Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Adult Services and Health Select Committee Minutes

Date:
Monday, 10th June, 2013
Time:
4.00 p.m.
Place:
First Floor Committee Room, Town Hall, High Street, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1AU
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Mohammed Javed (Chairman), Cllr Paul Baker, Cllr Michael Clark (vice Cllr Evaline Cunningham), Cllr Kevin Faulks, Cllr Elliot Kennedy, Cllr Ray McCall, Cllr Mrs Sylvia Walmsley, Cllr Norma Wilburn, Cllr Mrs Mary Womphrey.
Officers:
Liz Hanley, Jane Humphreys, Jane King, Sean McEneany, Simon Willson (CESC); Fiona McKie, Peter Mennear (LD); Peter Kelly (PH).
In Attendance:
Cllr Jim Beall (Cabinet Member). Richard Amir (Parent Governor).
Apologies for absence:
were submitted on behalf of Cllr Evaline Cunningham and Deborah Miller.
Item Description Decision
Public
ASH
10/13
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
ASH
11/13
MINUTES FOR SIGNATURE - 6TH MARCH 2013
AGREED that the minutes were signed by the Chairman as a correct record.
ASH
12/13
DRAFT MINUTES - 7TH MAY 2013
AGREED that the minutes be approved.
ASH
13/13
OVERVIEW OF ADULT SOCIAL CARE AND PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES
AGREED that the information be noted.
ASH
14/13
MONITORING THE IMPACT OF PREVIOUSLY AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS
AGREED that the action plan be approved and updates be received on a six monthly basis.
ASH
15/13
SCRUTINY REVIEW OF ACCESS TO GP, URGENT AND EMERGENCY CARE
AGREED that the scope be approved.
ASH
16/13
PROGRESS UPDATE OF PREVIOUSLY AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS
AGREED that the final outstanding recommendation from the Audiology Review be signed off.
ASH
17/13
CHAIR'S UPDATE
AGREED that the Chair's update be noted.
ASH
18/13
WORK PROGRAMME
AGREED that the work programme be noted.

Preamble

ItemPreamble
ASH
10/13
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.
ASH
11/13
The minutes of the meeting held on 7th May 2013 were signed by the Chairman as a correct record.
ASH
12/13
Consideration was given to the draft minutes of the meeting held on 7th May 2013.
ASH
13/13
Members were presented with an overview of Adult Social Care and Public Health Services, and Mental Health Services. The key achievements for the service were highlighted together with emerging issues as outlined in the report.

Members discussed the following issues:

- The Council's contribution to the national eligibility pilot scheme related to the Care Bill
- New proposals for adults safeguarding
- the Adult Programme of reviews
- New Health and Wellbeing arrangements in place
- the potential development of supported living in Thornaby on the former Blenheim site
- The process for approving admissions to care homes
- Developments in Mental Health Care including Street Triage services, Enhanced Liaison Teams in A and E, mental health nurses in all GP practices, and Talking Therapies and the impact of Welfare reforms leading to increasing numbers of service users

Members noted that there had been smooth transition of public health services from the PCT to the Council and in future years a more detailed performance report would be available. The Council continued to contribute to tackling the ongoing measles outbreak.
ASH
14/13
Members were requested to consider the Action Plan setting out how the agreed recommendations from the EIT Review of Learning Disability Services would be implemented and target dates for completion.

The Committee's final report of the EIT Review of Learning Disability Services was considered by Cabinet on 10th January 2013. Cabinet accepted the recommendations contained within. These were now subject to the procedure for monitoring the implementation of agreed recommendations.

Members discussed the progression of developing more community based facilities and the retention of staff. A phased approach was being taken in relation to the implementation of the review, and priority was being given to the transformation of day care, and increasing the opportunities for supported living. The need for in-depth care management input, and ongoing communication with carers was highlighted.
ASH
15/13
Members were provided with the draft scope for their next review of Access to GP, Urgent and Emergency Care.
ASH
16/13
Members were requested to consider the assessments of progress contained within the Progress Updates on the implementation of previously agreed recommendations. There was an outstanding recommendation from the review of Audiology.
ASH
17/13
Members were informed that a statutory Joint Committee with Hartlepool and Durham would be established to consider the consultation document on the reconfiguration of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Services for the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. A briefing report would also be presented to the meeting of the Tees Valley Joint Health Scrutiny Committee on 17th June 2013.

The site visit to Tithebarn and One Life Centre had been arranged for 3rd July.
ASH
18/13
The next meeting would be held on 9th July 2013. Representatives from North East Ambulance Service would be in attendance at the meeting of 9th July in order to address Member queries on its Quality Account.

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