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Adult Services and Health Select Committee Minutes

Date:
Monday, 9th July, 2012
Time:
4.00 pm
Place:
Jim Cooke Conference Suite, 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 Evaline Cunningham, Cllr Kevin Faulks, Cllr Elliot Kennedy, Cllr Ray McCall, Cllr Norma Wilburn, Cllr Mrs Mary Womphrey.
Officers:
Ian Ramshaw (CESC); Julie Nixon, Stephen Shaw (DNS); Fiona McKie, Peter Mennear (LD); Michelle Graham (R).
In Attendance:
Richard Amir, Deborah Miller (Parent Governor Representatives); John Stamp (NHS Tees); David Brown (Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS); James Newton (Stockton LINk).
Apologies for absence:
were submitted on behalf of Cllr Mrs Walmsley.
Item Description Decision
Public
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22/12
EVACUATION PROCEDURE
 
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23/12
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
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24/12
MINUTES FOR SIGNING - 21ST MAY 2012
AGREED that the minutes were signed by the Chairman as a correct record.
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25/12
MINUTES OF MEETING - 18TH JUNE 2012
AGREED that the draft minutes be agreed as a correct record.
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26/12
CONSULTATION ON THE FUTURE USE OF LUSTRUM VALE AND OLDER PEOPLE'S MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
AGREED that the contents of the consultation feedback report and the decision to change services as described be noted.
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27/12
EFFICIENCY, IMPROVEMENT AND TRANSFORMATION (EIT) REVIEW OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
AGREED that the Scope and Baseline Report be approved and Site Visits be arranged as appropriate.
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28/12
WORK PROGRAMME
AGREED that the Work Programme be noted.
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29/12
CHAIR'S UPDATE
AGREED that the Chair's Update be noted.

Preamble

ItemPreamble
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22/12
The Evacuation procedure was noted.
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23/12
Cllr Mohammed Javed declared a personal/non prejudicial interest further to being employed by Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust.

Cllr Ray McCall declared a personal/non prejudicial interest further to being a member of the Council of Governors and an Associate Hospital Manager for Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust.

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24/12
The minutes of the meeting held on 21st May 2012 were signed by the Chairman as a correct record.
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25/12
Consideration was given to the draft minutes of the meetings held on 18th June 2012.
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26/12
The Committee had been consulted on the proposals in relation to Older People's Mental Health (OPMH) services in Stockton Borough, and the future use of the Lustrum Vale OPMH unit. The Committee agreed a response to the consultation and this was subsequently endorsed by Council.

A report had been produced by Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, and the PCT Board, to outline the consultation responses. This had been submitted to the TEWV Board on 29th May, and had been due at the PCT Board on 26th June.

David Brown (TEWV) and John Stamp (NHS Tees) were in attendance to highlight the results of both of the above meetings.

John Stamp stated that the PCT Board had not considered the report yet and it would now be submitted to their meeting in July. However, he reported that the PCT Board were unlikely to reject the findings of the report.

David Brown explained that both staff, patients/relatives had been positive overall about the changes. Rehabilitation facilities were now being provided at Lustrum Vale which had previously been provided at Imperial Avenue. Imperial Avenue had been undertaking some refurbishment but would then house a service for people with eating disorders. It was felt that these buildings were more appropriate for these uses.

It was stated that there were no more than four or five people from Stockton at the OPMH units at Roseberry Park at anyone time and this would not justify the re-opening of the 22-bed Lusturm Vale Unit in its previous use.

Members were still concerned about patients/relatives from Stockton having travelling issues and asked to know how this was being addressed. It was stated that there had not been any issues that they had been made aware of but assistance would be made available if required. Members stressed that patients and carers needed to be made aware of the availability of such help.

Members were pleased to note the introduction of the Tees-wide eating disorder service into the Borough, and the planned increased investment in community services.

Discussion was held on the findings of the Care Quality Commission that criticised some Forensic services available at Roseberry Park. The report had been critical of the lack of a segregation policy, and the lack of staff available for escorted leave. The Trust had taken steps to address these issues. Members questioned whether the Trust had its own quality assurance systems, and why these had not picked up the concerns. Members were assured that it had in relation to the escorted leave issue.

The Chair requested that further information be provided to Members on the range of services provided by TEWV including a potential seminar.

It was reported that TEWV met regularly with Council Officers to discuss matters relating to Mental Health Services.

It was requested that John Stamp report back to Peter Mennear following the meeting of the PCT Board in July to confirm the report.
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27/12
Members were provided with the scope and baseline report for the EIT Review of Mental Health Services.

The baseline information was a starting point for Member's consideration of issues concerning the EIT Review of Mental Health Services.

As outlined in the scope this EIT review was focussed on reviewing the social care resources provided by Stockton Council in order to meet the assessed needs of adults and older people with mental health issues. Services included: in house residential care, community support, in house day services, user and carer involvement, respite, and commissioned services.

In order to provide context, this report also explains the role of the assessment and care management teams to explain how the needs of service users are assessed and their care is organised.

Mental Health Services were closely integrated with the Health Services of Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV), therefore a description of their role was also included although these were not subject to this review, together with information on mental health needs generally.

Members received a detailed presentation on the report from Julie Nixon. It was reported that Members would need to consider future budget demands and identify any gaps in service provision. Members requested further information on the application of the charging policy.

It was suggested that Site Visits be held, including to the Centres in Ware Street and Norton Road.
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28/12
The next meeting would be held 3rd September 2012. A report would be presented on the Local Health Watch Commissioning Process as well as further detail on the EIT Review of Mental Health Services.
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29/12
Councillor Javed had been appointed Vice Chairman of the Tees Valley Joint Health Committee for this municipal year. At the last meeting they considered reports on Rehabilitation Services, and the Tees Valley and County Durham Dental Sedation Service. For its work programme for 2012-13, the Committee had agreed to maintain an ongoing overview of the transition arrangements for the NHS and Public Health Service, as well as investigate topics of concern as appropriate.

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