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Attendance by Reserve Members

To note the attendance at this meeting of any duly appointed Reserve Members.


Reserve Members may attend meetings:-


(i)                 to take the place of an ordinary Member for whom they are a reserve;

(ii)               where the ordinary Member will be absent for the whole of the meeting; and

(iii)             the meeting notes at the start of the meeting at the item ‘Reserves’ that the Reserve Member is or will be attending as a reserve;

(iv)              if a Reserve Member whose intention to attend has been noted arrives after the commencement of the meeting, then that Reserve Member can only act as a Member from the start of the next item of business on the agenda after his/her arrival.


RESOLVED:  To note the attendance at this meeting of the following duly appointed Reserve Members:-


Ordinary Member


Reserve Member


Dr Shaheen Jinah

Dr Shahla Ahmad

Mina Kakaiya

Julian Maw



Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of disclosable pecuniary or non pecuniary interests, arising from business to be transacted at this meeting, from:


(a)          all Members of the Board;

(b)          all other Members present.


RESOLVED:  To note that there were no declarations of interests made by Members.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 134 KB

That the minutes of the meeting held on 2 March 2017 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.


RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 2 March 2017, be taken as read and signed as a correct record.


Public Questions, Petitions and Deputations

To receive any public questions received in accordance with Board Procedure Rule 14.


Questions will be asked in the order notice of them was received and there be a time limit of 15 minutes.


[The deadline for receipt of public questions is 3.00 pm, 8 May 2017.  Questions should be sent to  

No person may submit more than one question].


RESOLVED:  To note that no public questions, petitions or deputations had been received at this meeting.



Future Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNA) in Harrow pdf icon PDF 156 KB

Report of the Director of Public Health


The Board received a report on the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment which proposed changes on how it could be delivered in the future so that it was responsive and more easily managed.


An officer introduced the report, detailing the three options: a single JSNA produced once every three to five years, a thematic annual report, or a virtual JSNA.


In response to questions arising from the requirement for the webpage to become more functional in order to achieve a virtual JSNA, it was noted that:


·                     the date of posting for each item and for any subsequent update would be displayed;


·                     the ability to respond to requests for further information would be dependant on officer capacity. Responses to previous questions would be available in a separate section;


·                     a matrix would track progress and the Board would periodically receive updated information.  Each report would have a key messages section to enable the capture of issues;


·                     the JSNA and Health and Wellbeing Strategy had been funded by Public Health.  However, its funding had been reduced and any funding opportunities from the CCG would be welcomed to take the initiative forward;


·                     the need for all reports to be downloadable and with  the opportunity to bring in manageable links was recognised.


RESOLVED:  That option 3, a rolling virtual JSNA, be supported.


INFORMATION REPORT - Health and Wellbeing Strategy Update pdf icon PDF 133 KB

Report of the Director of Public Health

Additional documents:


Consideration was given to a report which set out progress made against the nine actions which the Board had committed to for 2016/17 to implement the Harrow Health and Wellbeing Strategy.


An officer introduced the report and drew particular attention to the good progress in the Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service transformation plan.  It was noted that the Council had signed the ‘Time to Change’ Employer Pledge at a public event earlier that day.


A Member referred to the review of the Early Intervention Service and suggested a review after a year of implementation of the redesigned model of service delivery.


It was noted that there would be no further updates in relation to a specific Harrow Health and Wellbeing Strategy action plan.  Instead it was proposed that the updates would come as a result of collaborative discussion around local implementation of the North West London Sustainability and Transformation Plan.


A CCG representative informed the Board that the Harrow Health app would have a second phase of publicity in May.  Approximately 14,000 people had used the app to date including a significant number of people aged over 50.


RESOLVED:  That the report be noted.


Child Poverty and Life Chances Strategy and Action Plan pdf icon PDF 139 KB

Report of the Director of Public Health

Additional documents:


The Board received the Child Poverty and Life Chances Strategy which brought together the actions currently being undertaken by Harrow Council and partners that would help mitigate the impact of child poverty in Harrow.


It was noted that the strategy for Harrow was to focus support and interventions on the eight areas in the borough where the disparity between income and health was higher compared to other ward counterparts.


Members were informed that officers were trying to identify funding opportunities and opportunities to work with partner organisations.  A Capable Communities Grant had been obtained.




(1)          the Child Poverty and Life Chances Strategy and action plan be supported;


(2)          a verbal report on key issues be presented to the Board in six months and an annual report be submitted.


INFORMATION REPORT - Better Care Fund (BCF) Update Quarter 3 2016/17 and 2017/18 Planning pdf icon PDF 357 KB

Joint Report of the Corporate Director of People Services, Harrow Council, and Interim Chief Operating Officer, Harrow Clinical Commissioning Group



A report was received which set out progress on the Better Care Fund (BCF) in the third quarter of 2016/17. Extracts from the Quarter 3 report indicated Harrow’s position in relation to the plan and  supplied data in narrative form to provide an indication of the estimated end position.  It was noted that NSE England feedback on progress was positive


A CCG officer drew particular attention to additional resources for extended primary care access to primary care which was currently 8 am to 8 pm weekdays and access at weekends, and that April 2017 had seen the first time in twelve months that there were zero delay transfers of care related to health..


The Board was informed that the Council and CCG were making progress on the negotiation on the 2017/18 plan and an update would be submitted to the Board meeting in July.


RESOLVED:  That the report be noted.