Agenda and minutes

Somerset Health and Wellbeing Board
Thursday 9th March 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 12 January 2017 pdf icon PDF 85 KB

The Board is asked to confirm the minutes are accurate.


Agreed with the following amendments:


Page 7 – the minute refers to Julian Wooster but is in fact Jane Warmington.


Page 9 – only the first action is an action and the second is a point to note.


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.


Campbell Mein asked his question under Item 7 regarding the Autism Strategy


Health and Wellbeing Strategy Refresh pdf icon PDF 52 KB

Additional documents:


The current Somerset Health and Wellbeing Strategy covers the period 2013 – 2018. This paper seeks authorisation from the Health and Wellbeing Board to begin the process of developing the next strategy.




The Health and Wellbeing Board authorised the process to begin work on developing the Health and Wellbeing  ...  view the full minutes text for item 268.


Joint Commissioning Board including Better Care Fund pdf icon PDF 76 KB

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This paper provided a brief update on the work of the Joint Commissioning Board, including an update on progress with the Better Care Fund


AA highlighted the following key points:  

·       There had been a real progress on flexibility of the fund

·       We are yet to receive updated guidance for 2017/18.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 269.


Autism Strategy update on Progress pdf icon PDF 91 KB

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The Somerset Autism Strategy was launched in November 2015. The strategy sets out the commitment of Somerset County Council (SCC) and NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to improving the quality of life for people with autism and their families and carers in Somerset.


This paper provided a progress update  ...  view the full minutes text for item 270.


SEND reform update pdf icon PDF 105 KB

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The SEND reforms were introduced within the 2014 Children and Families Act. The Act provides the statutory framework for the integration and personalisation of services for children and young people and requires health services in England to work closely alongside education and social care services to provide the right support  ...  view the full minutes text for item 271.


Somerset Health and Wellbeing Board Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 49 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.