Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Adult Services and Health Select Committee Minutes

Date:
Tuesday, 7th May, 2013
Time:
4.00 p.m.
Place:
Ground Floor Committee Room, Town Hall, High Street, Stockton on Tees
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Mohammed Javed (Chairman), Cllr Michael Clark, Cllr Evaline Cunningham, Cllr Kevin Faulks, Cllr Elliot Kennedy, Cllr Ray McCall, Cllr Mrs Sylvia Walmsley, Cllr Norma Wilburn, Cllr Mrs Mary Womphrey.
Officers:
Fiona McKie, Peter Mennear (LD)
In Attendance:
Deborah Bowden (Commissioning Manager - North of England Commissioning Support); Steve Pett (Physiotherapy - North Tees and Hartlepool Foundation Trust); Deborah Miller and Richard Amir (Parent Governor Representatives).
Apologies for absence:
was submitted on behalf of Cllr Paul Baker.
Item Description Decision
Public
ASH
1/13
EVACUATION PROCEDURE
The evacuation procedure was noted.
ASH
2/13
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
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3/13
DRAFT MINUTES - 26TH FEBRUARY, 2013 AND 6TH MARCH 2013
AGREED that the minutes be approved.
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4/13
PROPOSED MOVE OF NEUROLOGICAL PHYSIOTHERAPY AND OT SERVICES
AGREED that the proposed move be supported.
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5/13
DRAFT QUALITY ACCOUNTS FOR TEWV AND NEAS NHS FOUNDATION TRUSTS
AGREED that any comments be submitted to the Scrutiny Officer and a representative of NEAS be invited to a future meeting.
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6/13
UPDATE ON LOCAL RESPONSE TO MEASLES OUTBREAK
AGREED that the update be noted.
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7/13
UPDATE ON REGIONAL JOINT HEALTH SCRUTINY
AGREED that the update and minutes be noted.
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8/13
WORK PROGRAMME
AGREED that the Work Programme be noted.
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9/13
CHAIR'S UPDATE
AGREED that the Chair's update be noted.

Preamble

ItemPreamble
ASH
2/13
Cllr Mohammed Javed declared a disclosable pecuniary interest as he was employed by Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust. Cllr Javed had been granted a dispensation in this regard.

Cllr Ray McCall declared a personal interest as he was an Associate Hospital Manager and Governor for Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust.

Deborah Miller declared a pecuniary interest as she was employed by Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust.
ASH
3/13
Consideration was given to the draft minutes of the meeting held on 26th February and 6th March 2013.
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4/13
Members were requested to consider and comment on proposals to move Neurological Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy (OT) Services from North Tees Hospital to Billingham Health Centre.

Deborah Bowden, Commissioning Manager for the CCG and Steve Pett, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust were in attendance in order to brief Members on the proposals.

Members were informed that a full consultation exercise with stakeholders would take place. The CCG and Trust felt that this was a positive move as the premises at Billingham were larger and this would enable further equipment to be commissioned.

Members requested a site visit to the new Service at Billingham Health Centre once it was established.
ASH
5/13
Members were requested to consider the draft Quality Accounts of North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys (TEWV) NHS Foundation Trusts, and confirm as to whether comments should be provided in either or both.

Quality Accounts were introduced following the publication of ‘High Quality Care for All: NHS Next Stage Review' by the Department of Health in 2008. They were annual reports to the public, about the quality of services NHS organisations provided.

For each Account, the relevant lead commissioning PCT/CCG needs to provide a statement of assurance. In addition, health overview and scrutiny committees, and LINks, were also given a voluntary opportunity to comment on draft Accounts.

Members had been provided with draft copies of the NEAS and TEWV Trusts Quality Accounts.

Should Members wish to provide a comment in either or both Quality Accounts from Stockton's scrutiny perspective, it was requested that comments be returned to the Scrutiny Officer by 13th May, 2013 to enable a response to be prepared.

Members felt that it would be useful for a representative of the NEAS to attend a meeting to answer questions on the quality account.
ASH
6/13
Sarah Bowman, Stockton Public Health Improvement Partnership Manager, was in attendance at the meeting to provide an update on the Measles outbreak.

It was stated that 176 cases of measles had been reported in Teesside. There were still 2800 children in Stockton-on-Tees that required the MMR vaccination. Public Health England had been providing advice to the Authority. The MMR vaccine was now being rolled out within Schools and work was being done to identify hard to reach groups such as those children in the looked after system, traveller communities etc.
ASH
7/13
Members were requested to consider an update on the work of the North East Regional Health Scrutiny Committee, and Tees Valley Joint Health Scrutiny Committee.

Members were provided with an update of the Regional Health Scrutiny Committee held on 25th April, 2013.

Members were provided with the minutes of the Tees Valley Joint Health Scrutiny Committee held on 3rd December, 7th January, 4th February, and 11th March.

A meeting had also been held on 15th April which considered an update on the Wynyard hospital development, and an overview of the approach to the savings challenge affecting local Trusts.

The Joint Committee had been chaired by Darlington during 2012-13, and Stockton had provided the vice-chair. Stockton would chair the Joint Committee during 2013-14.
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8/13
The next meeting would be held on Monday 10th June, 2013 and would be an overview of the service area.
ASH
9/13
The Chairman requested that future meetings be changed to a Tuesday due to his work commitments. Democratic Services would consider Members diaries and look to change where possible.

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