Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Health Select Committee Minutes

Date:
Monday, 13th June, 2011
Time:
04.00 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 Kevin Faulks(Vice-Chairman), Cllr Paul Baker, Cllr Evaline Cunningham, Cllr Elliot Kennedy, Cllr Ray McCall, Cllr Norma Wilburn.
Officers:
Jan Atkinson, Alex Zielinski (NTH NHSFT) Khalid Azam, Ruth Hill (NHS Stockton-on-Tees) David Brown, Les Morgan (TEWV NHSFT), Jane Humphries, Sean McEneany (CESC), Julie Nixon (DNS), Peter Mennear and Kirsty Wannop(LDS)
In Attendance:
Cllr Jim Beall (Cabinet Member for Adult Services and Health)
Apologies for absence:
Cllr Mrs Sylvia Walmsley, Cllr Mrs Mary Womphrey
Item Description Decision
Public
H
1/11
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
H
2/11
DRAFT MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 21ST FEBRUARY AND 8TH MARCH 2011
AGREED that the minutes be approved.
H
3/11
EFFICIENCY, IMPROVEMENT AND TRANSFORMATION (EIT) REVIEW OF MENTAL HEALTH AND LEARNING DISABILITY SERVICES - TO CONSIDER AND APPROVE THE SCOPE OF THE REVIEW.
AGREED that the amended draft scope and project plan of the review be approved.
H
4/11
MONITORING OF PREVIOUSLY AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS
- EIT REVIEW OF ADULT SERVICE STRUCTURES - ACTION PLAN

AGREED that Action Plan be agreed.
H
5/11
MONITORING OF PREVIOUSLY AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS
- QUARTERLY PROGRESS UPDATES

AGREED that the Progress Updates be noted and the assessments for progress be confirmed.
H
6/11
OVERVIEW OF LOCAL HEALTH SERVICES
AGREED that the information be noted.
H
7/11
WORK PROGRAMME
- TO CONSIDER THE WORK PROGRAMME FOR FORTHCOMING MEETINGS

 
4.00pm/6.15pm

Preamble

ItemPreamble
H
1/11
Councillor Javed declared a personal/non prejudicial interest in relation to the Overview of Local Health Services due to working for Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust.

Cllr Ray McCall declared a personal/non prejudicial interest in relation to the Overview of Local Health Services as he was a Governor of North Tees and Hartlepool Foundation Trust.
H
2/11
Consideration was given to the minutes of the meetings held on 21st February and 8th March 2011.
H
3/11
Consideration was given to the Scope and Project Plan of Review of Mental Health and Learning Disability Services. The Committee had previously considered a scope on 8 March, but it was proposed

The review would now include the full range of mental health and learning disability adult social care resources provided or commissioned by the Council. It was agreed that the review would initially concentrate on Learning Disability services.

In terms of Learning Disability Services, all services would be reviewed including residential care, respite care, day care, community support, and STEPS.
H
4/11
Consideration was given to draft Action Plan setting out how the recommendations from the EIT Review of Adult Service Structures will be implemented.

The Committee did not request any further information.
H
5/11
Consideration was given to progress of the implementation of previously agreed recommendations. There were outstanding recommendations from the reviews of EIT Fair Access to Care, Audiology, and Dentistry.

In relation to the review of Fair Access to Care Services, Members discussed the complaints process, communication to affected clients, and the review process.

In relation to the review of Dentistry, it was agreed that recommendation 2 be signed off as incomplete but that the issue be raised with the appropriate body responsible for dental public health when confirmed.
H
6/11
Members received presentations regarding the North Tees Commissioning Consortium, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, Health and Wellbeing and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. The main areas covered were:-

- North Tees GP Commissioning Consortium and its elected Members
- Consortium's development and funds
- Commissioning and funding flows
- Public health services commissioned and provided by local authorities
- Health and Wellbeing boards and their roles.
- Momentum - pathways to healthcare programme
- Proposed community facilities
- Revised business case for the new hospital.
- Mental health, learning disability and substance misuse services.
H
7/11
Consideration was given to the project plan and it was noted that the following items would be presented at the meeting of 11 July:

- Baseline information for Learning Disabilities Service Provision.

The Committee were informed that the North East Regional Joint Scrutiny Review of the Health Needs of the Ex-Service Community had won two awards at the national Centre for Public Scrutiny Conference. Councillor Wilburn placed on record her appreciation of the previous Chair's (Cllr Ann Cains) work on that project. Members were informed that a progress report on the implementation of that review would be considered by the Regional Health Scrutiny Committee in September.

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