Agenda and minutes

Health and Wellbeing Board - Wednesday 13 July 2016 9.00 a.m.

Venue: Town Hall, Moorgate Street, Rotherham S60 2TH

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No. Item


Declarations of Interest


There were no Declarations of Interest made at the meeting.


Questions from members of the public and the press


There were no members of the press and public present.


Professor Graeme Betts


The Chair reported that this would be the last Health and Wellbeing Board before Graeme left Rotherham next month.


Board members thanked Graeme for all his help in getting the Board to its much improved position and wished him well for the future.


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 59 KB

Minutes of meeting held on 1st June, 2016


Resolved:-  That the minutes of the meeting held on 1st June, 2016, be approved as a correct record. 


Rotherham Local Digital Roadmap pdf icon PDF 2 MB


Andrew Clayton, Head of Health Informatics, presented the draft Local Digital Roadmap (LDR) for the Rotherham Health and Care Community for the Board’s endorsement.


The roadmap had been agreed by the Rotherham Interoperability Group, the multi-agency Rotherham IT Strategy Group and Rotherham CCG Operational Executive before submission to NHS England on 30th June, 2016.  It had been supported by information provided by the Foundation Trust, RDaSH, Rotherham Hospice and the Council, along with knowledge of the local health and care agenda.  The LDR narrative had been developed to present a vision for the future of digitally supported health and care services in Rotherham and plan for delivery of the services for the next 4 years.


LDRs would be assessed in July, 2016, within the broarder context of the assessment of Sustainable and Transformation Plans (STPs).  Whilst a signed-off STP would be a condition of accessing the Sustainability and Transformation Fund in the future, a signed off LDR would be a condition for accessing the £1.8bn Driving Digital Maturity Investment Fund.  Draft guidelines for the LDR assessment indicated that those LDRs assessed as “Investment Ready” would be eligible to apply for 2017/18 funding in the autumn of 2016; LDRs which were not assessed as “Investment Ready” would be given feedback and support to revise their plans and would be expected to make a further LDR submission in November, 2016.


Discussion ensued with the following issues raised/highlighted:-


-          Liquid Logic that the Council would be implementing was seen as a move in the right direction


-          Work was to take place on GP Practice websites to ensure they gave a consistent message to patients on how they were expected to access healthcare as well as prevention


-          Linked into the Social Prescribing network but a need to also include Connect2Support, E-Market and Gismo


-          Acknowledgement of the excellent engagement of partners in the process


-          Healthwatch Rotherham had invested in a new CSM system which had trebled the number of comments being received which could be linked in to improve services


-          Communications with Elected Members and the wider public and ensuring there was consistency and reassurance


Resolved:-  That the Local Digital Roadmap be endorsed.


South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Sustainability and Transformation Plan pdf icon PDF 413 KB


Chris Edwards gave an update on the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Sustainability and Transformation Plan process.


The NHS Shared Planning Guidance had asked every local health and care system in England to come together to create its own ambitious local plan for accelerating implementation of the Five Year Forward View.  The blueprints, called Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) would be place-based, multi-year plans built around the needs of local populations.


To deliver STPs, local health and care systems had come together to form 44 footprints which collectively covered the whole of England.  The geographic footprints were of a scale which should enable transformative change and the implementation of the Five Year Forward View vision of better health and wellbeing, improved quality of care and stronger NHS finance and efficiency by 2020/21.


Rotherham sat within the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw footprint.  The Rotherham place based plan was currently being developed and summarised local ambitions for the STP.  It was jointly produced by the Rotherham CCG, Council, Rotherham Foundation Trust, RDaSH and Voluntary Action Rotherham.


Discussion ensued with the following issues raised/highlighted:-


-          The final first submission was estimated to be around September


-          There was to be an All Member seminar and consideration by the Health Select Commission in October


-          The important role the Board had to play


-          Feeling that inclusion was required of sections on Primary Care as a provider and also on children and young people


-          A user friendly version was required to communicate to the general public


-          There needed to be a clear message to public on what was sustainable and transformative about the Plan


Resolved:-  (1)  That the progress be noted.


(2)  That responsibility be delegated to individual organisations to sign off the September STP submission.


(3)  That the September submission be submitted to a future meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board for information.


Any Other Business


Tony Clabby reported that there was to be an Older People’s Summit at the New York Stadium on 7th October, 2016.


Date, time and venue of the next meeting

Wednesday, 21st September, 2016, at 9.00 a.m. venue to be confirmed


Resolved:-  That a further meeting be held on Wednesday, 21st September, 2016, commencing at 9.00 a.m. venue to be confirmed.