Agenda and minutes

INFORMAL DISCUSSION MEETING, Cheshire East Health and Wellbeing Board
Monday, 26th July, 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Karen Shuker  Tel: 01270 686459 Email:  karen.shuker@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Link: informaldiscussionmeetingrecording

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of a Chair and Vice Chair

At the beginning of this, the AGM and first meeting of the Cheshire East Health and Wellbeing Board in 2021/22, to elect a Chair and Vice Chair for the year.

Minutes:

AGREED:


That a Chair and Vice Chair will be appointed at the next meeting.

2.

Apologies for Absence

To note any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Jill Broomhall, Peter Crowcroft, Chris Hart, Frank Jordan, Dr Patrick Kearns, Mike Larking, Ged Rowney, Clare Watson and Caroline Whitney.

3.

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:

There were no declarations of Interest.

4.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 62 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 23 March 2021.

 

Minutes:

AGREED:

That the minutes of the meeting held on 23 March 2021 be approved as a correct record at the next formal meeting.

5.

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.

 

 

Minutes:

There were no public speakers.

6.

Appointment of Non-Voting Associate Members

To appoint non-voting associate members to the Board for 2021/22.

Minutes:

AGREED:

 

Non-Voting Associate Members will be appointed at the next meeting.

7.

Joint Ofsted and Care Quality Commission SEND Revisit pdf icon PDF 133 KB

To consider an update on the joint Ofsted and Care Quality Commission SEND revisit.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Board received a presentation from Laura Rogerson on the joint Ofsted and Care Quality Commission SEND revisit, the outcome of which noted that the Council had made sufficient progress since its previous inspection.

 

The Board thanked those involved for their hard work in the lead up to the inspection and effort to deliver this positive result.

 

AGREED:

 

That the presentation be noted.

 

8.

Healthwatch Covid-19 Report (October 2020 - March 2021) pdf icon PDF 3 MB

To consider the findings of the report of Healthwatch Cheshire East on Covid-19 within the period October 2020 and March 2021.

Minutes:

Louise Barry summarised the findings of the follow-up report of the Healthwatch Cheshire East on Covid-19 within the period between October 2020 and March 2021.

 

The summary and report in the agenda detailed the key findings from the survey in areas of healthcare, mental health and wellbeing, and care.

 

AGREED:

That the findings of the report be noted.

9.

Child Death Overview Panel Annual Report pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider the annual report of the Child Death Overview Panel.

Minutes:

The Board receive a presentation from Dr Thirumurugan of the 2019/20 Annual Report of the Child Death Overview Panel.

 

It was noted that due to the pandemic there had been a delay in the report being published.

 

The presentation provided data on the number of child deaths, the number of reviews carried out, time taken to carry out reviews, categories of death, location of death and any modifiable factors which may help prevent unnecessary child deaths, and set out the priorities for 2020/21 and the challenges faced by the Pan Cheshire Child Death Overview Panel.

 

AGREED:

 

That the Pan Cheshire Child Death Overview Panel Annual Report 2019/20 be received and noted.

 

10.

Cheshire Care Record pdf icon PDF 332 KB

To consider an update on the current position of the Cheshire Care Record.

Minutes:

The Board received an update on the current position of the Cheshire Care Record.

 

AGREED:

 

1             that the update within the agenda in respect of the summary of the current position of the Cheshire Care Record be noted.

 

2             That any questions in respect of the Cheshire Care Record be raised with Guy Kilminster outside of this meeting.

11.

Test, Trace, Contain, Enable Update

To consider a verbal update on this standing item on the Test, Trace, Contain, Enable Programme.

Minutes:

Dr Matt Tyrer provided a verbal update on the Test, Trace, Contain and Enable Programme.

 

He reported that there had been a substantial rise in the number of cases in Cheshire East with the rate of infections hovering around 489 per 100,000. There was spread across the borough, although there had been few hospital admissions due to vaccine uptake within Cheshire East, compared to its neighbours. It was reported that the numbers being admitted to hospital who had received both vaccinations was very low and the measures taken during the pandemic continued to work well.

 

Approaches around what mitigations could be put in place for frontline workers who could evidence that they had been double vaccinated and had a negative PCR test were being explored.

 

There was still concern around the rise in cases in the younger people, and emphasis was needed to get the message across to those younger people who were eligible for the vaccine.

 

AGREED:

That the verbal update be noted.

12.

Cheshire East Place Partnership Update

To consider a verbal update on this standing item on the Cheshire East Place Partnership.

Minutes:

The Board received a verbal update on the Cheshire East Partnership from Steven Michael.

 

Since the last Board meeting the accountable officers of the Partnership had met on the 1 and 7 July to get a clearer understanding of what needed to change and why, where it needed to change and who would lead the change.

 

An additional step had been identified around focusing on the ‘how’ and capabilities in more detail, how to support the transformation and the governance and how to involve the Board as part of the conversation. This would be discussed at the final meeting scheduled for 13 August 2021. It was felt that the two meetings held previously had built trust and a sense of enthusiasm for the final meeting.

 

AGREED:

 

That the verbal update be noted.

 

 

 

13.

Cheshire East Integrated Care Partnership Update

To consider a verbal update on this standing item on the Cheshire East Integrated Care Partnership.

Minutes:

The Board received a verbal update on the Cheshire East Integrated Care Partnership.

 

It was reported that there had been some progress on strategy work, although the main focus had been around the here and now.  There had been developments in respect of dermatology which had been brought together within the ICP, specifically looking at improving tele dermatology.

 

AGREED:

 

That the update be noted.