Agenda item

·       PSR plan on a page

·       Wellbeing plan on a page

·       Major elements of the Wellbeing Programme

vRadical Prevention

vProductivity & Health

vSystem Collaboration

·       STP Update

·       Review of Progress to date


Presented By:Henry Kippin/Others


The board considered a report of the Director of Prevention and Wellbeing, Jane Moore that provided an overview of the Wellbeing Programme to date and the current activities being undertaken on the health and wellbeing agenda. This included a plan on a page for Public Service Reform, Inclusion and Cohesion, the WMCA Health and Wellbeing Portfolio plan on a page and a summary activity plan. A copy of the draft Birmingham and Solihull STP Strategy was also attached to the report.


Jane Moore, assisted by colleagues also outlined a presentation that focused on the key areas of radical prevention (West Midlands Mental Health Commission, ‘West Midlands On The Move’ and STP prevention stocktake 2018); productivity and health (Inclusive Growth Unit and Population Intelligence Hub, housing and health, transport and health and a children and young people summit) and system collaboration (integrated care, STPs and collaborative work and PHE and WMCA collective action).


In relation to the West Midlands Mental Health Commission and in particular work being undertaken in schools on mental health and whether this could be extended to include resilience, Sean Russell reported that consideration could  be given to looking at extending the Thrive programme at the children and young people summit.


Alison Tonge reported that children was a very big priority and consideration could be given around prevention. Sue Ibbotson also felt that the board could play a significant role around prevention in this area.


In relation to ‘West Midlands on The Move’ programme and the workstream for improving physical activity for disabled people, Sarah Norman reported she would like to see the ambition broadened to those people who have long-term conditions that make physical activity difficult.


Councillor Buttery concurred with Sarah Norman and highlighted that health conditions such as diabetes and epilepsy prevent people from doing things and reported of the need for people of all ages to be active noting the importance of the accessibility of transport.


In relation to the STP prevention stocktake 2018, Alison Tonge reported that a session would arranged to look at the themes that have emerged from the 3 STPs and responses from the wider region (H &W STP and Shropshire and are collating responses).


In relation to productivity and health and the establishment of a West Midlands Health Population Intelligence Hub within the Inclusive Growth Unit of the WMCA, Jane Moore reported that modelling work would be undertaken during the summer on the impact of the current Healthy Life Expectancy in the region on the economy and use of public services a report would be submitted to the next meeting of the board.


Andrew McKirgan presented the draft STP (Sustainability and Transformation) Strategy for Birmingham and Solihull, entitled ‘Live health, Live happy’ for information.


Andrew McKirgan reported that final amendments would be made to the strategy before it is considered at various events in October and a public launch would follow in November this year.


Colleagues commented that this was a really good, positive document and suggested that the Population Intelligence Hub might be useful in developing the evidence base to underpin proposals.


In relation to an enquiry from Councillor Buttery regarding working in partnership with the Birmingham and Solihull STP, Alison Tonge reported that good practice from STPs could be shared.


The Chair thanked Andrew McKirgan for his report and asked that board be kept updated on any developments.


In relation to productivity and health, the board noted that a children and young people summit was being organised jointly with the Health Foundation, Nuffield Trust and Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Trust to be held late 2018 and further details would follow.


In relation to System Collaboration, the Chair posed the question to the board, ‘What do you want us to be taking on?’


Alison Tonge reported that outcomes and ambition was the biggest gap followed by neighbourhood and place which could be linked to outcomes.


The Chair reported that place was dependent on communities and what worked locally and asked board members to consider with their sector, their ambitions and whether this should be a devolution ask.


In relation to outcomes, Jane Moore reported this was an opportunity for the Chairs of Health and Wellbeing Boards to look at how their strategies are driving outcomes.




1.     That the Health and Wellbeing Plan on a page be noted and

2.     That the key work areas under this plan as outlined be noted.


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