Health Scrutiny Panel – 23 September 2014

PRESENT:- Councillor Mrs Bromby in the chair.

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

The panel met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.


 Member  Minute  Nature of Interest
 Councillor Bainbridge  255  Cauvery Medical Practice is in the Frodingham Ward.

No whip was declared.

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

252 CONTINENCE ACTION PLAN – The Chairman welcomed Catherine Wylie, Director of Risk and Quality Assurance, North Lincolnshire CCG, and Maureen Georgiou, General Manager for Community and Therapy Services, Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Foundation Trust to the meeting.

The Chairman explained that Catherine and Maureen had been invited to update the panel on progress arising from the recommendations within a previous scrutiny report on this issue.  Catherine explained that a multi-agency group had been established, and were currently looking at a range of options to improve continence services for adults.  A full scoping exercise had been carried out on the continence service and how it fitted into the work of other organisations and services.  A number of improvements had been made, and further work was ongoing to examine pathways, joint working and training.

Members asked questions on the issue, including on assessment, funding and the service specification.

Resolved – (a) That Catherine Wylie and Maureen Georgiou be thanked for their attendance, (b) that the panel note the situation.

253 (8) HEALTHY LIVES, HEALTHY FUTURES – The Director of Policy and Resources circulated a draft response to proposals around the future delivery of Hyperacute stroke care and inpatient ear, nose and throat surgery.  The ongoing consultation was part of proposals within the Healthy Lives, Healthy Futures programme being led by the Northern Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Groups.

Resolved – That the draft response to the ongoing consultation be agreed and adopted, and be returned to local health services for their attention.

254 FUTURE WORK PROGRAMME – The Chairman led a discussion on the panel’s work programme for the remainder of the year.  A number of topics were raised and considered.

Resolved – That relevant representatives from North Lincolnshire Council, North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Foundation Trust be invited to the panel’s next meeting to discuss the development of the Integrated Health and Social Care Locality Teams.

255 PRIMARY CARE – The Chairman initiated a discussion on the role of NHS England and recent developments regarding primary care across North Lincolnshire.  Members discussed a number of issues, including the forthcoming closure of the Cauvery Medical Practice, the role of NHS England and the involvement of elected members.

Resolved – (a) That a representative from NHS England be requested to meet with the panel to discuss the situation, and (b) that requested information on practice lists and GP practice quality be requested and circulated to members.

256 DEVELOPMENTS IN HEALTH – Members received a short, oral update on developing issues relevant to the panel’s terms of reference.  Members received dates for two forthcoming events, consisting of a site visit to Scunthorpe General Hospital and an event related to the Healthy Lives, Healthy Futures programme.

Resolved – That the situation be noted

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