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Apologies For Absence
Welcome and apologies for absence.
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Birch, Leach and Sykes, Superintendent Rachael Harrison, Dr Keith Jeffery, Claire Smith, Laura Windsor-Welch.
The Chair introduced Harry Catherall, recently appointed Chief Executive of Oldham Council, and advised of a new member to the Board, Superintendent, Rachael Harrison who would be replacing Chief Superintendent, Chris Allsop.
Declarations of Interest
To Receive Declarations of Interest in any Contract or matter to be discussed at the meeting.
Tamoor Tariq declared an interest by virtue of being an Elected Member of Bury Council and Bury Health and Wellbeing Board.
Councillor Chauhan declare an interest by virtue of his employment as a Local General Practitioner in Oldham.
Urgent business, if any, introduced by the Chair
There were no items of urgent business received.
Public Question Time
To receive Questions from the Public, in accordance with the Council’s Constitution.
There were no public questions received.
The Minutes of the meeting held on 22nd June 2021 are attached for approval.
RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 22nd June 2021 be approved as a correct record.
In relation to item 7 of the minutes of 22nd June 2021, the Board was advised that national guidance regarding Pharmaceutical Needs Assessments (PNA) had still not been published and that it would not be possible to bring forward the timeline for completing the PNA.
In relation to item 8 of the minutes of 22nd June 2021, it was suggested that an action plan would be appropriate to address issues that had been raised within the report. It was agreed that the issues raised within the report would form part of an action plan to be addressed by the Health and Social Care Portfolio Holder.
The Health and Wellbeing Board is requested to consider and comment on the Oldham Safeguarding Adults Board 2019/20 Annual Report and 2021-24 Strategic Plan.
Consideration was given to the Oldham Safeguarding Annual Report 2020/21 and the 2021-24 Strategic Plan. The Board was reminded that the Oldham Adult Safeguarding Board (OSAB) was a statutory partnership set up to safeguarding adults at risk of experiencing abuse, neglect, or exploitation. As part of the statutory duties, the Board was required to produce an Annual Report setting out future ambitions and actions to help keep people safe in Oldham.
The Board was advised that, during the previous eighteen months, the OSAB had introduced a series of measures designed to remodel adult safeguarding arrangements across Oldham. The new arrangements were designed to strengthen and improve multi-agency working through a combination of new safeguarding structures, greater alignment with the Children’s Safeguarding Partnership and integrated safeguarding structures across Community Health and Social Care.
The Board was reminded that the role of the OSAB was to assure itself that organisations and agencies across Oldham were working together to protect and enable adults to live safely. This meant helping people to make decisions about the risks they faced in their own lives as well as protecting those who lacked the capacity to make these decisions.
The Board was advised that the three main statutory duties of the OSAB were to:
· Produce a Strategic Plan setting out the changes the Board wanted to achieve and how organisations would work together.
· Publish an Annual Report setting out safeguarding concerns it had dealt with in the last year as well as plans to keep people safe in the future.
· Undertake a Safeguarding Adult Review in line with Section 44 of the Care Act where it believed someone had experienced harm as a result of abuse, neglect or exploitation.
The Annual Report provided information on the number and type of safeguarding concerns reported in Oldham, along with actions taken to adopt learning from the Safeguarding Adult Reviews. Central to this had been the collection and sharing of first-hand experiences by adults ‘at risk’ and family members who had experience of safeguarding issues and services in Oldham.
It was reported that a total of 2038 safeguarding referrals had been made in 2020/21. Of these, 408 had become the subject of a formal safeguarding enquiry. Data had shown that the number of referrals had doubled in the previous two years. The report acknowledged that this may be due to a combination of improvements in the recording data, Covid-19 campaigns designed to encourage people to report safeguarding concerns and lockdown restrictions which had seen an increase in reports of domestic and financial abuse. Whilst the number of overall referrals had increased, the number of serious safeguarding enquires remained relatively consistent during the previous four years.
It was further reported that nine Safeguarding Adult Reviews had been completed in 2020/21, which was consistent with the previous year. The main types of abuse had been self-neglect, acts of omission and domestic abuse which could include psychological abuse, violence, physical abuse and financial abuse.
The Board was advised that the OSAB Strategic Plan ... view the full minutes text for item 6.
A report to provide an update to the Health & Wellbeing Board on the NHS White Paper entitled Integration and Innovation: Working Together to Improve Health & Social Care for All and the associated plans being put in place in Oldham and Greater Manchester.
The Board considered a report providing an update on the NHS White Paper entitled ‘Integration and Innovation: Working Together to Improve Health and Social Care for All’ and the associated plans being put in place in Oldham and Greater Manchester.
The Board was reminded that, since the publication in February 2021 of the White Paper, colleagues across Greater Manchester (GM) and Oldham had been planning the transition of a Greater Manchester Integrated Care System (GM ICS) on 1st April 2022.
The Board was advised that an ICS Design Framework had been published by NHSE in June 2021, which had provided further information about the changes. On 6th July 2021, the Health and Care Bill for this White Paper had been introduced to Parliament and received its second reading in Parliament on the 14th July 2021. This had outlined that ICS’s would be included in the creation of a statutory Integrated Care Partnership (ICP), which would be a joint committee, and an Integrated Care Board (ICB) (previously referred to as the ICS NHS body/board). The NHS Confederation had produced its own briefing note on the Health and Care Bill here.
It was reported that in GM, under the Devolution Agreement, we had been working as “more than an ICS” for the last five years – with strong working partnerships between health and social care and the voluntary sector, and that the creation of a statutory Integrated Care Partnership and Integrated Care Board would formalise these arrangements. The new statutory nature of an ICS would allow for building on the ambitious and ground-breaking ways we had been working over the last five years and continue to evolve to deliver even better health and care for the people of Grater Manchester.
It was further reported that the GM ICS would operate on three levels to deliver a new five-year vision and plan:
· Greater Manchester
The Board was advised that, whilst duties would transfer to ICS’s, it was anticipated that the GM ICS would deliver its functions partly via locality place-based boards and teams within each GM locality, including through neighbourhood structures.
The Board was further advised that a GM Statutory ICS Transition Programme had been established, led by a Board meeting fortnightly, to oversee the transition to the new ICS arrangements. The Board was made up of representatives from all organisations which would become part of the new NHS body, as well as NHS providers and Local Authorities. There were fourteen workstreams, each with a GM system lead. Work was underway to agree the critical path for the next nine months. There was a recognition that GM staff were still managing the COVID-19 response and recovery.
It was reported that the recruitment process of the Chair of the GM ICS had commenced and was due to conclude around the first two weeks of September and the ICS Chief Executive role would commence recruitment early September and conclude at the end of September. The GM Executive Team would take ... view the full minutes text for item 7.
Dates of Next Meetings
16th November 2021
14th December 2021 (Development Session)
25th January 2022
22nd March 2022
All meetings commence at 2pm.