Iona Lidington, Convenor and Public Health Lead
Jo Farrar, NHS Place Executive Lead
Denise Madden, Deputy Executive Lead for Kingston and Richmond Places
Tara Ferguson-Jones, Communications and Engagement Lead
Jennifer Allan, Mental Health Lead
Sanja Djeric Kane (SDK) Kingston Voluntary Action
Nick Merrifield, Primary Care Development Lead
Liz Meerabeau, Healthwatch Kingston Lead
Alison Danks, Associate Director of Health Services, Royal Borough of Kingston
Sue Lear, Deputy Director of Transformation, SWL ICS (Kingston & Richmond)
Sam Morrison, Assistant Director, Adult Social Care, Health Commissioning and Transformation, Royal Borough of Kingston
Yarlini Roberts, Chief Finance Officer, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Jessica Lee-McDowall, Associate Director of People Transformation, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
South West London Investment Fund
Members heard an update on the recently launched South West London Investment Fund. Funding decisions have been made by a multi-disciplinary panel of health and care colleagues, and the outcomes communicated to all those who submitted bids.
A feedback meeting was held to understand how stakeholders found the process, so that adjustments can be made for future opportunities. The outcomes of this process will be shared through our January ‘place’ update which will be available on our website.
Adult Social Care Discharge Fund
On 22 September 2022, the government announced its ‘Plan for Patients’. This plan committed £500 million for the rest of this financial year, to support timely and safe discharge from hospital into the community by reducing the number of people delayed in hospital awaiting social care and reducing the number of bed days lost to delayed discharges. This fund is known as the adult social care hospital discharge fund.
Allocations and guidance for the discharge fund were published on 17 November 2022, and system meetings have been held to agree spending plans involving the local authority, acute hospital trusts, mental health providers, community providers, Southwest London ICB and local voluntary sector partners. In the main it was agreed to build capacity in existing provision in order to be able deliver as quickly as possible for this year. A spending plan and timelines were agreed for submission to the DHSC, by committee members.
Workforce at place
An update was given from the Kingston and Richmond workforce at place working group which was set up during the pandemic to identify how health and care providers in the borough could do more to work together at place to support the workforce at present and into the future. The group was also set up to identify areas where we could work together on employee recruitment across the borough.
There was strong support from the committee for the work which has been done already, and the committee agreed that more engagement from partners and with the local community was needed to further develop a vision for this work.
It was agreed that we would benefit from a strategic workshop discussion to direct this work and ensure engagement and buy-in from all partners. As this is one of the key enabling workstreams for the borough, it was agreed that a workshop will be held in February to agree the focus of this work for the next 12 months and beyond.
Quality and Performance
Health and Care Plan
A verbal update was provided about the health and care plan progress, and it was agreed that we will bring regular updates to the committee, with metrics so we can track how we are progressing. The committee agreed that this was a good idea and that from 2023 a monthly update will be provided.
Quality Delivery Group
A Quality Delivery Group for Kingston and Richmond has been established to provide assurance and oversight to the Place Partnerships on the quality of services and programmes delivered in the borough.
The group will:
Be driven by a single set of vision, values and agreed guiding principles.
Provide a forum for discussion in relation to the quality agenda
Offer strategic oversight of quality to specific transformation programmes of work
Provide assurance and monitoring of the quality place metrics
Develop a scorecard to lead by what we think is important
Feed into the quality council chaired by SWL ICB executive lead for quality
Feed into the place committee on what we think has gone well and not gone well
Be accountable for delivering against the ‘Place’ quality metrics
Receive reports and recommendations from the existing Quality forums across Kingston and Richmond Places.
Terms of reference and membership were agreed for this committee at the meeting.
Communications and engagement
An update was provided to the group about the communications and engagement workstream at place. It was reported that further progress has been made towards establishing the Community Voices Group for Kingston. Invitations to a range of groups have been sent out and there has already been a good response from those that have been contacted. There will now be more targeted conversations in the community to fill gaps and ensure the group is representative of the borough. Representation from children and young people is a challenge, so help will be sought from Achieving for Children and Youth Out Loud to provide a steer.
Once full membership is established the plan is for the group to start from February onwards, with the aim of gathering insight around health services in the borough. A key area to further develop is a process for gathering feedback, to feed into the quality at place work.
Date of next meeting is 17 January 2023