Friday 31 July 2015

Health and Social Care

East Midlands Councils Health Review

A Healthier Future for the East Midlands

The East Midlands Health Review is intended to complement the work already undertaken by health and wellbeing boards and local health scrutiny committees through ‘adding value’ and support in addressing the joint priorities of councils, MPs and key health partners.

This review has been led by members of East Midlands Councils but in the development of the final report, a range of partners have informed its conclusions and recommendations, including from the health sector and academia, and through an All-Party Parliamentary Group meeting at the House of Commons on 30 October 2014. The final report is available below:

A Healthier Future for the East Midlands? (February 2015)

MPs, councillors and health professionals held a summit meeting at Westminster on Thursday 30th October 2014 to discuss the effectiveness of health services across the East Midlands, as part of a 'Health Review' led by East Midlands Councils.

Supporting information on 'funding for healthcare - inequalities in the East Midlands' is available below:

Health Funding Inequality in the East Midlands

The new PHE Centre geograhic footprint

The Chief Executive of Public Health England, Duncan Selby has written a letter providing details of the changes PHE are making in the support that they provide to the local place-based organisations who work to improve and protect the public’s health and wellbeing.

The attached letter provides details of changes to the new East Midlands Centre footprint that will include Northamptonshire County Council.

PHE Duncan Selby letter

The new PHE Centre geographic footprint 

Public Health in the 21st Century: Organising and Managing Multidisciplinary Teams in a Local Government Context

On behalf of the LGA, Public Health England, Association of Directors of Public Health and Faculty of Public Health, EMC has issued national guidance on Public Health in the 21st Century: Organising and Managing Multidisciplinary Teams in a Local Government Context. The document was produced jointly by national bodies and unions.  It examines the range of skills needed to carry out public health functions and looks at where those skills might be found. It covers issues around recruiting and employing medical consultants and also makes some recommendations for action around continuity of service, a factor that could impact on voluntary moves between the health and local government sectors. The Guidance is available below:

Public Health in the 21st Century: Organising and Managing Multidiscipinary Teams in a Local Government Context (August 2014)

Health and Well-Being Board Chairs' Network

The Health and Well-Being Board (HWB) Chairs' Network supports HWB Chairs to develop their their role through exchange of information, practice and ideas. The Network consists of the 10 HWB Chairs in the East Midlands (Derby, Derbyshire, Leicester, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Milton Keynes, Northamptonshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, and Rutland).

Terms of Reference

Review into the Future of Adult Social Care Funding

Reform of adult social care provision is an issue of fundamental importance to local councils, their future financial sustainability and their local communities. EMC's Executive Board established a Task and Finish Group to highlight specific local pressures and challenges, and to develop shared thinking across the sector.

The Task and Finish Group's final report - and accompanying data from the National Adult Social Care Intelligence Service (NASCIS) - will be considered by EMC's Executive Board on 27th September 2013. Both documents are available below.

EMC ASC Funding Report v8-Final  and EM 2012-13 Vol 2 v1 NASCIS Reports

Other recent EMC activity

In September 2012 the Leader of East Midlands Councils wrote to the Secretary of State for Health to record concerns and ask that the decision to end Children's Congenital Heart Surgery at Glenfield Hospital be urgently reviewed. EMC has also submitted responses to the Health and Social Care Bill, the NHS Listening Exercise on NHS modernisation and "Fairer Care Funding – The Report of the Commission on Funding of Care and Support" (the Dilnot Commission).

Letter to Jeremy Hunt MP September 2012