Health Scrutiny Panel – 10 April 2017

Chairman:  Cllr Mumby-Croft
Venue:  Function Room 1, Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe
Time:  2 p.m.


 1.       Substitutions.
2.       Declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests and personal or personal and prejudicial interests and declarations of whipping arrangements (if any).
3.       Public speaking requests (if any)
4.       Kirton Lindsey Surgery.

4.1     Verbal Update
4.2     Next stages (if any)

5.       East Midlands Ambulance Service – Draft Quality Account

5.1     Presentation by EMAS representatives
5.2     Consideration of the panel’s comments to accompany the Quality Account.

6.       Summary of recent key developments and work programme for the remainder of 2016/17.
7.       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, Ellerby, Ogg and O’ Sullivan.

The panel met at the Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe.

396     MINUTE’S SILENCE – The Chairman referred to the recent sad and untimely death of Councillor Pauline Carlile.  Councillor Carlile had held many roles since being elected in 1999.  Her most recent role was Vice-Chair of the Health Scrutiny Panel.  The Panel then observed a minute’s silence in memory of Councillor Carlile.

397      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.

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


Resolved – That consideration of this item be deferred to a future date.

400     EAST MIDLANDS AMBULANCE SERVICE – DRAFT QUALITY ACCOUNT – The Chairman welcomed Judith Douglas, Director of Nursing and Quality, and Kirsty Latham, Communications Officer, to the meeting.  Judith and Kirsty had been invited to present their annual Quality Account document and to update the panel on local performance.

Judith delivered a comprehensive presentation on the Ambulance Service’s performance against their 2015/16 priorities, and their revised priorities for the forthcoming year.  Members asked questions throughout, including on the rationale for the new priorities, operational issues, and the future outlook for services.

Resolved – (a)  That Judith Douglas and Kirsty Latham be thanked for their attendance and for providing an update on the draft Quality Account document, (b) that a small number of requested issues be followed up outside of the meeting and communicated to the panel, and (c) that a relevant response be formulated, agreed by the Chairman, and returned to East Midlands Ambulance Service for inclusion in their Quality Account.

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