Health Scrutiny Panel – 8 April 2014


PRESENT:  Councillor Mrs Bromby in the chair.

Councillors Barker (Vice-Chair), Bainbridge, Eckhardt and Ogg.

Councillor Whiteley attended the meeting in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 1.37 (b).

The panel met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.

200  DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS AND PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND DECLARATIONS OF WHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS (IF ANY) – There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests and personal or personal and prejudicial interests.

No whip was declared.

201  PUBLIC REQUESTS TO SPEAKThere were no requests received.

202  UPDATE FROM THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE AND MEDICAL DIRECTOR, NORTHERN LINCOLNSHIRE & GOOLE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST – The Chairman welcomed Karen Jackson, Chief Executive, and Dr Mark Withers, Medical Director, Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Foundation Trust to the meeting.  Karen and Dr Withers discussed various ongoing issues within the Trust, including CQC inspections, the future of Hyperacute Stroke Services, staffing levels, mortality data, and complaints handling.  Members asked a range of questions on these issues, as well as discussing the forthcoming Healthy Lives, Healthy Futures consultation.

Resolved – (a) That Karen Jackson and Dr Mark Withers be thanked for their attendance and, (b) that the situation be noted.

203  CARE QUALITY COMMISSION, CALL FOR EVIDENCE – The Director Policy and Resources informed the panel that the Care Quality Commission had requested evidence from all local stakeholders prior to a timetabled revisit to local hospitals.  The Chairman invited comments and suggestions from the panel, and examples were given of possible evidence to submit.

Resolved – That the panel’s report on continence services by submitted to the Care Quality Commission.

204  DEVELOPMENTS IN HEALTH – Members received a short, oral update on developing issues relevant to the panel’s terms of reference.

Resolved – That the situation be noted

205  ADDED ITEM – There was no added item for consideration at the meeting.