Agenda and draft minutes

Somerset Health and Wellbeing Board
Thursday 12th January 2017 11.00 am

Venue: Luttrell Room - County Hall, Taunton. View directions

Contact: Katherine Dunn  01823 359044 Email:

No. Item


Declarations of Interest




Minutes from the meeting held on 24 November 2016 pdf icon PDF 50 KB

The Board is asked to confirm the minutes are accurate.




Public Question Time

The Chairman will allow members of the public to ask a question or make a statement about any matter on the agenda for this meeting.


Sarah Miller from the Stroke Association addressed the board regarding her concerns that the CCG and Somerset County Council have cut funding for Stroke Patients. Steven Chandler responded by reading a statement saying that there is a range of support services available to stroke victims and their families and this  ...  view the full minutes text for item 257.


Better Care Fund update

To receive a verbal update.


Steven Foster informed the board that this is an update on the 2017/19 plan.


SF highlighted the key points:


·       This is not new money but with a focus on trying to use the existing funds more creatively.  It is about helping people to stay healthy and well with a focus  ...  view the full minutes text for item 258.


STP update

To receive a verbal update.


MD began by describing the programme as one of the most significant that Somerset as a whole community needs to respond to. Somerset has a plan and MD was to give an update on the feedback received on that plan nationally. MD said that it is important that we recognise  ...  view the full minutes text for item 259.


Joint Mental Health Strategy update on progress pdf icon PDF 96 KB

To consider a report



The Positive Mental Health Strategy for Somerset was developed in consultation with a range of partners and published in 2013.


DH highlighted the key points:  


·       There has been a focus this year on the emotional wellbeing of children and young people. Mindful, emotional training has been developed across schools.

·       It  ...  view the full minutes text for item 260.


Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment for delegation pdf icon PDF 60 KB

To consider a report


Production of a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) is a statutory duty that transferred to the local authority under the Health and Social Care Act 2012. The current PNA was published in February 2015, meaning that it should be revised by March 2018. Production of the PNA necessitates some significant steps,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 261.


Annual Health Protection Report pdf icon PDF 59 KB

To consider a report

Additional documents:


The Somerset Health Protection Assurance Report documents the progress made during the last 12 months and the identified priorities for the next year.


In summary, the Director of Public Health has a high degree of positive assurance that measures are in place to protect the health of the Somerset population.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 262.


Somerset Health and Wellbeing Board Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 16 KB

To discuss any items for the work programme. To assist the discussion, attached is the Board’s current work programme.


The Board considered and noted the Forward Plan.



Any other urgent items of business

The Chairman may raise any items of urgent business.


There were no other items of business.