Agenda and draft minutes

Health and Wellbeing Board
Tuesday, 18th May, 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Liam Semugabi, Committee Services Officer  Tel.: 020 8770 4080, Email:


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Welcome and introductions


The Chair, Councillor Ruth Dombey, welcomed those present and those watching the live stream.


Apologies for absence


Apologies for absence were received from Vanessa Ford.


Declarations of interest


There were no declarations of interest.


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on the 25 January 2021.



1.    That the minutes of the meeting held on 25 January 2021 be agreed as an accurate record.


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).


There was no urgent business.


Development of the Sutton Integrated Care Place pdf icon PDF 138 KB

The board will receive a presentation on the implications of the recent NHS Whitepaper for the development of the South West London Integrated Care System and the Sutton Integrated Place.   

Additional documents:


Michelle Rahman, Director of Transformation / Deputy Locality Director (Sutton), NHS South West London Clinical Commissioning Group, presented the report.


Members noted that collaboration was a key facet of this item. Members stated that they were unclear as to how all the different partners fed into all the governance arrangements. Daniel Elkeles, Chief Executive of the Epsom and St Helier Trust, noted that during the last year of the covid pandemic the health and care leadership formed a leadership team and some agile decision making was made to ensure high levels of care for the people who live in Sutton


Dr Dino Pardhanani, Clinical Vice Chair, Sutton Borough, South West London Clinical Commissioning Group and Chair Designate, stated that Primary care networks were formed just under two years ago and that during the covid pandemic they had continued to develop and the relationships around them to develop including NHS and other stakeholders. Mr Pardhanani continued by stating that legislation put primary care networks at the forefront of transformation and integration.


Members asked about the input of the voluntary sector into the single leadership team and also asked how the partnership related to the Integrated Care System Board and how the partnership related to the Health and Wellbeing Board.




1.    The next steps for the future development of the Sutton Integrated Care Place be noted.


Better Care Fund Budget pdf icon PDF 173 KB

This report sets out the Better Care Fund (BCF) budget for 2021/22 and our ambitious plans for Sutton Council and NHS SW London CCG’s spending priorities for Health and Care Integration.

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Luke Addams, Assistant Director of Adult Social Care, presented the report.


The Board discussed the metrics presented in the report, including the rate of permanent admissions to residential care. The Board raised concerns about self-funders not being able to afford to pay for their own care and raised queries about national lobbying in relation to this matter. Officers noted that there was a review underway in relation to the adult social care outcomes framework which was how indicators and measures were developed in relation to supporting vulnerable people.


Members asked about the general public accessibility to community equipment. Officers responded by stating that during Covid a satellite store was opened with the short term and reablement team with the aim being to complement the community equipment contract and the same day deliveries, that ensured enough equipment was on hand to aid discharges and prevent admissions. Officers stated that there was a programme in relation to recycling loaned equipment which costs around £80-£100 a month in relation to recycled equipment.




1.    The Better Care Fund Budget for 2021/22 be approved

2.    Work underway to develop the 2022/23 budget be noted


Sutton Place Estates Strategy pdf icon PDF 138 KB

This Estates Strategy has been produced for the South West London Integrated Care System and outlines the strategic intent to improve and develop the quality of local health facilities and is aligned with the ambitions of all local partners to deliver the Sutton Health and Care Plan.


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Trevor Fitzgerald, Building Your Future Hospitals, Programme Director, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, presented the report.


The board discussed how the strategy reflected where healthcare facilities were needed. The Programme Director responded by stating that the working group had been provided with future housing and population growth and that this had been accounted for in the strategy.


Members emphasised the importance of the Sutton Place Estates Strategy being in the best interest and needs of the Sutton residents.




1.    To note and provide feedback on the strategy prior to final ratification by the South West London Integrated Care System board.