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Friday, February 12th, 2016

Report from Health & Wellbeing Board – 3 Nov 15


Meeting Name: Health and Wellbeing Board

Date of Meeting: 3rd November 2015

Key Points of Wider Interest Discussed:  

Easy Care Project update

Ian Philp, Deputy Director for Older People from HeFT provided an update on the Easy Care Project which was set up to help improve the lives of older people, identify the risks and look at the types of support which could be offered.  The main problems prevalent ranged from severe chronic pain, loneliness, through to mental health problems and work was being undertaken to look at the support which could be provided.

Better Care Funs and payment for performance

The CCG reported that the target of reducing emergency admissions by 3.5% had not been met and therefore quarter 1 funds of £1.4M had been retained to fund the emergency activity.  This was disappointing but there had been some improvements with non elective admissions for the over 65’s had fallen by 1% and non elective admissions from residential homes by 16%.

Health Visitor Contract Transfer Update

The contract for Health Visiting and Family Nurse Partnerships which has been awarded to the Council with effect from October 2015, will include the current 45 Health Visitors and 3 nurses in the Partnership.

Adult/Children’s Services/PH/CCG position updates

The H&WBB were provided with a brief overview on the savings which needed to be achieved on the overall council budget which equated to £14.1m from the Adults and Communities Budget and £39.4m from the Children’s Services Budget.  Public Health have had an in-year cut in the Public Health grant with the challenge of how best to spend monies on prevention given that currently half the monies allocated are spent on treatment services. The CCG is expected to break even at the end of the year but there would be a requirement for them to be self-financing in 2016/17 with an expectation that they deliver 1% surplus which equated to £9.4m in savings.

Potential Follow Up Action/Discussion/Feedback Required:  

Potential for the Voluntary and Community Sector in Solihull to be involved in helping to reduce hospital admissions  through preventative work and provision of support in the community.

Date of Next Meeting:  26th January 2016

Name and Contact No of Rep Completing:  

Anne Hastings
0121 704 3361 or