Agenda

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PART 1 - OPEN COMMITTEE

1.

Apologies

2.

Minutes

Minutes of the meeting held on 28 November 2019 (previously circulated).

3.

Items Requiring Urgent Attention

Items which in the opinion of the Chairman should be considered at the meeting as matters of urgency.

4.

Public Participation

Members of the public may make representations/presentations on any substantive matter listed in the published agenda, as set out hereunder, relating to a specific matter or an examination of services or facilities provided or to be provided.

MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION OR REVIEW

2.20 pm

5.

Health and Care General Update pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Joint Report of the Associate Director of Commissioning (Care and Health) (Devon County Council and NHS Devon CCG) and the (Interim) Director of Commissioning (NHS Devon CCG) (ACH/20/119), attached. 

2.50 pm

6.

Draft Housing and Accommodation Strategy pdf icon PDF 537 KB

Report of the Associate Director of Commissioning (Care and Health) Devon County Council (ASC/20/120), attached

Additional documents:

3.20 pm

7.

Promoting Independence in Devon - Annual Report pdf icon PDF 117 KB

Report of the Associate Director of Commissioning (Care and Health) (ACH/20/121), attached. 

Additional documents:

3.50 pm

8.

Planned Care Performance: 52 Week Wait Performance – Devon STP pdf icon PDF 215 KB

Report of the Associate Director of Commissioning (NHS Devon CCG) (Report to Follow).

4.20 pm

9.

Accident and Emergency Waiting Times

(In accordance with Standing Order 23(2) Councillor Wright has requested that the Committee consider this matter)

10.

Work Programme

In accordance with previous practice, Scrutiny Committees are requested to review the forthcoming business (previously circulated) and determine which items are to be included in the Work Programme. The Work Programme is also available on the Council’s website at

http://democracy.devon.gov.uk/mgPlansHome.aspx?bcr=1 to see if there are any specific items therein it might wish to explore further.   

MATTERS FOR INFORMATION

11.

Information Previously Circulated

Below is a list of information previously circulated for Members, since the last meeting, relating to topical developments which have been or are currently being considered by this Scrutiny Committee.

 

(a) Boards of Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust: Media Briefing covering exploration talks about joining together on a more formal basis. Both Boards have agreed that this process must be based on the premise that any new arrangement is beneficial to people in all the communities served by both Trusts.

 

(b) Urgent and Emergency Care Survey 2018 - Care Quality Commission (CQC) publication on the Urgent and Emergency Care Survey 2018  on responses from patients who attended either a major consultant-led A&E department (Type 1) or an urgent care centre or minor injury unit (Type 3) run directly by an acute hospital trust during September 2018.

 

(c) CQC published a report of its recent  Devon Partnership NHS Trust inspection which was rated as Good following an inspection in June and July 2019.

 

(d) Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust’s (TSDFT) communication to inform that  well-rehearsed contingency plans had been implemented on 23 September 2019 in response to an IT failure at Torbay Hospital and all systems had returned to normal. IT and communication systems, e.g. phones, email, clinical systems at Torbay Hospital, community sites, including Newton Abbot Hospital, Totnes Hospital, Brixham Hospital and Dawlish Hospital and GP practices in the South Devon and Torbay area has been affected. 

 

(e) NHS Information on GP Services in Devon reminding people that there were new and innovative ways to access GP services this winter:

 

·         Many practices in Devon are now offering online consultations

·         All patients can now access evening, weekend and bank holiday GP appointments

·         The new NHS App is providing a secure and simple way for patients to contact their practice, book appointments and order repeat prescriptions

 

The short film is available to view and an accompanying press release and digital assets were  attached. 

 

(f)  Care Quality Commission inspection of University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

 

Overall the Trust remained rated as Requires Improvement for the quality of its services. The Trust’s rating for caring remained as Outstanding. The Trust is also rated as Requires Improvement for whether its services were safe, effective, responsive and well-led.

 

CQC has also published the Trust’s Use of Resources report, which was based on an assessment undertaken by NHS Improvement. The Trust had been rated as Requires Improvement for using its resources productively. 

You can read the reports which were published on CQC’s website at: https://www.cqc.org.uk/provider/RK9

 

 

 

 

 

PART II - ITEMS WHICH MAY BE TAKEN IN THE ABSENCE OF PRESS AND PUBLIC ON THE GROUNDS THAT EXEMPT INFORMATION MAY BE DISCLOSED

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