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 declaration of interests.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 70 KB

For the Board to approve the Minutes of the meeting held on the 27th March 2018.




That the Minutes of the Meeting held on the 27th March be agreed as a correct record.



Outcome Paper pdf icon PDF 200 KB

For the Board to receive a report from the Public Health Specialist on adopting an Outcomes Based Framework.


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The Director for Public Health and Wellbeing presented to the Board a report that proposed the adoption of a outcomes-based framework for Rochdale.


Members were reminded of a presentation and discussion at a previous board around the adoption of a outcomes-based framework. The Board was now asked to consider and formally approve the adoption of outcomes based commissioning and accountability in Rochdale, and to support this move, approve in principle the ten strategic outcomes.


It was reported that the ten proposed strategic outcomes for Rochdale Borough were:


1.    All residents feel healthy and remain in good state of health for as long as possible.

2.    All residents are protected from harm, through support in times of need and by safeguarding and protecting those who are vulnerable.

3.    All residents have good mental wellbeing, are resilient, enjoy life, and are able to cope with life’s challenges.

4.    All children are healthy and ready to succeed when they start school and all children and young adults achieve their potential.

5.    All residents have the opportunities they need to enable them to help themselves, their loved ones and their communities to achieve their full potential.

6.    The borough is a place where people age well, can live with dignity and have equitable access to services and opportunities.

7.    The borough is safe, resilient, and clean and has good quality places where people choose to live, work and invest.

8.    The borough has thriving growing businesses and new enterprises and creates the conditions for high skill levels and high quality jobs.

9.    The borough has sound finances and is able to provide services to meet resident’s needs now and in the future.

10.  The borough is friendly, fair and co-operative.




That the Board supports:


1.    Using the local outcomes framework approach as a tool for prioritising and measuring progress and a way to help structure Board meetings and discussions.

2.    The development of tools and workshops to help colleagues understand the approach and gain skills in key areas.

3.    Making the Borough Outcomes more widely known.



Healthwatch Update

The Board will receive an update on the work of Healthwatch.


A representative from Healthwatch provided Members with a detailed presentation on the work of Healthwatch of the previous 12 months and what Healthwatch had the responsibility and power to do within the Borough.




That the work of Healthwatch be noted and that they be thanked for their presentation.



Governance Arrangements for the Health and Wellbeing Board

For the Board to receive from the Director for Public Health and Wellbeing a summary of the outcomes of the Health and Wellbeing Board Governance workshop held on the 23rd November 2018.



The Director for Public Health and Wellbeing provided the Board with an update on the role and remit of the Health and Wellbeing Board. It was reported that while the work of the Board had continued the Governance arrangements for the Board needed updated.


It was noted that the role health and wellbeing covered every area of the Council and various partner agencies. It was suggested the role and remit of the Health and Wellbeing Board should be expanded to include other areas of public sector reform and lead the strategic approach to wellbeing in the borough.


It was suggested the role of the Health and Wellbeing Board could be merged with that of the public sector reform body for Rochdale to create one Board that had a strategic overview for the Borough. It was agreed that a set of terms of reference should be drawn up and presented to the next meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board as to what this new board would look like.




That a set of terms and reference be drawn up and presented to the next meeting on the combined Health and Wellbeing Board with public sector reform.