Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday, 13th January, 2021 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


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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10.31 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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10.32 am


Minutes of the last meeting of the Committee pdf icon PDF 144 KB

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

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10.34 am


Responses to Recommendations

The Committee is asked to note the response to recommendations made at the 11 November 2020 meeting from West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group – to follow.

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10.35 am


Adults and Health - Service Planning Overview pdf icon PDF 112 KB

Key areas for Committee discussion include: -


·         Suggested key performance indicators for the Adults and Health directorate as part of the wider West Sussex Reset Plan

·         Areas to be explored relating to Adults and Health portfolio budget savings, including next steps and Committee involvement

·         Reflections from the Covid-19 pandemic to include work with the care and domiciliary care market in West Sussex

·         Planned areas for adult social care improvement and integrated working with the NHS

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12.05 pm


Appointment to Business Planning Group

The Committee to appoint one of its members to the Business Planning Group to fill the minority party vacancy.

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12.06 pm


Possible Items for Future Scrutiny

Members are asked to consider the attached Forward Plan of Key Decisions extract in addition to the Committee’s work programme and suggest any items which they believe to be of relevance to the business of the Committee, and suitable for scrutiny.

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Forward Plan of Key Decisions pdf icon PDF 176 KB

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Work Programme pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Items suggested can also include, issues 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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12.26 pm


Requests for Call-in

There have been no requests for call-in to the Select 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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12.27 pm


Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will be held virtually on 24 February 2021 at 10.30 am.  Probable agenda items include:


·         Proposals to Improve Mental Health Services in West Sussex

·         Responses to recommendations from the Covid-19 Preparedness and Restoration, Recovery Planning in West Sussex Task and Finish Group

·         Children and Young People’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing - Foundations for our Future and learning from Covid-19 – Joint Session with Children and Young People’s Scrutiny Committee and West Sussex Youth Cabinet


Any member wishing to place an item on the agenda for the meeting must notify the Director of Law and Assurance by 9 February 2021.

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