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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Report from Health and Wellbeing board – Sept 2015

Meeting Name:
Health and Wellbeing Board

Date of Meeting:
8th September 2015

Key Points of Wider Interest Discussed:

Better Care Fund

The Quarter one progress report on Solihull’s Better Care Fund has been submitted, however performance in a key area measured by reduction  in not elective activity had failed to meet the target for payment on performance and therefore under the terms of the agreement, the CCG were entitled to withhold up to £1.4 m to fund emergency activity at HEFT.  The pressure on Adult Social Care budgets, with an increasing elderly population was noted and it was also noted that this is a national issue not just a Solihull issue. A further report is due to go to the November board detailing how the performance element of the BCF should be shared, based on those programmes that contribute to the target.

Engaging with Providers

Many other H&WB Boards have invited major NHS providers to be members, according to a recent report and following discussion it was agreed that senior representatives from Solihull’s main NHS and social Care providers (being Heart of England Foundation (HEFT) and Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust (BSMHFT) be invited to join as voting members on the basis that they have a significant role to play in delivering key function of the H&WBB.  It was further agreed to hold an annual provider stakeholder event, the first one to be possibly held in November 2015.

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) update

The JSNA is focussed on the following key priorities:

  • Best start in life
  • Enable all children, young people and adults to maximise their capabilities and have control over their lives
  • Ageing well – healthy older life
  • Create fair employment and good work for all
  • Strengthen ill health prevention

Emotional wellbeing and mental health service update

Following a tender exercise, a new service has been commissioned from BSMHFT working with Barnardo’s, to include parenting and counselling programmes, replacing the previous CAMHS service (who indicated they did not wish to continue the contract.)

Potential Follow Up Action/Discussion/Feedback Required:

  • Voluntary Sector providers to consider engaging with the work of the H&WBB through the annual stakeholder event.
  • Voluntary sector feedback on implications of the Combined Authority welcomed, in particular in relation to Mental Health Services

Date of Next Meeting:  3rd November 2015

Name and Contact No of Rep Completing:  Anne Hastings (from minutes as not present at meeting)

Phone 0121 704 3361 or email