Agenda

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Joint Health Scrutiny Committee - Monday, 13 September 2021 5:30 pm

Venue: Meeting Room G.01, 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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APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

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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 1 MB

The minutes of the meeting held on 6TH July 2021 have been circulated and the Committee is asked to confirm them as a correct record.

 

NOTE: appended to the minutes are written responses provided outside the meeting to questions raised at the meeting.

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PROGRESS AGAINST ACTIONS OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS (NOT ELSEWHERE ON AGENDA)

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

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6.

PETITIONS

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

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7.

QUESTIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, STATEMENTS OF CASE

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

 

The following questions have been received:

 

From Indira Nath : Q1: “According to the Health Service Journal (29th July 2021) the New Hospital Programme Team requested the following documents of Trusts who are “pathfinder trusts” in the government’s hospital building programme.

·         An option costing no more than £400 million;

·         The Trust’s preferred option, at the cost they are currently expecting; and

·         A phased approach to delivery of the preferred option.

So, in relation to the Building Better Hospitals for the Future scheme, when will the documents sent to the new hospital programme team on these options be made publicly available? Are they available now? If not available, why not?

 

Q2: “ICS Chair David Sissling stated at the Leicester City Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Commission that the local NHS needs to become more adept at engaging the public. What do you think have been the weaknesses in NHS engagement with the public and what will becoming more adept at public engagement involve? Please can you also explain the relationship between the main ICS NHS Board and the ICS Health and Care Partnership Board, and tell me what each will focus on and the balance of power between them?

 

From Sally Ruane: Q1: “Following information requested by the New Hospital Programme Team, what changes were made to the Building Better Hospitals for the Future scheme in order to submit a version of the scheme which costs £400m or less? And what elements of the scheme were taken out to reach this lower maximum spend?

 

Q2: “My question to the Joint Health Scrutiny meeting in July asked about an ‘Impartiality Clause’ voluntary organisations were required to sign by CCGs if they wished to promote the Building Better Hospitals for the Future consultation in exchange for modest payment. Unfortunately, neither the oral nor the written responses fully addressed this question. Please can I ask again whether the Impartiality Agreement was legal, whether it is seen as good practice and what dangers were considered in deciding to proceed with these agreements; and what steps the CCGs took to ensure that organisations under contract informed their members/followers in any engagement they (the organisations) had with their members/followers that they were working under a service level agreement which contained an “impartiality clause”.

 

Q3: “There is little in the government’s legislation about the accountability of integrated care systems to the local public and local communities. How will the integrated care board be accountable to the public? Its precursor, the System Leadership Team, has not met in public or even, apart from the minutes, made its papers available to the public. The CCGs have moved from monthly to bi-monthly governing body meetings; UHL has moved from monthly to bi-monthly boards and does not permit members of the public to be present at the board to ask questions. How will the integrated care Board provide accountability to  ...  view the full agenda text for item 7.

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DENTAL SERVICES IN LEICESTER, LEICESTERSHIRE AND RUTLAND AND THE NHS ENGLAND & NHS IMPROVEMENT RESPONSE TO HEALTHWATCH SEND REPORT pdf icon PDF 477 KB

Members to receive a report providing an overview of NHS dental services commissioned in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and an update on the impact of the ongoing COVID19 pandemic on those services.

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TRANSITION OF CHILDREN'S SERVICES FROM GLENFIELD HOSPITAL TO THE KENSINGTON BUILDING AT LEICESTER ROYAL INFIRMARY PROGRESS REPORT

Members will receive a presentation detailing progress on the transition of Children’s services from the Glenfield Hospital to the Kensington Building at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

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COVID19 AND THE AUTUMN/WINTER VACCINATION PROGRAMME - UPDATE

Members will receive a verbal update on the Covid 19 and Autumn/Winter vaccination programmes including recent data and vaccination patterns across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

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UHL ACUTE AND MATERNITY RECONFIGURATION - BUILDING BETTER HOSPITALS UPDATE

Members will receive a verbal update on the UHL Acute and Maternity Reconfiguration.

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INTEGRATED CARE SYSTEMS UPDATE

The Independent Chair, David Sissling of the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Integrated Care System will address the Commission on his vision for the Integrated Care Systems.

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MEMBER QUESTIONS (on matters not covered elsewhere on the agenda)

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WORK PROGRAMME pdf icon PDF 293 KB

The Committee will be asked to consider the Work Programme and make any comments and/or suggestions for inclusion as it considers necessary.

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DATE OF NEXT MEETING

To note the next meeting will take place on Tuesday 16th November 2021 at 5.30pm.

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ANY OTHER URGENT BUSINESS

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