Agenda and minutes

Scrutiny for Policies, Adults and Health Committee
Wednesday 13th March 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Taunton Library Meeting Room, Taunton library, Paul Street, Taunton,TA1 3XZ

Contact: Jennie Murphy on 01823 357628, Email:  Or Lindsey Tawse on 01823 355059, Email:

No. Item


Declarations of Interest

Details of all Members’ interests in District, Town and Parish Councils will be displayed in the meeting room. The Statutory Register of Member’s Interests can be inspected via the Community Governance team.


Councillor Revans declared his son works for South West Ambulance Service.


Minutes from the previous meeting held on 30 January 2019 pdf icon PDF 70 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm the minutes are accurate.


The minutes were agreed and signed.


Public Question Time pdf icon PDF 47 KB

The Chairman will allow members of the public to ask a question or make a statement about any matter on the agenda for this meeting. These questions may be taken during the meeting, when the relevant agenda item is considered, at the Chairman’s discretion.  


Nigel Behan, Unite Branch Secretary


Q1 Can an updated financial profile be provided which supersedes the attached one from 2016?



Thank you for your continued interest. As there are no significant changes and the Authority is not looking to produce a new business case there is no requirement to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 162.


Somerset CCG Quality Performance Report pdf icon PDF 93 KB

To receive the performance report.


This paper provided the Committee with an update on the Somerset CCG Integrated Quality, Safety and Performance. The CCG has established performance monitoring meeting with all providers of healthcare services, the Committee considered the summary of the escalation issues for quality, safety and performance against the constitutional and other standards  ...  view the full minutes text for item 163.


Performance Report Adults and Social Care pdf icon PDF 433 KB

To receive the Performance report.


The Committee considered a report on the performance of Adult Social Care.  Key achievements were the focus on managing demand, improving outcomes and improving the number of calls to Somerset Direct that are resolved at the first point of contact. This target for this is 60% and has been over  ...  view the full minutes text for item 164.


Discovery - Scrutiny Update pdf icon PDF 3 MB

To receive the Performance report


The Committee considered the update on the performance of the Discovery contract. The report contained performance measured against the Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s). Documented some of the transformational activities including day services, employment support and reviews of people supported. In addition, there was a financial update on the programme, a  ...  view the full minutes text for item 165.


Scrutiny for Policies, Adults and Health Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 50 KB

To receive an update from the Governance Manager, Scrutiny and discuss any items for the work programme. To assist the discussion, attached are:

·        The Committee’s work programme

·        The Cabinet’s forward plan

Additional documents:


The Committee considered and noted the Work Programme and made the following additions:-


Update on the South West Ambulance Service Trust Performance

Briefing on on Weston A&E Service

Add Deprivation of Liberty to the Mental Health presentation

Add Discovery Performance to September 19 Meeting

Update on ‘Fit For My  ...  view the full minutes text for item 166.


Any other urgent items of business

The Chairman may raise any items of urgent business.


There were no other items of business.