Report of the Director of Children and Adults Services, Darlington Borough Council.
The Director of Children and Adults Services submitted a report (previously circulated) requesting that consideration be given to the revised Terms of Reference for the Health and Well Being Board (also previously circulated).
The submitted report stated that the revised governance arrangements and Terms of Reference for the Health and Well Being Board were considered and approved by the Board at its meeting held on 10 May 2018; it was agreed to review them on a regular basis; and that a number of minor amendments had been proposed.
Discussion ensued on the frequency of meetings; task and finish review groups; working more collaboratively with existing partnership groups; membership of the Board; links to the Darlington Partnership Board; its role as the Children’s Trust; and strengthening the links between the Board and agencies who promote employment. Particular reference was made to the need for the Board to have a more strategic role and for it to focus on addressing the health inequalities highlighted at Minute HWBB25 above.
RESOLVED – (a) That the Terms of Reference be approved, with the inclusion of the following amendments:-
(i) the Darlington Integration Board overseeing the delivery of local plans to ensure that they are in line with the Joint Needs Assessment and Joint Health and Well Being Strategy;
(ii) the deletion of the NHS Darlington Clinical Commissioning Group’s Chief Clinical Officer from the Membership of the Board;
(iii) the deletion of Darlington Borough Council’s Chief Executive/Managing Director from the Membership of the Board; and
(iv) the Vice Chair of the Board will be the Chair of the NHS Darlington Clinical Commissioning Group.
(b) That it be agreed that the Board meet three times a year.
(c) That the Board undertake a more strategic role, promoting joint working with partners where possible, with a focus on health inequalities.
(d) That the Integration Board deal with the day to day issues.
(e) That the Terms of Reference be updated accordingly.
REASON – (a) To enable the Terms of Reference to be updated with a number of minor changes.
(b) To enable the Board to consider any further amendments to the Terms of Reference, following the stocktake of priorities.