Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Tees Valley Joint Health Scrutiny Committee Minutes

Date:
Monday, 18th June, 2018
Time:
10.00am
Place:
First Floor Committee Room, Town Hall, High Street , Stockton on Tees
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Lisa Grainge (Chair), Cllr Evaline Cunningham, Cllr Lynn Hall (Stockton on Tees B.C.); Cllr Newall, Cllr J.Taylor, Cllr L.Tostevin (Darlington B.C.); Cllr J.Tennant (Hartlepool B.C.); Cllr J.McGee (Middlesbrough Borough Council); Cllr N.Cooney, Cllr I.Jeffrey (Redcar & Cleveland B.C.).
Officers:
P.Mennear, N.Hart (Stockton on Tees B.C.); A.Pearson (Redcar & Cleveland B.C.), W.Newall (Darlington B.C.), J Stevens (Hartlepool).
In Attendance:
N/A
Apologies for absence:
Cllr Biswas, Cllr Hamilton, Cllr Belcher.
Item Description Decision
Public
TVH
1/18
APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR FOR 2018-19
RESOLVED that Cllr Grainge be appointed Chair of the Committee for the Municipal Year 2018/19.
TVH
2/18
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
TVH
3/18
APPOINTMENT OF VICE-CHAIR FOR 2018-19
RESOLVED that appointment of the Vice Chair for the Municipal Year be deferred until the next meeting.
TVH
4/18
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 18TH APRIL 2018
RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 18th April 2018 be agreed as a correct record.
TVH
5/18
COMMITTEE PROTOCOL AND TERMS OF REFERENCE
RESOLVED that the Committee Protocol and Terms of Reference be noted, subject to the proposed amendment to the order of rotation of the Chair position.
TVH
6/18
WORK PROGRAMME
RESOLVED that:-

1. The proposed Work Programme for this Committee, as outlined, be approved.

2. An update be circulated to members of this Committee on progress made to date regarding the work of the separate Joint Scrutiny Committee overseeing the work of the Durham, Tees Valley & North Yorkshire Sustainability Transformation Plan.

3. Copies of each of the Tees Valley Authorities Health Scrutiny Work Programmes be forwarded to the Scrutiny Officer (Stockton), and the Regional Health Scrutiny Work Programme be also obtained in order that a composite Work Programme can be shared with this Committee at its next meeting..

4. An initial Position Statement regarding the following suggested additional Work Programme topics be prepared and be considered at the next meeting:-

- Number of G.P's;
- Changes to Urgent Care Services;
- Recent NHS funding announcements.

5. TEWV Trust be requested to include specific information regarding the Mental Health of Young People in the Tees Valley within their Performance and Quality Account update is presented to this Committee.
TVH
7/18
ROSEBERRY PARK
RESOLVED that a Task & Finish Group be established comprising a minimum of 1 member form each local authority and its proposed remit be approved.
10.00am-11.30am

Preamble

ItemPreamble
TVH
1/18
In accordance with the Committee's agreed Protocol, nominations were sought for the position of Chair of the Committee for the Municipal Year 2018/19.
TVH
2/18
There were no Declarations of Interest declared.
TVH
3/18
In accordance with the Committee's agreed Protocol, nominations were sought for the position of Vice Chair of the Committee for the Municipal Year 2018/19.

It was noted that in accordance with the Committee's protocol, nominations for the position of Vice Chair for this Municipal Year should come from Hartlepool B.C., however they were not in a position currently to confirm their nomination andf therefore it was proposed that the matter be deferred until the next meeting.
TVH
5/18
The Committee were invited to note the agreed protocol and Terms of Reference for the Committee.

It was noted that the rotation of Chair position should be amended to reflect that the position would rotate as follows:-

-Stockton (current)
-Hartlepool
-Redcar & Cleveland
-Middlesbrough
-Darlington
TVH
6/18
Consideration was given to the proposed Work Programme for the Committee for the 2018/19 Municipal Year.

The proposed programme essentially consisted of the following:-

Standing Items:-

- Monitoring of the North East Ambulance Service
- Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust - Performance and Quality Account

Additional Items:-

- Roseberry Park - Task and Finish Review of Impact of PFI scheme and remedial works on services
- Breast Cancer Screening / Cancer Mortality (nb. this was deferred from the work programme last year)
- Tees Suicide Prevention Plan - 1 Year Update

NHS Service Changes:-

- Re-commissioning of IAPT Services- Updates
Respite Opportunities and Short Breaks for people with Complex Needs and Learning Disabilities and/or Autism - Monitoring (nb. details of this process to be agreed following the result of Referral to the Secretary of State by Redcar and Cleveland, and Middlesbrough Councils).

It was noted that Middlesbrough Health Scrutiny Panel had undertaken work on breast radiology services and this could be shared with the Joint Committee at the appropriate time.

Members referred to the following other issues that were of concern currently that were potentially deserving of being added to the Committee's Work Programme for review:-

i) Durham, Tees Valley & Hambleton and Richmondshire Sustainability Transformation Plan;
ii) Number of G.P.'s;
iii) Changes to Urgent Care Services;
iv) Recent NHS funding announcements;
v) Mental Health of Young People.

With regard to i) above, it was noted that a Regional STP Joint Scrutiny Committee had been established and was already meeting to fulfil the scrutiny role regarding the proposals contained within. It was proposed however that an update on its progress be shared with this Tees Valley Joint Scrutiny Committee following the meeting.

It was acknowledged that these potential additional topics for the Work Programme would place a considerable demand on the Committee's capacity, and therefore it was proposed that an initial Position Statement for each be prepared and be considered at the next meeting.

With regard to v) Mental Health of Young People, it was noted that this would feature within the TEWV Performance and Quality Account update and therefore the Trust could be asked to provide more detailed information in this regard.

It was suggested that it may also assist the Committee's capacity if it were provided with details of each Tees Valley Authorities Health Scrutiny Work Programme, along with the Regional Health Scrutiny Work Programme.
TVH
7/18
Further to its last meeting, the Committee was asked to consider and agree its approach to a Task & Finish review to understand the impact of works at Roseberry Park on service users and service delivery.

Members were reminded that since its opening in 2010, a range of serious defects had been identified within the hospital premises, including fire safety concerns, and there had since been an ongoing process of discussion and adjudication between the Trust and contractors. This was now the subject of an ongoing legal action which any review should be mindful of, and the Trust were committed to a major programme of site rectification works. It was noted that the impact on services included the relocation of Mental Health Services for Older People to Sandwell Park in Hartlepool; and the development of a decant block on site to facilitate repair work.

It was proposed that a Task & Finish Group be established comprising a minimum of 1 member form each local authority, with the following aims:-

a) To receive an update from Tees Esk & Wear Valleys Trust on the progress in maintaining service continuity in light of the requirement to undertake remedial work;

b) To consider the impact on service delivery and service users.

It was suggested that evidence should be gathered from:-

a) Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust;
b) Local Authority Social Care Services;
c) Service users and representatives (where appropriate);
d) C.C.G.

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