Health Scrutiny Panel – 6 March 2017
Chairman: Cllr Mumby-Croft
Venue: Function Room , Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe
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. Supporting Those with Co-Existing Mental Health and Substance Misuse Issues (Dual Diagnosis)
(i) Discussion of the draft Action Plan (to follow)
5. Added Item (if any).
6. 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, Bainbridge, Ellerby and Ogg.
The panel met at the Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe.
388 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 a family member working within the NHS.
No whip was declared.
389 PUBLIC REQUESTS TO SPEAK – There were no requests received.
390 SEXUAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING – The Chairman welcomed Trevor Laming, Assistant Director Technical and Environment Services, and Stewart Atkinson, Joint Commissioning Manager, to the meeting. The Chairman explained that, following the panel’s 2016 report “Supporting Those With Co-Existing Mental Health and Substance Misuse Issues (Dual Diagnosis)”, an action plan addressing the panel’s recommendations had been prepared and was due to be discussed at a meeting of Cabinet on 28 March 2017. In accordance with Paragraph D5.21 of the council’s constitution, the action plan had been submitted to the scrutiny panel prior to this date to enable members to discuss and suggest further comments to Cabinet in an accompanying report.
The Chairman invited Trevor and Stewart to discuss progress on the recommendations in turn, describing any proposed actions and timescales. Each of these was discussed fully, with members asking relevant questions.
Resolved – (a) That Trevor Laming and Stewart Atkinson be thanked for their attendance and for providing an update on actions to address the panel’s recommendations, and (b) that the situation be noted.
391 ADDED ITEM – There was no added item for consideration at the meeting.