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Health Scrutiny Panel - 26 June 2017


PRESENT:-   Councillor Mumby-Croft in the Chair.

Councillors Armiger, Davison, Ogg and Wilson.

The panel met at the Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe.

413     DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS AND PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND DECLARATIONS OF WHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS (IF ANY) – There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests and personal or personal and prejudicial interests.

No whip was declared.

414     PUBLIC REQUESTS TO SPEAKThere were no requests received.

415     NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE CLINICAL COMMISSIONING GROUP – PRIMARY CARE The Chairman welcomed Dr Julie Killingbeck, Head of Primary Care, and Andy Clifford, Practice Manager at Kirton Lindsey Surgery, to the meeting.  The Chairman explained that Julie and Andy had been invited to update the panel on ongoing work to merge the Kirton Lindsey and Hawthorns surgeries and the associated public engagement work to inform this.

After receiving the update, members asked a number of relevant questions, including on patient choice, GP recruitment, and support from the respective Clinical Commissioning Groups.

Julie then gave an overview of the situation with the Market Hill practice in central Scunthorpe, and forthcoming engagement work around ensuring all residents of North Lincolnshire could receive extended access to a practice.  Members asked related questions on topics such as contract arrangements, capacity, booking and access arrangements, and financial cost. 

Resolved – (a)  That Dr Julie Killingbeck and Andy Clifford be thanked for their attendance and for providing an update on primary care in North Lincolnshire, and (b) that the situation be noted and that the panel be kept informed of progress.  . 

416     (1)      SEXUAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING- DRAFT SCRUTINY REPORT – The Chairman introduced the panel’s draft report ‘Sexual Health and Wellbeing’ which was the result of work by members throughout the previous year.  Members discussed the draft, commenting on the panel’s recommendations.

Resolved – (a) That the panel approve and adopt the report, and (b) that the report be passed to Cabinet for discussion and to agree an action plan be developed in response to the panel’s recommendations. 

417     HEALTH SCRUTINY PANEL – The Chairman invited the Director: Governance and Partnerships to update the panel on the terms of reference, membership and future scheduled dates of the scrutiny panel, also inviting members to submit suggestions for member training and development. 

The Chairman then discussed possible items for future work and required training for 2016/17.  Other panel members contributed with suggestions.

Resolved – (a) That the panel’s terms of reference and membership be noted, and (b) that panel members forward potential future work programme items and training requirements to the Chairman and Director: Governance and Partnerships.

418     ADDED ITEM – There was no added item for consideration at the meeting.