Agenda and minutes

Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Panel
Monday, 20th March, 2017 10.00 am

Venue: Room 10 - Town Hall

Contact: Mrs KM Howard  01744 67(6106)

Items
No. Item

29.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Cunliffe, Gill, McQuade, Mussell and Neal.

 

30.

Minutes of the meeting held on 6 February 2017 pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Minutes:

*           Resolved that the minutes of the meeting held on 6 February 2017 be approved and signed.

31.

Declarations of Interest from Members

Minutes:

No Declarations of Interest from Members were made.

32.

5 Boroughs Partnership Ratings Update pdf icon PDF 628 KB

·         Mike Roscoe, Assistant Director of Operations, St. Helens, 5 Boroughs Partnership Foundation Trust has been invited to attend the meeting.

Minutes:

The Assistant Director of Operations, 5 Borough Trust attended the Panel to give an update on the 5 Boroughs Partnership Ratings.

 

At a meeting of this Panel held on 21 March 2016, the Chief Executive and Assistant Director of Operations, 5 Boroughs Partnership Foundation Trust gave a presentation to Members on the Care Quality Commission Inspection Report 2016.    

 

A Care Quality Commission (CQC) Inspection had been undertaken in July 2015 with the Inspection Report published in January 2016. The outcome of the inspection had been that it was the CQC’s opinion that the overall rating for services at this trust was ‘required improvement’, with specific actions identified within Community Health Services, End of Life Care and Secure Services.

 

The Panel was informed that 5 Boroughs Partnership Foundation Trust had since addressed the concerns raised at the inspection and that the CQC had returned to
re-inspect the Trust and had given an improved overall rating of ‘Good’.

 

The report detailed the Summary Overall Ratings, Mental Health Ratings and Community Health ratings for the Panel’s information.

 

The Panel asked questions which were answered at the meeting on the reference of ‘not sufficient evidence to rate’ under the mental health crisis service and health based places of safety and actions plans in place to move from ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’.

 

*           Resolved that:

 

(1)          the report and improvement from ‘Requires Improvement’ to ‘Good’ be noted;

(2)          the Assistant Director of Operations, 5 Boroughs Foundation Trust be thanked for their attendance;

(3)          the internet link to the detailed Care Quality Commission report on 5 Boroughs Partnership Foundation Trust be circulated to the Panel; and

(4)          a six month update report be brought to a future meeting of this Panel.

33.

Update on Scrutiny Review of Loneliness in Older People pdf icon PDF 67 KB

·         Dympna Edwards, Assistant Director Public Health and Scrutiny Link Officer had been invited to attend the meeting

Minutes:

The Assistant Director, Public Health and Scrutiny Link Officer presented the Panel with an update on the Scrutiny Review of Loneliness in Older People. The findings from this Scrutiny Review had been presented to the Cabinet on 24 August 2016.

 

At a meeting of this Panel held on 7 November 2016, an action plan was presented by Councillor Quinn, Cabinet Member, Adult Social Care and Health which provided progress on the recommendations outcomes to date and answered questions from Members.

 

The ‘Older People’s Needs and Loneliness Action Plan from Scrutiny Report Update March 2017’ was included in the agenda which detailed the progress to date. It was reported that the seven identified actions had been completed.

 

*           Resolved that:

 

(1)          the report be noted; and

(2)          an update report be brought back to a future meeting of this Panel.

 

34.

Update on Scrutiny Work Programme 2016/17

Minutes:

A verbal report was made to the Panel by the Scrutiny Support Officer on the Scrutiny Work Programme 2016/17.

 

The Panel was informed that the Task and Finish Group were drafting a report on Scrutiny Review on Infant Feeding Strategy 2016-19 and that it would be brought to the next meeting of this Panel.

 

Members were also reminded of the People’s Services and Ofsted Update meeting scheduled for 24 April 2017 with the Strategic Director, People’s Services and led by the Children and Young People’s Overview and Scrutiny Panel.

 

*           Resolved that the update be noted.

 

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