Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Executive Scrutiny Committee Minutes

Date:
Tuesday, 4th October, 2011
Time:
2.00 p.m.
Place:
Hardwick Suite, George Hardwick Foundation, Wellington Square Shopping Centre, Stockton, TS18 1QX
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Ken Lupton (Chairman), Cllr Mohammed Javed, Cllr Eileen Johnson, Cllr Jean Kirby, Cllr Paul Kirton, Cllr Terry Laing, Cllr Miss Tina Large, Cllr Mick Stoker, Cllr Mrs Mary Womphrey.
Officers:
Ruth Hill (CESC/PCT); Fiona McKie, Peter Mennear, Judith Trainer (LD).
Apologies for absence:
were submitted on behalf of Cllr Mrs Lynne Apedaile, Cllr Nigel Cooke, Cllr Barbara Inman, Cllr Jean O'Donnell, Cllr Maurice Perry, Cllr Ross Patterson.
Item Description Decision
Public
EXC
19/11
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
EXC
20/11
DRAFT MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 2ND AUGUST 2011
The Draft Minutes of the Meeting held on 2nd August 2011 were agreed as a correct record.
EXC
21/11
ESTABLISHMENT OF HEALTH & WELLBEING BOARD AND PARTNERSHIP AND LINKS TO SCRUTINY
AGREED that the presentation and comments be noted.
EXC
22/11
QUARTERLY PROGRESS UPDATES ON PREVIOUSLY AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS.
AGREED that the Progress Updates be noted and the assessments for progress be confirmed.
EXC
23/11
REPORT ON CHAIR'S UPDATES
AGREED that the updates be noted.
EXC
24/11
FORWARD PLAN OCTOBER 2011 TO JANUARY 2012
AGREED that the statutory forward plan for October 2011 to January 2012 be noted.

Preamble

ItemPreamble
EXC
19/11
Cllr Javed declared a personal/non prejudicial interest in relation to Agenda Item No. 4 - Establishment of Health and Wellbeing Board and Partnership and Links to Scrutiny further to being an employee of Tees Esk and Wear Valley NHS Trust.

Cllr Ken Lupton declared a personal/non prejudicial interest in relation to Agenda Item No. 4 - Establishment of Health and Wellbeing Board and Partnership and Links to Scrutiny further to being a Board Member of the Health Trust.

Cllr Mrs Mary Womphrey declared a personal/non prejudicial interest in relation to Agenda Item No. 6 - Report on Chair's Updates further to a family member being on the Shopmobility Board.
EXC
21/11
Members were provided with a presentation by Ruth Hill on current health reform and the establishment of the Health and Wellbeing Boards and Partnership arrangements. The main points of the presentation were:-

- Democratic accountability between Government and Health Authorities
- Changes in Commissioning routes
- A National Public Health Service to be established for 2012
- Director of Public Health to be employed by the local authority and Public Health England
- PCT's no longer existing from 2013
- Health Watch taking over from LINk
- Health and Wellbeing Boards a statutory requirement

Members held discussion on the presentation and raised the following points:-

- The impact on Scrutiny
- Membership of the Board and Partnership
EXC
22/11
Consideration was given to progress of the implementation of previously agreed recommendations. There were outstanding recommendations from the following reviews:-

EIT Reporting In Review of Advice and Information
EIT Reporting In Review of Commercial Trading,
EIT Reporting In Review of Procurement and Commissioning
EIT Task and Finish Review of Xentrall
EIT Task and Finish Review of Democratic Services
Scrutiny Review of Outside Bodies
EXC
23/11
Members were provided with an update from each of the Select Committees.
EXC
24/11
Members were provided with the statutory Forward Plan for October 2011 to January 2012.

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