Health Scrutiny Panel – 26 April 2016

PRESENT:  Councillor Mumby-Croft in the Chair.

Councillors Carlile (Vice-Chair), Ogg, Oldfield and Wells.

The panel met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.

345  DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS AND PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND DECLARATIONS OF WHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS (IF ANY) – Cllr Ogg declared a personal interest as he had relatives working for Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Foundation Trust.  No whip was declared.

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

347  NORTHERN LINCOLNSHIRE & GOOLE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST – DRAFT QUALITY ACCOUNT – Kathryn Helley, Deputy Director of Performance Assurance and Jeremy Daws, Head of Quality Assurance, were welcomed to the meeting by the Chairman.  Kathryn and Jeremy gave a presentation on the Trust’s draft Quality Account, performance throughout 2015/16, and priorities for 2016/17.  Kathryn described a number of key issues, including compliance with NICE guidelines, infection control, the staff survey, and assisting those with dementia.

Members asked a number of related questions, including on benchmarking and quality matrons.

Resolved – (a)  That Kathryn Helley and Jeremy Daws be thanked for their attendance and for answering members’ questions, and (b) that the panel consider and agree comments for submission to the Trust.

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