Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday, 9th September, 2020 10.30 am

Venue: Virtual meeting with restricted public access

Contact: Rob Castle on 033 022 22546  Email:


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10.30 am


Committee Membership

The Committee is asked to note the appointments to the Committee of Cllr Oxlade in place of Cllr Sudan, Cllr Pendleton in place of Cllr Flynn and to approve the co-opted membership of the Committee as set out below: -


To be confirmed (Adur District Council)

Cllr Peacock (Mid Sussex District Council)

Cllr Harman (Worthing Borough Council)

Cllr Bennett (Arun District Council)

To be confirmed (Horsham District Council)

Cllr Bangert (Chichester District Council)

Cllr McAleney (Crawley Borough Council)


N.B. The Healthwatch West Sussex representative, Ms Broadhill, is an ongoing appointment.

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10.32 am


Declarations of Interest

Members and officers must declare any pecuniary or personalinterest in any business on the agenda. They should also make declarations at any stage such an interest becomes apparent during the meeting. Consideration should be given to leaving the meeting if the nature of the interest warrants it.  If in doubt please contact Democratic Services before the meeting.

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10.34 am


Urgent Matters

Items not on the agenda which the Chairman of the meeting is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances, including cases where the Committee needs to be informed of budgetary or performance issues affecting matters within its terms of reference, which have emerged since the publication of the agenda.

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10.35 am


Minutes of the last meeting of the Committee pdf icon PDF 153 KB

The Committee is asked to agree the minutes of the meeting held on 11 March 2020 (cream paper).

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10.40 am


Responses to Recommendations pdf icon PDF 254 KB

The Committee is asked to note the responses to recommendations made at the 11 March 2020 meeting from the Cabinet Member for Adults & Health on –


a)   Self-harm and West Sussex Suicide Prevention Strategy Priorities – to follow (the Interim Director of Public Health will provide a response to the Committee’s questions to include the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on self-harm and related services)


b)    West Sussex Joint Dementia Strategy 2020-23 - attached

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10.45 am


Forward Plan of Key Decisions pdf icon PDF 201 KB

Extract fromthe ForwardPlan dated 26 August 2020 – attached.


Anextract fromanyForwardPlan publishedbetween the date of despatchof the agenda and the date of the meetingwill be tabled at the meeting.


The Committee is asked to consider whetheritwishes to enquireinto any of the forthcoming decisions withinits portfolio.

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10.55 am


Sussex Strategic Plan and West Sussex Joint Place-based Response to the NHS Long Term Plan pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Report by West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group.


The report outlines the Joint West Sussex Place-based Response to the NHS Long Term Plan by health and local government partners across Sussex.

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12.25 pm


New operating model for the Approved Mental Health Professionals pdf icon PDF 57 KB

Report by Director of Law and Assurance.


The report details the proposed new operating model for the Approved Mental Health Professional Service.


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12.55 pm


Business Planning Group Report pdf icon PDF 112 KB

The report informs the Committee of the Business Planning Group meeting held on 1 June, setting out the key issues discussed.


The Committee is asked to endorse the contents of this report, and particularly the Committee’s Work Programme revised to reflect the Business Planning Group’s discussions (attached at Appendix A).

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1.05 pm


Appointment of the Committee’s Business Planning Group pdf icon PDF 109 KB

The Committee is asked to appoint five of its members to its Business Planning Group, to include the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Committee, with two of the five being minority party members.

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1.07 pm


Possible Items for Future Scrutiny

Members to mention any items which they believe to be of relevance to the business of the Scrutiny Committee, and suitable for scrutiny, e.g. raised with them by constituents arising from central government initiatives etc.


If any member puts forward such an item, the Committee’s role at this meeting is just to assess, briefly, whether to refer the matter to its Business Planning Group to consider in detail.

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1.09 pm


Requests for Call-in

There have been no requests for call-in to the Scrutiny Committee and within its constitutional remit since the date of the last meeting.  The Director of Law and Assurance will report any requests since the publication of the agenda papers.

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1.10 pm


Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will be held on 11 November at 10.30am. 


Items likely to be on the agenda include: -


·         Primary Care

·         Proposals to Improve Mental Health Services in West Sussex


Any member wishing to place an item on the agenda for the meeting must notify the Director of Law and Assurance by 27 October 2020.

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