Agenda and minutes

Health Scrutiny
Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Lees Suite, Civic Centre, Oldham, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1NL. View directions

Contact: Mark Hardman 

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Vice Chair

To appoint a Vice Chair of the Committee for the 2019/20 Municipal Year.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that Councillor McLaren be appointed Vice Chair of the Health Scrutiny Committee for the 2019/20 Municipal Year.

 

2.

Apologies For Absence

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Davis.

 

3.

Declarations of Interest

To Receive Declarations of Interest in any Contract or matter to be discussed at the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest received.

 

4.

Urgent Business

Urgent business, if any, introduced by the Chair

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business received.

 

5.

Public Question Time

To receive Questions from the Public, in accordance with the Council’s Constitution.

Minutes:

There were no public questions received.

 

6.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 176 KB

The Minutes of the meeting of the Health Scrutiny Sub-Committee held on 26th March 2019 are attached for approval.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Health Scrutiny Sub-Committee held on 26 March 2019 be approved as a correct record.

 

7.

Minutes of the Health and Wellbeing Board pdf icon PDF 163 KB

The minutes of the Health and Wellbeing Board held on 26th March 2019 are attached for noting.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board held on 26th March 2019 be noted.

 

8.

Minutes of the Joint Scrutiny Committee for Pennine Care NHS Trust pdf icon PDF 77 KB

The minutes of the meeting of the Joint Scrutiny Committee for Pennine Care NHS Trust held on 21st March 2019 are attached for noting.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Joint Scrutiny Committee for Pennine Care NHS Trust held on 21st March 2019 be noted.

 

9.

Minutes of the Joint Scrutiny Committee for Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust pdf icon PDF 108 KB

The minutes of the meeting of the Joint Scrutiny Committee for Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust held on 23rd April 2019 are attached for noting.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Joint Scrutiny Committee for Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust meeting held on 23rd April 2019 be noted.

 

10.

Resolution and Action Log pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Resolutions and Actions Log from the meeting held on 26th March 2019 be noted.

 

11.

Meeting Overview pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Meeting Overview for this meeting of the Committee be noted.

 

12.

New Safeguarding Arrangements pdf icon PDF 95 KB

For the Committee to receive an update on the implementation of the new Safeguarding Arrangements and the associated Elected Member Safeguarding Training.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report presenting an overview of the agreed new arrangements for Oldham’s children’s safeguarding and further presenting an update on safeguarding training provided for elected Members.

 

The Children and Social Work Act 2017 required the local authority, police and local clinical commissioning group as the three statutory partners under the legislation to publish revised multi-agency safeguarding arrangements by 29th June 2019 and implement these new arrangements by 29th September 2019. Oldham’s arrangements, presented in detail within an appendix to the submitted report, had been agreed on behalf of the Council by the Cabinet at a meeting held on 24th June 2019, those arrangements having been considered previously by the Overview and Scrutiny Board at a meeting held on 18th June 2019.  The requirements of the Act meant also that the current Local Safeguarding Children’s Board and current structures would be disbanded.

 

Training sessions relating to the new safeguarding arrangements were being developed and planned for September 2019.  Elected Members will be required to attend a mandatory session, have the option to attend the Safeguarding Partnership’s multi-agency training sessions, and a joint training session for Elected Members and GPs on the theme of safeguarding which was planned for September.  A questionnaire was to be circulated seeking feedback from Members as to the sort of safeguarding issues they were encountering from which a more in-depth training offer would be developed as part of the Member Development Programme.

 

Councillor McLaren referred to a previous Task and Finish consideration of the Member training issue and how it had been envisaged the training offer might be structured.  He undertook to meet (in conjunction with the Chair, if available) with the Assistant Director - Safeguarding and Partnerships to progress the Member training issue.

 

RESOLVED that the revised arrangements for children’s safeguarding and the arrangements for elected Member training be noted.

 

13.

Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing pdf icon PDF 168 KB

For the Committee to consider the current offer in Oldham for Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report presenting an overview of the current offer for children and young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing in Oldham.  The report presented as appendices, and as a basis for the Committee’s consideration, two documents that had been produced recently.

 

The first appended document was the CAMHS Local Transformational Plan (LTP) annual refresh 2019 compiled by Oldham CCG in association with its partners and building on the ambition identified within the original 2015 CAMHS LTP for children and young people in Oldham requiring emotional wellbeing and mental health support.  The annual refresh focuses on the changes and impacts the additional LTP investment had brought about and the LTP continues to be developed in accordance with local need and priorities.

 

Healthwatch had been invited by the CCG and Oldham Council to undertake a review of young people’s mental health services to ensure that the transformation of services reflects the needs and wants of families.  The Healthwatch report, the second appended document, presented the approach undertaken to the review, the analysis of responses received, highlighted areas that were working well as a result of changes introduced by the LTP and areas for improvement, and the recommendations arising from the review.

 

The Committee received a presentation from Dr Keith Jeffrey - Clinical Director for Mental Health (NHS Oldham CCG), Angela Welsh – Senior Commissioning Business Partner (NHS Oldham CCG), Oldham Cares, Julie Farley – Manager, Healthwatch Oldham, and Mike Bridges – Public Health Specialist, Oldham Council on the background to and the issues arising from the two documents considered.

 

CCG’s had been given the responsibility to develop, in association with local partners, CAMHS LTPs in response to the government’s policy document ‘Future in Mind’.  LTPs set out how local services would invest resources to improve children and young people’s mental health with the intention that these would be a ‘living document’ requiring an annual refresh.  Some of the changes introduced as a result of the LTP were considered, including work with schools and development of specialist services, both considered in more detail at section 1.2 - 1.3 of the Annual Refresh report.  Improvements in early access and the usefulness of better signposting were further noted and, in response to a query, Members were advised that eating disorder treatments ran from Hubs in Bury, which Oldham residents would access, and in Stockport.

 

In early 2019 Healthwatch had worked in partnership with local services and schools to gather feedback from families about their experience of using children and young people’s mental health services and the review findings were being shared with commissioners and providers to help inform the current redesign of services in Oldham.  The review comprised 90 families who had volunteered to complete questionnaires and/or participate in Focus Group interviews and 35 volunteer professionals.  There were acknowledged issues with the representative nature of the review participants and, in response to Members’ queries as to whether a lack of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) engagement was reflective of either service  ...  view the full minutes text for item 13.

14.

Council Motions pdf icon PDF 74 KB

For the Committee to receive an update on the progress of health-related Council motions.

Minutes:

The Committee was advised that there was no business for consideration under this item.

 

15.

Mayor's Healthy Living Campaign pdf icon PDF 150 KB

For the Committee to receive an overview of the plans for the Mayor’s Healthy Living Campaign.

Minutes:

The Committee received a report presenting an overview of the Mayor’s Healthy Living Campaign for 2019/20.  The Mayor of Oldham for 2019/20, Councillor Ginny Alexander, had confirmed her wish to actively support and raise awareness of health and wellbeing issues during her term in office and had confirmed her support for the following health and wellbeing themes:

·           Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing;

·           Healthy Eating; and

·           Early Detection and Diagnosis of Health Conditions.

 

The Mayor will explore opportunities to role-model and promote health and wellbeing messages as part of her Mayoral duties.  The chosen themes will be developed into a work programme for the Mayor, involving relevant Officers from the Council and partners as required.  The Health Scrutiny Committee will be updated throughout the year as to the activity the Mayor has been involved in to promote healthy living in the Borough, and the Committee was invited to consider its support for the Mayoral initiative.

 

RESOLVED that the report be noted and this Committee supports the Mayor in respect of her Healthy Living Campaign.

 

16.

Health Scrutiny Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 191 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that Oldham Health Scrutiny Committee Work Programme 2019/20 be approved.

 

17.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Health Scrutiny Committee will take place on Tuesday, 3rd September 2019 at 6.00 p.m.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the scheduled date and time of the next Health Scrutiny Committee meeting to be held on Tuesday, 3rd September 2019 at 6.00 p.m. be noted.