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Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Report from Health & Wellbeing Board – 6 Sep 17

Meeting Name: Health and Wellbeing Board

Date of Meeting: 06th September 2017

Key Points of Wider Interest Discussed:  

Leaders Board

It was acknowledged that the Leaders Board has not met for some time, but has not been stood down and is under review.

Inspection of Local Authority Children’s Services from 2018

The H&WB Board were advised of the new arrangements for Ofsted inspections of local authority children’s services to come into effect in January 2018.The new framework will be known as inspection of local authority children’s services (ILACS). There will be 4 different types of inspection: short; standard; focused; and an inspection of those LA’s previously judged inadequate (as yet there is no name for this one).

0-25 special Education Needs and Disability Strategy 2017-2020

Solihull’s vision for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is that education, health and social care services will work together and provide young people with the right level of help and support, so that they active happy, healthy as fulfilling lives.  It sets out the commitment of education, social care and health partners to work collaboratively for the benefit of children and young people with SEND.  The H&WB Board were asked to accept the revised 0-25 SEND Strategy and in so doing, partners to commit to ensuring that their contributions to the priorities are met.

Better Care Fund

Still awaiting final amended template so unable to sign off at this Board as originally intended.   

Clinical Commissioning Group plans

A consultation is now complete on the merging of the three CCG’s – Birmingham South Central, Birmingham Cross City and Solihull, to create and organisation that is fit for the future, which will improve the health and wellbeing of people living in Birmingham and Solihull.  The consultation outcome showed support for a full functional merger of the CCGs. This week, the CCGs’ Health Commissioning Board recommended to the respective CCG GP memberships that a full merger be pursued; and we await the outcome of that.  If it goes through the merger will take effect from 1 April 2018.

Community Pharmacy Update

A steering group has been formed to produce the draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) for 2018-2021. It has to be formally consulted on.

Potential Follow Up Action/Discussion/Feedback Required:  

Note that the Leaders Board, which has representation from the VCSRG, has not been stood down, but has not met for some time.

Look out for the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment consultation and respond, very important to local communities as it is used to support decisions in response to pharmacy applications.

Date of Next Meeting:  07th November 2017

Name and Contact No of Rep Completing:  Anne Hastings

Phone 07578169045 or email