Agenda and minutes

Gloucestershire Health and Wellbeing Partnership - Tuesday 30 May 2023 1.30 pm, NEW

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

Contact: Jo Moore 

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To note any apologies for absence


Apologies were received from Andrew Grant, Mary Hutton, Ann James, Jon McGinty, Professor Mark Pietroni, Angela Potter, Charlie Sharp and Professor Sarah Scott.


Declarations of Interest

Members to advise of any declarations of interest relating to items for discussion at the meeting.


No declarations of interest were made at the meeting.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 103 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 28 March 2023 (attached)


The minutes of the meeting held on 28 March 2023 were confirmed and agreed as a correct record of that meeting.


It was noted that the terms of reference for the Health and Wellbeing Partnership had been approved by Gloucestershire County Council at the council meeting on 24 May 2023.


Public Questions

To consider any written questions from members of the public about matters within the powers and duties of the Partnership.


Written questions to be marked for the attention of the Chair of the Gloucestershire Health and Wellbeing Partnership and submitted by 10.00am four clear working days before the date of the meeting. The deadline for submitting questions for consideration at the meeting on 30 May 2023 is 10.00am on Tuesday 23 May 2023.


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No public questions were submitted in advance of the meeting.


Exemplar Themes pdf icon PDF 210 KB

An update on the three unifying themes agreed by the Partnership as the focus of its work in 2023


a)    Blood Pressure

b)    Smoking

c)    Employment

Additional documents:


Gemma Artz, Programme Director, Clinical Programmes for the Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board, gave a detailed overview of the progress being made on the 3 examplar themes, (below), as agreed by the Partnership as the focus of its work in 2023. Members were asked to note the 3 different approaches being taken to progress the work.


a)    Blood pressure – taking a data informed approach with co-designed interventions.


b)    Smoking – using the Population Intervention Triangle to strengthen links between the service, civic and community centred parts of the system.


c)    Employment – creating a cultural shift and building an employment collaborative


The Partnership considered the presentation and: -


1. Noted and endorsed the proposed approaches for each of the exemplar themes.


2. Endorsed the continuation of the Exemplar Themes Steering Group to allow progression of themes in between Health and Wellbeing Partnership meetings.


3. Noted that detailed action plans would be developed for each exemplar theme.


During the discussion, members referred to the value of contributions offered by the district authorities and agreed to develop and promote this vital role. 


Some members expressed concern about the themes being ‘over medicalised’ and of the resources available to fulfil the ambitions set out in the papers. Other members referred to the financial investment needed to progress the work and of the time and effort required from individual organisations. It was agreed to explore the concerns in more depth, and in the meantime, to continue to work in partnership to overcome any obstacles.


Angela Claridge from Cotswold District Council offered to work with Gemma Artz to consider the issues in more detail and this was welcomed.


The report was noted


Pillar Two: Community and Locality Focussed Approach pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Examples of community and locality focused approaches


Helen Edwards from the Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board introduced Leighla Davenport from the Inner City Primary Care Network, David Rawlings from Stroud District Council, (Berkeley Vale Primary Care Network), and Jeremy Welch from the Tewkesbury with Newent and Staunton Primary Care Network.


The Partnership received detailed presentations, including organisational examples, of community and locality focussed approaches to the work relating to Pillar 2 of the Interim Integrated Care Strategy: Transforming what we do.


During the discussion, members highlighted concerns about the impact of vaping and it was agreed to expand on this particular issue as part of the work relating to smoking.


Chair, Cllr Carole Allaway Martin, commended the extent of work being progressed by the three networks and for the useful presentations.


Focus on Ways of Working pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Case Study of ‘We Can Move’


Tom Beasley from Active Gloucestershire gave a detailed presentation on the ‘We Can Move’ programme of work. Members agreed that some of the simple activities referred to by the presentation were useful examples of how to consider new and innovative ways of working in order to achieve a variety of objectives.


Thanking Tom for his presentation, Chair, Cllr Carole Allaway Martin, referred to the suggestions as thought provoking and encouraged members to consider introducing the activities in their own organisations.


The information was noted.


Future meetings

25 July 2023 (1.30pm)

26 Sept 2023 (1.30pm)

28 Nov 2023 (1.30pm)


25 July 2023 (1.30pm) Preceded by a Health and Wellbeing Board meeting


26 Sept 2023 (1.30pm)


28 Nov 2023 (1.30pm) Preceded by a Health and Wellbeing meeting