Agenda and draft minutes

East Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board
Tuesday, 3rd March, 2020 2.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Lewes

Contact: Harvey Winder, Democratic Services Officer  01273 481796

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26.

Minutes of meeting of Health and Wellbeing Board held on 10 December 2019 pdf icon PDF 186 KB

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26.1.      The Board agreed the minute as a correct record of the meeting held on 10 December 2019.

 

27.

Apologies for absence

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27.1.      The following apologies were received from Members of the Board:

  • Cllr Rebecca Whippy
  • Jessica Britton
  • Dr Adrian Bull

·         Siobhan Melia

27.2.      The following substitutions were made:

  • Dr Elizabeth Gill (Ashley Scarff substituting)

 

28.

Disclosure by all members present of personal interests in matters on the agenda

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28.1       Cllr John Ungar declared a personal interest as a member of the Patient Participation Group for the Green Street Surgery in Eastbourne.

 

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Urgent items

Notification of items which the Chair considers to be urgent and proposes to take at the end of the agenda. Any members who wish to raise urgent items are asked, wherever possible, to notify the Chair before the start of the meeting. In so doing, they must state the special circumstances which they consider justify the matter being considered urgently

 

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29.1     There were no urgent items.

 

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East Sussex Health and Social Care Plan progress update pdf icon PDF 204 KB

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30.1.      The Board considered a report on the progress made with developing a long term health andsocial care plan for East Sussex, including detailed plans for 2020/21.

30.2.      The Board asked how the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) would help to ensure GP practices could continue to recruit and retain GPs.

30.3.      Martin Writer, Chair of Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford Clinical Commissioning Group (EHS CCG), there has been historic issues of GP recruitment and retention in East Sussex, particularly in the East of the county. The CCG now has, however, a significant boost in funding and plan for the next 3-4 years to bring in additional staff to the primary care sector that will allow it to become more resilient. There is a training scheme in place for GPs and a number of new doctors are in the process of becoming GPs; recruitments also continues of other health practitioners into GP practices, such as Advanced Nurse Practitioners, pharmacists, and paramedics as part of the new Primary Care Networks (PCNs).

30.4.      The Board asked about why there was not reference to COVID-19 in the East Sussex Health and Social Care Plan (ESHSCP).

30.5.      Keith Hinkley, Director of Adult Social Care and Health, explained that the ESHSCP is set on an annual basis and describes the plan for further integration of health and care services in East Sussex for that year. It therefore does not include a response to the Covid-19 pandemic, which would instead be dealt with through business continuity and emergency planning structures of East Sussex County Council, the CCGs and NHS healthcare trusts in partnership.

30.6.      The Board asked whether it would be possible to include examples of how health and care pathways have changed as a result of the integration programme to demonstrate to the public the improvements that have taken place.

30.7.      Keith Hinkley said it was important to provide the Board with enough information to fulfil its role of having a strategic oversight role of the ESHSCP. The reports coming to the Board are key policy and strategy documents with enough detail around performance for the Board to fulfil its functions. Other stakeholders are provided with information about the ESHSCP’s priorities and service designs in a different way. Future reports to the Board could, however, include examples of new services and pathways, as well as more granular details of some of the performance outcomes, to help illustrate the progress of integration.

30.8.      The Board RESOLVED to:

1. Note the update and the work being undertaken to put in place programme arrangements for 2020/21, including governance, key projects, objectives and Key Performance Indictors;

2. Endorse the draft proposal for an East Sussex Integrated Care Partnership (ICP), to help support delivery of our plan in 2020/21 and in subsequent years, noting that further work will be taking place in the coming weeks to support the ongoing development of the ICP; and

3. Endorse the proposed and updated outcomes framework setting out the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 30.

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East Sussex Health and Social Care Programme monitoring report pdf icon PDF 463 KB

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31.1.      The Board considered a report providing an update of progress against the priority objectives and lead Key Performance Indicators for the health and social care programme in 2019/20.

31.2.      The Board asked whether after the CCGs’ merger the CCG will report its Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) performance within the historic footprints of the three CCGs in East Sussex, so that people living in those areas can see whether performance has improved or not.  

31.3.      Ashley Scarff, Director of Partnerships & Commissioning Integration, confirmed that following the merger, the CCGs would produce a single KPI report that would be benchmarked internally, as well as externally against other place-based plans. The geography of the current three CCGs will become less relevant over time, however, and instead the base unit around which benchmarking will be undertaken internally will be the PCN footprints.

31.4.      The Board RESOLVED to note the progress in Quarter 3 against the priority objectives and lead Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for 2019/20.

 

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Annual Director of Public Health Report 2019/20: Health and Housing in East Sussex pdf icon PDF 105 KB

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32.1.      The Board considered a report on the annual report of the Director of Public Health 2019/20: Health and Housing in East Sussex.

32.2.      The Board commented on the difficulty people with mental health issues may have dealing with poor housing; and the difficulty some may have in seeking professional help to deal with these problems.

32.3.      Keith Hinkley said that the report is clear on the need for collaborative work over the long term to deal with housing issues. Responsibility for housing rests across many organisations and there is therefore joint responsibility to help people with their housing issues and a need to work collaboratively to achieve this goal. 

32.4.      Sam Allen, Chief Executive of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SPFT), said that the report would be considered by the Trust’s Board given the importance of housing to mental health, and the potential role the Trust could have meeting the housing needs of its patients and assisting people with mental health issues to maintain their housing.

32.5.      The Board asked for clarity on what its role should be in relation to housing matters.

32.6.      Keith Hinkley said this report will help inform key areas of work of the ESHSCP and of the individual member organisations over the coming years, for example, by including housing related support in the future ESHSCP mental health and children’s services workstreams; and East Sussex County Council (ESCC) taking decisions around housing related support and accommodation services, which are outside the scope of the ESHSCP but are delivered in partnership with the district and borough councils. The progress of the ESHSCP is reported to the Board and so housing matters can be monitored by the Board via the quarterly update reports.

32.7.      The Board asked what more could be done to improve air quality, particularly along busy roads like the A259.

32.8.      Darrell Gale, Director of Public Health, said that the 5.2% of deaths in the county connected to air quality tend to be related to chronic rather than acute exposure, i.e., long term exposure to poor air quality, and are a look back rather than projection of future deaths. Transport is part of the cause of poor air quality and Transport for South East is always looking at improving air quality through transport initiatives; rural deprivation is also a cause, particularly through wood burning; and local customs around bonfires and fireworks can have an effect. These areas would need to be looked at to potentially reduce deaths in the future. 

32.9.      The Board asked about whether dental surgeries should be available to people within a 20 minute travel distance time like GP practices.

32.10.   Darrell Gale agreed that more needs to be done to understand access to NHS dentistry services and recognise its relation to levels of deprivation.

32.11.   The Board asked why childhood injury rates in East Sussex were worse compared to the rest of the country.

32.12.   Darrell Gale agreed the rates were a concern.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 32.

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East Sussex Continuing Healthcare interim report pdf icon PDF 92 KB

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33.1.      The Board considered a report on the key developments relating to Continuing Healthcare (CHC) in East Sussex.

33.2.      The Board asked whether it is possible for the NHS and Adult Social Care Department (ASC) to develop a positive agreement around the Continuing Healthcare assessment process to avoid the need for individual clients to appeal decisions.

33.3.      Keith Hinkley said there is inevitably challenges and disagreements between partner organisations where decisions involve patients with complex needs, often in end of life care, and involving significant resources. He reassured the Board that the work the CCG has undertaken around a new policy framework, based on evidence, has fully involved the Council to date and both organisations are working on a new collaborative way of how best to manage Continuing Healthcare, as well as social care, free nursing care, and Section 117 mental health patient care.

33.4.      The Board RESOLVED to:

1. Consider the progress that has been made to date in respect of Continuing Healthcare in East Sussex; and

2. Agree to receive a further progress report to the Board in September.

 

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34.1The Board considered its work programme.

34.2The Board RESOLVED to note the work programme.