Agenda, decisions and minutes

Health and Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 13th June, 2019 4.30 pm

Venue: Committee Room 3 - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Palbinder Sandhu/Jane Lythgow 

Items
No. Item

1.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

(Members Code of Conduct - Part 4A of the Constitution)

 

To receive disclosures of interests from members and co-opted members on matters to be considered at the meeting. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.

 

An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the member during the meeting.

 

Notes:

 

(1)       Members may remain in the meeting and take part fully in discussion and voting unless the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an interest which the Member feels would call into question their compliance with the wider principles set out in the Code of Conduct.  Disclosable pecuniary interests relate to the Member concerned or their spouse/partner.

 

(2)       Members in arrears of Council Tax by more than two months must not vote in decisions on, or which might affect, budget calculations, and must disclose at the meeting that this restriction applies to them.  A failure to comply with these requirements is a criminal offence under section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. 

 

(3)       Members are also welcome to disclose interests which are not disclosable pecuniary interests but which they consider should be made in the interest of clarity.

 

(4)       Officers must disclose interests in accordance with Council Standing Order 44.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Godwin disclosed, in the interest of transparency, that he was currently working as bank staff at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.

 

Action: City Solicitor

2.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 21 March 2019 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Palbinder Sandhu/Jane Lythgow – 01274 432269/2270)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 21 March 2019 be signed as a correct record.

3.

INSPECTION OF REPORTS AND BACKGROUND PAPERS

(Access to Information Procedure Rules – Part 3B of the Constitution)

 

Reports and background papers for agenda items may be inspected by contacting the person shown after each agenda item.  Certain reports and background papers may be restricted. 

 

Any request to remove the restriction on a report or background paper should be made to the relevant Strategic Director or Assistant Director whose name is shown on the front page of the report. 

 

If that request is refused, there is a right of appeal to this meeting. 

 

Please contact the officer shown below in advance of the meeting if you wish to appeal. 

 

(Palbinder Sandhu/Jane Lythgow – 01274 432269/2270)

Minutes:

There were no appeals submitted by the public to review decisions to restrict documents.

4.

REFERRALS TO THE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

Any referrals that have been made to this Committee up to and including the date of publication of this agenda will be reported at the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no referrals made to the Committee.

5.

CO-OPTION OF MEMBERS TO THE HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

Under Article 6 of Part 2 of the Constitution the Committee may make a recommendation to Council for the co-option of non-voting members to the Committee.

 

The Committee is asked to recommend the appointment of the following non-voting co-opted member:

 

G Sam Samociuk – former Mental Health Nursing Lecturer

 

                                                            (Caroline Coombes -01274 432313)

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That it be recommended to Council that the following non-voting co-opted member be appointed to the Health and Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee for the 2019/20 Municipal Year:

 

G Sam Samociuk – former Mental Health Nursing Lecturer

 

ACTION: City Solicitor

                                                            (Caroline Coombes - 01274 432313)

Minutes:

Under Article 6 of Part 2 of the Constitution the Committee may make a recommendation to Council for the co-option of non-voting members to the Committee.

 

The Committee was asked to recommend the appointment of the following non-voting co-opted member:

 

G Sam Samociuk – former Mental Health Nursing Lecturer

 

Resolved –

 

That it be recommended to Council that the following non-voting co-opted member be appointed to the Health and Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee for the 2019/20 Municipal Year:

 

G Sam Samociuk – former Mental Health Nursing Lecturer

 

ACTION: City Solicitor

6.

DATES OF FUTURE MEETINGS

Members are asked to note the following dates for the 2019/20 Municipal Year for meetings of this Committee scheduled to take place at 4.30 pm in Committee Room 1, City Hall, Bradford:

 

Thursday 4 July

Thursday 1 August

Thursday 26 September

Thursday 24 October

Thursday 28 November

Thursday 12 December

Thursday 30 January 2020

Thursday 13 February

Thursday 5 March

Thursday 2 April

 

                        (Palbinder Sandhu/Jane Lythgow – 01274 432269/2270)

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That Members note the following dates for the 2019/20 Municipal Year for meetings of this Committee scheduled to take place at 4.30pm in Committee Room 1, City Hall, Bradford:

 

Thursday 4 July

Thursday 1 August

Thursday 26 September

Thursday 24 October

Thursday 28 November

Thursday 12 December

Thursday 30 January 2020

Thursday 13 February

Thursday 5 March

Thursday 2 April

 

NO ACTION

 

(Palbinder Sandhu – 01274 432269)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That Members note the following dates for the 2019/20 Municipal Year for meetings of this Committee scheduled to take place at 4.30pm in Committee Room 1, City Hall, Bradford:

 

Thursday 4 July

Thursday 1 August

Thursday 26 September

Thursday 24 October

Thursday 28 November

Thursday 12 December

Thursday 30 January 2020

Thursday 13 February

Thursday 5 March

Thursday 2 April

 

NO ACTION

7.

A PROPOSAL TO CREATE ONE CLINICAL COMMISSIONING GROUP (CCG) TO SERVE BRADFORD DISTRICT AND CRAVEN pdf icon PDF 95 KB

The three clinical commissioning groups in Bradford district and Craven are engaging with their GP practice membership on a proposal to create one Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to serve the area from 1 April 2020.  As part of the engagement process, the Chief Officer of the NHS Bradford district and Craven CCGs will present Document “A” to the Committee which outlines the proposal.

 

Recommended

 

(1)       That the Committee notes the position of the Bradford district and Craven CCGs with regards to the required reduction in running costs.

 

(2)       That Members note the engagement taking place with GP practices, the public and other stakeholders.

 

(3)       That the Committee contributes its views to the engagement process on the creation of one CCG to serve Bradford district and Craven.

 

(Helen Hirst - 01274 237788)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the Committee’s comments be fed into the consultation process on the creation of one CCG to serve Bradford district and Craven.

 

(2)       That a report be submitted to the Committee in September 2019 on the additional allocated monies.

 

ACTION: Scrutiny Lead Officer/ Chief Officer, NHS Bradford District and Craven Clinical Commissioning Groups

 

(Helen Hirst - 01274 237788)

 

Minutes:

The three clinical commissioning groups in Bradford district and Craven were engaging with their GP practice membership on a proposal to create one Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to serve the area from 1 April 2020.  As part of the engagement process, the Chief Officer of the NHS Bradford district and Craven CCGs presented Document “A” to the Committee which outlined the proposal.

 

She stated that, in 2018, NHS England and NHS Improvement directed CCGs to reduce running costs by 20% by 31 March 2020.  In Bradford district and Craven, this equated to a £2.5m reduction in their running cost allocation from 1 April 2020.  Becoming one CCG would improve efficiency and effectiveness, at the same time reducing bureaucracy and helping to achieve around 40% of the required savings (approximately £1m).  This would come mainly from reducing the number of statutory office holders, along with a reduction in the costs associated with running three CCGs. 

 

She informed Members that the Councils of Representatives/Members (CoR/Ms) would be meeting to consider this proposal on 27 June 2019 and that there was one council for each CCG.  She also stated that work would continue with GP practices at local levels through 14 Community Partnerships across Bradford district and Craven to focus on people’s health and wellbeing in local communities. 

 

She concluded that it was important to view the proposal as a refresh for ways of working rather than a merger of three CCGs particularly as CCGs were operating in a different context now to when they were first established in 2013.  She stated that if the proposal was not accepted, savings would still need to be made.

 

The Chair stated that, whilst she acknowledged that the Bradford City CCG was not the only area with high levels of health inequalities, there was a huge gap between it and the other two CCG areas and therefore asked whether there was any way to guarantee that the funding currently allocated to the Bradford City CCG area could be ring fenced.  In response, the Chief Officer stated that legally there was no way of providing a guarantee that a new statutory body would honour existing commitments but assured that decisions would be reported through Community Partnerships, openly and transparently.  She also stated that the proposed CCG would be scrutinised by the Health and Wellbeing Board to ensure funding was being spent in the right areas.  The Chair urged Members to engage with their local Community Partnerships.

 

The Strategic Director of Health and Wellbeing and Director of Public Health were in attendance at the meeting and expressed their support for the proposal as they considered that negotiating with one set of officers instead of three would be beneficial.

 

A Member expressed strong reservations against the proposal as he considered it was not being proposed to improve services but to cut costs.  He also raised concerns that safeguards could not be put in place to protect allocations of funding already made to areas of deprivation.  In response, the Chief  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.