Health Scrutiny Panel – 2 February 2015

PRESENT:-   Councillor Mrs Bromby in the chair.

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

Co-opted members – Liz Greenwood, Mandy Johnson

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

The panel met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.

289     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.

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

291  EYE HEALTH The Chairman welcomed Chris Clarke and Jane Ollerton from NHS England to the meeting.  The Chairman explained that Chris and Jane had been invited to explain NHS England’s role in commissioning and quality assurance of ‘High Street’ opticians.  Chris gave a brief presentation before responding to members’ questions.  The panel discussed issues such as coverage, new applications, turnover of staff and payment arrangements.

Resolved – (a) That Chris Clarke and Jane Ollerton be thanked for their attendance, (b) that a representative from Adult Services be invited to a future meeting to discuss the council’s supportive role for those with sight issues, and (c) that the situation be noted.

292  HEALTH AND WELLBEING BOARD – Cllr Waltham, the Chairman of the Health and Wellbeing Board, was welcomed to the meeting.  Cllr Waltham gave an overview of the Board’s work and the forthcoming Peer Challenge process before discussing the Board’s governance arrangements and future aspirations.  Members then discussed a variety of topics, including housing, methods of improving accountability through scrutiny, and Board performance.

Resolved – (a) That Cllr Waltham be thanked for his attendance, and (b) that the situation be noted.

293  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

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