Agenda and minutes

Venue: Training and Conference Suite, First Floor, Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 1XU

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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 interests.


Minutes - Health and Wellbeing Board pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Minutes of the meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board held 27th September 2016.


DECIDED – that minutes of the meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board held on 29th September 2016 be approved as a correct record.


Minutes - Shadow Integrated Commissioning Board pdf icon PDF 61 KB

To note the Minutes of the meetings of the Shadow Integrated Commissioning Board held on 13th September 2016, 11th October 2016 and 8th November 2016.

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DECIDED – that the minutes of the meetings of the Shadow Integrated Commissioning Board held 13th September, 11th October and 8th November 2016 be noted.


Fire Authority - 'Offer' to Rochdale Borough

Representatives of the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority to deliver a presentation.


The Chair introduced Mr. Jon Aspinall and Ms. Jax Effiong, of the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority (GMFRS), who submitted a report and presentation that described an opportunity to maximise the wider prevention capability of GMFRS to support population health prevention based care and support through the Locality Planning process.


GMFRS, it was reported, had a long and successful history of prevention and early intervention. The service’s approach to preventing fires and the effect of a fire had resulted in a 50% reduction in fatal fires in Greater Manchester over the last eight years. This work had been underpinned by a clear prevention and early intervention strategy that recognised that the factors which predisposed the individual to risks from fire are common to those that impact on poor health outcomes. Greater Manchester fire fatalities analysis has shown that the underlying risk factors that result in fires occurred include the following factors:


·                     Alcohol

·                     Recreational drugs

·                     Smoking materials

·                     Living alone

·                     In receipt of social service/agency support

·                     Physical disability including lack of mobility

·                     Mental health

·                     Prescribed medication


As a consequence of these factors GMFRS were transposing the principles of early intervention and prevention, relatively simply, onto these health-related risk factors with a view to reducing demand for the services of others, whilst continuing to also reduce demand for fire and rescue.  Therefore GMFRS could improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and support people in their own homes whilst reducing the risk of fire.


GMFRS recognised that by working in partnership in the wider health and wellbeing context, fire and rescue services could help to enhance and improve shared outcomes beyond what could be achieved in isolation.  As part of the GMFRS offer to work with localities there are             a number of areas where closer working would likely improve the opportunity for more collaborative and improved outcomes:  


·                     Governance and Strategic Partnering – The inclusion of GMFRS Area management teams on local Health and Wellbeing Boards and the inclusion of GMFRS on local governance and planning structures to support the development and implementation of Locality Plans.

·                     Co-design and production – Adopting the principle that all prevention interventions where GMFRS are leading, or are included in are designed in partnership with locally to ensure the best fit of City wide programmes such as Safe and Well at a local area level.  

·                     Improved data sharing – An undertaking to explore enhanced data sharing at a GM level and the inclusion of GMFRS capabilities in locality planning including the JSNA process and other processes supporting locality planning. 

·                     Integrated workforce training and development – A commitment by partners and GMFRS to explore integrated and aligned training and workforce development to support Making Every Contact Count and investing in the wider public health workforce.


DECIDED – That the presentation be noted and welcomed.


Board Development - Verbal Update


The meeting was circulated details of individuals and organisations that were currently represented on the Health and Wellbeing Board and Members were also circulated with details of a draft work plan/programme for 2017 that had been formulated by the Director of Public Health and Wellbeing and a Member suggested that a presentation at a future meeting be received from Rochdale Boroughwide Housing.


In addition the meeting was advised of organisations that wished to be represented on the Health and Wellbeing Board: Pennine Acute NHS Hospitals Trust; Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust; Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service; North West Ambulance; and representatives of local health and social care organisations.


DECIDED – That (1) the report be noted;

            (2) representatives of the following organisations be invited to become full members of the Health and Wellbeing Board: Pennine Acute NHS Hospitals Trust; Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust; Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service; North West Ambulance; and representatives of local health and social care organisations and the Director of Public Health and Wellbeing be authorised to make the necessary arrangements to facilitate this;

            (3) the draft Work Programme for the Health and Wellbeing Board be considered at the next meeting on 31st January 2017;

            (4) representatives of Rochdale Boroughwide Housing be invited to a future meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board to give a presentation.


Medical Examiners pdf icon PDF 143 KB

Assistant Director (Information, Customers & Communities).


The Interim Assistant Director (Information, Customers & Communities) advised the Board that the Department of Health were working with a wide range of organisations and groups to reform the process of death certification. These reforms, enabled by the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, would introduce a unified system of scrutiny by independent medical examiners of all deaths in England and Wales that would not require investigation by a coroner. The reforms were part of the Government’s response to the Shipman Inquiry, and are intended to strengthen safeguards for the public, make the process of death certification simpler and more open for the bereaved and improve the quality of mortality data. Renewed calls for medical examiners were made by the Francis Inquiry into the Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust and Mr. Bill Kirkup’s Inquiry into Morecambe Bay.


Local authorities would be responsible for implementation and delivery of the Medical Examiner Service in England therefore it is felt to be important that appropriate staff and Members were aware of the various issues to be addressed, which may help to inform thinking in anticipation of implementation of the proposals and the Department of Health was seeking support from local authorities by way of a consultation exercise, details of which were circulated to Health and Wellbeing Board members with their agenda papers for this meeting.


In addition, the Department of Health sought comments from Councils and Health and Wellbeing Boards on a draft checklist that had been created by local government advisers, to support local authorities to develop a plan to establish their local medical examiner services.


The Interim Assistant Director (Information, Customers & Communities) advised that he would keep the Board updated on further developments with respect to this matter.


DECIDED – That the report be noted.


Health Protection - Update

Verbal update – for information.


It was agreed that this item be withdrawn from the meeting’s agenda.


Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider excluding the press and public from the meeting during consideration of the following item of business in accordance with the provisions of Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.


DECIDED – That the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item of business since it is likely that, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, if members of the public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information, namely information relating to the business or financial affairs of any particular person (including the person holding that information).


Locality Plan Report

Report attached for information.


The Health and Wellbeing Board considered a report of the Clinical Commissioning Group that updated Members on the latest developments within the jointly commissioned Locality Plan programme.


The Locality Plan Programme was in development and work continued to produce a strategy paper that would formally seek the necessary governance approvals from both the Clinical Commissioning Group and the Council. The strategy paper outlined the collective five year approach to developing a Local Care Organisation including options for the type of and role the organisation will be responsible for going forward.


The Board, in considering this report, requested that a further update, on developments in relation to the provision of health and social care for the ‘north west sector’ of Greater Manchester be provided to the next meeting.


DECIDED – That the report be noted.