The Panel received a number of informative
presentations from Partner organisations to help inform the future
Ros Jervis: Service Director Public Health & Wellbeing, City of
The presentation highlighted the holistic
approach that the Council was taking in relation to Health and
Wellbeing and the input that each Scrutiny Panel could have. The
presentation also highlighted how this approach linked back to the
Council’s Corporate Plan and objectives.
showed that in many cases there was an overlap between the
different Scrutiny Panels when considering Health and Wellbeing
issues such as bed blocking where there might also be issues for
the Adult and Safer Scrutiny Panel to consider.
recent news reports regarding the rationalisation of the Health
Service and Officers stated that all areas were facing financial
constraints and that this highlighted the importance of
collaborative working and a whole system approach to service
delivery. The Chief Executive of the Royal Wolverhampton Trust
stated that there were no plans for the sharing of services in
Wolverhampton and that the CCG and the
Trust were currently in good financial health.
The Panel queried
what was happening in relation to the Sustainable Transformation
Plan for the area and it was stated that the deadline for
submissions for the Plan was 16th September and that it
was constantly changing which made scrutiny difficult.
The Chair queried
whether something would be available on the STP for the next meeting of the Panel but this
could not be confirmed and work that could be done regarding the
Plan was very limited. It was however confirmed that there were
areas of the Plan that would in the future have to be subject to
and agreed to by the Scrutiny Panel.
considered that the Panel may be interested in carrying out a piece
or work in relation to the roll out of the Adult Multi Agency
Safeguarding Hub (MASH) in the future once it had been up a running
for a little while.
Debra Hickman Deputy Chief Nurse, Royal Wolverhampton Trust
outlined elements of the Board Assurance Framework which was a
Simple but comprehensive method for effective and focussed
management of the principle risks that arose in meeting the Trust
The Panel queried
how significant risks were escalated and it was noted that there
were currently 7 highlighted risks with staffing as a major
concern. Members also expressed some concern in relation to
understanding whether or not apparently vague objectives such as
‘Creating a culture of compassion, safety &
quality’ were being met. Mrs Hickman stated that the
objectives were regularly monitored against both regional and
The Panel also
considered never events and the fact that there had been many
iterations of these since 2009, it was noted that the top 2 never
events in the RWT paralleled the top 2
nationally and that a large piece of work would be needed in order
to understand these fully. The Panel
considered that ...
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