Agenda and minutes

Health and Adult Social Care and Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 5th July, 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Suite 1,2 & 3, Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach CW11 1HZ. View directions

Contact: Katie Small  Scrutiny Officer

Items
No. Item

13.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors B Dooley, S Edgar and I Faseyi.

14.

Minutes of Previous meeting pdf icon PDF 62 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 14 June 2018

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 14 June 2018 be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

15.

Declarations of Interest

To provide an opportunity for Members and Officers to declare any disclosable pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests in any item on the agenda.

Minutes:

In the interests of openness, Councillor A Moran declared that he was a member of the NHS Trust for Mid Cheshire.

16.

Declaration of Party Whip

To provide an opportunity for Members to declare the existence of a party whip in relation to any item on the Agenda

Minutes:

There were no declarations of the existence of a party whip.

17.

Public Speaking Time/Open Session

A total period of 15 minutes is allocated for members of the public to make a statement(s) on any matter that falls within the remit of the Committee.

 

Individual members of the public may speak for up to 5 minutes, but the Chairman will decide how the period of time allocated for public speaking will be apportioned, where there are a number of speakers.

 

Note: in order for officers to undertake and background research, it would be helpful if members of the public notified the Scrutiny Officer listed at the foot of the Agenda at least one working day before the meeting with brief details of the matter to be covered.

 

 

Minutes:

There were no members of the public present.

18.

Winter Review 2017/2018 pdf icon PDF 303 KB

To consider the 2017/18 Winter Review for East and Central Cheshire NHS Trusts.

 

Presentation on Central Cheshire Winter Plan – to follow

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received presentations from Anne Marriott, East Cheshire NHA Trust, Neil Evans, Eastern Cheshire CCG and from Tracey Cole, South Cheshire CCG on the Winter Review of performance.

 

The presentation outlined the challenges faced by the Trusts during the winter of 2017/18, the actions taken to deal with them and the planning undertaken for next winter. 

 

Members made comments and asked questions in respect of the following:

·       the increase in the number of non-elective admissions and opening up of additional in-patients beds

·       attendance at A&E if unable to get a GP appointment

·       readmissions trends

·       reasons for admission in the winter period

·       triggers for cancelling planned surgery

·       the amount allocated to spend on additional beds was larger than on schemes to keep people out of them

·       challenges of recruiting staff – nurses, doctors and domiciliary care

·       benchmarking of performance for 4hr waiting time

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the presentations be noted.

19.

Care4CE Options Project pdf icon PDF 96 KB

To receive an update presentation on Care4CE

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a briefing report and presentation on the Care4CE Update Project.

 

The briefing report and presentation outlined the challenges facing the Council and an overview of the work taking place across Care4CE to explore the options for service development and response to changing needs and demands. 

 

There had been extensive engagement with staff and customers through workshops and drop-in sessions, staff and customer surveys and customer interviews.   

 

Authorisation to go to formal consultation in late 2018 would be requested from Cabinet, with responses being brought back to Overview and Scrutiny in early 2019 with the detailed proposals and outcomes from all engagement activity.

 

Members asked that a staff mutual be considered as an option in the proposals.

 

RESOLVED: 

 

That the briefing report and presentation be received.

 

 

The meeting adjourned for a short break.

20.

Role of the Cheshire East Health and Wellbeing Board pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To receive an overview of the Health and Wellbeing Board

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the role of Cheshire East Health and Wellbeing Board.

 

The Board had been established following changes introduced by the Health and Social Care Act 2012.  The Board’s role was to provide strategic leadership for the health and care system, setting a clear direction for the commissioning of healthcare, social care and public health. 

 

The Board’s Annual Report for 2017-18 was attached at Appendix 1 to the Report and provided a summary of the work.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the report be noted.

21.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 at Cheshire East Council pdf icon PDF 145 KB

To receive an update on the Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the activities which had taken place to promote Mental Health Awareness Week. 

 

Tables 1 and 2 in the report listed the events held at Cheshire East Council and the promotion undertaken for these.  Events had also been held by partner agencies.  

 

Future activities would be centred on campaigns for Know Your Numbers Week, Stay Well This Winter and Dry January.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the report on the Mental Health awareness week initiative be received.

22.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 145 KB

To give consideration to the areas of the forward plan which fall within the remit of the Committee

Minutes:

The Committee considered the key decisions listed on the Forward Plan. 

 

It was suggested that the Committee receive an update on the recommissioning of Assistive Technology Services and the recommissioning of the ‘whole family’ Domestic Abuse service.

 

RESOLVED: That

 

1        the list of items in the Forward Plan be noted; and

 

2        the recommissioning of Assistive Technology Services and the recommissioning of the ‘whole family’ Domestic Abuse service be added to the Committee’s Work Plan for February 2019.

23.

Work Programme pdf icon PDF 105 KB

To review the current Work Programme

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the Work Programme. 

 

RESOLVED:  That

 

1        the Work Programme be noted;

 

2        Recruitment of Domiciliary Staff be added for the December 2018 meeting: and

 

3        the recommissioning of Assistive Technology Services and the recommissioning of the ‘whole family’ Domestic Abuse service be added for the February 2019 meeting.