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To note for information the note of the Adults, Health and Active Lifestyles Scrutiny Board consultative meeting held on 15th June 2021.
RECOMMENDED – That the note of the meeting held 15th June 2021 be noted.
To consider and discuss a report from the Head of Democratic Services which presents information and guidance surrounding the new Health and Care Bill and the development of the local Integrated Care System.
The Head of Democratic Services submitted a report which presented information and guidance surrounding the new Health and Care Bill and the development of the local Integrated Care System (ICS).
The following were in attendance:
- Councillor Fiona Venner, Executive Member for Adult and Children’s Social Care and Health Partnerships
- Councillor Salma Arif, Executive Member for Public Health and Active Lifestyles
- Cath Roff, Director of Adults and Health
- Victoria Eaton, Director of Public Health
- Tony Cooke, Chief Officer Health Partnerships
- Sara Munro, Chief Executive, Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
- Thea Stein, Chief Executive, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
- Visseh Pejhan-Sykes, Chief Financial Officer, NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group
- Stephen Gregg, Governance Lead, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership
- Julian Hartley, Chief Executive, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
In introducing the agenda item, the Chair advised of the ongoing work also being undertaken by the West Yorkshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (JHOSC) in liaising with the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership to consider the implications of the legislative proposals for West Yorkshire, including a focus on the potential future role of scrutiny as part of the new ICS. It was noted that the Joint Committee met recently on 20th July to consider this matter further and that the Board would be kept updated on the work of the Joint Committee.
The Executive Member for Adult and Children’s Social Care and Health Partnerships gave a brief introduction to the report and particularly acknowledged the concerns raised by Leeds residents around aspects of the Bill. The Executive Member assured Members that Scrutiny, as well as leaders across the health and care system in Leeds, will have a key role in the development of the ICS and the implications of the Bill moving forward. The Executive Member for Public Health and Active Lifestyles also added to this and particularly emphasised the important role of local authorities throughout the development process in terms of ensuring that local voices are being heard.
The Director of Adults and Health then delivered a PowerPoint presentation which summarised the existing approach to integrating services, including reference to the 5 Year Plan and the 10 Big Ambitions, and the implications of the Health and Care Bill 2021-22 in terms of building on existing arrangements to develop the new ICS.
Members discussed a number of matters, including:
· The wider health and care system. Members recognised the wider approach necessary to tackle heath inequalities and expressed concern that the Bill does not acknowledge the role of social care working, or the role of public health services, for balanced representation within the ICS.
· Patient voice. Members noted the importance of incorporating patient voice into the structure of the ICS, including organisations such as HealthWatch, and ensuring that work of patient voice organisations are adequately funded at both local and regional levels.
· Place-based plans. Members sought clarity on the development of future plans for the ... view the full minutes text for item 11.
To consider and discuss the Scrutiny Board’s work schedule for the 2021/22 municipal year.
The Head of Democratic Services submitted a report that presented the work schedule for the remainder of the municipal year. The Principal Scrutiny Adviser introduced the report explaining that the latest version of the work schedule, as set out in Appendix 1, was reflective of the Board’s discussion in June around possible areas of work to undertake this year.
With regard to the Board’s next meeting on 7th September, it was noted that an additional work item on the development of the Integrated Care System would be added to reflect the Board’s discussion during today’s meeting.
The Principal Scrutiny Adviser also highlighted the Board’s intention to hold its September meeting as a remote consultative meeting.
RECOMMENDED – That the work schedule be noted, with the inclusion of an additional item in September around the development of the Integrated Care System.