review by CQC


The Board considered a report on the readiness of the Cheshire East system in anticipation of a potential future local systems review by the CQC.


The report provided an overview of what a local system review was, the scope of local reviews, the criterion used to select a system to review, the timeline of an inspection, where local reviews had taken place to date and the progress which had been made locally in preparation for a review. 




That  the progress made to date in readiness for a local system review be noted.



Cheshire East Council Annual Influenza Report: 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 385 KB

To consider a report on the actions taken in the 2018/19 influenza season, the impacts of influenza on the health economy and the recommendations for the 2019/20 influenza season.



The Board considered the Annual Influenza Report 2018/19.


The report set out the actions taken during the influenza season, the impact on health and wellbeing strategy priorities, actions taken by Cheshire East Council to increase flu vaccine uptake by staff and across the wider health economy, and made recommendations for the 2019/20 influenza season.




1          the staff vaccination programme, as undertaken in 2018/19, be repeated to maintain consistency;


2          the approach to implementation be standardised, with the provision of influenza vaccinations clinics and the voucher scheme, to help further increase the uptake of the influenza vaccine amongst Cheshire East Council frontline staff; and


3          undertake a general winter wellness campaign to reduce the impact on the workforce of minor illnesses.



Better Care Fund End of Year Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 270 KB

To consider a report on the performance of the Better Care Fund including the Improved Better Care Fund in Cheshire East in 2018/19.


The Board considered a report on the performance of the Better Care Fund, including the Improved Better Care Fund in 2018/19.


The end of year report formed part of the monitoring arrangements for the Better Care Fund and included an overview of the scheme, patient stories, the financial income and expenditure, Better Care Fund metrics and the next steps for the programme,




That the Better Care Fund programme performance for 2018/19 be noted.