Venue: Room 10 - Town Hall
Contact: Mrs KM Howard 01744 67(6106)
Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Gill, McQuade and Wiseman.
* Resolved that the minutes of the meeting held on 15 January 2018, be approved and signed.
Declarations of Interest from Members
No Declarations of Interest from Members were made.
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
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.
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;
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.
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.
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
* Resolved that:
the report be noted;
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.
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.
* Resolved that the verbal report be noted.
Update on Scrutiny Work Programme 2017/18
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.