Agenda and minutes

Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Panel
Monday, 11th September, 2017 10.00 am

Venue: Room 10 - Town Hall

Contact: Mrs KM Howard  01744 67(6106)

Items
No. Item

7.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Bell, McQuade and Pearson.

8.

Minutes of the meeting held on 12 June 2017 pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Minutes:

*           Resolved that the minutes of the meeting held on 12 June 2017, be approved and signed.

9.

Declarations of Interest from Members

Minutes:

No Declarations of Interest from Members were made.

10.

Cabinet Response Scrutiny Review of Infant Feeding Strategy 2016-19 pdf icon PDF 48 KB

(Reported to Cabinet held on 23 August 2017)

·         Councillor Neal, Cabinet Member for People’s Services has been invited to attend.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Reported to Cabinet on 23 August 2017)

 

A report was submitted which informed Members that at a meeting of Cabinet held on 23 August 2017; a response had been presented to the Scrutiny Review of Infant Feed Strategy 2016-19 undertaken by this Panel. Cabinet had been requested to note the contents of the report outlining the response to the Scrutiny Review and approve the action plan which had been attached at Appendix 1 to the report.

 

Councillor Neal, Cabinet Member, People’s Services was present to outline an updated action plan which provided progress on the recommendations and outcomes to date and answer questions from Members.

The Panel asked questions which were answered at the meeting on the following:

 

·        If signs were used in public areas and premises which would indicate that breastfeeding areas were available; and

·        What steps were being taken to engage with young men to educate them on the importance and benefits of breastfeeding.

 

*          Resolved that:

 

                        (1)        the report be noted; and

(2)        the Cabinet Member, People’s Services be thanked for her attendance.

 

11.

Review of Procedures of Lower Clinical Priority (PLCP) pdf icon PDF 188 KB

·         Dr Ruth Hunter, Head of Planned Care and Paul Steele Engagement, Involvement and Patient Experience Lead from NHS St Helens CCG and Joanne Navin, Communications and Engagement Senior Manager and Michael O’Brien Individual Funding Requests Policy Development Manager from NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit have been invited to attend.

Minutes:

The Head of Planned Care and the Engagement, Involvement and Patient Experience Lead from NHS St Helens CCG and the Communications and Engagement Senior Manager and Individual Funding Requests Policy Development Manager from NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit were present at the meeting to give a presentation to Members on the Review of Procedures of Lower Clinical Priority (PLCP).

The presentation detailed the following:-

 

   What is the Commissioning Policy?

   Why do we have it?

   How does it work?

      Why are we reviewing the policy?

   How have we conducted the review and where are we up to?

   What engagement are we doing?

 

Members asked questions which were answered at the meeting on the following:

 

·        The procedure and criteria to be met by patients for treatments; and

·        What options were available to patients who do not meet the criteria.

 

*           Resolved that:

 

(1)                the presentation be noted; and

(2)                the Head of Planned Care and the Engagement, Involvement and Patient Experience Lead from NHS St Helens CCG and the Communications and Engagement Senior Manager and Individual Funding Requests Policy Development Manager from NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit be thanked for their attendance.

 

12.

Update on Scrutiny Review of Employment of People with Learning Disabilities pdf icon PDF 59 KB

·         Jim Philbin, Service Manager, Registered Services & Integrated Partnerships has been invited to attend.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

At the previous meeting of this Committee held on 12 June 2017, the Panel had proposed a number of work areas to be considered as part of the work Programme for 2017/18. The topic of Support for middle aged adults (30-50’s) with disabilities had been raised for consideration for inclusion in the Programme.

In June 2012, the Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Panel undertook a review of Employment of People with Learning Disabilities. Cabinet responded to the recommendations made and the Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Panel received updates on progress made over the following 12 months.

A report was before the Panel as an update on progress made since June 2012 and to allow Members to consider if the topic required revisiting in 2017/18.

The recommendations from the review conducted in 2016/17 alongside agreed actions and date of implementation were attached to the report at Appendix 1.

 

A document was tabled at the meeting which gave a Supported Employment Team Update.  The update included the following areas:

 

·        What the team did;

·        Who they worked with;

·        Supported Employment Engagement Map;

·        Current client breakdown;

·        Role of Job Coach;

·        Actual client journey;

·        Employers currently worked with; and

·        Benefits for employers.

 

*           Resolved that the update report be noted.

 

13.

E - Cigs - Use and Impact

·         Sue Forster, Director of Public Health has been invited to attend

Minutes:

The Director of Public Health gave a presentation on Electronic Cigarettes (E-Cigs) Use and Impact.

The presentation detailed the following:-

 

·        National Data 2016 (E-Cigs)

·        Proportion of current smokers and smokers who have quit (16 plus)

·        St Helens Stop Smoking Support Service – Data 2015/16

·        Percentage who have tried E-Cigs

·        E-Cigs – Evidence

·        E-Cigs – Duncan Selbie

·        Proposals

·        E-Cigs – National Consensus

 

Members asked questions, which were answered at the meeting on the following:

 

·        The cost of E-cigs in comparison to smoking;

·        The regulations of E-cigs in public spaces;

·        Figures for young people – if any young people were taking up E-cigs who hadn’t previously smoked.

 

*           Resolved that:

 

(1)             the verbal report be noted; and

(2)             the Director of Public Health be thanked for their attendance.

 

14.

Update on Scrutiny Work Programme 2017/18

Minutes:

The Scrutiny Manager gave a verbal update on the Scrutiny Work Programme 2017/18.

 

Members were informed that the meeting for the first topic for Mental Health was to be held on Wednesday 20 September 2017.

 

*           Resolved that the report be noted.