Agenda and minutes

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Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 27 KB

Members must indicate at this stage any items on the agenda in which they must declare an interest.  Members must verbally give notice of their interest at the meeting and complete the form attached with this agenda. 


Members are also advised to take advice with regard to any matter where there is potential bias or predetermination in any business to be considered at the meeting and whether they should take part in decision making at the meeting.


Members are reminded that, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011 and the Council's adopted Code of Conduct, they must declare the nature of any discloseable pecuniary interest; personal interest and/or prejudicial interest required of them and, in the case of any discloseable pecuniary interest or prejudicial interest, withdraw from the meeting during consideration of the item, unless permitted otherwise within the Code of Conduct.

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There were no declarations of interest.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 66 KB

To consider the Minutes of the meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board held on 7th June 2016.


DECIDED – that the minutes of the meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board held on 7th June 2016 be approved as a correct record.


Presentation - Rochdale Connections Trust - Strength to Change Programme


DECIDED – that this item be deferred.


Long Term Conditions Test Bed Programme

Programme Director, Heywood Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group to report.


The Board received a presentation from Dr Shaaz Mahboob relating to the progress of the Long Term Conditions Programme – Test Bed Programme.


The presentation provided details of:-

·         The anticipated impact of the programme – including improving recognition, reducing the incidence and delaying the progression of long term conditions;

·         The collaborative arrangements for delivering the programme;

·         How the programme would drive prevention, early diagnosis and reduce unplanned admissions, through the use of clinical data and algorithms to target specific cohorts of patient ;

·         The evaluation and validation process that would be undertaken at each stage of the programme.


In terms of future milestones, the data processing and collaboration agreement was in progress, a launch event would be held in September 2016 and the first algorithms were planned for February/March 2017.


Board Members considered the presentation in detail and had an opportunity to ask questions of Dr Mahboob.


DECIDED – that the presentation on the Long Term Conditions Test Bed Programme be noted.







Health Protection

Director of Public Health and Wellbeing, Rochdale Borough Council to report.


The Board received an update from the Consultant in Public Health, Bernadine O’Sullivan, on the future arrangements for health protection/infection prevention and control.


Rochdale Borough Council has a statutory duty to provide a health protection and infection prevention and control service/function as part of the overall duty to protect population health under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.


Regulation 8 of the 2012 Act imposes a duty on local authorities to provide information and advice to certain persons and bodies within their area in order to promote the preparation of, or participation in, health protection arrangements against threats to the health of the local population, including infectious disease, environmental hazards and extreme weather events. These public health responsibilities sit directly with the local Director of Public Health.


The local Director of Public health discharges the duties for Rochdale Borough Council through the public health specialist function and in some instances may wish to commission specialist expertise and resources.


Following the departure of the two RBC public health infection prevention and control nurses who have returned to NHS employment and the recent Public Health restructure new arrangements for local health protection and infection control issues have been established. The new service was due to commence in late August 2016.


The Board noted that this was the last meeting that Bernadine O’Sullivan would be attending prior to leaving the Council and they thanked her for her contribution to the work of the Board.


DECIDED – that the update on health protection be noted.


Locality Plan - Verbal Update


The Director of Adult Care Services, Sheila Downey provided an update on the progress and development of the Locality Plant. It was anticipated that final submission of the Plan would be in September and an early meeting of the Board may be required to approve the Plan.


DECIDED – that update on the Locality Plan be noted.