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Disclosure of Personal and Pecuniary Interests
In accordance with the Localism Act 2011, and the Council’s Code of Conduct, Members to disclose any personal or pecuniary interests in any matter included on the agenda for this meeting.
NOTE: Members are reminded that, where applicable, they must complete the appropriate form recording details of any such interests and hand it to the Democratic Support Officer.
Councillor Shields declared a personal interest in that he was a Council appointed representative of Solent NHS Trust and remained in the meeting and took part in the consideration and determinations of items on the agenda.
Councillor Lewzey declared a personal interest in that he was a Council appointed representative of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and remained in the meeting and took part in the consideration and determinations of items on the agenda.
Councillor Payne declared a personal interest in that he was a Council appointed representative of Solent NHS Trust and remained in the meeting and took part in the consideration and determinations of items on the agenda.
To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 27th July 2016 and to deal with any matters arising, attached.
RESOLVED: that the minutes of the meeting held on 23rd March 2016 be approved and signed as a correct record.
Matters Arising – Minute 5 – Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Update
The Committee noted that a Mental Health Conference jointly run by Southampton City Council and Hampshire County Council had taken place which had been very well received with 130 delegates in attendance. The Committee noted that the national organisation “Time to Change” had also attended the conference and commitment had been made for Southampton City Council to work with them.
The Committee also noted that World Mental Health Day was 10th October 2016 and events were being organised to mark the day.
Report of Healthwatch Southampton Manager detailing the Healthwatch Annual Report 2015/16, attached.
The Committee received and noted the Healthwatch Annual Report for 2015/16 together with the Strategic Priorities set for 2016/17. In particular the Committee noted the success and continuing work with GP registration barriers which culminated in the BME and CCG re-issuing guidance which enabled patients to register with a GP who did not have correct identification methods. Other successes included resources into community engagement and the securing of a 2 year extension on the Healthwatch contract to work in the City despite a 10% reduction in funding.
The Committee noted that priorities for 2016/17 included social care, mental health services and maintaining a focus on primary care. Next steps in delivering the priorities would be the development and delivery of work plans.
The Committee also received a demonstration of the online Healthwatch Southampton Public Feedback Centre which went live at the end of August 2016 and would receive a high profile launch in November. It was noted that anyone in the City could leave feedback, ratings and a review. The system also afforded providers to respond to reviews and provided the ability to categorise data, track and identify trend analysis.
Report of Service Director Children and Families providing an overview of the Children and Young People Strategy, attached.
The Committee noted that this item had been withdrawn from the meeting due to staff sickness. It was noted that the strategy would be circulated electronically to Board Members for comment as part of the consultation process ahead of the forthcoming Cabinet decision.
Report of Chief Officer, Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group detailing the Sustainability and Transformation Plan 2016, attached.
The Committee considered the report of the Chief Officer, Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) outlining the aim of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP).
John Richards, Chief Officer, Southampton CCG reported that NHS England had issued further guidance within the last week which indicated that operating models and contracts would need to be in place by Christmas 2016 which provided conflict with the original consultation process. For Hampshire and the Isle of Wight it was noted that proposals were not controversial and there had been reasonable local engagement and involvement across sectors.
It was noted that the recently published guidance provided some indication that financial pressures/deficits were likely to remain in the next financial year and as such locally there was a notion that a “local change fund” may be of benefit given past experience therefore there was a need for potential conversations around shared priorities, mitigation of risk within systems and providing significant change.
The Committee noted that the STP’s current position was that of draft and would not be available for circulation for another week. Key milestones over the forthcoming month were noted which included an informal H&WBB to consider the draft plan on 12th October, Full Council consideration of the plan on 19th October with submission to NHS England by 21st October 2016.
(i) that the proposal to form a joint committee of the four Health and Wellbeing Boards across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to provide strategic governance and oversight of the STP and to ensure the principle of subsidiarity was maintained be supported;
(ii) that draft terms of reference for the proposed joint committee as detailed above be submitted to the Board for consideration and ratification;
(iii) that the Board make a clear commitment to debate specific issues from the STP in due course, in public and in line with public consultation requirements and good governance; and
(iv) that authority be delegated to the Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board to approve the final version of the STP to be submitted by 21st October 2016 following discussions at informal Health and Wellbeing Board on 12th October and Full Council on 19th October 2016.