Agenda and minutes

Scrutiny for Policies, Adults and Health Committee
Wednesday 8th May 2019 10.00 am

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

Contact: Jennie Murphy on 01823 357628, Email: JZMurphy@somerset.gov.uk  Or Lindsey Tawse on 01823 355059, Email: LTawse@somerset.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

177.

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.

Minutes:

There were no new declarations of Interest.

178.

Minutes from the previous meeting held on 03 April 2019 pdf icon PDF 92 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm the minutes are accurate.

Minutes:

The minutes for the previous meeting were agreed.

179.

Public Question Time

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.  

Minutes:

There were no public questions.

180.

Somerset CCG Finance update pdf icon PDF 126 KB

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group’s financial performance for 2018/19 as at 31 January 2019. Funding from NHS England amounted to £800m with a planned in-year deficit of £9m This is underpinned by a requirement to deliver Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP). The Clinical  ...  view the full minutes text for item 180.

181.

South Western Ambulance Service Trust Performance Report pdf icon PDF 518 KB

To receive the report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report and presentation from the South Western Ambulance Service. This service covers the whole of the South West, has 4,500 staff and has two Call Centres (Exeter and Bristol). The Service has undergone a transformation from a target driven service to one where the national standards  ...  view the full minutes text for item 181.

182.

Somerset Primary Care Committee Update pdf icon PDF 73 KB

To receive the report.

Minutes:

The Committee received a report and presentation that highlighted the recent work and forward plans of the CCG Primary Care Commissioning Committee. The purpose of this is to encourage individuals and communities to take control of their own health and wellbeing. The primary care workforce aims to achieve this by:  ...  view the full minutes text for item 182.

183.

Somerset Oral Health update pdf icon PDF 325 KB

To receive the report.

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on Oral Health Services in Somerset. The report set out the statutory responsibility of Somerset County Council to promote oral health. The duty of the local authority, under the Health and Social Care Act (2012), is to provide or make arrangements to secure the provision  ...  view the full minutes text for item 183.

184.

Somerset County Council Business Plan pdf icon PDF 60 KB

To receive the report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report outlining Somerset County Council’s Business Plan.   This plan was originally approved in 2018 and states what the County Council will aim to achieve with partners and communities to deliver the County Vision, namely: -

 

·       A thriving and productive County that is ambitious and confident

·       A  ...  view the full minutes text for item 184.

185.

Scrutiny for Policies, Adults and Health Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 51 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:

Minutes:

The Committee considered and noted the Council’s Forward Plan of proposed key decisions in forthcoming months including Cabinet meetings. 

 

The Committee reviewed the Work Programme and asked that an update on Oral Health was included at a later date.

186.

Any other urgent items of business

The Chairman may raise any items of urgent business.

Minutes:

There were no other items of business.