July’s Health and Wellbeing Board meeting gave board members an opportunity to continue conversations from May about the board’s purpose, structure and expectations of members. Our new Health & Wellbeing Strategy 2019-29 was presented with our 7 new priorities:
– To reduce the impact of poor mental health
– To reduce physical inactivity
– To reduce the number of people who smoke or use tobacco
– To reduce harms from alcohol
– To reduce poverty
– Reduce the impact of climate change
– Healthy weight
Our Health and Wellbeing Sub Boards will oversee each life course area, and have partnership action plans, focusing on the priority areas. We have produced a performance dashboard for our key indicators so that we measure our progress, monitoring improvements in Healthy Life Expectancy overall (from a baseline of 2013-15).
Members were presented with a paper on Trafford’s Long Term Strategic Framework for Reform and Sustainability in Health and Social Care 2019 – 2024/5; a five year strategic framework for system reform and sustainability which will be delivered in one year delivery plans. The plan will be based on Trafford’s seven identified priorities and will deliver a place based model of care.
The board was also presented with a paper to inform them of their new statutory requirement and accountability for the oversight of all child deaths in Trafford; the Child Death Overview Panel will now be overseen by the Health and Wellbeing Board.