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Venue: Tettenhall Suite, Linden House, 211 Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton, WV6 0DD

Contact: Martin Stevens  Tel: 01902 550947 or Email: martin.stevens@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

[To receive any apologies for absence from Members of the Panel]. 

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Susan Roberts MBE, Cllr Paul Brookfield and Sheila Gill. 

 

The Health Scrutiny Panel were made aware that Sheila Gill had recenlty suffered a family bereavement and sent their condolences to her.   

2.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

Cllr Bhupinder Gakhal declared a non-pecuniary interest on the item on the consultation on the Tettenhall Wood Road GP Surgery as he worked in the Constituency Office for Eleanor Smith MP. 

 

Cllr Milkinderpal Jaspal declared a non-pecuniary interest on the item on the consultaiton on the Tettenhall Wood Road GP Surgery. 

3.

Minutes of previous meeting pdf icon PDF 331 KB

[To approve the minutes of the previous meeting as a correct record.]

 

Minutes:

Resolved: That the minutes of the Health Scrutiny Panel meeting held on 6 June 2019 be approved as a correct record. 

4.

Matters Arising

[To consider any matters arising from the minutes.]

 

Minutes:

The Director for Public Health remarked that the latest suicide figures for the Wolverhampton area had recently been released.  He was pleased to report that suicides had decreased in Wolverhampton which was against the national trend.  In Wolverhampton suicides had dropped from 23 to 15. 

 

Cllr Milkinderpal Jaspal requested a meeting with the Director for Strategy and Transformation of the CCG regarding clarificaiton of the Accident and Emergency figures he had recently submitted to the Health Scrutiny Panel by email.   The Director for Strategy and Transformation agreed to hold a meeting with the Councillor. 

 

 

5.

Tettenhall Wood GP Surgery Consultation pdf icon PDF 328 KB

[The Panel will discuss the current consultation on the Tettenhall Wood GP Surgery].

Minutes:

The Chairman gave an opening statement explaining the purpose and role of the Health Scrutiny Committee.  He also explained that there was a comments box at the venue, which people could use to submit comments about the consultation on the Tettenhall Wood Road GP Surgery.  There were also hard copies available of the official consultation for those that hadn’t already completed it.  He and the Vice-Chair had visited the Tettenhall Wood Road Surgery on 3 September to see the facilities, car parking arrangements and to meet some of the medical staff.  He had made available at the venue a map showing all the public trasnport routes in Wolverhampton and Members had before them a map showing the locaiton of the two surgeries run by the Tettenhall medical practice. 

 

The Panel received statements from the Accountable Officer at the CCG (Helen Hibbs), a representative from the campaign to save the Tettenhall Wood Road Surgery (Anja Ellersiek), Eleanor Smith MP, Mr Stuart Anderson (Conservative prospective candidate for Wolverhampton South West Parliamentary Seat), Local Councillors – Cllr Sohail Khan, Cllr Jane Stevenson, Cllr Jonathan Crofts, Panel Member and Local Member – Cllr Wendy Thompson, a representative from the medical practice and a representative from NHS England.  

 

The Campaign to save the Tettenhall Wood Road Surgery had also submitted a written statement to the Panel Members, a copy of which is attached to the signed minutes.  The GP Practice Manager after a request from the Chair of the Panel had submitted a spreadsheet showing the age groupings of patients that useed the two surgeries run by the Tettenhall Medical Practice. 

 

After a detailed discussion the Panel,

 

Resolved Unanimously: -

 

A)    That Wolverhampton CCG use all their best endeavours, working in collaboration with the Tettenhall Medical Practice, to keep the Tettenhall Wood Road Surgery open.

 

B)    That the Health Scrutiny Panel be formally notified by the CCG of the outcome of the planned Primary Care Commissioning Committee scheduled for November.

 

C)   That the Chair of the Health Scrutiny Panel write to the relevant Council Officers to see what steps can be taken to help improve the current car parking arrangements at the Tettenhall Wood Road Surgery. 

6.

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust - Quality Accounts pdf icon PDF 1 MB

[A presentation on, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Quality Accounts will be given.  The presentation slides and the Quality Accounts Document are attached]. 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Representatives from the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust gave a presentation on the final quality accounts.  A copy of the presentation slides had been circulated with the agenda and are attached to the signed minutes.  

7.

National Audit End of Life Care pdf icon PDF 1 MB

[To receive a report from, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust on the National Audit of End of Life Care]. 

Minutes:

Representatives from the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust gave a presentation on the National Audit of End of Life Care, a copy of the report circulated with the agenda is attached to the signed minutes. 

 

Cllr Khan asked when the Panel would receive a report reviewing the impact of the new Medical Examiner role.  The Scrutiny Officer confirmed that a report was scheduled to be received by the Panel at their meeting in January 2020. 

8.

Verbal Update on Brexit Preparations

[A verbal update on the preparations for Brexit will be given by the attendees representing the health sector]. 

Minutes:

Health partners gave a verbal update on their preparations for Brexit.

 

The Director for Public Health commented that they were treating Brexit as any emergency planning preparedness or continuity type exercise.  There were five sub groups relating to different parts of the Council, that were looking at their preparedness.  One of those was related to Health and Social Care.     

 

The CCG Chief Accountable Officer gave an update on the preparations the CCG were undertaking.  They were making sure that good plans were in place for Brexit and were contributing to the meetings being held on the subject. 

 

The Deputy Chief Nurse of the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust gave an update on the preparations the Trust were making.  Their risk assessment was being updated every two weeks.  They were used to managing shortages of drugs with pharmacies. 

 

9.

Work Programme pdf icon PDF 287 KB

[To receive the Health Scrutiny Work Programme].

Minutes:

Resolved: That the Health Scrutiny Work Programme be agreed. 

 


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