Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
General Overview of Population
Cabinet received the Annual Report on the health of the Buckinghamshire population from the Director of Public Health.
Cabinet NOTED the Director of Public Health Annual Report and ENDORSED the recommendations below and the draft action plan.
Recommendations within the Director of Public Health Annual Report for Buckinghamshire Council
a) The council to consider adopting a ‘health in all polices’ approach whereby relevant policies and decisions consider how residents health could be improved and poor health prevented as part of business as usual, e.g. when planning new developments or considering transport policies.
b) The council to consider opportunities to develop its role as an anchor organisation.
c) The council to continue to roll out training to front line staff to encourage residents to make simple changes that could improve their health, wellbeing and independence and ensure staff can signpost people to community assets that can support this.
d) The Buckinghamshire Council public health and prevention team should support Community Boards to consider the health needs of their population and what simple practical steps they could take to improve health in their local area.
e) To continue to promote the health of the council workforce with good workplace health policies.
Recommendations for Community Boards
f) Community Boards should work with local communities, public health and wider partners to identify the health and wellbeing issues in their local area and take effective action to address them. Community boards should use their pump-priming wellbeing fund to help improve health and wellbeing in their area.
Recommendations for the NHS and primary care networks
The NHS should:
a) Increase their focus on preventing ill health and tackling inequalities and ensure this is built into every care pathway.
b) Consider how to build a health in all policies approach and opportunities to act as an anchor organisation.
c) Consider how the NHS can best support effective place-based working and community-centred approaches.
d) Ensure front line staff are trained to support people to make simple changes to improve their health and wellbeing and to signpost people to community assets that support this.
e) Continue to promote and protect the health of their workforce through effective workplace policies.
Primary care networks:
a) Should work with their local communities, Buckinghamshire Council public health, Community Boards and other partners to understand and improve the health in their local area.
b) Ensure front line staff are trained to support people to make simple changes to improve their health and wellbeing and signpost people to community assets that can support their health.
c) Continue to promote and protect the health of their workforce.
Details of any conflict of interest declared: Mr B Chapple declared a personal interest as his son worked in the Children's Services Department for Buckinghamshire Council.
Contact: Dr Jane O'Grady, Director of Public Health Email: Jane.OGrady@buckinghamshire.gov.uk.
Report author: Tiffany Burch
Publication date: 13/10/2020
Date of decision: 13/10/2020
Decided at meeting: 13/10/2020 - Cabinet
Effective from: 21/10/2020