Agenda and minutes

Health & Wellbeing Board - Tuesday, 1st October, 2019 1.30 pm

Venue: Council Offices, Bushloe House, Station Road, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 2DR. View directions

Contact: Avril Lennox MBE - Email: 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


A Lennox MBE

V Robbins

K Packham

N Patel

L Montia

J Carr

A Ward

H Hutchinson

M Flynn

Cllr. Ghattoraya

Cllr. J Boyce  

Cllr. L Kaufman

Cllr. R Adams


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 204 KB


The minutes of the last meeting of the HWBB held on 2 July 2019 to be taken as read, confirmed and signed by the Chair.


Review Updated Terms of Reference


Dr Varakantam queried the frequency that the Board would meet from the ToR.  It was confirmed that there would be four meetings per year. (three Board meetings and one Health Summit) This was confirmed by the other attendees and the Chair.


Review of the Proposed Action Plan


K Radford went through the proposed Action Plan and the progress that had arisen from the eight recommendations from the Health Summit. These have now been built into a 10 point proposed action plan.


Action 1 – Responsibility – Dr V Varakantam


Developing further understanding – Explore whether it is possible to evaluate population data in different ways.


Update – K Radford explained that he had received an e mail from Vivienne Robbins and that this action was currently on hold until he has spoken to Dr Kath Packham, who is covering for Vivienne Robins, whilst she on Maternity Leave.


Action 2 – Responsibility – Mrs A Lennox MBE


OWBC – Consider Reviewing the Health and Wellbeing Board Terms of Reference, including attendance list, action plan governance, the use of task and finish groups and wider partner communication (including dissemination and possible bulletins to wider partners)



i)             Terms of reference were discussed and the Chair asked for agreement. These were agreed after a query was raised regarding the frequency of board meetings. It was agreed 3 meetings plus a Health Summit annually.

ii)            Task and Finish Groups would report back when relevant with specific actions.

iii)           The membership of the board was also discussed and the structure below was agreed.


The Health and wellbeing board will consist of members from Public and Third Sector organisations


Board Membership


·         Chair

·         GP (Primary Care Network)

·         GP (East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG)

·         Council Officer x 2

·         East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG management lead

·         Councillors x 7




Other attendees for the board will include representatives from

·         Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service

·         Local Police

·         Council departments

·         Local Area Coordinators

·         First Contact

·         Public Health

·         Adult Social Care

·         GP Practice Manager

·         Education / School Support

·         LPT – District Nursing

·         Children and Young Families


Additional representatives may be invited to attend at the discretion of the board.




A quorum shall be made of the Chair plus at least one GP representative and one Council Officer representative.


Action: Mr K Radford to update ToR


Action 3 – Responsibility – Cllr Jeffrey Kaufman & relevant politicians


Connecting the three communities – Explore the possibility of improved transport links between South Wigston, Wigston and Oadby. E.g. public transport and volunteer transport for specific events/activities.


Update – Improved Transport links - Cllr G A Boulter gave an update to the board regarding a discussion he had with Arriva and was in potential negotiation for transport from Wigston to South Wigston Health Centre. He will update at the next meeting.


Action 4 – Responsibility – S W Health Centre (Dr V Varakantam)


Community Engagement – Consider developing a programme of engagement events in local communities such as health and wellbeing fairs and community health checks in accessible places such as supermarkets and community spaces.  Link to Health and Wellbeing Action Plan to increase communication, collaboration and co-ordination across organisations.


Update – Dr Varakantam updated the board on two health fairs. One at Two Steeple Surgery and one at South Wigston Health  ...  view the full minutes text for item 36.


Any Other Business


K Radford asked the Board if there were any other elements that were missing from the proposed actions that had not been discussed.  It was agreed that all proposed actions covered the relevant elements at this time.


Cllr Jeffrey Kaufman updated the group about the University of Leicester’s funding bid to the Health Foundation which aims to gain a better understanding of the relationship between individual health and population health in Oadby and Wigston. The lead researcher of the project Dr Michael Dunning has requested the HWBB write a letter of support of their bid. This was fully supported by the board.


Future Meetings

Tuesday, 14  January 2020

Tuesday, 7 April 2020


·         Tuesday 14 January 2020

·         Tuesday 7 April 2020


Meetings to be held at the Oadby and Wigston Borough Council Offices starting at 1.30 p.m.

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