Agenda and decisions

Health and Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 23rd September, 2021 4.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - City Hall, Bradford

Contact: Jane Lythgow 

Items
No. Item

1.

ALTERNATE MEMBERS (Standing Order 34)

The City Solicitor will report the names of alternate Members who are attending the meeting in place of appointed Members. 

 

2.

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.

 

3.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 28 July 2021 be signed as a correct record.

 

(Farzana Mughal – 07811 504164)

4.

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. 

 

(Farzana Mughal – 07811 504164)

 

5.

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.

 

The following referrals have been made:

 

 

(i)           Council – 13 July 2021

 

At the meeting of full Council on 13 July 2021 the following motion was considered and referred to the Health & Social Care Overview & Scrutiny Committee:

 

SUPPORT OUR LOCAL NHS HEROES

 

Resolved –

 

Council notes that:

  • The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the tremendous work of council and NHS staff. They all deserve to be properly and fairly rewarded for their efforts.
  • Airedale NHS Foundation Trust created a wholly-owned subsidiary, AGH Solutions (AGHS), in 2018. Workers who were transferred over from the Trust into AGHS in 2018 remain on the NHS “Agenda For Change” (AFC) contract, while many new starters and indeed all staff (including those who were TUPED) that register on Bank (i.e. overtime shifts), are paid on the lower AGHS rates, despite doing the same job:

 

Example Pay Comparison (2020 - 2021)

AGHS Grade A Pay

NHS Band 2

Basic Pay: £9.00ph 

Basic Pay: £9.89ph

Saturday Pay: £9.00ph

Saturday Pay: £14.14ph

Sunday Pay: £9.00ph 

Sunday Pay: £18.29ph

 

  • The GMB trade union entered into a formal dispute over pay, terms and conditions with AGHS in November 2020, after members repeatedly voted to reject the pay proposals submitted by AGHS, all of which have been significantly less than the NHS pay rates. Members are demanding that AGHS align all staff with the NHS AFC contract.

 

Council believes that:

 

  • Equal work deserves equal pay.
  • No one working in the NHS should receive less than the minimum pay, terms and conditions set out in the NHS AFC contract.
  • The GMB demand for harmonisation is reasonable and fair.

Council resolves to:

 

  • Publicly support the workers in their campaign at Airedale Hospital to achieve harmonisation between AGHS and NHS AFC pay, terms and conditions.
  • Write to the board of directors of both AGHS and Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, informing them of our support for the staff in their campaign for equal pay and calling on them to agree to its reasonable and fair demands.
  • Urge everyone to get round the table to talk to resolve this inequality.
  • Refer the matter to Health & Social Care Overview & Scrutiny Committee.

 

ACTION:  Chief Executive (write to AGHS & Airedale NHS Foundation Trust) / City Solicitor (referral to Health & Social Care O&S Committee)

 

 

(ii)          Corporate Overview & Scrutiny Committee – 22 July 2021

 

At the meeting of the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 22 July a report was considered on the Full Year Performance Report:

 

6.               FULL-YEAR PERFORMANCE REPORT

 

Resolved –

 

  1. That a further performance report be presented to the Committee which specifically focuses on:

 

-       Housing;

-       Jobs;

-       Crime and Safety.

 

  1. This Committee requests that the Health & Social Care Overview & Scrutiny Committee considers a detailed report on childhood obesity across the District and the effectiveness of approaches being used to tackle childhood obesity.

 

Action: Strategic Director, Corporate Resources

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Decision:

 

Resolved -

 

(i)            That no further action required

 

(ii)          That the matter be referred to the Children’s Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee pending consultation between the Chairs of both Committees

 

 

ACTION: Scrutiny Lead Officer

(Caroline Coombes – 01274 432313)

6.

INTEGRATED HEALTH AND CARE PARTNERSHIP ARRANGEMENTS FOR BRADFORD DISTRICT AND CRAVEN pdf icon PDF 614 KB

The Integrated Care Partnership Board Programme Director will submit a report (Document “C”) which sets out a high level overview of the plans for the evolution of our integrated health and care partnership arrangements in Bradford District and Craven, and across the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership. These changes address the requirements of the Government’s Health and Care Bill 2021.

 

Recommended –

 

That Members comment and note the report.

 

(James Drury - 07970 479491)

 

 

 

Decision:

 

Resolved –

 

That a progress report on the development of the Integrated Health and Care Partnership arrangements for Bradford District and Craven be presented during the current 2021/22 Council year and that the issue of patient voice / involvement be added to the Committee’s work programme.

 

Action: Strategic Director, Health and Wellbeing

(James Drury - 07970 479491)

 

7.

HOME SUPPORT LOCALITY CONTRACT: UPDATE AND COMMISSIONING INTENTIONS pdf icon PDF 191 KB

The Strategic Director of Health and Wellbeing will submit a report (Document “D”) which provides an update on the Home Support Locality Contracts post tender award and delivery, and an overview of the department’s intentions to review the service.

 

Recommended -

 

That the report be noted.

 

 

 (Jane Wood - 01274 43 7312)

 

 

Decision:

 

 

Resolved –

 

That an update, including an opportunity to contribute to the full system-wide review of Home Support, be added to the Committee’s 2022/23 work programme.

 

Action: Strategic Director, Health and Wellbeing

(Jane Wood – 01274 437312)

 

 

8.

£2M CONTRACT REPORT: SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICES REVIEW pdf icon PDF 136 KB

The Director of Public Health will submit a report (Document “E”) which provides with an update on the timeline for procurement of services and key steps in preparation for any tender; this also supports compliance with Contract Standing Orders (CSOs) pre-procurement requirements to report to Overview and Scrutiny Committee Contracts valued at £2m or above.

 

Recommended –

 

The Committee to consider detail presented and raise any queries or provide feedback regarding the work outlined.

 

(Caroline Tomes – 01274 437352)

 

 

 

Decision:

 

Resolved –

 

That the report be noted

 

No action required

9.

SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICES pdf icon PDF 327 KB

Director of Public Health will submit a report (Document “F”) outlining recent data on the sexual and reproductive health of Bradford residents including the impact of COVID on sexual health service provision, outlines new developments on national sexual health policy and summarises key implications for local commissioning of sexual health services.

 

Recommended –

 

The Committee to comment and note the report.

 

(Caroline Tomes – 01274 437352)

 

 

 

Decision:

 

Resolved –

 

That an update be presented to the Committee in 24 months

 

Action: Director of Public Health

(Caroline Tomes – 01274 437352)

10.

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 72 KB

The Committee receive a report (Document “G”) of the work programme 2021/22.

 

Recommended -

 

That the Committee notes the work programme 2021/22 in Appendix A.

 

                                    (Caroline Coombes – 01274 432313)

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

No resolution was passed on this item