Dr Shade Agboola, WCC Director of Public
Health introduced this item. It comprised a series of presentations
showing the progress made by the North, Rugby and South Health and
Wellbeing Board Partnerships and NHS Place Executives. She provided
context on the places and the different speakers involved which was
a testament to the partnership working on the place agenda. A recap
was provided on the Health and Wellbeing Strategy adopted in March
The following slides were provided:
- Warwickshire’s population
health framework, describing the collective long-term strategic
ambitions, areas of immediate focus and the four quadrants of
focussed activity, which should improve health outcomes in
Warwickshire. Each of the place plans was based on this model.
- A slide showing the reporting
arrangements, including the direct link from each place into the
Health and Wellbeing Board. Each comprised a place partnership and
place executive, with the arrangements varying to suit each area
and its priorities.
- The partnerships forward plan.
Steve Maxey gave a presentation on behalf of
the North Place, which covered the following areas:
- North population health
- Progress on Partnership
- Governance arrangements for
Partnership and Executive.
- North Place Project SITREP for
Place Executive priority view – wider determinants of
Place Executive project view – wider determinants of
- Reference to the housing initiatives
and those related to hospital discharge.
- An area of challenge concerned the
merger of the CCG, impacting on some aspects of data available at
the place level. This was being worked through with the CCG. Shade
Agboola asked for examples of the data that was no longer
available, so this could be investigated. Sarah Raistrick similarly
asked for specific examples and felt the data should be
- A further concern was the need for
replacement of a public health consultant for the north area. Shade
Agboola gave a brief outline of the temporary public health cover
being provided and would be speaking with Steve Maxey later in the
day regarding the recruitment of a replacement consultant. This was
a joint post and required input from the ICS.
- Salmah Mahmood, Place Programme
Manager at GEH spoke of the good partnership work that was taking
place, bringing place plans together and looking at further areas
for integration and joint opportunities.
Katie Wilson of WCC Public Health and Blair
Robertson of UHCW gave a presentation on the following areas:
- Population health framework –
shared priorities across both the place partnership and delivery
group, using a task and finish approach to address priorities.
- Progress on the following
- Mental health and wellbeing –
self harm in young people
- Poverty and inequalities
- Health behaviours –
- Covid-19 recovery
- LTCs – heart failure
- Covid-19 recovery and the Rugby
incident management team, with thanks to colleagues involved in the
place partnership and delivery group for their work. Recent work on
vaccinations and contact tracing were highlighted.
- Blair Robertson of UHCW and
Charlotte Temple of Community Connections provided detail on the
priority on children and young people’s mental health.
Charlotte spoke about the demands on services from the pandemic and
the aspirations of the compassionate communities work to move from
away from service dependency to encouraging empowered
conversations. Examples were given of specific projects including
the community connections project, story circles and plans for a
community listening project. A further slide showed feedback from
those involved in the compassionate communities work.
- Homelessness - information was
provided on current progress and linked initiatives being led by
Rugby BC, which also involved the group.
Chris Elliott of WDC and Anne Coyle of SWFT
provided this presentation covering:
- Population health framework
- Update on priorities with examples
being given of the work undertaken at the place level on each the
- Respiratory health and inequalities
– SWFT had undertaken a range of actions in response to a
coroner report citing air pollution as a cause of death.
- Covid-19 recovery and prevention
of illness – action to encourage people to be vaccinated
with door knocking in communities with the lowest levels of take
- Environment and sustainability
– a range of air quality and transport aspects, to replace
diesel buses in town centres, planning guidance for development,
provision of open spaces and promoting active travel and
lifestyles. Warm and well homes and links to energy efficiency were
- Mental health, suicide
and bereavement – an arts and health project.
- Children and young people –
seeking to influence plans for the future use of the Ellen Badger
hospital. Reference also to a video clip on feedback from children
about the new play facilities at Myton Green Park.
- Enabling Activities and Next Steps
- Building relationships across
- Bringing our strategy to life.
- Using recommendations from a recent audit to build
a roadmap to a mature place operating model.
- By the end of the financial year, to create a
four-quadrant plan bringing together the priorities from the Health
and Wellbeing Strategy, JNSA and Place Plan.
- Additional activities to enable us to deliver our
priorities by reducing inequalities in health outcomes and the
wider determinants of health.
- Examples of Communications
- Reference to the work on estates,
linking a GP practice development to assist in regenerating an area
at the same time as addressing housing need.
- Anne Coyle added that against the
backdrop of a difficult year, the work at place had been a
highlight and showed the benefits of collaboration.
The Chair thanked all the presenters. This
showed the power of ownership at the place level and need for the
ICS to be driven by place level priorities. Updates to future
meetings were requested.
That the Health and Wellbeing Board notes the