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Filming at Meetings


Councillor James referred to the information on the agenda and members noted the guidance in respect of filming at meetings.


Welcome and Introductions


Councillor James welcomed everyone to the meeting and the members introduced themselves.


Apologies for absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Joseph Ejiofor, Dr Peter Christian, Dr Will Maimaris, Jennie Williams, Sorrel Brookes, Katy Porter, and Carmel Littleton.

Lucy de Groot substituted for Sorrel Brookes. 


Notification of Urgent Business


There were no items of urgent business.


Declarations of Interest


No declarations of interest were put forward.


Minutes of the Previous meeting held on the 5th of December 2018 pdf icon PDF 139 KB



That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 5th December 2018 be agreed as a correct record of the meeting.


Questions and Deputations


Written questions had been received from Haringey Keep the NHS Public. Councillor James confirmed those questions would be responded to in writing.


Developing locality-based care in Haringey pdf icon PDF 227 KB

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Rachel Lissauer, Director of the Wellbeing Partnership for Haringey and Islington CCGs, introduced this report and presentation which provided an update on the progress made in developing place-based care in both boroughs.

With regard to the progress made in Haringey, the following was highlighted:

  • In September 2018, there had been a launch event where the Council discussed with frontline staff and residents the concept of what was trying to be achieved.
  • The Bridge Renewal Trust had carried out surveys with residents that provided the Council with a detailed understanding of how residents viewed services.
  • In January 2019, the Council carried out a ‘deep dive’ set of interviews with a broad group of people who worked in North Tottenham. The responses provided valuable information on what frontline staff considered to be working. It also provided insight into the staffs ambitions for the services.
  • There was a framework group, made up of senior managers, which received and responded to the priorities developed by frontline staff through groundwork meetings.
  • Community First had received a positive response from residents and had been utilised by local area co-ordinators.
  • An aim of the locality-based care was to develop on what had already had a positive impact and, where possible, expanding on that to increase its reach and scope.
  • A more integrated offer needed to be developed around early years, families of young children, and older people. 
  • The Council had engaged with the voluntary and community sector to explore what it could do to assist them. The Council had been asked to help remove barriers that existed which prevented the voluntary and community sectors from being able to do all they could in assisting the residents of the borough.
  • It had been clear that not all residents were fully aware of the services and help which was available. A key aim of the locality-based care was to improve residents understanding of what was available to them by building on the inter-connectedness of the Council services, voluntary and community services.
  • Community Cook Up was praised as an event which saw health and wellbeing staff come together with residents to cook and eat healthy food.
  • The shared approach to prevention and early intervention was a core theme of this work. A shared strategic approach was being developed between Haringey Council, Islington Council, Haringey CCG, Islington CCG, and other key health services, for them to sign up to. 
  • In North Tottenham, a prototype of the primary care network was being created, with the grouping of primary care practices having already taken place. The next stage would be how GPs integrated within that care network. 
  • Regarding forming integrated locality teams, operational leads from services providing both health and care had been consulted on how their services were organised and what the implications for them would be to move towards a locality-based approach in delivery of services. This work was ongoing and those operational leads would be further consulted on what working together more effectively meant to them, such as sharing office  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.


Progress on developing place-based care and support in Islington pdf icon PDF 307 KB

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Councillor Watts, Leader of Islington Council, introduced the report on progress on developing place-based care and support in Islington. The JHWBSC was informed the key aspiration was to centralise and bring together services in order to more effectively tackle the issues faced by residents.

Maggie Kufedlt, the Corporate Director for Housing and Adult Social Services for Islington Council, outlined the progress made in Islington. The following was highlighted:

  • There had been workshops and events held with staff and residents.
  • The five key developments in the localities programme in Islington focussed on building connections between teams, engaging the voluntary and community sector, the strategic approach to prevention and early intervention, supporting primary care networks, and forming integrated locality teams.
  • Islington had a successful integrated network in health and care where staff came together to discuss various issues, such as residents who presented with complex needs, and assisted them together. The aim was to expand on that existing integrated network and increase the number of professionals represented, such as those from housing. 
  • There was concern at the lack of understanding by residents of what services were being provided in North Islington. The Council sought to address that by having staff and elected members inform residents at a street level of available services.
  • There had been a Frontline Managers OD event where 20 frontline managers discussed what needed doing and existing barriers which prevented staff from being able to do their work. They also discussed how they could work together as leaders to overcome those barriers and challenges.
  • A market place event would be held in April 2019, which would inform residents of the services and what was available.
  • Engaging the voluntary sector was a key part of the development in the localities programme in Islington. The Council would be meeting with the voluntary and community sector collectively and then individually to discuss their role in the localities programme.
  • There would be eight smaller networks across the three locality areas and the GP federation would be leading on that work. 
  • Islington Council sought to have an operating prototype model by April 2019.


Following both presentations by Haringey and Islington on their integrated care progress, the following was noted in discussion:

  • Members of the JHWBSC welcomed the progress made by both Haringey and Islington.
  • Any operating model created needed to be needs driven and not criteria driven. 
  • The voluntary sector welcomed the proposed initiatives that increased their involvement within the locality based care plans. In order for the voluntary sector to deliver the maximum potential, it was encouraged that any obstacles which prevented their involvement, should be removed at a strategic level.
  • Staff on the ground had been energised by the proposals, particularly within community services in North Islington and North Haringey.
  • There was concern that GP staff were not as actively engaged within communities as they could be and this needed to be addressed for the locality-based care to succeed. It was noted that the impending proposed change to the GP contract  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.


NHS Long-Term Plan and Implications for Development of Integrated Care pdf icon PDF 454 KB

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Rachel Lissauer, Director of the Wellbeing Partnership for Haringey and Islington CCGs, introduced this report and presentation to the JHWBSC. This report provided a summary of the NHS Long Term Plan with a particular focus on its implications for the development of integrated Care Systems in both boroughs.

The following was highlighted:

  • The report set out the expectations of what would happen at integrated care systems level. There were a set of expectations surrounding health and care budget alignment. This was permissive in its approach and outlined a range of options.
  • There was an expectation that integrated care systems would provide a plan of their approach for NHSE by April 2019.
  • It was expected that the boroughs would be approached regarding how they saw their integrated care systems developing. Across the different boroughs in North London, a simulation event was held which considered what it meant for the boroughs to work in an integrated care system.
  • The JHWBSC was asked to note the long-term plan and discuss the ways in which to use the learning from the integrate events and learning from the work already done in formulating a response to the NCL.

The following was noted in discussion:

  • As it was not known at what level the integrated care system would be set, it was questioned how a response could be provided given that lack of certainty.
  • Regarding budget alignment, it was queried whether the Council had any choice in the matter, and what would be the extent of the budget alignment.
  • It was queried what the role of the public and democratically elected representatives would be in the integrated care systems.
  • There was disappointment that social care was not mentioned within the NHS Long Term Plan.
  • Whilst the NHS was seeking to increase its contribution to addressing the causes of ill health such as smoking, it was noted Council efforts in reducing smoking had been hampered by budget cuts.
  • Cllr Watts stated decisions should be taken at the lowest possible level or closest to where they would have an effect in order to maximise the potential of the integrated care system. The JHWBSC felt strongly that any plan needed to be clear regarding what was being done and where. In regards to taking decisions at the earliest available level, Cllr Weston questioned where that level was set for different services and what was the process to decide where and how those decisions should be taken if the system was to be redesigned. 
  • The differences in the political visions of the different North London boroughs was highlighted in making it unlikely there would be a single shared approach to an integrated care system. It was recognised that boroughs in North London had differing needs and requirements across their services and therefore it would be difficult to create a single system to accommodate those.


Urgent Items [ if any]




Dates of future meetings


To be confirmed.