Agenda and minutes

Health and Well Being Board
Tuesday, 26th March, 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Lees Suite, Civic Centre, Oldham, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1NL. View directions

Contact: Lori Hughes 

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Apologies For Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Chadderton, Councillor Chauhan, Dr. Jeffery, Julie Farley, Val Hussain, Dave Smith and Rebekah Sutcliffe.


Urgent Business

Urgent business, if any, introduced by the Chair


There were no items of urgent business received.


Declarations of Interest

To Receive Declarations of Interest in any Contract or matter to be discussed at the meeting.


There were no declarations of interest received.


Public Question Time

To receive Questions from the Public, in accordance with the Council’s Constitution.


There were no public questions received.



Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 161 KB

The Minutes of the Health and Wellbeing Board held on 29th January 2019 are attached for approval.


RESOLVED that the minutes of the Health and Wellbeing Board held on 29th January 2019 be approved as a correct record.


Minutes of the Health Scrutiny Sub-Committee pdf icon PDF 158 KB

The minutes of the Health Scrutiny Sub-Committee held on 18th December 2018 are attached for noting.


RESOLVED that the minutes of the Health Scrutiny Sub-Committee held on 18th December 2018 be noted.


Resolution and Action Log pdf icon PDF 158 KB


RESOLVED that Resolutions and Action Log from the meeting held on 29th January 2019 be noted.


Meeting Overview pdf icon PDF 159 KB


RESOLVED that the Meeting Overview for the meeting held on 26th March 2019 be noted.


Safeguarding Board Annual Reports pdf icon PDF 117 KB

For the Board to review the OSAB and LSCB Annual Reports and receive an update on progress against the Boards' Business Plans.

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The Health and Wellbeing Board gave consideration to the Oldham Safeguarding Board’s Annual Report and Business Plan.


The report outlined the key messages from the Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report for 2017/18, progress made against the Safeguarding Adults Board Business plan 2018/19, the implications for Safeguarding Adults arising from the integration of adult and social care in Oldham, the developing links between the Oldham Safeguarding Adults Board and the Oldham Safeguarding Children’s Board and the outcome of the Safeguarding Adults Review and proposed implementation plan.


In accordance with the statutory requirements of the Care Act 2014, Oldham Safeguarding Adults Board must produce and publish a three-year strategy, annual business plan and annual report.  The Health and Wellbeing Board had requested updates from the Safeguarding Adults Board on progress against the annual business plan.  The update served to provide evidence of how partnership working supported adults to live safely in Oldham, free from abuse and neglect. 


The Safeguarding Adults Boards 2017/18 annual report demonstrated the progress made on adult safeguarding and individual partner organisations in 2017/18.  The latest annual report brought to a conclusion the previous three-year strategy of the Board. 


The new three-year strategy, 2018 – 2021 Priorities, articulated a vision that:

“The people of Oldham had a right to live safely, free from abuse and neglect, and are supported to do so by co-operative communities and organisations which;

·         Do not tolerate abuse and neglect.

·         Champion making safeguarding personal.

·         Work preventatively through early identification of new safeguarding issues.

·         Deliver excellent practice as the norm.

·         Share information effectively.

·         Ensure that the public feel confident that adults are protected.”

Board partners prioritised their commitment to the board, held one another to account effectively and promoted and embedded learning.”  The strategic objectives for 2018 – 2021 were outlined at Section 2.2 of the report.  These priorities were reflected in the 2018/19 business plan of the board and monitored via the board executive and the Board.


It was acknowledged that further work was required to raise the profile of the Safeguarding Adults Board and to address the priority status of transitions.


The integration of community health and social care services across Oldham took place in 2019 as part of the development of Oldham Cares Integrated Care Organisation (ICO).  The ICO had seen the integration of CCG and social care commissioning which in Oldham currently included strategic adult safeguarding services.   Alongside significant benefits, a number of unintended consequences linked to local integration were recognised.  In January 2019, Oldham Safeguarding Adults Board endorsed 22 individual recommendations regarding how the current local model could be strengthened and improved.  An implementation programme brief had been developed to propose an approach to deliver the changes involved and the workstreams to delivery the recommendations.  Delivery was expected to take place through three phases of activity.  A programme team which included Programme Board arrangements, were in place to direct, co-ordinate and deliver the programme. 


The Board remarked on the activity to date benchmarking information.  Members were informed that stakeholder engagement was  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.


Tobacco Control pdf icon PDF 144 KB

For the Board to consider an update on local activity in relation to smoking and to endorse Oldham’s approach to Tobacco Control

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The Health and Wellbeing Board gave consideration to a report which provided an update on tobacco control across Oldham.  On 14th March 2017, the Board agreed outcomes and actions for Oldham’s Tobacco Control Action Plan and a vision to create a smoke free borough.  The outcomes were to reduce the number of tobacco users in Oldham; reduce exposure to second-hand smoke (focussing on children and young people) and reduce tobacco related health inequalities. 


The Board were requested to note progress against the three actions set out in the Tobacco Control Action Plan.  The tree actions were:

·         To complete the first phase of the CLeaR process;

·         Review the Council’s smoking policy; and

·         Reduce the number of women who smoke during pregnancy.


The Board were requested to commit continued support of the Tobacco Control agenda which included:

·         Consideration of the next steps of the CLeaR self-assessment process;

·         Support to the implementation of the CURE project in Royal Oldham Hospital;

·         Support to the continuation of the Supporting a Smokefree Pregnancy Scheme; and

·         Support to the improvement of access to stop smoking treatments including e-cigarettes.


The report provided a current position on the three priorities which included the option to invite a ‘peer-assessment team’ to make a report for the Council to decide how to move forward, the Council smoke free policy which would go live on 1st April 2019 and support for a Smokefree Pregnancy Scheme (SaSFPS).


The report also outlined CURE (Conversation, Understand, Replace, Experts and Evidence-base treatments).  The Greater Manchester tobacco control plan, Making Smoking History (MSH) advocated a comprehensive whole system approach to tackling tobacco.  The CURE programme was an integral component of delivering the plan and was included in its strategy.  Rollout had begun with the launch of CURE at Wythenshawe Hospital in October 2018.  Royal Oldham Hospital was in the first wave of hospitals asked to rollout out CURE and an initiation meeting had been scheduled for 10th April 2019. 


In October 2018, Oldham had launched the annual Stopober campaign with an event hosted by the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS), Turning Point, Positive Steps and Oldham Council.  The event included an official signing of a partnership agreement between the organisations which encouraged close partnership working and a set out a number of objectives.


The report also set out the latest findings related to E-cigarettes which concluded electronic cigarettes generated higher quit rates than nicotine replacement therapies (NRT), e-cigarettes achieved this at a much lower cost; and e-cigarettes starter packs should become one of the Stop Smoking Services (SSS) treatment options.


It was noted that the number of people accessing the stop smoking services had decreased year on year, both locally and nationally.  Stop smoking services had been in existence for almost 20 years, models of delivery had evolved but some of the processes and mechanisms that supported delivery had not developed.  People who continued to smoke were some of the most addicted smokers who required more intensive support and easier  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.


Date and Time of Next Meeting

The date and time of the next Health and Wellbeing Board to be agreed at Annual Council.


RESOLVED that the date and time of the next meeting would be agreed at Annual Council.