Agenda and minutes

Gloucestershire Health & Wellbeing Board - Tuesday 20 July 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber - Shire Hall, Gloucester. View directions

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Election of Chairperson


Cllr Carole Allaway Martin was elected Chairperson for the year 2021 to 2022.



Election of Vice Chairperson


Dr Andy Seymour was elected Vice Chairperson for the year 2021 to 2022.



Declarations of interest

Please see note (a) at the end of the agenda.


No declarations were received.



Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 81 KB


The minutes of the meeting on Tuesday 16 March 2021 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairperson.


Public Questions pdf icon PDF 50 KB

To answer any written questions about matters which are within the powers and duties of the Board.


The closing date/time for receipt of written questions is 10.00am on 13 July 2021. Please send questions to the Chief Executive marked for the attention of Andrea Clarke (email:



Three public questions had been received and were taken as read. There were no supplementary questions.



Members' Questions

To answer any written members’ questions about matters which are within the powers and duties of the Board. The closing date/time for the receipt of questions is 10.00am on 13 July 2021. Please send questions to the Chief Executive marked for the attention of Andrea Clarke (email:



No member questions had been received.



ICS Changes update pdf icon PDF 320 KB

The Board to receive a presentation.


7.1       Dr Seymour gave a detailed presentation (the presentation slides were uploaded to the council website and included in the minute book).


7.2       The Board was informed that the Gloucestershire ICS (Integrated Care System) would be one of the smallest in the country. It would enable local flexibility and have a strong employment commitment. Clinical and care leadership remained key aspects. Governance would be a significant issue as would the relationship between the ICS and HWB Boards.


7.3       Board members agreed that this work benefitted from the strong foundation already in place in Gloucestershire. It was noted that the guidance was permissive rather than dictatorial which was helpful. It was important to note that as this was not yet enacted things would change.


7.4       It was agreed that it would be helpful to have an offline development session between the two Boards to enable members to explore how they would work together, including how the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy fitted in; how to ensure that the voice of the person/patient was heard; how to ensure that there was no duplication of effort; how to ensure that the process added value; and, how best to include the VCS in the membership.

ACTION:        Andrea Clarke/Sarah Scott


7.5       It was commented that it would be important not to lose sight of the progress made with regard to the support of vulnerable children.



Health Inequalities Update pdf icon PDF 124 KB


8.1       The Deputy Director of Public Health gave a detailed presentation of the report. The Board supported the direction of travel demonstrated in the report.


8.2       The Board agreed to support the proposal to run a virtual event this autumn to launch the Gloucestershire Anchors Partnership Programme. It was suggested that if the Board wanted employers to engage with this programme then it must be clear what benefit it is to them. It was also suggested to engage with the federation of small businesses, not just look to the larger organisations. The Deputy Director indicated that they would be happy to discuss suggestions for the scope of this event with Board members offline.


8.3       It was commented that this work was creating more panels; it would be useful to revisit the number of panels in place under both the Board and Safer Gloucestershire.



Child Friendly Gloucestershire pdf icon PDF 52 KB

Additional documents:


9.1       Dame Janet Trotter brought the Board up to date with this work. Dame Janet and the Director Partnerships and Strategy (Children’s Services) had been asked to present on this initiative to the House of Lords Public Services Committee.  The Select Committee whilst welcoming this work challenged some aspects and Dame Janet and the Director would be providing a response to the Select Committee. Dame Janet informed the Board that she welcomed this challenge; it had given pause for thought and would add value to the process. It was noted that the national direction of travel in this area was about localities.


9.2       The Board gave its full support to this work. It was commented that it would be important that it complemented rather than duplicated work already in place such as the Cheltenham Borough Council (CBC) No Child Left Behind programme. Dame Janet assured the Board that she was in contact with CBC officers on this matter.


9.3       Board members welcomed the inclusion of mental health and wellbeing and that safeguarding issues were reflected in this work. It would be important to ensure that schools were involved in this work, particularly around developing skills, as this was reflected concerns raised by business.


9.4       The Board agreed to support the Child Friendly Gloucestershire Coalition’s direction of travel; and the response to the House of Lords. It was also agreed that any comments on the brochure to be directed to Andrea Clarke.


ACEs Update pdf icon PDF 46 KB

Additional documents:


10.1     The Board was updated on the activity of the ACEs Panel and the (virtual) ACEs Conference. The Conference had been attended by 467 delegates and was very well received. At the heart of this work was collaboration across partners. A significant risk going forward was the lack of funding.


10.2     It was agreed that this work had the power to change lives and that funding must be found to enable it to continue. The driver for this work had been a viral change approach which had enabled it to grow significantly. Board members agreed that this work must be integrated into and reflected in other work streams.


10.3     It was noted that ACEs transcended children and adults. Going forward it would be important to try and capture the impact of this work; how this could be achieved should be considered.



Update on the implementation of the Health and Wellbeing Strategy pdf icon PDF 185 KB


11.1     The Executive Director of Adult Social Care and Public Health presented the report.


11.2     The Board acknowledged the progress made against each of the priorities and the next steps outlined. Board members also agreed that a dashboard be developed to monitor performance against a range of indicators for each of the priorities. It was agreed that this data should be easily accessible, and that it should be received by the Board twice a year.