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Adult Services and Health Select Committee Minutes

Date:
Monday, 20th February, 2012
Time:
04.00 p.m.
Place:
Lecture Hall, Stockton Library, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1TU
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Mohammed Javed (Chairman), Cllr Michael Clark (vice Cllr Paul Baker), Cllr Evaline Cunningham, Cllr Kevin Faulks, Cllr Elliot Kennedy, Cllr Ray McCall, Cllr Norma Wilburn, Cllr Mrs Mary Womphrey.
Officers:
Anthony Duffy, Fiona McKie, Peter Mennear (LD);
In Attendance:
Sue Smith (North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust); Shirley Erskine, James Newton (LINk).
Apologies for absence:
were submitted on behalf of Cllr Paul Baker, Cllr Mrs Sylvia Walmsley.
Item Description Decision
Public
ASH
16/11
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
ASH
17/11
MINUTES FOR SIGNATURE - 9 JANUARY 2012
AGREED that the minutes were signed by the Chairman as a correct record.
ASH
18/11
NORTH OF TEES CLINICAL COMMISSIONING GROUP
AGREED that the item be deferred until 23rd April 2012.
ASH
19/11
NORTH TEES AND HARTLEPOOL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST QUALITY ACCOUNT 2012-13
AGREED that a joint response with the LINk be produced and submitted to the Trust prior to 2nd April 2012.
ASH
20/11
REGIONAL REVIEW OF THE HEALTH NEEDS OF THE EX-SERVICE COMMUNITY
AGREED that the item be deferred until 23rd April 2012.
ASH
21/11
QUARTERLY PROGRESS UPDATES ON PREVIOUSLY AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS
AGREED that the Progress Updates be noted and the assessments for progress be confirmed.
ASH
22/11
TEES VALLEY JOINT HEALTH SCRUTINY COMMITTEE UPDATE
AGREED that the update be noted.
ASH
23/11
WORK PROGRAMME
AGREED that the Work Programme be noted.
ASH
24/11
CHAIR'S UPDATE
None

Preamble

ItemPreamble
ASH
16/11
Cllr Javed declared a personal/non prejudicial interest further to being employed by Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust.

Cllr McCall declared a personal/non prejudicial interest further to being a board member of the Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust.
ASH
17/11
The minutes of the meeting held on 9th January 2012 were signed by the Chairman as a correct record.
ASH
18/11
The presenters of this item were unable to attend today's meeting. It was therefore suggested that this item be deferred until the meeting of the Adult Services and Health Select Committee on Monday 23rd April 2012.
ASH
19/11
Members were provided with information in relation to the preparation of the draft Quality Account (QA) of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, and consider whether to provide a statement for inclusion in the published version.

Sue Smith, Director of Nursing, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust was in attendance to provide Members with a presentation. There were three priorities:-

- Patient Safety
- Effectiveness of Care and Patient Experience
- Mortality/Infection Control

The final draft of the QA would be ready for 5th March 2012, however the most current data from March would be unavailable. A response from Partners was required by 2nd April 2012.

Members requested a copy of the previous years QA as there were a number of new members on the Committee. The Scrutiny Officer would circulate this by email.

Discussion was held on the rise in Dementia Patients and the impact following the closure of Lustrum Vale. It was reported that a one day census had taken place by the Trust to find out how many people in hospital beds had any of the following:- Learning disabilities, alcohol related diseases and dementia etc. The Audit Team were currently analysing the results and once this was finalised the Trust would share this information with Members.
ASH
20/11
The presenters of this item were unable to attend today's meeting. It was therefore suggested that this item be deferred until the meeting of the Adult Services and Health Select Committee on Monday 23rd April 2012.
ASH
21/11
Consideration was given to progress of the implementation of previously agreed recommendations. There were outstanding recommendations from the EIT Review of Adult Services and the EIT Review of Audiology.
ASH
22/11
The Committee were requested to consider an update on the work of the Tees Valley Joint Health Scrutiny Committee.

The minutes of the meeting of 19 December, 2011 were provided for Members information.

At the meeting of 30 January, 2012 the Committee considered an item outlining how the NHS Operating Framework 2012-13 would impact upon the work of the North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. The Committee also received the topic of prosthetic services following the scrutiny work programme setting process at Stockton Council and subsequent referral, and it was agreed to examine the issues concerned.

Discussion was held on the criteria for the flu vaccination and Members queried whether it was a national criteria that was followed. The Scrutiny Officer would clarify and inform Members.
ASH
23/11
A special meeting to receive information on Lustrum Vale would be organised and a date would be circulated to Members in due course. This would enable Members to produce a formal response to the consultation which would then go to Full Council for approval.

The next scheduled meeting was Monday 26th March 2012 at 4.00pm.

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