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Items
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36.

Declarations of Interest

    Members are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary, personal or personal and prejudicial interests they may have and the nature of those interests relating to items on this agenda and/or indicate if S106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.   

    Minutes:

    Councillors Cecile Biant and Sara Rowbotham declared personal interests in agenda item 8 – Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust Update, as Council appointed Members of the Trust Scrutiny Committee.  

37.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 85 KB

38.

Presentation - Young Carers

    A presentation from Councillor Meredith

    Minutes:

    Councillor Meredith, Andy Bennett (Strategic Director at Child Action North West), along with a young carer from the Borough, attended the meeting to inform the Committee of work undertaken and support provided to young carers within the Borough by Child Action North West. 

     

    Members questioned the level of monitoring of financial support provided to young carers and sought assurances around incidents where that money was not being used for the intended purposes. 

     

    Decision: That the presentation be noted.

39.

Diabetic Eye Screening Heywood Middleton and Rochdale pdf icon PDF 229 KB

    NHS England to report

    Minutes:

    The Committee considered a report from Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust providing information on the NE Diabetic Eye Screening Programme.  The Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership is responsible for commissioning the service which is provided by Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust - for the Bury, Heywood Middleton & Rochdale (HMR) and Oldham CCG populations.

     

    Following Patient and Public Engagement the programme implemented changes to its model of delivery in November 2015 with an increase in its screening locations from 6 to 12 with 6 fixed locations and 6 rotational sites. Screening uptake increased in the twelve months after the changes but had subsequently reduced.

     

    Decision: That the report be noted.

40.

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust - Update pdf icon PDF 398 KB

    Representatives of the Trust to report.

    Minutes:

    The Committee received a presentation from the Executive Director of Operations and the Head of Service of Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, providing an update on recent changes in Leadership of the Trust, the current financial position, improvement strategy and risks, an overview of community services and updating on the mental health strategy. 

     

    Members of the Committee sought assurance on the progress of creating better links between teams such as community mental health teams and local neighbourhood teams to deliver the integration of physical and mental health.  In consideration of the ability of services to engage with males under 35 years old suffering with mental health issues Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust undertook to partake in a Task and Finish Group.

     

    The Executive Director of Operations advised of forthcoming operational changes which would impact on Rochdale Infirmary including a move to single sex wards. 

     

    Decision: That (1) the presentation be noted;

     (2) the Committee arrange for a Task & Finish Group to consider mental health issues in males under 35 years old;

    (3) the Executive Director of Operations and the Head of Service of Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust report to a future meeting on the operational impact of moving to single sex wards.

41.

Safeguarding Board Annual Report 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

    The Annual Report 2016/17 of the Rochdale Safeguarding Boards for Children and Adults – Safeguarding Board Chair to report.

    Minutes:

    The Committee scrutinised the Annual report for 2016/17 from the Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Children’s Board and the Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Adults Board.    The report provided details about current needs in the Borough, the availability, quality and effectiveness of services to respond to that need, and on the work of the two Boards themselves.

     

    The Independent Chair of the Boards set out the challenges from 2016/17 which will continue throughout 2017/18, including widening the use of technology to support multi agency work, and improving engagement with stakeholders in relation to:

    ·         Financial abuse of venerable adults

    ·         Child Sexual Exploitation

    ·         Domestic abuse

    ·         Dementia abuse

     

    Members sought clarity on how well agencies have responded to the challenges set in 2016-17 and the risks incorporated within the challenges for 2017-18. In particular Members requested specific reports on the following be included within the work programme for the Committee:

    ·         The effectiveness of the Excellence in Practice Sub-Group

    ·         The outcomes of the most recent audit into children missing from home.

    ·         Analysis of the most recent figures on Child deaths within the Borough.

    ·         Analysis of Multi Agency Screening Service referrals and a review of the effectiveness of the partnership.

     

    Decision: That (1) the work programme be updated to include reviews of the work areas detailed above;

    (2) All Members appointed to this Committee must receive training within 2 months of appointment on related issues including:

    a)    Safeguarding;

    b)    Council & NHS integration;

    c)    Partnership working in Safeguarding.

42.

Market Oversight Report pdf icon PDF 435 KB

    A market oversight report detailing quality assurance information for services commissioned by the Adult Care service for quarter 2 in 2017/18.

    Minutes:

    The Committee considered a report of the Assistant Director - Adult Care (Commissioning) regarding the Market Oversight Plan which provided quality assurance information for services commissioned by the Adult Care service for quarter 2 in 2017/18.

     

    The Committee noted that the Adult Care Service was currently on-track with all of its current reviews

     

    Decision: That the report be noted.

43.

Adult, Children & Public Health Directorate Plans 2017-18 Quarter 2 Performance Update pdf icon PDF 152 KB

44.

Greater Manchester Joint Health Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 139 KB