Report of the Town Clerk.
NB. This report was deferred from the inquorate meeting held on 25th November 2022.
Members noted a report of the Town Clerk in respect of the Annual Review of the Board’s Terms of Reference. The Deputy Director of Public Health recommended some significant changes, to bring them up to date with new Health and Social Care Act (2022) statutory guidance, non-statutory guidance and additional legislation, all of which will confer duties on the Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB). Members noted that it had not been possible to do this at the last meeting of the Board, as it had been inquorate. However, the need for these changes had only recently materialised due to late receipt of the guidance. The proposed changes were emailed to Members for their consideration.
The Town Clerk advised that, given that any recommendations in respect of the City Corporation’s Committees and Boards’ Terms of Reference will need to be approved by the Annual Meeting of the Court of Common Council on 27th April 2023, they would need to be taken to the Policy and Resources Committee under Urgency. Therefore, Members agreed to delegate approval of the final wording to the Town Clerk, in consultation with the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board, noting that the City Solicitor would also be consulted on the report.
The Board agreed with the Deputy Director of Public eHhH Health’s suggested additional membership of the East London Foundation Trust, St Barts, Homerton and Shoreditch and City Primary Care network, with a suggested preference for at least one clinical representative from those organisations.
Whilst Members accepted that it would not be possible to include all partners, it was noted that there is currently no clinical representation. Members welcomed strengthening the arrangements in relation to the Integrated Care Board, as the City and Hackney are major contributors and this might not have been reflected previously.
Members were invited to comment further after the Board meeting
Approval of the final wording of the revised Terms of Reference for the Health and Wellbeing Board be delegated to the Town Clerk, in consultation with the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board, with Members of the Board also being consulted on the final draft.