Venue: Committee Room 1, County Hall, Morpeth
Contact: Lesley Bennett
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies for absence were received from S. Brown, R. Firth, J. Lothian, J. Mackey, R. O’Farrell, G. Renner Thompson, G. Syers, P. Travers, and J. Watson.
To inform the Board of the dissolution of the partnership agreement between the County Council and Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHCT), and of a proposed new partnership between the Council and Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust (HDFT) covering the public health services for children, young people and families which were included in the partnership with NHCT.
The Board was informed of the dissolution of the partnership agreement between the County Council and Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHCT), and a proposed new partnership between the Council and Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust (HDFT) covering the public health services for children, young people and families which were included in the partnership with NHCT.
Cath Mc-Evoy Carr, Executive Director of Adult Social Care and Children’s Services, and Liz Morgan, Director of Public Health gave a presentation to the Board which included the following:-
· Background to the arrangements dating back to 2001.
· The steps surrounding the planned review in 2019-20 leading to notice being served to end the partnership, but with an extension until the end of September 2021.
· Adult Social Care was the largest area of transfer. The relevant staff had been notified about the appropriate TUPE arrangements.
· A new model of care had been drawn up which aligned more closely to PCN and Mental Health Services. Closer links were also planned with Children’s Services and other external services to develop the whole family approach along with links to Northumberland Communities Together and the community and voluntary sector offering greater choice of intervention. The principles behind this were listed.
· Service Overview and Plans: Hospital Discharge and Reablement. To allow safe and appropriately timed discharge from hospital and help people recover their independence with the use of Short Term Support Services, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists
· The new service model was known as RESET, REcovery, Support and Enable Team.
· Other services affected were
· NHS Continuing Health Care
· Learning Disability Community Nurses
· The Joint Equipment Loan Service
· Future Opportunities included
· greater opportunities for joint working over a range of services including CNTW, community health teams and housing and property services
· integrated support for care homes,
· improving connections for people with disabilities with local voluntary and community services
· wider range of accommodation and support options for older people
· Support for those with chaotic lives due to alcohol, drug or substance misuse.
· Public Health had two services within the partnership agreement; Integrated Wellbeing and the 0-19 Public Health Service (Healthy Child Programme)
· Integrated Wellbeing – Team of specialist health improvement practitioners, specialist stop smoking advisors and health trainers. These staff would transfer to the County Council and most were currently already located in County Hall.
· 0-19 Public Health Service – Staff included health visiting, school nursing and associated staff (not maternity). The partnership approach was preferred in order to provide greater flexibility, enable integration, more flexible working across organisational boundaries, shared objectives and joint solutions. The preferred partner was Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust (HDFT) which was already provider to six other North East Local Authorities. The proposed partnership provided an opportunity to transform and innovate and promote greater integration with Children’s Services. The consultation on entering into the S75 Partnership Agreement would conclude on 15 August 2021.
Liz Morgan introduced Members to Suzanne Lamb, Head of Safeguarding and a Director of Nursing, Harrogate and District NHS ... view the full minutes text for item 10.
DATE OF NEXT MEETING
The next meeting will be held on Thursday, 9 September 2021, at 10.00 a.m. in County Hall, Morpeth.