Agenda and minutes

Health and Wellbeing Board - Wednesday 11 July 2018 9.00 a.m.

Venue: Voluntary Action Rotherham, The Spectrum, Coke Hill, Rotherham S60 2HX

Contact: Dawn Mitchell  Email:

No. Item


Kate Green


The Chair reported that, due to Kate taking up a post within Public Health, this was to be her last Board meeting.


On behalf of the Board, he thanked Kate for all the support she had provided to the Board and wished her well in her future position.


Declarations of Interest


There were no Declarations of Interest made at the meeting.


Questions from members of the public and the press


How could Learning Disability Service users be confident they would have an individual care assessment, before their services were withdrawn, as promised with the Council’s track record of conducting assessments so far?  How sensible was it to agree the closure of the Centres and Respite Service before the assessments had been done?


In terms of strategic priorities, you talk about how social isolation and the lack of social communication is as a prelevant risk factor for early death as smoking 15 cigarettes a day and well known risk factors such as Obesity and inactivity.  When talking about people with Learning Disabilities in terms of their ability to get out and see people in their community they are the most vulnerable so where do they come together for social interaction if you are shutting the day centres?

The Chair stated that the Board had the overall remit of health and wellbeing; the Day Centres came within the Council’s responsibility.  He had questioned the Services in detail about assessments and was very confident that the resources were in place to ensure that all the assessments took place.


Social isolation was important and why it was one of the new priorities of the Board as well as 3 officers of the Council looking at the overall integration plan for loneliness to present to the Board sometime in the future.  There were 3 main ways of moving forward - firstly Shared Lives, secondly Direct Payments and thirdly through a number of organisations that people with Learning Disabilities and their carers could access if they so wished.


In terms of the Health Service Review, I went to 2 meetings one of which was the Scrutiny Panel in Wakefield where the Chair of the Scrutiny Panel questioned the CCG on the consultation process and its depth and gave them a few ideas of how they should widen the consultation.  I also attended the Judicial Review in Leeds and the Judge, in her remarks afterwards to the barrister, had made the point that in terms of the consultation process with the Scrutiny Panels it had perhaps fallen short.


In terms of the Hospital Services Review have we done the job in terms of letting people know what is happening?  The videos I have seen were quite worrying in that they were rather bland.  You would think from it that there were no problems from the Health Service.

The Chair stated that, in terms of the Independent Hospital Review, he had expressed his own concern about the process.  He could not answer for the Scrutiny Panel but from looking at what was in the report at this stage it was very bland with not much detail and as such the Council response stated that it would like to see more information and detail about what might be coming down the road and making sure Rotherham got its fair share of the hubs.  We do have concerns about the lack of consultation.  We know there have been events but  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 93 KB


The minutes of the meeting of the previous meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board held on 16th May, 2018, were considered.


Resolved:-  That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 16th May, 2908, be approved as a correct record.




A.  The Chair reported that the Kings Fund had recently published a document, undertaken by researchers from the University of Durham, about health and wellbeing boards and what they had achieved.


A copy of the document would be circulated to Board members.

Action:  Kate Green


B.  The latest report in a series of reports undertaken on behalf of the Local Government Association was now available and would be circulated to Board members.

Action:  Kate Green


Health and Wellbeing Strategy: Action Plans Aims 1-4 pdf icon PDF 62 KB

to be presented by Board sponsors

Additional documents:


Further to Minute No. 75 of the previous meeting, the Board sponsors presented the final versions of 4 action plan aims.


Whilst the plans were submitted as final versions, they would continue to be live documents, being updated as required.  Although the Strategy was agreed for a 7 year period, the action plans would be presented as 2 year plans and, therefore, not all activity would be included or completed in each 2 year cycle.


Discussion ensued with the following issues raised/clarified:-


Aim 1

David McWilliams reported on behalf of Mel Meggs

-          Acknowledgement that there was more work to be done under all 4 aims including selecting a number of meaningful Key Performance Indicators that could be reported to the Board.  A highlight report should then be submitted highlighting the exceptions


-          Current performance should include numbers where applicable to enable comparisons to be made


Aim 2

Ian Atkinson reported on behalf of Kathryn Singh

-          The roll out of 5 Ways to Wellbeing had been successful to date


-          500K funding from South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System had been secured to assist with suicide prevention work.  Notification was awaited of Rotherham’s portion of the funding


-          Real improvement on IAPT target which was consistently in the top 25%


-          Quarter 3 assessment received for CAMHS which showed real progress had been made, however, the challenges continued


-          Rotherham was now the highest in Yorkshire and the Humber for Dementia diagnosis


-          Rotherham would receive additional resources this financial year over and above the CCG allocation for CORE     24


-          The Autism Strategy was expected shortly


-          The disparity of women’s life expectancy compared to men’s was not included within the action plan


Aim 3

-          More work was required in general on this Aim


-          It was noted that more GP Practices were needed to volunteer to trial the  the clinical  pad, which was about encouraging more people to be physically active


-          The training for MECC was quite narrow but work was taking place with different groups of professionals to make it more relevant to their work


Aim 4

Rob O’Dell reported supported by Polly Hamilton

-          Aim 4 encompassed the environment in its widest sense and, therefore, would take a number of years for things to happen


-          There was a cross over with the Safer Rotherham Partnership – not to replace the actions but to look across both Boards and ascertain what contribution could be made


-          It was the intention to recruit a Public Health Registrar/student to deliver a piece of work reviewing the Local Plan and how its policies impacted upon health and wellbeing


-          Priority 4’s wording had been changed to reflect all culture/leisure activity and not just green spaces


-          A draft of the Cultural Strategy was to be launched at the Rotherham Show in September 2018


-          Active Dearne project – in collaboration with Barnsley and Doncaster Councils and Yorkshire Sports.  The proposed pilot would focus on Swinton  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.


Integrated Care Partnership Place Plan

verbal update, Ian Atkinson


Ian Atkinson, RCCG, gave a brief verbal update on the Integrated Care Partnership Place Plan.


There had been significant progress with the final Plan being submitted to the Integrated Care Partnership Board in September and then the Health and Wellbeing Board in terms of governance.


There were 4 key changes in the narrative:-


Workforce and organisational development

Enhanced finance aspect

Enhance estate dialogue

Digital agenda


Resolved:-  That the update be noted.


Hospital Review pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Additional documents:


The Board considered the slides included within the agenda pack.


The Chair commented that no other organisation other than the RCCG had provided any comments on the Review.  It had been agreed at the Integrated Health and Social Care Place Board that all partner organisations would individually provide written comments that would be incorporated into a collective response.


Ian Atkinson, RCCG, reported that the next stage would be, subject to the feedback, production of an outline business case to be considered against the objectives.  There would be consultation and further engagement.


It was pointed out that the Review covered the health system and not health and social care.  The Council was informed but not part of the consultation.


Rotherham Integrated Care Partnership Place Board pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Notes of meetings held on 4th April and 2nd May, 2018

Additional documents:


The notes of the minutes of the Rotherham Integrated Care Partnership Place Board held on 4th April and 2nd May, 2018, were noted.


Date and time of next meeting

Wednesday, 19th September, 2018 commencing at 9.00 a.m. at Rotherham Town Hall


Resolved:-  That a further meeting be held on Wednesday, 19th September, 2018, commencing at 9.00 a.m. in the Rotherham Town Hall.