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To identify items which have been admitted to the agenda by the Chair for consideration.
(The special circumstances shall be specified in the minutes.)
Supplementary information received from Calderdale and Kirklees 999 Call for the NHS in relation to Item 7 – Correspondence Received. (minute 31 refers).
Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests
To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-16 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.
There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interest made at the meeting.
Apologies for Absence and Notification of Substitutes
To receive any apologies for absence and notification of substitutes.
Apologies for the meeting were recorded as follows:
· Councillor Stephen Baines (MBE), Calderdale Council
· Councillor Yvonne Crew, Wakefield Council
· Councillor Mike Gibbons, Bradford Council
· Councillor Judith Hughes, Kirklees Council
· Councillor Betty Rhodes, Wakefield Council
There were no substitute members in attendance.
It was also noted that, although not a formal member of the Joint Committee, Councillor Jim Clark (North Yorkshire County Council) had sent his apologies for the meeting.
RESOLVED – That the apologies recorded at the meeting be noted.
To confirm as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 24 March 2017.
(a) The draft minutes from the meeting held on 24 March 2017, as presented, be agreed as an accurate record.
(b) That in relation to Minute 24, a further report outlining measure to improve access to dentistry across West Yorkshire be presented to the next meeting of the Joint Committee.
To receive and consider a report from Leeds City Council’s Head of Governance and Scrutiny Support that presents a range of correspondence received in relation to the work of the West Yorkshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee.
The Principal Scrutiny Adviser introduced a report from Leeds City Council’s Head of Governance and Scrutiny Support that presented a range of correspondence received in relation to the work of the West Yorkshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee.
The following representatives were in attendance and addressed the Joint Committee.
· Jenny Shepherd – Chair, Calderdale and Kirklees 999 Call for the NHS
· Christine Hyde – Chair, North Kirklees Support the NHS
The Joint Committee considered the information provided and presented at the meeting, commenting that individual local health overview and scrutiny committees continued to review and scrutinise local developments and proposals and how these may impact on the public and patients in those local areas.
It was highlighted that the role of the Joint Committee was to maintain an overview of issues across the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Sustainability and Transformation Partnership.
That the information presented in the report and provided at the meeting be noted.
At the conclusion of the item, the Chair thanked the representative for their attendance and the interest shown in the Joint Committee’s work.
To receive and consider a report from Leeds City Council’s Head of Governance and Scrutiny Support that introduces a general progress update on the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership and an outline of the next steps.
The Joint Committee received a report from Leeds City Council’s Head of Governance and Scrutiny Support that introduced a general progress update on the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership and an outline of the next steps.
The following were in attendance:
· Rob Webster, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Lead, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership
· Ian Holmes, Director, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership
The CEO Lead introduced the report and addressed the Joint Committee, highlighting a number of issues around the work and role of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (WY&H H&CP), including:
· The challenge for the WY&H H&CP was not the funding and pressures across the local NHS; it was how those issues were addressed collectively.
· The WY&H H&CP was a partnership of statutory bodies aimed at delivering the best services it can for the people within the agreed geography, within the available resources.
· The development of the WY&H H&CP was based on the following five principals:
o Being ambitious (for people and staff).
o Being inclusive of the NHS and Local Government.
o Working within existing governance arrangements – where those exist.
o Agreeing on the problems/ issues to be jointly addressed.
o Subsidiarity applies.
· The three tests to consider whether or not the issue should be considered on a West Yorkshire and Harrogate basis were:
o The scale of the issue/ matter.
o If there was good practice to share.
o If the issue could not be resolved individually / locally.
The Joint Committee considered and discussed the information provided at the meeting and highlighted a number of matters, including:
· Concerns around the overall approach and engagement on the original Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) submission.
· There was a fundamental public misunderstanding about the purpose of the STP.
· Queries around the inclusion of ‘Maternity’ as a programme area; including when and where this was identified as a priority area.
· The overall governance arrangements and associated transparency of decision-making across the WY&H H&CP.
Councillor Vanda Greenwood left the meeting at 3:15pm and the meeting became inquorate.
The formal meeting closed at 3:15pm
The remainder of the discussion continued for the information of those councillors remaining at the meeting, and included:
· Improving Stroke Services
· The Work Programme