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Update on the work of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment/Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy Steering Group

This report provides the Board with an update on the work that has been undertaken by the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment/Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy Steering Group since it last reported to the Board in September 2016.

 

Minutes:

Board Members received a report which provided them with an update on work that had been undertaken by the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment/Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy Steering Group since it last reported to the Board in September 2016.  Board Members were asked to consider whether the information presented in the report gave sufficient assurance and to identify any additional information they would wish to see in future reports.  Board Members commented that it would be useful for action plans with ratings to be presented to the Board to enable it to better monitor the new Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy’s implementation.

Board Members noted that the report included an update on the work programme of the Steering Group.

Board Members’ attention was drawn to Annex B of the report which was the final draft of the new Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2017-2022.  Board Members were asked to sign off the final draft to allow for the new Strategy to be launched and for work to begin on delivering its priorities. Board Members also noted the project timeline for refreshing the JSNA, as set out in the report. 

Board Members were also asked to consider the way forward for the management of future Healthwatch York reports.  It was noted that it was a requirement of Healthwatch York’s service specification for an annual report to be presented.  Board Members agreed on the importance of ensuring that Healthwatch reports were made public but gave consideration as to whether they should all be discussed by the Board or just be received for information.  The manager of Healthwatch York stated that she welcomed the fact that the reports were presented to the Board as it gave them a degree of status and demonstrated that people were being heard.  Further consideration could, however, be given as to how the recommendations contained within the reports were dealt with and managed.  Referring to step 2 in paragraph 24 of the report, it was agreed that it was not necessary for the Chair of the HWBB to write to the organisations concerned.  It was agreed that the process for receiving Healthwatch York reports should be reconsidered by officers.

Board Members noted Annex C of the report – the All Age Autism Needs Assessment.  They acknowledged the huge amount of collaborative work that had gone into the assessment.  Board Members commented on the need to ensure that there was clarity as to who was actioning aspects of the plan.  Board Members agreed that it was useful for them to receive such documents but as their role was strategic it would not be appropriate for them to consider in detail documents which were largely operational. 

Jane Hustwit, York CVS, gave details of a leaflet that had been prepared on “Ways to Wellbeing”.  She stated that York CVS was improving its communications resources and would be pleased to support the delivery of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy in this way. 

Resolved:  (i)      That the update be noted.

(ii)      That the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2017-2022 be approved.

(iii)     That the project timeline for refreshing the JSNA be noted.

(iv)    That the recommendations arising from the All Age Autism Needs Assessment be agreed.

(v)     That the progress for Healthwatch York reports be noted.

Reason:              To update the Board in relation to the work of the JSNA/JHWBS Steering Group.

 

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