West Berkshire Council

Agenda

Venue: Council Chamber Council Offices Market Street Newbury

Contact: Gordon Oliver / James Townsend 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for inability to attend the meeting (if any).

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 413 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of the Board held on 21 May 2020.

3.

Health and Wellbeing Board Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 17 KB

An opportunity for Board Members to suggest items to go on to the Forward Plan.

4.

Actions Arising from Previous Meeting(s) pdf icon PDF 26 KB

To consider outstanding actions from previous meeting(s).

5.

Declarations of Interest

To remind Members of the need to record the existence and nature of any personal, disclosable pecuniary or other registrable interests in items on the agenda, in accordance with the Members’ Code of Conduct.

6.

Public Questions

Members of the Executive to answer questions submitted by members of the public in accordance with the Executive Procedure Rules contained in the Council’s Constitution.

 

(a) Questions submitted to the Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care

by Mrs Paula Saunderson:

 

1.    Following an NHS MEDICAL Diagnosis of Dementia by The Older Adults Mental Health Service (Beechcroft – Hill House), what follow-up process does Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust put in place for the Patients within West Berks?  

2.    Following an NHS  MEDICAL Diagnosis of Dementia by The Older Adults Mental Health Service (Beechcroft – Hill House), what follow-up process does Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust put in place for a Nominated Unpaid Family At Home CARER who has no involvement with WBC Adult Social Care?  

3.    Adults diagnosed with Leaning Difficulties are subject to an Annual Review, does this apply to Dementia Patients and if so who would arrange for this to take place?

4.    How does the Berkshire NHS Older Adults Mental Health Service medically evaluate and categorise the STAGES of Decline in a Dementia Patient?

5.    Why is the existence of NHS Continuing Health Care as a source of funding not mentioned during the Understanding Dementia Course?

6.    At what STAGE in the Dementia decline is NHS Continuing Health Care likely to be available?

 

(b) Questions submitted to the Portfolio Holder for Public Health and

Community Wellbeingby Mrs Lucy Brown:

 

1.    With the current over-reaction to Covid-19 nationally and the low numbers of infections experienced locally, how do you intend to keep local perspective and avoid on-going unnecessary panic and harmful draconian measures?

 

(c) Question submitted by Zoe Teather and Heather Wild to the Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

 

1.“Does the board recognize and how does it plan to support the urgent need for expansion and resuming of health services available universally to new parents in particular new mothers who have had babies born during 2020?”

 

(d) Question submitted by Zoe Teather and Heather Wild to the Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group

1.“What additional services will be made available to support the maternal mental health crisis here in West Berkshire as part of the Board’s post-Covid planning?”

 

 

(e) Question submitted by Mrs Carol Jackson-Doerge to the Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

 

1.“What steps are being taken by the Health and Wellbeing Board to ensure that pregnant women from ethnic minority backgrounds in West Berkshire, who are known to face additional maternity risks compared to white women, don't suffer even poorer outcomes during the COVID pandemic?”

 

 

 

7.

Petitions

Councillors or Members of the public may present any petition which they have received. These will normally be referred to the appropriate Committee without discussion.

Items for discussion

Programme Management

8.

Health and Wellbeing Sub-Group Activities pdf icon PDF 764 KB

Information on sub-group activities shared with delegates at the Health and Wellbeing Conference on 11 September 2020.

Strategic Matters

9.

Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy pdf icon PDF 373 KB

To receive an update on progress made in developing the strategy, including a summary of current conditions.

10.

Healthwatch Maternity Report pdf icon PDF 126 KB

To consider a report produced by Healthwatch West Berkshire on local maternity services.

Additional documents:

11.

Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health pdf icon PDF 480 KB

To seek the Board’s approval to sign up to the national Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health and for them to adopt and become signatories to it.

12.

Health and Wellbeing Board Membership pdf icon PDF 148 KB

To review the membership of the Health and Wellbeing Board.

13.

Review of Health and Wellbeing Board Meetings pdf icon PDF 148 KB

To consider a proposal to revise the meeting schedule for the Health and Wellbeing Board, increasing the number of meetings held in public.

Other Information not for discussion

14.

Recovery Strategy pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To receive an update on development and implementation of West Berkshire Council’s Recovery Strategy.

15.

Housing Strategy pdf icon PDF 6 MB

To present the draft West Berkshire Housing Strategy. (NB: The Housing Strategy is scheduled to be released for public consultation on 18 September. Therefore, it will be issued as a supplementary pack with these papers once published.)

16.

Health and Wellbeing Conference pdf icon PDF 242 KB

To receive feedback from the Health and Wellbeing Conference held on 11 September 2020.

17.

Members' Question(s)

Members of the Executive to answer questions submitted by Councillors in accordance with the Executive Procedure Rules contained in the Council’s Constitution.

18.

Exclusion of Press and Public

RECOMMENDATION: That members of the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items as it is likely that there would be disclosure of exempt information of the description contained in the paragraphs of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 specified in brackets in the heading of each item.

Part II

19.

Hampshire Together - New Hospital Proposal

To receive a presentation on a proposal for a new hospital in Hampshire.

20.

Future meeting dates

The next public meetings of the Health and Wellbeing Board will be held on 28 January 2021 and 20 May 2021.