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Declaration of Interests
To disclose or draw attention to any interests in accordance with Leeds City Council’s ‘Councillor Code of Conduct’.
There were no declarations of interests.
To consider and discuss a report from the Head of Democratic Services which presents an update on the development of the local Integrated Care System.
The Chair highlighted that since July last year, the Adults, Health and Active Lifestyles Scrutiny Board has continued to monitor the ongoing development of the new local Integrated Care System. Board Members were reminded that back in November, the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership had published the draft constitution of the West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board for consultation and that the Scrutiny Board had used its January meeting to consider and provide feedback on the draft constitution.
The Chair explained that the main purpose of the meeting was to provide a further update to the Board, including details of changes made to the West Yorkshire ICB constitution in light of the broader consultation feedback. Appended to the report was a briefing note by the Leeds NHS Clinical Commissioning Group setting out the latest position regarding the draft ICB Constitution and Leeds Place Based Governance arrangements.
The following were in attendance:
· Cllr Fiona Venner - Executive Member for Adult and Children’s Social Care and Health Partnerships
· Cllr Salma Arif, Executive Member for Public Health and Active Lifestyles
· Cath Roff - Director of Adults and Health
· Victoria Eaton - Director of Public Health
· Tim Ryley - Chief Executive of NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group
· Arfan Hussain, Corporate Governance Manager, Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group
The Chief Executive of NHS Leeds CCG gave a brief introduction and particularly highlighted the following:
Ø The expectation surrounding the Health and Care Bill receiving Royal Assent in the coming days, thereby placing Integrated Care Systems (ICS) onto a statutory footing from 1 July 2022, when Integrated Care Boards will replace CCGs.
Ø That the latest iteration of the draft West Yorkshire ICB Constitution, as presented within the meeting agenda pack, would be put forward to NHS England for review and comment prior to the final version being approved.
Ø The main changes to the Constitution document following the consultation process, with particular reference made to strengthening the focus on people and workforce issues by adding a Director of People to the Board and establishing an ICB People Committee.
Ø The importance of the governance handbook which continues to be in development and is expected to be considered by the West Yorkshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee as well as being shared more widely with a view to being finalised by July.
Ø Details of the revised proposed membership of the West Yorkshire ICB, which will now include a total of 24 representatives, along with an updated position on the recruitment process.
Ø The role of the Integrated Care Partnership and wider decision-making structures as part of the ICS.
Ø The current position surrounding the Leeds Place Based arrangements, including confirmation of the appointment of the two Independent Members to the Leeds Committee of the ICB. It was noted that the recruitment of the Independent Chair remained ongoing.
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To consider and discuss the Scrutiny Board’s work schedule for the 2021/22 municipal year and draft work schedule for the 2022/23 municipal year.
The Head of Democratic Services submitted a report that presented the work
schedule for the remainder of the municipal year (set out in Appendix 1), as well as a draft work schedule of the successor Scrutiny Board for the 2022/23 municipal year (set out in Appendix 3).
The Principal Scrutiny Adviser introduced the report and highlighted the following:
Ø Forthcoming visit to Active Leedsfacilities – the date of the visit had been confirmed as Monday 9th May 2022. Any Board Members who had not already confirmed their availability but wished to take part in the visit were advised to contact the Principal Scrutiny Adviser as soon as possible.
Ø Maternal health provision – within the report, reference had been made to the recent publication of the final report of the independent review (known as the Ockenden Review) of maternity services at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust. It was noted that as part of the draft work schedule for the 2022/23 municipal year, a suggestion had been put forward by the Chair for the successor Scrutiny Board to utilise its July meeting to receive a report on maternal health provision in Leeds. This would include an update on the Leeds Maternity Strategy work; the current position of the Leeds Fertility IVF service; the implications of the Ockenden Review findings and how any recommendations are being taken forward across the local maternity system in Leeds.
In conclusion, the Chair acknowledged that this was the Scrutiny Board’s final meeting of the municipal year and therefore thanked all Board Members and the officers for their contributions and support throughout the year.
The Chair also took the opportunity to pay tribute to Councillor Graham Latty who would be retiring from the Council in May. In doing so, the Chair reflected on Councillor Latty’s 22 years’ service as a local councillor and particularly as a long-standing member of the Adults, Health and Active Lifestyles Scrutiny Board. On behalf of the Scrutiny Board, the Chair thanked Councillor Latty for his efforts and contribution to the Board’s work, including that of the West Yorkshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee, and wished him a long and happy retirement.
a) That the current work schedule, as presented at Appendix 1, be noted.
b) That the visit to Active Leeds facilities is scheduled for Monday 9th May 2022.
c) That the draft work schedule for the 2022/23 municipal year, as presented at Appendix 3, be noted.