Health Scrutiny Panel – 17 September 2018
Chairman: Cllr Mumby-Croft
Venue: Function Room 1, Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe
Time: 2 p.m.
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2. Declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests and personal or personal and prejudicial interests and declarations of whipping arrangements (if any).
3. To take the minutes of the meetings of the Health Scrutiny Panel held on 18 June 2018 and 9 July 2018 as a correct record and authorise the Chairman to sign.
4. Public speaking request (if any).
5. The Humber Acute Service Review
5.1 Discussion and questions with the representatives from local health services.
5.2 Next stages.
6. Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Foundation Trust – Feedback from the recent CQC Inspection Report (to follow)
6.1 Discussion with Dr Peter Reading, Chief Executive, and senior colleagues.
6.2 Feedback on issues discussed previously
6.3 Next stages
7. Added item (if any).
8. Any other items which the Chairman decides are urgent by reason of special circumstances which must be specified.
PRESENT:- Councillor Mumby-Croft in the Chair.
Councillors Armiger, Armitage, C Sherwood, and Wilson.
The panel met at the Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe.
483 DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS AND PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND DECLARATIONS OF WHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS (IF ANY) – Cllr Wilson declared a personal interest as Lead Governor at Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust.
No whip was declared.
484 PUBLIC REQUESTS TO SPEAK – There were no requests received.
485 COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES – The Chairman welcomed Claire Coppens, Clinical Nurse Co-ordinator for the North Lincolnshire Mental Health Service, to the meeting. The Chairman explained that Claire had been invited to update members on the patient engagement related to the move of services from Ashby to the Ironstone Centre in Scunthorpe. Claire gave an overview of progress, responding to members’ questions as appropriate.
Resolved – (a) That Claire Coppens be thanked for her attendance and for providing answers to members’ questions, and (b) that the situation be noted.
486 HUMBER ACUTE SERVICES REVIEW – The Chairman welcomed Julie Warren, Interim Chief Operating Officer, and Caroline Briggs, Programme Director, to the meeting. Julie and Caroline had been invited to provide an update on the implementation of Wave 1 of the Acute Service Review, and to discuss ongoing work to prepare for Wave 2.
Julie described the process, in particular referring to the implications of the review to services in North Lincolnshire. An overview was given on specialisms such as ENT, haematology and urology, before discussing the Wave 2 specialisms in more depth. These specialisms included urgent and emergency care, cardiology, oncology and stroke. Julie and Caroline responded to members’ questions on issues such as clinical input, patient and public engagement, and modelling. It was confirmed that there would be ongoing dialogue with the scrutiny panel and others as the work progressed.
Resolved – (a) That Julie Warren and Caroline Briggs be thanked for their attendance and for providing answers to members’ questions, and (b) that a further update be scheduled in early 2019 to discuss the emerging proposals.
487 (1) NORTHERN LINCOLNSHIRE & GOOLE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST – FEEDBACK FROM THE RECENT CQC INSPECTION REPORT – The Chairman welcomed Dr Peter Reading, Chief Executive, Dr Kate Wood, Acting Medical Director, and Angela Ward, Deputy Chief Nurse, to the meeting. The Chairman explained that the CQC had recently published their reports on the Trust, which had shown some improvements although there significant work was still required to improve further. Dr Reading and his colleagues delivered a detailed presentation on the key findings, performance against the CQC’s domains, and the priority areas for improvement.
Members asked questions throughout this presentation, covering issues such as waiting times and Referral To Treatment (RTT) rates, leadership, staff performance and morale, specific medical conditions, and staffing levels.
Resolved – (a) That Dr Peter Reading, Dr Kate Wood, and Angela Ward be thanked for their presentation, their attendance and for providing answers to members’ questions, and (b) that a further update be provided in early 2019.
488 ADDED ITEM – There was no added item for consideration at the meeting.