Agenda and draft minutes

Health and Wellbeing Board
Monday, 20th July, 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting - this meeting will be livestreamed via the council's YouTube account

Contact: Sharon Major, Committee Services Officer  Tel.: 020 8770 4990, Email:  committeeservices@sutton.gov.uk

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Welcome and introductions

Minutes:

The Chair, Councillor Ruth Dombey, welcomed those present. In particular she welcomed Dave Hobday, the new Member representing the voluntary and community Sector from Sutton Mencap, and also thanked Rachael Macleod who has now left the Board, for her work since the boards inception. 

 

2.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Lucie Waters, with Michelle Rahman attending as substitute, and apologies were also received from Daniel Elkeles with Dr Ruth Charlton attending as substitute.  Vanessa Ford was absent.

3.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

4.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 76 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 30 September 2019.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: that the minutes of the meeting held on 30 September 2019 be agreed as an accurate record.

 

5.

Sutton's COVID-19 Outbreak Control Plan pdf icon PDF 131 KB

All Local Authorities have been requested to produce and submit an Outbreak Control Plan by the end of June 2020. Sutton’s plan was written to reflect the local actions that have been taken to prepare for and respond to COVID-19 and the 7 key themes defined by the Government. The plan provides a roadmap for our Borough Resilience Partners and describes our ambition and approach to help. It is published on the Council’s website.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Dr Imran Choudhury, Director For Public Health, presented this report, supported by Martin Syzbut, Head of Communications and Engagement, and Kim Stephens, Team Leader EH Commercial and Trading Standards. All Local Authorities had been requested to produce and submit an Outbreak Control Plan by the end of June 2020. Sutton’s plan was written to reflect the local actions that had been taken to prepare for and respond to COVID-19 and the 7 key themes defined by the Government. The plan provided a roadmap for London Borough Sutton Resilience Partners and was published on the Council’s website.

 

Members sought clarity on the difference in pillar one and two testing.  Dr Choudhury advised pillar one testing is the original testing in hospitals and NHS England and that pillar two testing refers to the commercial testing available to essential workers, care home workers and members of the public with symptoms. He further confirmed that a cluster of cases is two or more cases within a setting but where there is no link between the cases,  and an outbreak is two or more cases in a setting where there is a clear link between those cases.

 

In respect of providing communication to residents, the work undertaken to translate information into different languages that are commonly spoken by residents within the borough and also the plan to engage with and identify champions to share relevant messages with the community, was highlighted to the Board. In particular discussion took place on risk assessment guidance for different groups, and the various tools used to assess risks, for specific groups for example the BAME community.

 

The Board was advised that Sutton CCG has now joined other CCGs and is now known as  South West London CCG, providing coordination of services across South West London for primary and community care.  Dr Croucher advised the Board of evidence of delay in residents using services and confirmed primary care services are open for business and of the need for residents to come forward when help is needed.

 

The Chair thanked everyone for their work on these plans on behalf of the Board.

 

RESOLVED:  The Outbreak Control plan attached as appendix A be agreed.

6.

Update on Local Health & Care Arrangements pdf icon PDF 132 KB

Sutton CCG, the council and its partners have set out ambitious plans for the local health and care economy.  The Sutton Health and Care Plan drives how we want to support residents to start well, live well and age well.  The organisational arrangements we have put in place will support us locally to deliver improved outcomes for residents. This report will be in the form of a presentation to the Health and Wellbeing Board which will cover the collaborative efforts of the partnership to tackle the COVID crisis and also outline key priorities for future work to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

6.             

The report was presented by Michelle Rahman from Sutton CCG. She highlighted the plans set out by Sutton CCG, the council and its partners for the local health and care economy. She spoke of the health and Care Plan and the organisational arrangements that have been put in place to deliver improved outcomes for residents. The key discussion focused on the collaborative efforts of the partnership to tackle the COVID crisis, the key priorities for future work to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community, and in particular she highlighted the pace and scale of work that has been achieved over the last ten weeks and the lessons learned. 

Members were concerned to ensure recognition of family carers during this difficult time and discussed the support available from the Sutton Carers centre

A key area of debate was regarding the impact of the crisis on mental health and in particular Children’s mental health.  The board was made aware of the Mental Health Summit meeting and Dr Choudhury also commented on additional support from the School Nursing service also via the Trailblazer programme to provide additional support for Children. Members discussed additional work required to look at mental health support for adults and children and it was confirmed that this will be a key theme for Health Watch.  Members also discussed the importance of the provision of access to  community leisure facilities for social prescribing purposes. 

RESOLVED :That the update on Local Health and Care Arrangements be noted 

 

7.

Any urgent business

To consider any items which, in the view of the Chair, should be dealt with as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances (in accordance with S100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972).

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.