Agenda and minutes

Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Panel
Monday, 5th March, 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Room 10 - Town Hall

Contact: Mrs KM Howard  01744 67(6106)

Items
No. Item

16.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Gill, McQuade and Wiseman.

17.

Minutes of the meeting held on 15 January 2018 pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Minutes:

*           Resolved that the minutes of the meeting held on 15 January 2018, be approved and signed.

18.

Declarations of Interest from Members

Minutes:

No Declarations of Interest from Members were made.

19.

Collaborative Working with the Voluntary Sector pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member, Adult Social Care and Health and Senior Assistant Director, Quality and Finance presented the report on Collaborative Working with the Voluntary Sector.

 

The report gave the Panel an overview on the contribution of the Voluntary Sector and Faith Sector in supporting residents and communities within St Helens providing information on:

 

·         The range of funded support provided by the Voluntary Sector;

·         Halton and St Helens Voluntary Community Action (VCA); and

·         The range of Support provided through the Faith Sector

 

The Panel was informed that the total funding provided by St Helens Council and
St Helens CCG to the Voluntary Sector in St Helens was currently £2,346,612, it was noted that each Voluntary Sector organisation had a contract with the CCG and/or Council and that funding had been agreed until 2020.

 

The Halton and St Helens Voluntary and Community Action ‘Let’s Consider… grass roots voluntary and community action in St Helens’ was appended to the report at Appendix 1 and a leaflet entitled ‘St Helens Faith Forum St Helens Council’ was tabled for Members information.

Members raised questions which were answered at the meeting in relation to mapping of the voluntary sector, work undertaken to ensure all faiths were included in the faith sector, funding cuts impact and actuals, the importance of the voluntary sector in delivery and community support and outcomes from the Social Prescription Pilot.

*           Resolved that:

 

(1)          the report be noted;

(2)          a list of the Social Prescription Pilot areas be provided to the Panel;

 

(3)          an update report on the Social Prescription six month pilot be brought to the Panel once complete;

 

(4)          representatives from the VCA and Faith Sector be invited to a future meeting of this Panel; and

(5)          the Cabinet Member, Adult Social Care and Health and Senior Assistant Director, Quality and Finance be thanked for their attendance.

 

Councillor Quinn here left the meeting.

20.

Sexual Health of Young Men

·         Councillor Neal, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, Sue Forster,  Director of Public Health and Matt Davies, Head of Public Health Commissioning have been invited to attend the meeting.

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member, Public Health and Wellbeing and Director of Public Health presented a tabled report on Sexual Health of Young Men.

The report updated the Board on Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme for men aged 45 years and younger who have sex with men (MSM) attending Genitourinary Medicine (GUM) Sexual Health Clinics which would have a phased roll out from April 2018 and consideration to whether the vaccine should be made available through a gender neutral school based vaccine programme.

 

Updates were also provided on Sexual Health Support for Young People through a range of services including Teen Advice Zone (TAZ), St Helens C-Card and Over the Rainbow and next steps including development of a 12 month joint plan with St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospital Trust Sexual Health Improvement with respect to education and raising awareness of positive sexual health and targeted engagement and intervention with young boys/men in GUM.

The Panel noted that the current Sexual Health Strategy 2014-2018 was now due to be updated and reviewed.

Members raised questions which were answered at the meeting in relation to the use of social media platforms to as a means to engage with young people and raise awareness, Public Health’s input into school curriculum PSHE (Personal Social and Health Education) lessons, Clinic venues and how they are identified and perceived and challenges that austerity measures presented to the promotion of campaigns and health messages.

It was reported that that the Children and Young People’s Panel had undertaken a Task and Finish Group focusing on TAZ services. The Panel discussed the possibility of joining up with the Children and Young People’s Panel to look at Sexual Health and issues discussed at this meeting.

 

*           Resolved that:

 

(1)          the report be noted;

(2)          the Children and Young People’s Task and Finish  Group findings on TAZ (Teenage Advice Zone) be circulated to this Panel for information;

(3)          the Cabinet Member, Public Health and Wellbeing and Director of Public Health be thanked for their attendance.

 

Councillors Bell and Neal here left the meeting.

 

21.

Healthwatch Update

Minutes:

A verbal report was given to Members by Healthwatch Manager, Jayne Parkinson-Loftus, to update them on the work of Healthwatch.

 

Members were informed the Listening Event held on 20 January 2018 on out of hospital nursing had taken place and that the draft findings report was currently awaiting approval before publication.

There were also two upcoming events; an informal Mental Health Focus Group/Drop in Session on 15 March 2018 and an event in June on Right Choices concerning public
decision making and attendance when it came to dealing personal illness and injury.

 

*           Resolved that the verbal report be noted.

22.

Update on Scrutiny Work Programme 2017/18

Minutes:

A verbal report was made to the Panel by the Scrutiny Manager which updated Members on the Scrutiny Work Programme 2017/18.

 

The Panel noted that the next steps for the Mental Health Services task and finish group was attendance at Healthwatch Mental Health Focus Group on 15 March 2018 and a site visit to the female inpatient mental health service, Iris Ward in Peasley Cross Hospital.

 

The Panel noted that the Commission was currently undertaking a scrutiny review of the Council’s Communication Strategy and observed there might be added value in including Public Health campaigns being considered as part of this review.

*           Resolved that the verbal update be noted.

 

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