Health Scrutiny Panel 9 July 2018

Chairman:  Cllr Mumby-Croft
Venue:  Function Room 1, Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe
Time:  2 p.m.
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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 request (if any).
4.  Cabinet Member and Service Area priorities
4.1  Discussion and questions with the Cabinet Member for Adults, Health and Community Wellbeing.
4.2    Next stages (if any).
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 O’Sullivan (Vice-Chair), Armiger, C Sherwood, and Wilson.

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

479     DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS AND PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND DECLARATIONS OF WHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS (IF ANY) – Cllr O’Sullivan declared a personal interest as Lead Governor at Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust and a personal interest as a Trustee of The Blue Door.

No whip was declared.

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

481     CABINET MEMBER AND SERVICE AREA PRIORITIES – The Chairman welcomed Cllr Hannigan, Cabinet Member for Adults, Health and Community Wellbeing, and Penny Spring, Director of Public Health, to the meeting.  The Chairman explained that Cllr Hannigan had been invited to update the panel on his portfolio, local performance, future priorities, and to enable the panel to ask any questions they wish.  Penny had also been invited to provide support and expertise.

Cllr Hannigan gave an overview of local performance, highlighting particular local successes on issues such as adult social care, Delayed Transfers of Care from the acute sector, and intermediate care.  Cllr Hannigan then listed a number of areas for future work, including mental health, acute care and the prevention agenda.

The Chairman then invited Members to ask questions.  These led to a wide-ranging discussion on topics such as Sir John Mason House, Stop Smoking Services, funding, and staffing across services.  Cllr Hannigan responded fully and appropriately throughout.

Resolved – (a) That Cllr Hannigan and Penny Spring be thanked for their attendance and for providing answers to members’ questions, and (b) that the situation be noted.

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