Agenda and draft minutes

Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday, 23rd June, 2021 11.15 am

Venue: County Hall, Chichester, PO19 1RQ

Contact: Rob Castle on 033 022 22546  Email:  rob.castle@westsussex.gov.uk

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No. Item

1.

Committee Membership

The Committee to note the County Council appointments to the Committee as follows: -

 

Cllr Atkins, Cllr Bence, Cllr A Cooper, Cllr B Cooper, Cllr Forbes, Cllr McGregor, Cllr Nagel, Cllr O’Kelly, Cllr Patel, Cllr Pudaloff, Cllr Wall, Cllr Walsh

 

and approve the co-opted membership of the Committee as follows: -

 

Cllr Bridges (Adur District Council), Cllr Pendleton (Arun District Council), Cllr Bangert (Chichester District Council), Cllr Burgess (Crawley Borough Council), Cllr Noel (Horsham District Council), Cllr Peacock (Mid Sussex District Council). The Worthing Borough Council position is currently vacant.

 

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

 

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Minutes:

1.1        Resolved – that the Committee notes its membership.

2.

Election of Chairman and Vice Chairman

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2a

Election of Chairman

The Committee to elect its Chairman. If the election is contested, a secret ballot will be held in accordance with Standing Order 2.15B.

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Minutes:

2.1        Cllr Walsh was proposed for the position of Chairman by Cllr O’Kelly and seconded by Cllr B Cooper.

 

2.2        Cllr Wall was proposed for the position of Chairman by Cllr Bence and seconded by Cllr Patel.

 

2.3        A secret ballot was held which was won by Cllr Wall, eight votes to four.

 

2.4        Resolved – that Cllr Wall is duly elected as Chairman of the Committee for the coming year.

2b

Election of Vice Chairman

The Committee to elect its Vice Chairman. If the election is contested, a secret ballot will be held in accordance with Standing Order 2.15B.

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Minutes:

2.5        Cllr Walsh was proposed for the position of Vice Chairman by Cllr O’Kelly and seconded by Cllr B Cooper.

 

2.6        Cllr Bence was proposed for the position of Vice Chairman by Cllr Wall and seconded by Cllr A Cooper.

 

2.7        A secret ballot was held which was won by Cllr Bence, eight votes to four.

 

2.8        Resolved – that Cllr Bence is duly elected as Vice Chairman of the Committee for the coming year.

3.

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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Minutes:

3.1       No recordable declarations of interest were made.

4.

Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 66 KB

The Committee is asked to note its terms of reference.

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Minutes:

4.1       It was noted that mention of county local committees in the terms of reference would be updated following a review by the Governance Committee on 28 June.

 

4.2       Resolved – that the Committee notes its terms of reference.

5.

Minutes of the last meeting of the Committee pdf icon PDF 119 KB

The Committee is asked to agree the minutes of the meeting held on 24 February 2021 (attached, cream paper).

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Minutes:

5.1      Resolved – that the minutes of the meeting held on 24 February 2021 are approved as a correct record and are signed by the Chairman.

6.

Appointment of the Committee’s Business Planning Group pdf icon PDF 63 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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Minutes:

6.1      Resolved – that the Committee appoints the following members to its Business Planning Group: Cllr Wall, Cllr Bence, Cllr Patel, Cllr Walsh and Cllr B Cooper.

7.

Work Programme Planning and Possible Items for Future Scrutiny

The Committee is asked to review its current draft work programme taking into account the Forward Plan of Key Decisions and any suggestions from its members for possible items for future scrutiny.

 

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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7a

Forward Plan of Key Decisions pdf icon PDF 166 KB

Extract from the Forward Plan dated 11 June 2021 – attached.

 

An extract from any Forward Plan published between the date of despatch of the agenda and the date of the meeting will be tabled at the meeting.

 

The Committee is asked to consider whether it wishes to enquire into any of the forthcoming decisions within its portfolio.

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Minutes:

7.1      The Committee was updated that the decision to close Marjorie Cobby House had been moved to November in the Forward Plan of Key Decisions allowing time for consultation and input from the Committee via a pre-agreed task and finish group.

 

7b

Work Programme pdf icon PDF 92 KB

The Committee to review its draft work programme for the year ahead taking into consideration the checklist at Appendix A.

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Minutes:

7.2      The following topics were suggested as additions to the Committee’s work programme: -

 

·       NHS Dentistry (to be considered as a priority)

·       NHS restoration in relation to surgical waiting lists

·       The return of face to face GP consultations

·       A review of Care Point capacity

·       The interface between the Local Transport Plan, which was subject to public consultation and public health outcomes with a focus on eliminating carbon

 

7.3      Resolved – the Business Planning Group will discuss the Committee’s suggestions for the work programme at its meeting on 3 September 2021 and liaise with all committee members.

 

8.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will be held on 15 September at 10.30am.

 

Any member wishing to place an item on the agenda for the meeting must notify the Director of Law and Assurance by 31 August 2021.

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Minutes:

8.1        The next meeting of the Committee will take place at 10.30 on 15 September 2021.