The Director of Commissioning and Transformation and the Head of Commissioning, NHS Darlington Clinical Commissioning Group, gave a presentation to the Board on the Joint Actions being undertaken in respect of the ‘Ageing Well’ priority and improving outcomes for older people, namely reducing social isolation; delaying the onset of support needs; supporting independence; and ensuring intermediate and transitional care outside of hospital was effective.
It was reported that an Integration Board was in place in Darlington; it was important to recognise and involve partners to ensure a systems approach; a group would be set up, including Healthwatch, to map services; and stated that there was a lot of working on-going in partner organisations, some of which was joint working and some work was being done in isolation, in respect of the priority.
Discussion ensued on consultation and engagement with the public and the involvement of the Council’s Scrutiny Committee.
RESOLVED - That the thanks of the Board be conveyed to Director of Commissioning and Transformation and the Head of Commissioning, NHS Darlington Clinical Commissioning Group, for their informative presentation.
REAON – To convey the views of the Board.