Agenda

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Joint Health Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday, 6 July 2021 5:30 pm

Venue: Meeting Rooms G.01 and G.02, Ground Floor, City Hall, 115 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FZ

Contact: Anita James, Senior Democratic Support Officer email  Anita.James2@leicester.gov.uk or tel: 0116 4546358.  Sazeda Yasmin, Scrutiny Support Officer email  Sazeda.Yasmin@leicester.gov.uk or tel: 0116 4540696.

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Items
No. Item

1.

CHAIRS ANNOUNCEMENTS

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2.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

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3.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members are asked to declare any interests they may have in the business on the agenda.

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4.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 157 KB

The minutes of the meeting held on 5TH March 2021 have been circulated as attached and the Committee is asked to confirm them as a correct record.

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PROGRESS AGAINST ACTIONS OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

To note progress against actions of previous meetings not reported elsewhere on the agenda (if any).

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6.

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

Members are asked to note the membership of the commission for 2021/22 as follows:

 

Councillor Kitterick (Chair)

Councillor Jonathan Morgan (Vice-Chair)

 

Councillor Aldred

Councillor Bray

Councillor Fonseca

Councillor Ghattoraya

Councillor Grimley

Councillor Hack

Councillor Harvey

Councillor King

Councillor March

Councillor Pantling

Councillor Dr Sangster

Councillor Smith

Councillor Waller

Councillor Whittle

 

 

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COMMITTEE TERMS OF REFERENCE - WORKING ARRANGEMENTS pdf icon PDF 143 KB

Members are asked to note the Terms of Reference/Working Arrangements for the Committee as attached.

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8.

PETITIONS

The Monitoring Officer to report on the receipt of any petitions submitted in accordance with the Council’s procedures.

 

The Monitoring Officer informs that a petition has been received which asks the Committee to:

 

“arrange a meeting, as indicated in its minutes of December 2020, as a matter of urgency to scrutinise the Report of Findings, produced by Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit following the public consultation, Building Better Hospitals for the Future, in the autumn. This report was completed in March but has only just been shared with the public. We call upon the Scrutiny Committee to request the three local Clinical Commissioning Groups, which are responsible for the Building Better Hospitals proposals, delay finalising their decision-making until they are able to incorporate the insights of scrutiny into their Decision-Making Business Case, and not to proceed with their meeting planned for 8th June, if this is to approve the Decision-Making Business Case.

 

The Committee is recommended to consider the petition as part of the discussion on item 10 of the agenda “Analysis of UHL Acute and Maternity Reconfiguration Consultation Results.”

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QUESTIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, STATEMENTS OF CASE

The Monitoring Officer to report on the receipt of any questions, petitions, or statements of case in accordance with the Council’s procedures.

 

The following questions have been received:

 

From Jean Burbridge:

·         Following the Building Better Hospitals for the Future consultation, who are the patient representatives who were involved in reviewing the public feedback? In what ways are they representative?

 

From Giuliana Foster:

1)    You set out the estimated capital costs of the various parts of the proposals on pages 23 and 113 of the DMBC but these do not include the estimated capital costs for the freestanding midwife led unit on the site of Leicester General Hospital.  What are the estimated costs for both the trial and the ongoing existence of the unit and where will these funds come from?

 

2)    What are the estimated costs of the primary care urgent treatment centre and other community services planned for the site of the Leicester General Hospital and where will these funds come from?

 

From Brenda Worrall:

·         Why has a target of births of 500 been set when this is larger than all other Free Standing Midwife led units (FMUs) in the country. Is the FMU being set up to fail?

 

From Godfrey Jennings:

·         If adequate additional Public Dividend Capital (PDC) is not forthcoming, which elements of the scheme are you likely to alter? (p25 of the DMBC “Whilst the original funding of £450m PDC has been identified, in the event that further PDC funding is not made available to fund the additional national policy changes such as the requirement for New Zero Caron and Digital, then the scope of the scheme will be reviewed again in order to fit the budget available.”)

 

From Sarah Patel:

·         How does the profile of respondents in terms of a) ethnicity and b) deprivation match that of the population as a whole, taking Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland each in turn?

 

From Kathy Reynolds on behalf of Rutland Health & Social Care Policy Consortium:

 

1.    We are told approximately £260,000 was spent on consultation by LLR CCGs. The people of Rutland submitted many comments and proposals to mitigate the impact of moving acute services from East to West and consequent increased complexity of journeys and increased travel times making access to services more difficult. The summary of decisions published on 26th June offers no clarity on how services will be delivered closer to home to mitigate these problems. Can the CCG explain why there are none?

 

2.    The CCGs have refused to say how alternative services will be funded where patients are unable to access the new facilities (They estimated this to be about 30% of patients in the PCBC). The consequences of this will result in more patients accessing services outside Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. As the CCGs will have to meet these costs can they supply the cash flow estimates for this work which will relocate elsewhere as a result of Reconfiguration?

 

3.    Any attempt to clarify with the CCGs how much capital and  ...  view the full agenda text for item 9.

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ANALYSIS OF UHL ACUTE AND MATERNITY RECONFIGURATION CONSULTATION RESULTS

Members will receive a presentation update on the UHL Acute and Maternity Reconfiguration Consultation Results.

 

Background papers, (Consultation findings and Decision-Making Business Case for the UHL Reconfiguration) have already been published and can be found at the following link:

 

https://www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/about-us/future-governing-body-meetings/

 

 

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COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAMME UPDATE

Members will receive a presentation update on the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme with a focus on recent data including vaccination patterns across the City and County.

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12.

WORK PROGRAMME pdf icon PDF 284 KB

The Scrutiny Policy Officer submits a document that outlines the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Health Scrutiny Committee Work Programme for 2021/22.

 

The Committee is asked to consider the Work Programme and make any comments and/or amendments as it considers necessary.

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ANY OTHER URGENT BUSINESS

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DATES OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS 2021/22

Members are asked to note the scheduled meetings of the Committee for 2021/22 as follows:

 

·         Tuesday 16th November 2021 at 5.30pm

·         Monday 28th March 2022 at 5.30pm

 

Extra meetings may be convened in agreement with the Chair in accordance with the Committees working arrangements.

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