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Community Care, Health & Wellbeing Thematic Board
20 May 2015 - 14:00 to 16:00
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Committee Members
Councillor M Brown (Renfrewshire Council); D Leese, Lead Officer and Chief Officer Designate, F MacKay and C Walker, H Cunningham, Health & Social Care Partnership; J Ferrie, Engage Renfrewshire; S McLellan, Forum for Empowering Our Communities; P Nelis, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service; N Burns, Police Scotland; A Cumberford, West College Scotland; A Bonar, University of the West of Scotland (UWS); D Goodman, Renfrewshire Carers; J McKellar, Renfrew Leisure Limited; Dr A Van der Lee, GP Representative; D Reid, Renfrewshire ADP; R Telfer, Scottish Care; S McDonald, Active Communities; S Strachan, L McIntyre, R Robertson and L Muirhead (all Renfrewshire Council).

Councillor I McMillan
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Councillor I McMillan (Renfrewshire Council); D Leese, F MacKay, C Walker and H Cunningham (all Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership); D Reid (Renfrewshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership); D Goodman (Renfrewshire Carers); R Robertson, L Fingland and L Muirhead (all Renfrewshire Council); and P Nelis (Scottish Fire and Rescue Service).


Councillor I McMillan, Chair, presided.


C Johnstone (NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde); and C MacDonald (Renfrewshire Council).


Councillor M Brown (Renfrewshire Council); S McDonald (Active Communities); J Ferrie (Engage Renfrewshire); S McLellan (Forum for Empowering Communities); Dr A Van der Lee (GP representative); S Strachan (Renfrewshire Council); C Burling (Renfrewshire Health & Social Care Partnership); J McKellar (Renfrewshire Leisure Limited); R Telfer (Scottish Care); and A Cumberford (West College Scotland).


The Convener intimated that he proposed to alter the order of business to facilitate the conduct of the meeting by considering Item 6 of the agenda after Item 1.
Items Of Business
Apologies from members.
Minute of Meeting held on 5 February, 2015
There was submitted the Minute of the Community Care, Health & Wellbeing Thematic Board held on 5 February 2015.

DECIDED: That the minute be approved.
Report by Director of Finance & Resources.
CCH&W.05.02.14(2) – Midspan Event

It was noted that the training/information session held on 3rd March, 2015, was successful. It was agreed that this action could now be removed from the action log.

CCH&W.04.09.14(7) – Stroke – Risk Factors & Lowering the Risk 
R Robertson intimated that the Stroke Assocation were in the middle of planning their events and she would keep the Board advised. She also intimated that a new guide entitled “My Stroke” guide had just been published. 


(a) That it be agreed that completed action CCH&W.05.02.14(2) – Midspan Event be removed from the action log;

(b) That the information relating to the Stroke Association be noted; and

(c) That the Rolling Action Log be noted.
Report by Community Planning Lead Officer.
There was submitted a report by the Community Planning Lead Officer relative to an update on remedial actions and progress achieved to improve the impact measures that were 10% or more outwith target.

F MacKay intimated that there were 4 impact measures that had target red alert status. Appendix 1 of the report provided an update on remedial actions; outlined progress achieved; and provided details of the work which was onging to improve the performance of the red alert indicators.


(a) That the update provided on the indicators as detailed within Appendix 1 be noted; and

(b) That it be agreed that the updates would be reported to the Community Planning Partnership Board at its meeting on 24 June, 2015.

Verbal Update by Chief Officer Designate, Health & Social Care.
D Leese advised that the Tackling Poverty Commission published its report on 13 March and identified 24 recommendations which were grouped under five priority areas proposed by the Commission. Renfrewshire Council had formed a Tackling Poverty Steering Group to oversee the development of an action plan. He intimated that against each of the recommendations clear, measurable and specific impact measures had been developed and the recommendations would be put to a special meeting of the Community Planning Partnership Board on 5 June 2015 and thereafter the Council meeting on 25 June 2015.

DECIDED: That the verbal update be noted.
Update by Chief Officer Designate, Health & Social Care Partnership.
There was submitted a report by the Chief Officer Designate, Health & Social Care Partnership relative to the progress of the integration work. The report advised that a Programme Board had been established to lead the integration work and a summary of progress was attached as an appendix to the report.

DECIDED: That the report be noted.
Presentation by Dr Chris Johnstone, Associate Clinical Director.
C Johnstone gave a presentation relating to the Renfrewshire Development Programme (RDP), NHSGG&C Clinical Services Review. The presentation highlighted the person centered approach; key features and advantages of this approach; new services that had come into operation; the various workstreams that were in place; and the communication and engagement that had taken place.

DECIDED: That the presentation be noted.
Report by Renfrewshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership.
There was submitted a report by Renfrewshire Alcohol & Drug Partnership relative to the project event Brighter Renfrewshire Alcohol Awareness Week (BRAW).

The report advised that a multi-agency planning group had been established to develop the event which would take place between 15 and 19 June 2015 with the message focused on getting the most out of summer by being safe and having fun without excessive use of alcohol. It was highlighted that BRAW would involve three key areas:
  • A fund that allowed community groups and services to bid for up to £500 to allow participation in agreed BRAW activities within their local areas;
  • Road shows at supermarkets/shopping centres within each of the LAC areas during BRAW week; and
  • A large showcase event on the final day, 19 June 2015.

Councillor McMillan intimated that he was pleased to see that a large number of community groups had embraced the concept and looked forward to the event. He also asked that his thanks be passed on to the organisers of the events.

DECIDED: That the report be noted.

Verbal update by Community Planning Lead Officer.
F MacKay gave a verbal update on the Midspan training/information session which was held on 3 March, 2015. She intimated that the event went very well and was very well attended by Elected Members and partner organisations. She advised that plans were being made for a roadshow to take place in the coming months.

DECIDED: That the update be noted.
Report by Head of Planning and Health Improvement, Renfrewshire Health & Social Care Partnership
There was submitted a report by the Head of Planning and Health Improvement, Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership relative to the response by Renfrewshire Community Planning Partnership (RCPP) to a stakeholder consultation on public health by the Scottish Government.

The report provided the context for the review and outlined key challenges and potential opportunities for public health. It was noted that the Scottish Government Review Group had asked for the paper to be shared widely in order that they could have the benefit of feedback from a range of stakeholders. Appendix 2 detailed the RCCP response to the consultation.

DECIDED: That the response to the stakeholder consultation be noted.
Report by Director of Finance & Resources.
There was submitted a proposed timetable for meetings of the Community Care, Health & Wellbeing Thematic Board for the period September 2015 to October 2016.

DECIDED: That the timetable of meetings until October 2016 be approved.

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
No declarations of interest have been entered for this meeting.


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