To receive an update on the Wokingham Borough Wellbeing Board.
Councillor Batth, former Chairman of the Wokingham Borough Wellbeing Board and Graham Ebers, Deputy Chief Executive updated the Committee on the work of the Wokingham Borough Wellbeing Board.
During the discussion of this item the following points were made:
· The Health and Wellbeing Board had changed its name to highlight the commitment to wellbeing. There were a wide range of partners including the voluntary sector who played a part in the promotion of health and wellbeing.
· Graham Ebers highlighted the core functions of the Board.
· Members were informed that the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy had been refreshed and the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2018-2021, produced. The three main priorities were; creating physically active communities; reducing social isolation and loneliness and; narrowing the health inequalities gap. Under each priority, a Strategy into action group had identified themes which derived from national reports and had been proven to work against the key priorities and to have a positive effect on the community, and core action areas which would be the beginning focus of the strategy.
· A Strategy into Action action plan was being produced. Partners and stakeholders had been written to and asked about the current projects and activities their organisations were carrying out in alignment with the Wellbeing Board’s priorities and where they saw any gaps. The Board had also held a world café style workshop to discuss how to approach the three key priorities and a paper regarding specific actions would be presented at a future Board meeting.
· Councillor Mather questioned whether the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment was updated on an ongoing basis and was informed that it was.
· It was noted that Population Health Management would be a triple integration of primary and specialist care, physical and mental health and health and social care. The Integrated Care Systems would work alongside Local Authority partners to develop proactive and preventative approaches which would enable early intervention and targeted support.
· In response to a question from Councillor Mather about best practice, Graham Ebers indicated that representatives had visited a number of Wellbeing Boards and participated in a LGA workshop. With regards to how the integrated system worked best, the national view was that the Wigan model and the Canterbury model worked well. Consideration also needed to be given as to what would work best for Wokingham Borough.
· The Committee was informed of Localities Plus. Localities Plus had been established to ensure connectivity between the 3 Conversations model in Adult Social Care, 21st Century Council and the NHS Long Term Plan and to support and co-ordinate the transition to the 4 localities in Wokingham – North, South, East and West. The desired outcome was to enable residents to receive the right level of support, at the right time and place in an efficient manner, which would enable self-sufficient, healthy and resilient communities.
· Councillor Jones asked whether the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment had identified any gaps in provision in the Borough and was informed that it had not. He stated that ... view the full minutes text for item 8