Agenda and minutes

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To receive any apologies for absence.


Declarations of Interest

Members are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary, personal or personal and prejudicial interests they may have and the nature of those interests relating to items on this agenda and/or indicate if S106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.   


There were no declarations of interests.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 79 KB

To consider the minutes of the meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board held 28th March 2017.




That the minutes of the meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board held 28th March 2017, be approved as a correct record.


Shadow Integrated Commissioning Board pdf icon PDF 59 KB

To consider the minutes of the meetings held: 11th April, 9th May and 13th June 2017.

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That the minutes of the meetings of the Shadow Integrated Commissioning Board held 11th April 2017, 9th May 2017 and 13th June 2017, be noted.


Health and Wellbeing Board - Draft Work Programme 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Draft Work Programme 2017/18


The Director of Public Health submitted a draft work programme designed to set the agenda for future meetings of the Health and Wellbeing Board starting in 2017/18. The Director was looking to have ‘themed’ meetings that would be guided and accompanied by presentations designed to encourage discussion and debate. It was suggested that the Health and Wellbeing Board have a separate development session, early in the 2017/18 Municipal Year which would inform the Board’s Work Programme.


Alternatives Considered: to not have a Work Programme could lead to unstructured meetings.




(1) the report be noted;

(2) the Health and Wellbeing Board resolves to hold an informal Development Session on 20th September 2017 for the purpose of developing its Work Programme.


Healthwatch Rochdale - Annual Report 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 6 MB

Annual Report for HealthWatch: 2016/17


The Committee received the HealthWatch Rochdale Annual Report 2016/17. The report highlighted who HealthWatch were, what their role was and their staffing resources (both in paid and voluntary capacities).


The report advised that in 2016/17 all HealthWatch organisations in Greater Manchester had played, and would continue to do so in 2017/18, an active role in readiness for the devolution of executive health and social care powers to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority from April 2017. HealthWatch would, it was reported, continue to monitor any proposed changes, insofar as they affect the residents of the Rochdale Borough.


HealthWatch had throughout the year developed strong relationships with key partners including the Clinical Commissioning Group and the Council but still managed to maintain their independence and ability to scrutinise and challenge these bodies. HealthWatch was fully engaged with the Borough and held regular meetings across the four Township areas.




The report be noted.


Joint Strategic Needs Assessment pdf icon PDF 145 KB

To outline how the Board will fulfil its statutory duty to produce a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment


The Health and Wellbeing Board considered a report of the Director of Public Health which outlined how the Board should fulfil its statutory duty to produce a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). The report also outlined a proposed development and consultation plan for completing a refreshed JSNA by October 2017 in time to inform a refreshed Locality Plan/Health and Wellbeing Strategy and inform integrated commissioning intentions for 2018/19.


The Board were advised that one of the core statutory duties of the Health and Wellbeing Board included the preparation of the local JSNA and a Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy which locally is the Locality Plan. The JSNA was a locally developed process to identify the health and wellbeing needs (and assets) of a local area, including the current and future health and social care needs of the population across the whole life course, from pre-birth to old age. The JSNA informed the priorities for the Locality Plan, Commissioning and delivery of health and wellbeing outcomes and services.


The local JSNA process was undertaken initially in 2011 and was refreshed in 2014/15. In line with a three cycle a refresh will be completed for 2018/19. In order to inform integrated commissioning intentions and refresh of the Locality Plan a refresh of the JSNA has been agreed for October 2017. The leadership of the JSNA rests with the Director of Health and Wellbeing. A working group had been established of public health, intelligence, performance and policy leads from the Council and the CCG (Clincial Commissioning Group) that would be led by the Consultant in Public Health.


Due to the time available to meet the first deadline two phases for the JSNA refresh are proposed. Phase 1 will focus on a refresh of the intelligence, contained in the previous JSNA with an enhanced section on health and social care. Consultation on priorities will be primarily done at a joint Health and Wellbeing Board Assembly in September and existing groups and forums within the timeframe. Questions will be based around identifying any perceived gaps in the data, interpreting the data and identifying what this means for the stakeholders in question and identifying top priorities for action. Resident and patient views on needs and priorities would be taken from patient, service user and public engagement findings from the last two years. The viability of a resident survey was being explored.


Phase 2 would continue to develop a public facing intelligence website linked to the Health and Wellbeing Board and to develop further intelligence product on additional priority areas identified during Phase 1 including identification of a small number of priorities for deep dives.




That the Director of Public Health be requested to co-ordinate consultation on priorities for the development of a refreshed JSNA will be undertaken at a joint Health and Wellbeing Board Assembly on 20th September and also with interested groups and forums within the timeframe specified in the report and a draft JSNA document will be submitted to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 58.


Health and Employment pdf icon PDF 161 KB


The Health and Wellbeing Board considered a report that had been prepared by the Directors of Economy and Public Health that provided members with an overview of the Greater Manchester Health and Employment Programme; updated the Board on local work to develop action on health and employment and request support for this programme; and confirmed the commitment of Board partners to lead by example as employers.


The purpose of the report was to ensure that Rochdale contributed and benefitted from the Greater Manchester Health and Employment Programme and to clearly identify local action required to be taken to improve health and employment outcomes for local people and employers.


The Board were advised that Greater Manchester’s leaders had set ambitious vision statements in relation to both work and skills and population health. They have set out a joint proposal across the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership and the Combined Authority to develop a whole population approaches to work and health.


The Greater Manchester Population Health Plan 2017 – 2021, sought to achieve the greatest and fastest improvement to the health, wealth and wellbeing of the 2.8 million people that lived in Greater Manchester


Work & Skills Strategy 2016 – 2019:  the ambition was to create an integrated eco-system, which had the individual and employer at its heart, and that better responded to the needs of residents, business and contributes to the growth and productivity of      the Greater Manchester economy.


Greater Manchester faced a challenge in terms of the number of people with long-term health conditions being in employment. The national average is 65.3% but in   Greater Manchester it is only 59.2%. In Greater Manchester there were currently 225,000 people out of work and claiming benefits which it was noted was more than the total population of Bury, Rochdale or Tameside.  Of these, 61%, or 140,000 people, were claiming as a result of a health condition.  In the Rochdale Borough 16,190 residents were out of work and claiming benefits with the largest group being those with health conditions. This represented 12% of the working age population compared to 10% across the North West and 8.4% nationally.




(1)  The Board notes the report and endorses the proposed work as the way     forward to integrate and develop health and employment work locally and contribute to the Greater Manchester Health and Employment Programme;

(2)  The Board endorses that all partners lead by example as exemplar employers in promoting health and wellbeing for their own organisations and workforce.