Venue: Council Chamber, Bury Town Hall, Knowsley Street Bury BL9 0SW
Contact: Julie Gallagher Democratic Services
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 and the following issues were raised;
In response to concerns raised in respect of social isolation and mental health issues, the Assistant Director reported that the Locality Plan is a high level overarching plan. A programme approach will be developed to deliver key work including tackling social isolation and mental health issues.
In response to concerns raised by Councillor John Mallon in respect of the current review of further education colleges; the Executive Director Children, Young People and Culture reported that the review has been undertaken by the Department for Education, the outcome of which is imminent. The Executive Director reported that colleges in Bury will be in a very strong position in respect of the review due to the high quality of teaching and learning and the strong financial position.
In response to concern raised in respect of affordable warmth and the reported excessive winter deaths, the Executive Director Communities and Wellbeing reported that a large amount of work is being undertaken to tackle fuel poverty with partner agencies including the Fire Service
The Assistant Director, Strategy, Procurement and Finance, Julie Gonda and Brett Nelson, Bury MBC will attend the meeting. Reports attached.
The Assistant Director, Strategy, Procurement and Finance, Bury Council attended the meeting to present the Draft Locality Plan for Bury. The Locality Plan sets out the five year vision for improving health and
social outcomes across Bury.
The strategic vision is to ensure that the population is as healthy, happy and independent as possible, living with minimal intervention in their lives. This will be achieved through targeted strategies of self help, prevention and early intervention, reablement and rehabilitation.
The Bury Locality Plan forms part of the Greater Manchester Strategic Plan:
“ To produce during 2015/16, a comprehensive GM Strategic Plan for health and social care aligned to the NHS 5 forward view describing how a clinically and financially sustainable landscape of commissioning and provision could be achieved over the subsequent five years.”
The Greater Manchester Plan will aim to deliver fundamental change for Greater Manchester:
1. Radical upgrade in population health prevention
2. Standardising Community Care
3. Standardising Acute Hospital Care
4. Standardising Clinical Support and Back Officer Services
5. Enabling Better Care
Bury’s Locality Plan will set out a local “place view” and key focus on an integrated care approach. Bury Council and Bury CCG have committed to work towards establishing one single commissioning function.
The Assistant Director Strategy, Procurement and Finance reported that there is a financial challenge in Bury that needs to be taken into consideration. The Financial gap within Bury will be £125 million by 2021; this is equates to £85 million in the NHS; £40 million within Social Care.
Questions and Comments were invited from those present at the meeting and the following points were made:
In response to concerns raised by Members in respect of finances, the Chief Operating Officer, Bury CCG reported that there is £500 million pump priming money available to support Devolution, this money may be used to support dual running of some services until those services are fully established in the community. The Chair of the CCG reported that any dual running will be time limited.
In response to a Member’s question, the Assistant Director Strategy, Procurement and Finance reported that the Devolution proposals will result in a streamlined engagement process and a robust engagement strategy.
Members discussed how the voluntary sector/third sector can be involved in the devolution proposals and in particular the Locality Plan. The Executive Director Communities and Wellbeing reported that there will be a number of work programmes established as a result of the Locality Plan and it would be expected that the third sector would be involved in their development.
In response to concerns raised in respect of the drive to encourage patients to take greater responsibility for their own health, Dr. Patel reported that there will be a safety net for those vulnerable patients who are unable to self care and require greater support.
In response to concerns expressed in respect of palliative care provision in the Locality Plan. Dr. Patel reported that the purpose of its inclusion is to ensure that those patients ... view the full minutes text for item HWB.447
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.