Agenda and minutes

Cheshire East Health and Wellbeing Board - Tuesday, 19th March, 2024 2.00 pm

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

Contact: Karen Shuker  Tel: 01270 686459 Email:

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Apologies were received from Michelle Davis, Peter Skates, Kathryn Sullivan, Dr Matt Tyrer, Dr Paul Bishop, Claire Williamson, Isla Wilson, Deborah Woodcock, and Superintendent Claire Jesson.




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.


There were no declarations of interest.


Minutes of Previous meeting pdf icon PDF 121 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 23 January 2024.





That the minutes of the meeting held on 23 January 2024 be confirmed as a correct record.


Public Speaking Time/Open Session

In accordance with paragraph 2.24 of the Council’s Committee Procedure Rules and Appendix on Public Speaking, set out in the Constitution, a total period of 15 minutes is allocated for members of the public to put questions to the committee on any matter relating to this agenda. Each member of the public will be allowed up to two minutes each to speak, and the Chair will have discretion to vary this where they consider it appropriate.


Members of the public wishing to speak are required to provide notice of this at least three clear working days’ in advance of the meeting.


There were no members of the public present.


Cheshire & Merseyside Secure Data Environment proposals pdf icon PDF 3 MB

To receive a presentation on Cheshire & Merseyside Secure Data Environment proposals.

Additional documents:


The Board received a presentation on the Cheshire & Merseyside Secure Data Environment Proposals following the Government’s announcement that it would invest up to £200 million to boost NHS healthcare data research.

The Cheshire and Merseyside SDE was the new name for the data store that had been in place since 2020 as part of the Combined Intelligence for Population Health Action (CIPHA) programme.

It securely stored data from GP practices and other providers to be used for insight-driven local service management.

A new data-sharing agreement with data controllers to support use of the data for research through the Cheshire and Merseyside SDE would need to be established.


The next steps included further dialogue with the public before any data sharing agreements would be launched. It was confirmed that data would not be shared with commercial organisations at this stage.


Board members asked questions and made the following comments:


-       Wanted assurance that data would be secure and how would data leaks and breaches be prevented.

-       Would there be an international aspect included around sharing data?

-       Would people have to opt out or opt into the sharing of their data.

-       It was felt that a wider conversation in respect of adult social care data and understanding further about the difference between patient data and people’s data was required.




That the presentation be noted.


Joint Strategic Needs Assessment update pdf icon PDF 386 KB

To receive an update of progress in the JSNA work programme since September 2023.


The Board received a report which provided an update of progress on the JSNA work programme.


The update included the following:


• The Tartan Rug dashboard and video user guide, and the Emotional and Mental Wellbeing in Children and Young People JSNA had been published.

• There had been considerable progress in relation to the lifestyle survey and the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) JSNA, with provisional completion dates in the spring/summer 2024. The SEND JSNA would help inform the re-write the SEND strategy.

• Social isolation, Macclesfield and Care of Older People JSNAs were in their early stages.

• The JSNA conference took place on the 28 February 2024 and had received considerable positive feedback.

• Evaluation of the JSNA work programme had commenced 

• A councillor briefing session was planned to familiarise councillors with the range of products, and the ways they could be utilised and should be interpreted


Board members who had attended the JSNA conference all echoed the positive comments that had been received.


RESOLVED: That the Health and Wellbeing Board


1.    Noted the progress on the JSNA work programme and adopted the recommendations that have resulted from this work.

2.    Provided feedback on the JSNA conference.

3.    Utilise the JSNA to inform continue challenging decision making in relation to public sector budgets.



All Together Active and Healthy Weight Implementation Plans pdf icon PDF 682 KB

To consider a report on the All Together Active and Healthy Weight Implementation Plans.

Additional documents:


The Board considered a report which outlined the All Together Active Plan and the Healthy Weight Plan. Following the publication of the ‘All Together Active Strategy’ in October 2022, the nine places within Cheshire and Merseyside were required to prepare place-based implementation plans to demonstrate how they would achieve increased levels of physical activity.


The two plans had been developed in tandem through a series of multi-agency workshops. Work was ongoing to identify the leads for each activity set out within the plans and timescales would be populated in due course.


In response to comments made in respect of to what extent factors affecting the public rights of way had been considered in rural areas, officers reported that there were no additional resources for the two pieces of work. However, the Public Rights of Way Manager and the Head of Service had been part of the workshops and more participation and making best use of the services that were already being provided or commissioned was to be encouraged. Consideration would be given when planning for 2024/25 to factors such as reissuing the circular walk leaflets and prioritising the routes within the leaflet, ensuring these were maintained within existing budgets.


It was agreed that update reports would be brought back to the Board on the implementation plans.


RESOLVED: That the Health and Wellbeing Board


1.    Approve the All Together Active Plan and the Healthy Weight Plan.

2.    Agree to Officers from across partner organisations to work together to implement the actions set out in the Plans.


The Cheshire East Carbon Plan pdf icon PDF 1013 KB

To receive a presentation on The Cheshire East Carbon Plan.



The Board received a presentation in respect of the Carbon Programme and this informed the Board of the revised target date set for the organisation to be carbon neutral which was now 2027. The presentation outlined the Councils targets and what it was doing to try and achieve these targets which included purchasing green technology, planting trees, reducing the volume of waste, building a solar farm and implementing solar panels where possible.


The board acknowledged the link between climate change and the wider determinants of health and agreed that there was more to be done around the messaging.




That the presentation be noted.


Cheshire East Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report 2022-2023 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To receive the 2022/23 Annual Report of the Local Safeguarding Adults Board.


The Board received the annual report of the Local safeguarding Adults Board 2022/2023 which described the role, structure, and governance of the Safeguarding Board. During the last 12 months Kevin Bennett had been appointed as the Independent Chair and the 3-year strategy had been updated which reflected the vision, aims and objectives for the Board going forward from 2022 to 2025.


In response to a question in respect of the reasons behind the steep increase in the number of safeguarding concerns received in the last few years, officers reported that this was reflective of the national picture. The highest number of concerns raised came from providers, police and then health.




That the Cheshire East Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report 2022-2023 be noted.