Agenda and minutes

Health Scrutiny Committee
Monday, 20th June, 2016 7.00 pm

No. Item



Members of Health Scrutiny Committee are asked to consider whether they have an interest in any of the matters on the agenda and if so, to formally declare that interest.


Councillor Joan Grimshaw declared a personal interest in respect of all items under consideration as a member of the Patient Cabinet



Questions are invited from members of the public present at the meeting on any matters for which this Committee is responsible.


There were no questions from members of the public present at the meeting.


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Minutes from the last meeting held on the 17th March 2016 are attached.


With regards to Minute HSC.835 Alternative Provider Services, Councillor Mallon requested that when the CCG conduct further consultation exercises that the consultation is more far reaching than just engaging with “heads of household” so as not to alienate people.  Democratic Services reported that his comments will be fed back to Bury CCG.

It was agreed:

The minutes of the meetings held on 17 March 2016 be approved as a correct



Karen Whitehead Strategic Lead Health, Families, Partnerships & Complex Care Department for Children, Young People & Culture will report at the meeting.  Report attached.


Karen Whitehead, Strategic Lead Children and Families, attended the meeting to provide members of the Committee with an update in respect of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.  The presentation contained the following information:


The Chair invited questions from those present and the following points were raised.


It was agreed:


The Health Scrutiny Committee resolved to consider an item of urgent business in relation to the provision of speech therapy services at Millwood School, Bury.




Chris Woodhouse, Improvement Advisor, Bury MBC will report at the meeting.  Report will be sent to follow.


Chris Woodhouse, Improvement Advisor attended the meeting to provide members with an update in respect of the devolution proposals.  The presentation contained the following information:


Bury Council’s approach to Devolution Manchester in respect of social care perspective will focus on the following areas:

         Asset based approach

         Prevention and Early Intervention

         Contact, assessment and referrals

         New models for care at home

         Residential and Nursing care

         Support for carers


         Transforming services for people with Learning Difficulties


The Locality Plan is Bury’s response to devolution.  It outlines proposals for Health and Social Care Services in the Borough for the next five years and concentrates on the following areas of work; the redesign and improvement of services; moving services into the community; prevention and early intervention; helping people to self-care.


The Locality plan is one part of the Devolution agenda other areas of work include; the development of the Local Care Organisation, One Commissioning Authority and Bury’s continuing role in the North east sector (the Pennine Acute footprint).


The Chair invited questions from those present and the following points were raised.


Members of the Health Scrutiny Committee discussed the proposals to create a City of Manchester Single Hospital Trust.  Members of the Committee expressed concerns with regards to the proposals and in particular the viability of the Pennine Acute NHS Trust if North Manchester is transferred into the newly created Trust.  Members discussed problems in respect of patient pathways, impact on the management structure and financial arrangements.


Members of the Committee sought assurances that as NHS Colleagues attempt to reduce demand on Urgent Care services while at the same time moving services into the Community that the patient pathways and the services provided are fully integrated and data is shared between stakeholders.


In response to a question in respect of inpatient bed numbers, the Improvement Advisor reported that work is underway in respect of the number and type of

beds across Greater Manchester.  The Improvement Advisor reported that there is a mixed picture of in-patient bed provision across Greater Manchester.


In response to a Member’s question in respect of the growth in the number of obese patients and the need to ensure that there is still the capacity in the acute sector to accommodate their needs; the Improvement Advisor reported that prevention work and in particular neighbourhood working will help to alleviate some of the demand.  Members discussed the prevention agenda and that there is a need to try and tackle these issues as early as possible however this will not be a quick fix.


Members of the Committee discussed the funding arrangements for General Practice in light of the devolution Manchester proposals as well as other changes in particular the agreement between the CCG and the Local Authority to set up a joint commissioning organisation.   


It was agreed:


1.   Chris Woodhouse, Improvement Advisor be thanked for his attendance.

That a representative from Bury’s Clinical Commissioning Group be invited to attend a future meeting of  ...  view the full minutes text for item HSC.55



A  report from Julie Gallagher, Principal Democratic Service Officer is attached.


Julie Gallagher, Principal Democratic Services Officer, submitted a report setting out the terms of reference for the Committee along with a Work Programme Prioritisation Protocol to assist members in the development of a Work     Programme

for 2016/2017.


It was agreed:


That the following items would be considered in the municipal year 2016/17:

·         Provision of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

·         Relationship between the Health Scrutiny Committee and the Care Quality Commission

·         Provision of non-urgent patient transport service

·         Delayed discharge

·         Devolution Manchester

·         City of Manchester Single Hospital Site

·         CQC inspections of Pennine Acute and Pennine Care





Any other business which by reason of special circumstances the Chair agrees may be considered as a matter of urgency.


There was no urgent business to report.