Venue: Microsoft Teams Meeting (remote meeting)
Contact: Amy Dyson Democratic Services Officer
Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were received from Councillor John Joseph Kelly, Richard Freeman, Craig Gillespie, and Graeme Robson.
Minutes of the meeting held on 11 March, 2020
That the Minutes of the meeting held on 11 March, 2020 be confirmed
as a correct record.
Declarations of Interest
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No declarations of any disclosable pecuniary interests or personal interests were received.
Report of the Director of Public Health
The Board considered the report of the Director of Public Health that
provided an update and a summary of activity from the five identified subgroups:
1. Update from Health Protection Forum, the forum has not met since the last meeting on account of the COVID response.
2. Health and Wellbeing Executive, the Executive has met once since the last update on the 30th April.
3. Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Continuous
Improvement Board (SEND CIB), the Board has continued to meet virtually during the COVID 19 pandemic.
4. Children’s and Young People’s Partnership Board, the Board has met twice since the last report, on the 21stApril and the 19th May.
5. The Adults Forum, the group has not met since the last report.
There were also updates on:
1. Pharmaceutical Needs Assessments (PNA)
2. Communications Sub Group
That the report be noted.
Report of the Executive Director Children’s Social Care and Health
The Board considered the report of the Executive Director of Children’s Social Care and Education that updated members on the progress made against the actions taken and progress made with regard to the SEND Continuous Improvement Plan. It also updated the board on the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic.
The report detailed the delivery of the Improvement Plan:
· The continuance of SENDCIB and its subgroups meeting remotely
· The recognition by the Local Area of the stress and concern the COVID 19 pandemic is causing families and the continuance of support from the Local Area and all partners
· The continued performance monitoring and impact assessment of the COVID 19 pandemic by the Performance Management sub group and Assessment & Provision
· The presentation of a report on progress made to date, recommended developments and timing changes by the Co-production, Communication and engagement sub group
· The Joint Commissioning sub group’s review of the Joint Commissioning Action plan in light of the COVID 19 pandemic
The report also detailed the risks involved in delivering the Improvement Plan including what is being done to monitor and overcome them.
1) the performance information at Appendix A in conjunction with the information within the report be approved;
2) it be noted that changes have now been introduced, meaning that many of the action plan objectives were being met plus where required appropriate remedial actions were in place;
3) it be noted that challenge was offered to the SENDCIB;
4) it be noted that there is risk as the neurodevelopmental diagnostic pathway has been impacted by the pandemic and the remedial actions being taken by the provider be approved;
5) it be noted that the approaches have been taken to maintain a safe level of service for children requiring ASD/ADHD assessment and diagnosis;
6) it be noted that the completion of reviews remains a risk and the remedial action taken in respect of Year 6 and 11 reviews which have been supported by the DfE Advisor be approved, as well as the approach
7) confirmation of the level of risk being effectively managed is approved.
Briefing Paper from the NHS CCG Director of Strategy and Outcomes (interim)
The Board received the report of the NHS CCG Director of Strategy and Outcomes (interim).
The report is a hospital and out of hospital based report which summarised current NHS related activity to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report detailed the following:
· Urgent and emergency care and community services
· COVID-19 testing – Test, track and trace
· Antibody Testing
· Care Homes
· Primary care
· Mental health care
· Elective care
· Cancer services
· Children and young people
· CAHMS and specialist mental health services
· SEND specific health services
· Data and modelling
· CCGs’ finances
1) the report be noted.
Briefing Paper from the NHS CCG Deputy Director of Integration, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
The Board considered the report of Pat McGuinness, Deputy Director of Integration, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust. The report was presented by Pat McGuiness, Alisa Nile, Deputy Head of Service, Adult Social Care and Deborah Butcher, Director of Social Care at the meeting.
The report and presentation gave an update on Integrated Care Teams, the presentation outlined:
· Defining Integrated Care Teams as well as their aims and priorities
· A timeline of COVID Drivers and Response
· A care home plan for COVID-19 and beyond (Liverpool and Sefton Model)
o A proactive approach
o Care home clinical leadership
o Advanced Care Plans and Check in
· A joint aspiration by working together
The report informed members of the board of:
· the work programme to support development and delivery of Integrated Care Teams across South Sefton pre COVID-19
· an update on service changes made to support COVID 19 response, particularly in respect of support for vulnerable people
· a performance update against expected trajectory for Phase 1
· an outline of high level next steps for 2020/21 Phase 2
1) the contents of the report and progress made be noted;
2) the key next steps in planning for 2020/21 be noted.