Agenda and draft minutes

Democracy and Standards Committee - Monday 11th July, 2022 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Swanspool House, Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 1BP

Contact: Carol Mundy 

No. Item




There were none.


Members' declarations of interest (if any)


The chair invited those who wished to do so to declare an interest in respect of an item on the agenda.  The following councillors made a declaration:


Cllr Lyn Buckingham           Personal interest – is a Member of the Lakeside Patient Participation Group


Cllr Macaulay Nichol           Vice-Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board  


Minutes of the meeting held on 12 April 2022 pdf icon PDF 134 KB


The minutes of the meeting held on 12 April 2022 were approved and signed as a true record.


Notification of any requests received to address the meeting


It was noted that no requests had been received to address the meeting.


Health and Wellbeing Board - Revised Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 244 KB

Additional documents:


The annexed circulated report of the Director of Governance and HR (Monitoring Officer) was received to consider the draft Health and Wellbeing Board Terms of Reference, as revised in line with the Health and Care Act 2022 for the Integrated Care System (ICS) from 1 July 2022.


The committee was being asked to comment on the constitutional changes required to facilitate compliance with legislation to enable the revised terms of reference to be recommended to full council.


Appended to the report were the following:


Appendix A                Draft Health and Wellbeing Board terms of reference;

Appendix B                Copy of current Health and Wellbeing Board terms of     reference;

Appendix C               Copy of Health and Wellbeing Board report of 5 July 2022.


The Interim Democratic Services Manager, Paul Goult, explained that the Health and Wellbeing Board is a formal committee of the local authority and as such is charged with promoting greater integration and partnerships between bodies from the NHS, Public Health and Local Government and has a statutory duty, with clinical commissions groups, to produce a joint strategic needs assessment and a joint health and wellbeing strategy for the local population.


Under the Health and Care Act 2022 the Board has additional responsibilities and duties as follows:


·         To review the Integrated Care Board (ICB) five-year plan to ensure it takes proper account of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy;

·         To review the ICB Joint Capital Resource Plan;

·         To consult with the ICB for the ICB Annual Report on performance of any steps taken by the ICB to implement the joint health and wellbeing strategy.


The ICB and ICP also must work closely with local Health and Wellbeing Boards.


The Health and Wellbeing Board considered the revised terms of reference and its recent meeting and comments are shown within Appendix A. There are two categories of membership, statutory, as defined by legislation and non-statutory.  Membership is intended to reflect the partnership working of the Board with appropriate and relevant agencies participating.


The following are statutory members:


·         One NNC elected member nominated by the Leader of North Northamptonshire Council;

·         Executive Director of Adult Social Services, Community and Wellbeing for North Northamptonshire Council;

·         The Director of Children’s Services for North Northamptonshire Council;

·         The Director of Public Health for North Northamptonshire Council;

·         A representative of the local Healthwatch organisation for Northamptonshire;

·         A representative from the Integrated Care Board.


Non-statutory members were further detailed in Appendix A.


The proposed scheme allowed the Leader to designate a statutory representative (as required by legislation). Two Executive members would have designated as non-statutory members and one further elected member would be nominated by the Leader of NNC.  Additional members could be co-opted by the Health and Wellbeing Board, as appropriate.


(Cllr Maxwell joined the meeting at 7.20pm).


The committee discussed the revised terms of reference and queried the statement at 6.5 of the report which stated that ‘the Scrutiny Commission supported the North place development’.  Those members who had attended the Scrutiny Commission considered that the commission had not given  ...  view the full minutes text for item DSC/30


Close of Meeting


The meeting closed at 7.50pm.




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