Venue: Room 10
Contact: Mrs KM Howard
Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Grunewald, Dr Michael Ejuoneaste, John Quick, Ann Marr, Deputy Chief Phil Garrigan and Chief Constable Carl Foulkes.
* Resolved that the minutes of the meeting held on 15 March 2017, be approved and signed.
The Strategic Director updated the Board on an
amendment to the Terms of Reference for the appointment of a Deputy
Chair which had been undertaken in line with the Boards delegation
and in consultation with the Chair.
Declarations of Interest
No Declarations of Interest from Members were made.
Multi -Agency Response to Knife Crime
The Local Policing Superintendent
gave a verbal report on the Multi-Agency Response to Knife
It was reported for the period of
October 2016 to April 2017 there had been 41 offences involving a
knife. For the same period year previous there had been 30 knife
offences, indicating an increase in individuals carrying knives
particularly in young males aged 16-25.
The Board was informed of the
initiatives that had taken place during the week long Operation
including: high visibility police presence with Mounted Police, a
dispersal zone with the use of handheld metal detectors in the town
centre, visits to primary schools, distribution of knife awareness
literature, test purchases and the targeting of specific groups
with presentation from Street Doctors via the Youth Offending
* Resolved that;
the verbal report be noted;
(2) a written update be provided by the Local Policing Superintendentfor distribution to Board Members not present at the meeting.
Update Estates Mapping
Nigel Clark (Monitoring & Technical Officer (IT), St Helens Council to attend
The Assistant Director, Integrated Local Care System gave a verbal update report on Estates Mapping.
The Board was informed following estates and
assets being identified as a key enabler to the success of the St
Helens Cares programme, work had been undertaken to plot the
group’s assets across the borough.
the verbal report be noted;
(2) the draft assets map be brought to the next meeting of the Board.
Growing Our Economy
Mike Palin (Chief Executive) St Helens Council
The Chief Executive, St Helens Council gave a presentation on Growing our Economy during which a short film was screened.
The presentation detailed the following:
· Three Primary Programmes to deliver;
· Proposed Structure / Partnership Working;
· Growing the Economy;
· New Economic Approach;
· Local Plan – A Process;
· Safeguarded Land (Plan Period 2);
· Projects Coming Forward;
· St Helens Town Centre – Why it has to be a priority;
· Bury Town Centre – Example;
· So What for St Helens?;
· What’s Next?;
· The Questions that Matter;
· St Helens Story; and
It was proposed that consideration should be
given to the application of the Department for Business Innovation
and Skills ‘Better Business for All’ initiative and how
the Social Economy could be part of the concern of the Economy
(1) the report be noted; and
(2) the screened video be shared with Partners.
The Interim Director, Public Health presented the report on St Helens Falls Prevention Strategy Action Plan 2017-2020 and thanked the acute trust partners for their support in developing the action plan before the Board.
The first ever Falls Strategy was devised in 2014 and detailed a three year plan to help reduce the burden of falls within the borough. Over the three years much has been achieved and a reduction in hospital attendance and admissions associated with falls and hips fractures have been seen.
Three years from the strategy launch, falls in the over 65’s are still a big issue and more work is required to address this, as a result a new strategy had been formed and collaborated to create an action plan to further impact on both the human and wider economic cost of falls.
The 2017-2020 action plan would focus on three main themes:
· Population level approach – community;
· Targeted approaches – primary, secondary and social care; and
With the three main aims of:
· Reducing the number of falls within the population;
· Reducing the number of serious injuries where a fall does occur; and
· Enabling residents to remain active and independent.
The St Helens Falls Strategy, Volume 2
(2017-2020) Action Plan was attached to the report at Appendix
(1) the report be noted; and
(2) the contents of the proposed St Helens Fall Prevention Strategy 2017-2020 Action Plan be approved.
The Interim Clinical Chief Executive, CCG
presented an update from NHS England regarding the St Helens
Financial Recovery Reset Meeting that had been undertaken on 24
At the meeting held on 24 April 2017, the key
drivers of the financial challenges the CCG faced, the progress
made over the past year and how that will be built on going forward
was presented to NHS England.
· Although not subject to the Capped Expenditure Process, NHS England expects the CCG to work closely with all providers and to focus on genuine cost reductions rather than cost shifting;
· a clearer narrative on the QIPP on how opportunities are identified and prioritisation of decisions taken; and
· an additional meeting be scheduled for mid-July to review two months of actual plus one month of estimated performance data.
It was noted that the CCG remained in ‘formal Directions’ due to the CCG’s financial position and that a financial control total had been agreed with NHS England endorsing a £5 million deficit for the health budget for St Helens for the current financial year.
was reported to the Board that early tracking (month 2) indicates
that the attendance at Accident and Emergency (A&E) and
non-elective admissions were above target. This would remain a
challenge in trying to reduce these figures and the financial
pressure this placed on the budget.
It was acknowledged by the Board that the pressure on A&E and non-elective care was a national issue not just a pressure within St Helens.
* Resolved that the letter and progress made be noted.
Local Care System
The Strategic Director of People’s Services gave a verbal report on the Local Care System.
It was reported that an Executive had been formed and tasked with leading the formation of a Local Care System and that the following objectives had been met or being worked towards:
· Terms of Reference for the Executive had been agreed and adopted;
· Undertaking of a multi-agency 3 Day event;
· Formation of a ‘Design Delivery Team’ up and running currently focusing on the five key areas of: Prevention, the Front Door, Urgent Care/Crisis Care, Care Management and Enablers (Finance as Key enabler, with Estates IT etc.) each led by differing agencies; and
· The 5 Year Forward View reset (NHSE) focuses on the importance of Local Care Systems. St Helens is working closely with partners in the Alliance Local Delivery System to ensure an effective fit with the reset and the wider regional and national development.
It was reported to the Board that the Local Care
System, although progressing was slightly behind the anticipated
timescale. One of the gaps currently identified was with regard to
primary care provision representation on the Board and sub
groups. Emphasis was also placed on the
importance of physically working together at the Helena Central
* Resolved that the verbal report be noted.
Date of Next Meeting
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 at2.30pm in Room 10, St Helens Town Hall
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 at 2.30pm in Room 10, St Helens Town Hall.
Exclusion of the Public
Recommended that the public be excluded from the meeting during
consideration of the following items for the reasons
x Information relating to an individual (Para 1 of Schedule 12a)
* Resolved that the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item for the reasons stated:
12 Information relating to an individual (Para 1 of Schedule 12a)
X and x here left the meeting.
Approval to Proceed to hold a Domestic Homicide Review
The Senior Assistant Director, Social Work and Community presented the report on Approval to proceed to hold a Domestic Homicide Review.
Board was informed of the statutory requirement for Community
Safety Partnerships (CSP) to conduct a Domestic Homicide Review
(DHR) in certain circumstances.
When a domestic violence incident occurs, the relevant Police Force informs the relevant CSP in writing of the incident. Overall responsibility for establishing a review rests with the local CSP which holds responsibility for establishing whether a homicide is to be the subject of a DHR by giving consideration to the definition which had been set out in paragraph 1.2 of the report.
The circumstances of the incident and conclusions were detailed in the report.
(1) the report be noted;
(2) the holding of a Domestic Homicide Review be endorsed; and
(3) a review report, including action plan be presented at a future meeting of this Board once the Domestic Homicide Review has been concluded.