Agenda and minutes

Adults and Health Select Committee - Friday, 5 June 2020 10.30 am

Venue: REMOTE MEETING

Contact: Ben Cullimore, Scrutiny Officer 

Note: Please note that due to the Covid-19 situation this meeting will take place remotely. 

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Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS

    To report any apologies for absence and substitutions.

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    None received.

2.

MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETINGS: 22 JANUARY 2020 pdf icon PDF 138 KB

    To agree the minutes of the previous meeting of the Adults and Health Select Committee as a true and accurate record of proceedings.

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    Minutes:

    The minutes were agreed as a true record of the meeting.

3.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

    All Members present are required to declare, at this point in the meeting or as soon as possible thereafter:

          I.        Any disclosable pecuniary interests and / or

        II.        Other interests arising under the Code of Conduct in respect of any item(s) of business being considered at this meeting.

     

    NOTES:

    ·         Members are reminded that they must not participate in any item where they have a disclosable pecuniary interest.

    ·         As well as an interest of the Member, this includes any interest, of which the Member is aware, that relates to the Member’s spouse or civil partner (or any person with whom the Member is living as a spouse or civil partner).

    ·         Members with a significant personal interest may participate in the discussion and vote on that matter unless that interest could be reasonably regarded as prejudicial.

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    None received.

4.

QUESTIONS AND PETITIONS

    Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all questions and petitions received will be responded to in writing and will be contained within the minutes of the meeting.

     

    NOTES:

    1.    The deadline for Members’ questions is 12:00pm four working days before the meeting (1 June 2020).

    2.    The deadline for public questions is seven days before the meeting(29 May 2020).

    3.    The deadline for petitions was 14 days before the meeting, and no petitions have been received.

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    None received.

5.

IMPROVING HEALTHCARE TOGETHER 2020-2030 PROGRAMME UPDATE pdf icon PDF 99 KB

    Purpose of the report: To provide the Select Committee with an update on the public consultation undertaken on the Improving Healthcare Together Programme and future plans.

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    Witnesses:

    Clare Burgess, Chief Executive Officer, Surrey Coalition of Disabled People

    Andrew Demetriades, Joint Programme Director, Improving Healthcare Together

    Daniel Elkeles, Chief Executive, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

    Dr Russell Hills, Clinical Chair, Surrey Downs Integrated Care Partnership

    Kester Holmes, Head of Research Projects, Opinion Research Services

    Charlotte Keeble, Senior Programme Manager, South West London Alliance

    Brian Niven, Technical Principal for Healthcare, Mott MacDonald

    Giselle Rothwell, Associate Director of Communications and Engagement, Surrey Heartlands

    Kate Scribbins, Chief Executive Officer, Healthwatch Surrey

    Matthew Tait, Joint Accountable Officer, Surrey Heartlands

     

    Key points raised during the meeting:

    1. The Chairman outlined the scrutiny process for this item. The Select Committee would produce a set of recommendations by 12 June, which would be submitted to the Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (JHSOC). The JHOSC’s feedback would then be taken into account for the final decision at the Committees-in-Common meeting on 3 July.
    2. The Joint Programme Director for Improving Healthcare Together (IHT) introduced the report. Public consultation on IHT had been active between 8 January 2020 and 1 April 2020. Opinion Research Services (ORS) had been pulling together all of the responses from a wide-ranging process. Consultation analysis was not the only piece of evidence used to make the final decision, but it did play an important part in the process. The programme had begun to consider some of the areas of work that were needed, which included a high-level strategic review of Covid-19, bed numbers and travel and access.
    3. The Head of Research Projects for ORS noted that public consultation was intended to be a dialogue but not a referendum that made any decision in itself. The public’s feedback was to be conscientiously taken into account.
    4. The Head of Research Projects presented the background of the public consultation. The proposed model of care had gained broad support, although it did vary by geography: a higher proportion of Merton CCG residents viewed the proposed model of care as poor or very poor, while the majority of respondents living near Epsom or Sutton viewed it positively. The majority of NHS staff members thought the proposed model was a good or very good solution, and there was also a majority in favour of the proposed model amongst respondents who were not NHS staff. Overall, Sutton did receive slightly broader support than Epsom or St Helier. A positive view of the Sutton option was more common amongst those who viewed the proposed model of care as positive, while those favouring Epsom or St Helier were more likely to have a negative view of the proposed model of care. There was strong support for Sutton amongst NHS staff.
    5. The most vocal concern expressed in consultation regarded travel and access. There was concern that the changes might lead to poorer health outcomes, wherever the hospital was built, due to longer journey times. There were also concerns about parking. Travel-related times were expressed by supporters and opponents of the proposed model of care and/or Sutton option. Another concern  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING

    The next public meeting of the committee will be held on 14 July 2020 in the Ashcombe Suite, County Hall (subject to the situation surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown).

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    The next meeting of the Adults and Health Select Committee would be held on 14 July 2020.