Agenda and minutes

Cheshire East Health and Wellbeing Board
Tuesday, 28th July, 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Rachel Graves  Tel: 01270 686473 Email:  rachel.graves@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Link: Meeting Recording

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chairman

Minutes:

It was moved and seconded that Councillor Sam Corcoran be appointed the Chairman.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Councillor Sam Corcoran be appointed as Chairman.

2.

Appointment of Vice Chairman

Minutes:

It was moved and seconded that Dr Andrew Wilson be appointed as the Vice Chairman.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Dr Andrew Wilson be appointed as Vice Chairman.

3.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Dr Andrew Wilson (NHS Cheshire CCG), Clare Watson ( NHS Cheshire CCG),  Peter Crowcroft, (Cheshire Police) and Mike Larking, (Cheshire Fire).

4.

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.

Minutes:

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

5.

Minutes of Previous meeting pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 28 January 2020.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 28 January 2020 be approved as a correct record.

6.

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 wishing to ask a question or make a statement at the meeting should provide at least three clear working days’ notice in writing and should include the question with that notice.

 

 

Minutes:

There were no members of the public present.

7.

Health and Wellbeing Board Redesign Task and Finish Group - Recommendations pdf icon PDF 224 KB

To consider the recommendations of the Health and Wellbeing Redesign Task and Finish Group.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Board considered the report on the proposed redesign of the Cheshire East Health and Wellbeing Board.

 

As a result of the establishment of the Cheshire East Place Partnership and the Acute Sustainability programme, which were both part of the governance of the Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership in response to the NHS Long Term Plan, it had become necessary to review how the Cheshire East Health and Wellbeing Board fitted into the partnership landscape.

 

A Task and Finish Group had been established to lead on the work to develop proposals for the redesign.  The Group had met three times and considered the scope of the Board, the Principles by which the Board would operate and the Process of the Board.

 

The Task and Finish Group proposed that the focus of the Board should be on shaping and delivery of improvements to the health and wellbeing of Cheshire East residents, with an emphasis on prevention, early intervention and the wider determinants of health, delivering on the outcomes of the Place Five Year Plan and the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

 

The proposed draft Principles and Behaviours were set out in Appendix A to the report. 

 

The revised membership for the Board was set out in Appendix B to the report.  Consideration was given to the appointment of co-opted non-voting members and, in addition those set out in Appendix B, it was proposed that the Portfolio Holder for Public Health and Corporate Services, a member of the opposition political party and a representative from the North West Ambulance Services be included as co-opted non-voting members.

 

The proposed changes to the Health and Wellbeing would require the Board’s Terms of Reference to be amended (Appendix C to the report) and put forward to the Constitution Committee and Council for approval.

 

RESOLVED:  That

 

1          the redesign proposal, as set out in the report, including the adoption of the draft Principles, be approved; and

 

2          the changes to the Terms of Reference be progressed to secure adoption by the Council.

8.

The Cheshire East COVID-19 Outbreak Prevention, Management and Support Plan pdf icon PDF 286 KB

To receive a report on the work being undertaken to develop a localised approach to a Covid-19 Test Trace Contain Enable programme in Cheshire East.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Board considered the report which provided an overview on the work being undertaken to develop a localised approach to a Covid-19 Test Trace Contain Enable programme in Cheshire East.

 

The Governments approach to localised Test Trace Contain Enable mandated the creation of Local Outbreak Plans.  Work on the local approach had been done collaboratively with Public Health England, Cheshire and Merseyside Public Health Collaborative, Cheshire Resilience Forum and Cheshire West and Chester Council. 

 

The Local Outbreak Plan would be used for the prevention, management and containment of community outbreaks of COVID-19 in complex settings and communities within Cheshire East not covered by existing outbreak control processes. 

 

A Covid-19 Health Protection Board would also be established to make recommendations on actions relating to Outbreak Management in Cheshire East.  This Board would decide if additional action was required over and above normal outbreak management and would provide recommendations to Cabinet as well as reassurance to the Health and Wellbeing Board.

 

Also, to be established was a Local Outbreak Engagement Board, which would provide political oversight of the delivery of the Local Outbreak Management Plan, and include the provision of appropriate support and challenge to actions that arise in responding to outbreaks, and engage with local communities to secure their support.  The Local Outbreak Engagement Board would provide recommendations to Cabinet and assurance to the Health and Wellbeing Board.

 

Test Trace Contain Enable and the Local Outbreak Plan were to be standing items on the Health and Wellbeing Board agenda until such time they could be stepped down.

 

RESOLVED:   That the Health and Wellbeing Board

 

1          note the contents for the report, and their roles in the governance of the Covid-19 Local Outbreak Plan;

 

2          oversee and maintain the Local Outbreak Plan, which is an evolving document through ongoing learning and developments;

 

3          provide oversight of both the local Covid-19 Health Protection Board and the Local Engagement Board;

 

4          include Test Trace Contain Enable and the Local Outbreak Plan as a standing agenda item as part of the Local Outbreak Plan until such time as it can be stepped down; and

 

5          work in partnership in line with the Local Outbreak Plan as part of the local response in the event of a local outbreak.

 

9.

COVID 19 - Mental Health Impacts pdf icon PDF 373 KB

To note the findings of the Healthwatch Survey and considers the most appropriate way to effectively respond to the challenges posed by the COVID 19 outbreak.

Minutes:

The Board considered the preliminary findings of the Healthwatch Cheshire survey on the impact of Covid-19 on mental health.

 

87% of responses to the survey had indicated that Covid-19 had had some impact on their mental health, with 40% of these feeling that they needed support to help them.  Paragraph 5.1 of the report set out a summary of the survey findings.

 

The on-line survey was on-going and continuing to track the impact on mental health as the lockdown restrictions were lifted.

 

Sheena Cumiskey and Madeleine Lowry briefed the Board on the support that Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust had been providing to meet the increase in demand, which included the extension of hours of works the service was provided, provision of a 24/7 helpline, provision of different ways to contact them including virtually and phone in, supporting people in their own homes and working with support teams in schools.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the preliminary findings of the Healthwatch Cheshire survey be noted.