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Feedback from the Joint Place Forum and Health & Care Partnership

Meeting: 06/01/2021 - Health and Wellbeing Board (Item 8)

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Update report – Sir Chris Ham


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Sir Chris Ham referred the Board to the circulated update and gave a verbal report covering the following areas:


  • The collective response to Covid-19 had demonstrated the necessity and benefits of partnership working. Examples were quoted on the delivery of health and care services and hospital discharge.
  • Cooperation between hospitals on critical care, with the mutual aid arrangements extending to neighbouring systems.
  • Partnership working would focus in the future on recovery from Covid.
  • The anchor alliance, providing for collaboration between councils, the NHS and universities to create job opportunities, training and procurement to support local businesses.
  • In terms of next steps, key aspects were reasserting the role as a system to tackle health inequalities, championing the call to action and ensuring a joint approach. The second aspect was progressing the year of wellbeing pledges, seeking support from system leaders and particularly in view of the challenges for staff health and wellbeing due to the pandemic.


A report back was provided on the joint meeting of the Coventry and Warwickshire Place Forum and the Health and Care Partnership Board held virtually on 3 November 2020. This continued the discussion on health inequalities & Covid-19 and the potential for collaborative work. The report summarised the key themes from the meeting. Several presentations and discussion items were covered:


  • Tackling health inequalities in our Covid-19 response.
  • Addressing the economic impact of Covid-19.
  • Partnership with the voluntary and community sector.
  • Improving workforce mental wellbeing.
  • Developing the role of anchor institutions.


The report detailed key next steps and actions. It provided the results from a pre-event survey to explore what was most important to partners in terms of the pandemic response and future opportunities. The survey results could inform the theme of the next meeting on 2 March.




That the Board:


  1. Notes the report and the next steps and actionsresulting from the Joint Place Forum and Health & Care Partnership held on 3November 2020.


Endorses the proposed thematic approach to future meetings.