Health Scrutiny Panel – 10 September 2013


PRESENT:  Councillor Mrs Bromby in the chair.
Councillors Barker (Vice-Chair), Bainbridge, Eckhardt and England.The panel met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.
146  DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS AND PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND DECLARATIONS OF WHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS (IF ANY) – Cllrs Barker and Bromby declared a personal interest on item 151 as they have relatives who are employed by Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Foundation Trust.No whip was declared.

147  PUBLIC REQUESTS TO SPEAK – There were no requests received.

148  (6)  ENSURING EFFECTIVE CONTINENCE CARE – The Director of Policy and Resources gave a brief overview of the panel’s draft report, and the Chairman invited comments and suggestions.  A number of changes were agreed by the panel, and the Director of Public Health was also asked for her view on the contents of the draft.

Resolved – (a) That the report be amended as agreed, (b) that a final draft be circulated to members and partners for consultation, and (c) that the finalised report be considered by the panel at their next meeting.

149  (7)  NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE JOINT HEALTH AND WELLBEING STRATEGY 2013-2018 – The Chairman invited Frances Cunning, the Director of Public Health, to provide the panel with a short summary of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy.  Frances explained the process that the Health and Wellbeing Board had completed to draft the strategy, before setting out the agreed priority actions and priority outcomes.

Members discussed the strategy, asking a range of questions on the priorities, and how these would be delivered and monitored.

Resolved – (a) That the strategy be noted, and (b) that the panel consider methods of holding the Health and Wellbeing Board to account for progress on the agreed priorities.

150  (8)   HEALTHY LIVES, HEALTHY FUTURES – The Director of Policy and Resources provided the panel with a brief update from North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group on the engagement activities completed to date around the local Healthy Lives, Healthy Futures programme.

Resolved – That the update be noted.

151   FUTURE WORK PROGRAMME AND PRIORITIES – The Chairman initiated a discussion on the panel’s future work programme, inviting suggestions from members.

Resolved – That the panel draft and consider a summary report on progress in setting up the integrated health and social care locality teams.

152  FUTURE DATES AND TIMES OF MEETINGS – The Director of Policy and Resources confirmed that the panel’s next meeting would be at 2pm on Wednesday 2 October 2013.

153  MEMBERSHIP OF THE JOINT YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER HEALTH OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE – The Director of Policy and Resources explained that a Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Joint HOSC) had been established to consider, on a regional basis, a national review entitled Safe and Sustainable of children’s congenital heart surgery.  North Lincolnshire Council retains a seat on this body.  Due to a number of concerns, the Secretary of State halted the Safe and Sustainable review in June 2013.  As such, the panel were invited to consider the future arrangements for joint scrutiny across the Yorkshire and Humber region, in light of a likely forthcoming combined review and subsequent consultation around children’s and adult’s congenital heart surgery.

Resolved – (a) That the panel note and support proposals to formally dissolve the Joint HOSC in its current form, (b) asks that the regional network of health scrutiny officers works to establish any further Joint HOSC arrangements that may be necessary to reflect the new review of congenital heart services in England, including consideration (and agreement) by each of the constituent authorities, and (c) that the panel be kept informed.

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