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Agenda and minutes

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

Contact: Dawn Mitchell  Email: dawn.mitchell@rotherham.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

50.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were no Declarations of Interest made at the meeting.

51.

Questions from members of the public and the press

Minutes:

The member of the public present at the meeting did not wish to ask a question.

52.

Minutes of the previous meeting held on 30th January, 2019 pdf icon PDF 116 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board held on 30th January, 2019, were considered.

 

Resolved:-  That, subject to the inclusion of Carol Lavelle’s apologies, the minutes of the previous meeting held on 30th January, 2019, be approved as a correct record.

53.

Local Authority Declaration on Healthy Weight pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Kate Green, Public Health Specialist

Minutes:

In accordance with Minute No. 41(4), Kate Green, Public Health Specialist, presented a report on the Local Authority Declaration on Healthy Weight (LADHW) which was a commitment encompassing services e.g. Planning, Public Health, to work collectively to positively impact on the health of the local population.

 

The Declaration had been developed by Food Active in the North West and was now being rolled out across the Yorkshire and Humber region following the regional Director of Public Health network collectively commissioning it.

 

It was proposed that the Authority work towards the LADHW as a way of bringing together relevant services as well as engaging with partners across the health and wellbeing system to use collective influence to create a healthier environment for its staff and residents.  It comprised of 14 standard commitments designed to be bold but achievable with the opportunity for areas to make further local commitments to supplement the Declaration if they so wished.

 

Activity in relation to the commitments would be focussed mostly around the environment and culture, opportunities for physical activity and promotion of healthy messages to local people.  Working towards the Declaration had the potential to support and enhance other actions in the wider Healthy Weight for All Plan which would contribute towards the local Health and Wellbeing Strategy and Place Plans.

 

Signing the Declaration did not mean that all the actions in relation to the commitments were complete but a statement of intent that the whole Council, working closely with partners, was committed to actions to address key challenges in relation to obesity.

 

The 7 ‘steps’ suggested by Food Active to successfully adopt the Declaration were set out in the report submitted.

 

Discussion ensued with the following issues raised/clarified:-

 

-          The Rotherham United Community Trust was very active but partners were not always aware of the areas work was taking place in

 

-          When a food premise was inspected for food hygiene could it be included whether they provided healthy eating

 

-          Should Childhood Obesity be more explicit in the plans given the high percentage of obese children within Rotherham?

 

-          Whole system approach required for Obesity including parenting skills and a whole family approach

 

Resolved:-  (1)  That the proposal to work towards adopting the Local Authority Declaration on Healthy Weight by all partners be noted.

 

(2)  That the Board contribute to activity where appropriate and consider other local priorities to be included in the Declaration.

 

(3)  That activity be monitored as part of the wider update on the ‘Healthy Weight for All’ Plan under Aim 3 of the Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

54.

Voice of the Child Lifestyle Survey 2019 pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Bev Pepperdine, Commissioning, Performance and Quality

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Bev Pepperdine, Performance Assurance Manager, with the aid of a powerpoint presentation, presented the outcome of the annual Voice of the Child Lifestyle Survey 2019.

 

Participation 2018

-          16 mainstream schools offered the opportunity to participate in the survey – 12 participated with 4 schools choosing not to do so and providing an explanation as to why

-          3 special schools chose to participate

-          3 pupil referral units participated

-          3,499 pupils participated in the 2018 survey (52% of the relevant population)

 

What is Working Well – Young People’s voice about their health and wellbeing

 

-          Fewer pupils with diagnosed medical condition

-          Y10 pupils were drinking more water

-          More pupils avoiding drinking fizzy sugar drinks

-          More pupils avoiding high energy drinks

-          Y10 pupils improved mental health

-          Fewer Y10 pupils taking up smoking and fewer Y10 pupils trying

These were the areas where there had been a noticeable percentage improvement from the 2017 results

 

What areas are we worried about – Young People’s voice about their health and wellbeing

 

-          Increase in the diagnosis of Autism and Asthma

-          Fewer pupils eating recommended portions of fruit and vegetables

-          Decline of Y7 pupils and excellent mental health

-          Increase in concerns around weight

-          Decline of Y7 pupils and them feeling good about the way they looked

-          Increase in appropriate sexual behaviour as a form of bullying

-          Increase in the use of Cocaine

-          Frequency of drug use on the increase

-          Decline of education around the subject of Child Sexual Exploitation

-          Increase of Y10 pupils having sexual intercourse after participating in either alcohol or using drugs

-          Decline in the use of contraception

These were the areas where there had been a noticeable percentage decline from the 2017 results

 

Actions – What actions take place to share the results and highlight the impact of the survey

-          Each school received their own individual data with comparison to the previous year’s results highlighting what was working well and what we were worried about

-          Partners received highlight reports and there was an expectation they would provide feedback on the actions taken and the impact thereof and planned actions for the future

-          Results were shared with young people to help them identify and develop new ideas and to communicate positive messages to them

-          Stakeholders were supported to review the results and develop action plans to address them

-          Work was undertaken with schools to highlight to young people opportunities and forums where they could get involved and have their voice heard i.e. School Council, Youth Cabinet, Young Inspector

 

Young People’s Voice

-          The Rotherham Lifestyle Survey has run for 12 years and in the time over 30,000 young people had had their voice heard

-          In the past 5 years, 17,410 had participated.  Schools welcomed and valued the survey with 12 schools already signed up to participate again in 2019

-          The high volume of young people’s voices needed to be  ...  view the full minutes text for item 54.

55.

NHS Long Term Plan

Chair/All (verbal discussion only)

Minutes:

It was noted that Chris Edwards, RCCG, and Becky Woolley, Policy and Partnerships Officer, were to give a presentation to an All Members seminar on Tuesday, 26th March, 2019.

56.

Health and Wellbeing Strategy Aim 4 pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Steve Chapman, District Commander

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Aim 4:  All Rotherham people live in healthy, safe and resilient communities

Stephen Chapman, South Yorkshire Police, and Paul Woodcock, Strategic Director of Environment and Development, presented an update in relation to Aim 4 of the Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2025 particularly focussing on Priority 2.

 

With the aid of a powerpoint presentation, following the principles of Signs of Safety, the Board considered:-

 

What’s working well

What are we worried about

What needs to happen

 

Discussion ensued with the following issues raised/clarified:-

 

-          The annual Get Up to Speed event was to be held next week at Magna for young people aged 10-25 years.  The aim was to inspire the next generation of manufacturers and engineers

 

-          The Dearne Valley Partnership, involving the 3 Wards in the north of Rotherham and the Wards in Doncaster and Barnsley which formed part of Rotherham, was working with local communities and local Members to increase health opportunities within those areas

 

-          A new Equal and Healthy Communities Supplementary Planning document was in development which would strengthen any refusal of a fast food takeaway planning application although the applicant would still have to right of appeal

 

-          Should reference be made to the new Supplementary Planning Guidance in plans with regard to Childhood Obesity?

 

-          Participation of South Yorkshire Police in the recent national Knife Crime Week, Operation Sceptre, had involved visits to schools conveying the message regarding the carrying of a knife.  There had also been targeted activity in known hotspots.  During December 2018 7 people had been stopped and searched; in February there had been 120.  The stop and search would continue as well as the targeting of repeat offenders

 

-          A knife arch would be used in pubs/clubs to increase the publicity/engagement targeting those premises where known organised crime took place

 

-          The recent terrorist attack in New Zealand to which there had been no direct link between the individual and Rotherham.  Immediate contact had been made with vulnerable groups within Rotherham and a meeting held to provide reassurance

 

 

Resolved:-  That the report be noted.

57.

Harmful Gambling pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Glennis Leathwood, Financial Inclusion Co-ordinator

Minutes:

Alex Hawley, Public Health, presented a report on the role of Public Health, a Council-wide approach, to identify people impacted by harmful gambling and how Council regulatory tools could help tackle gambling-related harm.

 

Harmful gambling was defined as any type of repetitive gambling that disrupted or damaged personal, family or recreational pursuits.  It could have many and varied impacts including an individual’s physical and mental health, relationships, housing and finances and affected a wide range of people such as families, colleagues and wider local communities.

 

Research, education and treatment of harmful gambling was overseen by the Gambling Commission, Responsible Gambling Strategy Board and GambleAware funded by voluntary donations from the gambling industry.

 

The LGA guidance paper outlined a number of recommendations around ‘What Councils can do” which included consideration of designating an organisational lead for harmful gambling issues, awareness raising and training for frontline staff within the Council and partner organisations, development of relationships with local treatment organisations and screening processes and strengthened data collection implemented.

 

The following actions were recommended to ensure that Rotherham was compliance with the guidance:-

 

-          That harmful/problem gambling be governed through the Health and Wellbeing Board

-          That Public Health be allocated the organisational lead for harmful/problem gambling

-          That harmful/problem gambling be addressed and included within relevant strategies including the Suicide Prevention Strategy, the Homelessness Reduction and Rough Sleeper Strategy, the Financial Inclusion Strategy and the Domestic Violence Strategy.

 

Discussion ensued with the following issues raised/clarified:-

 

-          6 days free training had been offered by the Citizens Advice Bureau.  The first half day would include 50 people gaining a better awareness of gambling and then 15 looking at case studies and developing skills

 

-          A decision was still to be made regarding the remaining 5.5 days but would probably look at the breadth of awareness and equipping officers with the skills to recognise a gambling addiction and making the appropriate referrals

 

-          Proposal to develop a new Public Health Outcome Framework Indicator which would measure the number of referrals to advice services.  However, it was difficult to know exactly how many people had a gambling problem

 

-          The criteria to be used for selecting the first 50 trainees

 

-          The evaluation should include how those trainees had taken forward the training in their workplace

 

-          The extent to which the school community was engaged.  The impact on children and young people, even if not directly involved, would be key as the training was rolled out

 

Resolved:-  (1)  That harmful/problem gambling be governed through the Health and Wellbeing Board.

 

(2)  That Public Health be the organisational lead.

 

(3)  That Malcolm Chiddy, as lead offer, attend the Yorkshire and Humber Public Health ‘Problem Gambling’ Working Group.

 

(4)  That harmful/problem gambling be addressed and included within relevant strategies including the Suicide Prevention Strategy, the Homelessness Reduction and Rough Sleeper Strategy, the Financial Inclusion Strategy and the Domestic Violence Strategy.

 

(5)  That further discussions take place within the Council with regard to a review of Licensing policies  ...  view the full minutes text for item 57.

58.

Health and Wellbeing Strategy Performance Framework pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Becky Woolley, Policy and Partnerships Officer

Minutes:

Further to Minute No. 45 of the previous meeting, Beck Woolley, Policy and Partnerships Officer, presented the updated document which also now included indicators.

 

The draft Performance Framework sought to compliment additional information available to the Board such as the JSNA and the ICP Place Plan quarterly performance reports by providing a high level and outcomes-focussed overview of performance based on a number of priority indicators.

 

One indicator remained to be confirmed – loneliness.  The indicator with regard to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services had now been confirmed.

 

Once approved, a scorecard would be developed including data benchmarking Rotherham’s position to national and regional averages.  Updates to the scorecard would become a standing item on future Board agendas.

 

Resolved:-  That the draft Performance Framework be approved.

59.

Health and Wellbeing Board - Updated Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 425 KB

Becky Woolley, Policy and Partnerships Officer

Minutes:

Becky Woolley, Policy and Partnerships Officer, presented an updated Terms of Reference for the Board.

 

It was proposed that any member of the public/provider wishing to submit a question to the Board should do so one working day before the day of the meeting i.e. by 9.00 a.m. on the Tuesday.  In responding to queries, the Board may wish to provide a written response and would commit to provide a response within a month of the Board meeting.

 

Carole Lavelle, NHSE, reported that NHSE and NHS Improvement were coming together.  Regional and national teams would be appointed but as yet it was not known what local structures would look like and any impact on Board representation.

 

Resolved:- That the draft terms of reference of the Health and Wellbeing Board, as now submitted, be approved.

60.

CQC Inspection of Rotherham Hospital pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

The Board noted that the powerpoint presentation received at the 28th February 2019 meeting of the Health Select Commission regarding the CQC inspection of Rotherham Hospital.

61.

Minutes of the meetings of the Rotherham ICP Place Board held on 12th December, 2018 and 6th February, 2019 pdf icon PDF 398 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the Rotherham Integrated Care Partnership Place Board held on 12th December, 2018 and 6th February, 2019 were noted.

62.

Draft Minutes of the Health Select Commission held on 28th February, 2019 pdf icon PDF 192 KB

Minutes:

The draft minutes of the Health Selection Commission held on 28th February, 2019, were noted.

63.

Local Government Association

Minutes:

The Chairman reported that the Local Government Association was conducting a new study of the history of Health and Wellbeing Boards, from their inception to present day.  Rotherham had been contacted specifically to take part in the study.

 

A provisional undertaking had been given to taking part in the survey.

64.

South Yorkshire Health and Wellbeing Boards

Minutes:

The Chairman reported that he had attended the quarterly meeting with the South Yorkshire Health and Wellbeing Board Chairs and ICS.

65.

Date and time of future meetings

 

2019/2020:-

 

Wednesday,  29th May, 2019

                    10th July

                    18th September

                    20thNovember

                    22nd January, 2020

                    11th March

 

 

2020/2021:-

 

Wednesday,  10th June, 2020

16th September

11th November

13th January, 2021

10th March

Minutes:

Resolved:-  That meetings be held during 2019/20 and 2020/21 as follows:-

 

2019/2020:-

Wednesday,  29th May, 2019

                        10th July

                        18th September

                        20thNovember

                        22nd January, 2020

                        11th March

 

 

2020/2021:-

Wednesday,  10th June, 2020

16th September

11th November

13th January, 2021

10th March

 

all commencing at 9.00 a.m. venues to be confirmed.