Agenda item

Health Select Commission Work Programme 2019-20


Janet Spurling, Scrutiny Officer, submitted the final draft of the Select Commission’s work programme for the 2019/20 Municipal Year.


The overall priorities for the Select Commission for 2019/20 included:-


-          Rotherham Integrated Health and Social Care Place Plan

-          Adult Social Care - performance and development (in conjunction with Overview and Scrutiny Management Board)

-          Autism Strategy and Diagnosis Pathway

-          Social and Emotional Mental Health

-          Sexual Health

-          Developments in Primary Care

-          Health and Wellbeing Strategy implementation

-          South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System – NHS transformation (Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee)

-          Monitoring past reviews


Appendix 1 of the report submitted showed the schedule to date for agenda items and sub-group meetings, with a small number of Adult Care items still to be scheduled.


Appendix 2 set out the proposed membership for each of the NHS Trust Quality Account Sub Groups and the Performance Sub-Group for consideration.  The membership was based on the previous year’s membership to retain the knowledge developed by Members of those Health partners’ services.


With regard to the Health Select Commission undertaking a review on gambling/gaming, liaison would take place with the Cabinet Member and Director of Public Health (Minute No. 4 Health and Wellbeing Board) This would ensure added value and avoid duplication with work currently taking place on Harmful Gambling.


The Commission had agreed to hold a single session on the national Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework once the final data and benchmarking was available rather than 2 sessions, which would free up a sub-group meeting to look at another area of performance.


Members asked when an update on progress with My Front Door would be considered.  A Member seminar on July 16th would cover progress with Oaks Day Centre and lessons learned and, following full evaluation, a further update could probably be scheduled from October, including plans for respite.


It was suggested that inequalities in health in Rotherham, and whether enough was being done in Rotherham to address those issues, could be a possible spotlight review in 2020-21.  This was acknowledged as an important issue and attention was drawn to the ensuing agenda item on Primary Care Networks where one of the national workstreams coming on board would be addressing health and economic inequalities, which might provide an opportunity to link in with Services such as Planning and Housing that also influenced health inequalities.  Councillor Roche welcomed the suggestion for the Commission to look at the work of the Health and Wellbeing Board in this area as it was one of the Board’s 2 main priorities, together with the work of Primary Care.


Ward profiles, which had been introduced through the Health and Wellbeing Board to support work on early intervention, were being refreshed and would soon be available with detailed information on each Ward with regard to health inequalities.


Resolved:- (1) That the draft work programme for the 2019/20 Municipal Year be approved.


(2)  That the proposed membership for the Quality Account Sub-Groups and Performance Sub-Group for 2019/20 be as follows:-


Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber (RDaSH)

Councillors Keenan (Chair), Andrews, Ellis, Jarvis, John Turner and Walsh

plus Councillor Brookes or Councillor Yasseen (to be confirmed)


Rotherham Hospital

To be confirmed - Councillor Keenan or Vice Chair to Chair

Councillors Albiston, Bird, Cooksey, R. Elliott, Vjestica and Williams


Yorkshire Ambulance Service

Councillors Keenan (Chair), Vice Chair, Councillors Evans and Wilson

plus Councillor Brookes or Councillor Yasseen (to be confirmed)



Councillors Keenan (Chair), Bird, R. Elliott and Ellis

The Mayor (Councillor Andrews) and Councillor Jarvis to be confirmed


(3)  That it be noted that should any urgent items emerge during the year this may necessitate a review and re-prioritisation of the work programme.


Cllr Keenan re-assumed the Chair of the meeting.

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