Agenda and minutes

Health and Wellbeing Board
Thursday, 17th December, 2015 2.00 pm

Venue: Bury Town Hall

Contact: Julie Gallagher  Democratic Services

No. Item


Declarations of Interest

Members of the Health and Wellbeing Board are asked to consider whether they have an interest in any of the matters on the Agenda, and if so, to formally declare that interest.


There were no declarations of interest made at the meeting.


Public Question Time

Questions are invited from members of the public present at the meeting on any matters for which the Board is responsible.


Approximately 30 minutes will be set aside for Public Question Time, if required.


The Chair invited questions from those present at the meeting.


No questions were asked.



Minutes of previous meeting pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Minutes from the meetings held on the 24th September 2015 and 11th November are attached.

Additional documents:


The minutes of the meetings held on 24 September and 11 November 2015 were submitted.


Delegated decision:


That approval be given to the minutes of the meetings held on 24 September and 11 November 2015.


Matters Arising pdf icon PDF 60 KB

·         CAMHS Local Transformation Plan – Mark Carriline to report


·         Physiotherapy update – Dr Kiran Patel to report


Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

It was reported that the Local Transformation Plan had now been approved by the NHS and this had secured £388,962 funding; including £111,000 for eating disorders services.


Physiotherapy Services – Update

South Bury Services - It was reported that physiotherapy services at the Radcliffe Health Centre had improved with 16 clinics in place seeing patients within 2/4 days for emergencies and 1/2 weeks for non emergency appointments.


North Bury Services – Woodbank Medical Centre would be considering the introduction of 10 new clinics in early 2016.


The ‘Did Not Attend’ rate had been calculated at 5%. The feedback on the services had not yet been collated but it was noted that 80% of service users rated that service as good/very good.



BSCB Annual Report pdf icon PDF 545 KB

Gill Rigg, Independent Chair of Bury Safeguarding Board will attend the meeting to provide members with an update on the Annual Report.  Report attached.


Gill Rigg (Independent Chair of the Bury Safeguarding Children’s Board) introduced the Bury Safeguarding Children Board Annual Report 2014/2015. The report provided details of the Board’s activities and work undertaken with partner agencies. Reference was made to the structure of the Board, the main activities that have been undertaken and the outcome of the peer review. Following a request from the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board consideration is being given to potential changes as to how Serious Case reviews are conducted.


The Chair invited questions on the Annual Report.


Stuart North asked if the Board was receiving the right kind of support from organisations.

It was reported that health was a challenging picture and help was needed from partner organisations in order to understand the changes that were being introduced.


Ian Bailey asked if the were any gaps within the membership of the Board.

It was reported that the membership of the board was done in line with statutory guidance and sometimes it was difficult for some organisations to commit staff all of the time.


Councillor Simpson asked if there was performance data available on GP Practices.


Stuart North reported that performance data was available on training as well as other information that could be provided as required.


Delegated decision:


That the Bury Safeguarding Children Board Annual Report 2014/2015 be noted.



Health and Wellbeing Board Priority Update pdf icon PDF 168 KB

·         Priority one – Mark Carriline to report

·         Priority two, three and four - Julie Gonda to report

·         Priority five – Neil Long, Lorraine Chamberlain and Sharon Hanbury to report


Reports attached

Additional documents:


The Health and Wellbeing Priority Update report was submitted. Updates were received on each of the Priorities.


Priority 1 – Ensuring a positive start to life for children, young people and families. Mark Carriline (Executive Director Children’s Services) gave the update.


Councillor Simpson referred to the phonics screening and asked if this had improved learning achievements within schools.


It was reported that the phonic tests had been introduced for children aged 6years+.  In schools that had been identified as ‘struggling’ with their phonics performance, a programme of intensive support had been introduced; this had resulted in an improvement of 14% in the targeted schools. The target support had also resulted in improved spelling in 7 year old pupils.


Priority 2 – Living Well. Lesley Jones (Director of Public Health) gave the update.


With reference to Healthy Lifestyles; it was reported that details were provided on the Bury Directory of what help was available. There had been a significant increase in the use of the Directory facility.

Establishing a Healthy Schools and Work and Health Programme – a project worker is to be appointed to help with support to help individuals to remain in employment.


The Chair invited questions


Councillor Walker asked how figures relating to drugs and alcohol were checked for accuracy.

It was reported that when drug and alcohol figures were inputted a quality assurance check is undertaken as well as monitoring of the contract with the external service provider. Cross checking also took place with national records.


Stuart North commented that it was important to ensure that a matrix was contained within the contract for audits to take place.


Priority 3 - Living Well with a Long Term Condition or as a Carer and Priority 4 – Ageing Well. Julie Gonda gave an update.


Stuart North referred to the impact of cuts to health promotion and the social care fund and asked if comments could be fed into the Council budget consultation in order to maintain priority areas.


The Chair confirmed that comments could be forwarded in to the consultation.


Councillor Walker suggested that the issue of social isolation could be addressed through low cost means by bringing individuals together and asked how people are identified as being socially isolated.

It was reported that people who are known to live alone would be targeted however, social isolation occurs across all age groups. The Local Adult User Experience Survey would be undertaken by those people who received social care.


Priority 5 – Healthy Places


Neil Long, Lorraine Chamberlain and Sharon Hanbury provided updates on Priority 5. GM Climate Change and Low Emissions Strategy

The meeting was informed the Bury was the only local authority to undertake this as a priority.  Work so far had involved ensuring that Council buildings were part of the energy efficiency scheme. Work on future proofing energy sources to link key buildings such as the Town Hall, Knowsley Place and Castle Leisure Centre would form part of the action plan. Also working to link emergency  ...  view the full minutes text for item HWB.571


Joint Strategic Needs Assessment Update (JSNA) pdf icon PDF 68 KB

Jon Hobday, Public Health Consultant will attend the meeting to provide members of the Board with an update in respect of the JSNA. Report attached.

Additional documents:


A presentation was given by Jon Hobday (Consultant in Public Health) regarding the refreshed Joint Strategic Needs Assessment. The meeting was informed that the current document was 99 pages long and was last updated in 2013. It was proposed that the new document would be dynamic and accessible and would share intelligence to support commissioners and decision makers. The rebranded document would be open to the public with restrictions and would be in the form of a cloud based website.


A soft launch of the new website would take place in February 2016 with development work planned to be completed by June/July.


The Chair thanked the Public Health Consultant for his presentation and invited questions.


Stuart North referred to the importance of ensuring accurate data was added to the website.


Delegated decision:


That that the work undertaken to refresh and update the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment be noted.



Devolution Manchester Update

Stuart North, Chief Operating Officer, Bury CCG will provide a verbal update at the meeting.


Stuart North reported that the governance arrangements for a Shadow Board would remain in place until April 2016.


Following a recent meeting it was reported that the NHS England settlement for Greater Manchester would be £450million. There would need to be detailed consideration to determine how each organisation would be funded from the funding.


Delegated decision:


That the notification of funding from NHS England be welcomed and noted.



Urgent Business

Any other business which by reason of special circumstances the Chair agrees may be considered as a matter of urgency.


There was no urgent business reported.




Health and Wellbeing Board Strategy - sub group minutes (for information) pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Additional documents:



Copies of minutes from the following Sub-Groups were submitted for information:


Housing Strategy Programme Board – 24 June 2015

Carbon Reduction / Carbon Change Board – 28 August 2015

Bury Integrated Health and Social Care Board - 21 October 2015

Children’s Trust Board -5 November 2015


There was no urgent business reported.


Councillor Andrea Simpson



(Note:  The meeting started at 2:00pm and ended at 3.40pm)