Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Adult Services and Health Select Committee Minutes

Date:
Tuesday, 13th December, 2016
Time:
16.00
Place:
Jim Cooke Conference Suite, Stockton Central Library, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1TU
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Mohammed Javed (Chair); Cllr Sonia Bailey, Cllr Evaline Cunningham, Cllr Kevin Faulks, Cllr Lisa Grainge, Cllr Lynn Hall and Cllr Allan Mitchell.
Officers:
Peter Mennear, Peter Bell (DCE); Ann Workman, Liz Hanley, Rob Papworth, Sarah Bowman-Abuna (AH).
In Attendance:
None.
Apologies for absence:
Cllr Stefan Houghton and Cllr Sylvia Walmsley.
Item Description Decision
Public
ASH
60/16
EVACUATION PROCEDURE
The evacuation procedure was noted.
ASH
61/16
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
There were no interests declared.
ASH
62/16
MINUTES FOR THE MEETING HELD ON 13TH SEPTEMBER 2016 FOR SIGNATURE
The minutes of the meeting held on 13th September 2016 were signed by the Chair as a correct record.
ASH
63/16
DRAFT MINUTES OF THE MEETINGS HELD ON 4TH OCTOBER, 18TH OCTOBER AND 15 NOVEMBER 2016 (TO FOLLOW)
AGREED that the minutes of the minutes of the meetings held on 4th October, 18th October and 15 November 2016 be approved.
ASH
64/16
REPORTING-IN REVIEW OF ADULT CARE MANAGEMENT
AGREED that the scope and project plan be endorsed.
ASH
65/16
SIX MONTH PERFORMANCE UPDATE
AGREED that the Six Month Performance Update be noted.
ASH
66/16
MONITORING THE IMPACT OF PREVIOUSLY AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS
AGREED that the report be noted.
ASH
67/16
FEEDBACK FROM COMMITTEE SITE VISITS
AGREED that the feedback be noted.
ASH
68/16
BETTER HEALTH PROGRAMME / SUSTAINABILITY AND TRANSFORMATION PLAN UPDATE
AGREED that the update be noted.
ASH
69/16
MINUTES OF HEALTH AND WELLBEING BOARD
AGREED that the minutes of the Health and Wellbeing Board held on 26 October 2016 be noted.
ASH
70/16
WORK PROGRAMME
AGREED that the Work Programme 2016/17 be noted.
ASH
71/16
CHAIR'S UPDATE
 
4.00pm to 5.00pm

Preamble

ItemPreamble
ASH
63/16
Consideration was given to the draft minutes of the meetings held on 4th October, 18th October and 15 November 2016.
ASH
64/16
Members were presented with the reporting-in of the review of Adult Care Management.

It was reported that this was a very broad review and that officers had scoped the initial improvement work on the assessment process would take place in January 2017. There would be follow on improvement work on the support planning process function and the client property and financial services functions. There would be reporting-in to the Committee at key points throughout the review and anything that was picked up would be considered for a more in-depth review by the Committee.
ASH
65/16
Members considered an update on performance in relation to the Council Plan Themes of Adults, and Health and Wellbeing.

At the Overview Meeting on 18 October 2016, Members were presented with the year-end performance information for 2015-16.

The Six Month Performance Update on the Council Plan for 2016-17 was now available. The sections on Adults and Health and Wellbeing were attached to the report for the Members to review.

It was highlighted that the Council Plan was more narrative than in previous years.

It was noted that the figures for breast feeding initiation and continuation rates were not included in the Council Plan but they were reported in the Public Health Outcomes Framework. The figures and indicators could be included in the papers the next time the Committee considers the Performance Update.
ASH
66/16
Members considered the assessments of progress contained within the Progress Updates on the implementation of previously agreed recommendations. There were outstanding recommendations from the reviews of Home Care, Access to GP, Urgent and Emergency Care, and Licensing and Public Health.

It was reported that with regard to recommendation 1 - Licensing and Public Health work was continuing with Leeds Beckett University to identify and promote whole systems approach to obesity prevention. This was also an opportunity for Public Health to link in with the Planning Department and the Local Plan.

It was noted that the approvals for recommendation 2 - Licensing and Public Health needed to be checked in relation to whether the health impact assessment should be considered by the Licensing Committee.

Recommendation 3a)- Home Care and the issue of zero hours contracts with commissioned providers was also discussed. It was reported that officers were not in a position to demand the end of zero hours contracts but there would be a revised contract in 2017 that would ask for salaried staff.

In relation to recommendation 7 on the Access to GP and Urgent Care Update, further detail would be sought on what work was on-going in relation to advice and communication to the public on urgent care and correct use of services.
ASH
67/16
Members were presented with the feedback from the Committee site visits to Church View Care & Nursing Home and Brookleigh Home Care.

Members noted that the format of the feedback was very helpful.

Members discussed the use of zero hour contracts in home care, and travel time for carers, including the numbers of staff who walked compared to the number of those that had cars. Officers would double check the position in relation to local providers and report back.

It was noted that provides were not against having staff on contracted hours, and that in future in the new contract, there would probably be a mix of core staff and bank staff in future.
ASH
68/16
Members were requested to consider an update on the work of Better Health Programme Joint Health Scrutiny Committee.

The Better Health Programme was a major service transformation project covering healthcare based in County Durham, Tees Valley and parts of North Yorkshire. The Programme was centred on ensuring the quality of a range of urgent and acute hospital based services. The Programme had developed over several years and had been included as a major element of the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) that covered the same geographical area.

A Joint Committee consisting of Stockton, Durham, Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, and North Yorkshire Councils had been established to review the proposals, and eventually respond to the consultation that was planned in relation to service reconfiguration.

The minutes of the meeting on 13 October were attached to the report.

The most recent meeting was on 1 December and the presentations from the meeting were attached to the report. These included information on the newly published draft STP, and feedback from the latest phase of engagement.

The next meeting was scheduled for 19 January 2017.
ASH
69/16
Members were presented with the minutes of the Health and Wellbeing Board held on 26 October 2016.
ASH
70/16
Members were presented with the Work Programme 2016/17.
ASH
71/16
The Chair had no updates.

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