Agenda and minutes

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To receive any apologies for absence.


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Aiza Rashid (Rochdale MBC).


Declarations of Interest

Members are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary, personal

or 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.


There were no declarations of interest.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To consider the minutes of the Joint Scrutiny Panel for Pennine Care

(Mental Health) Trust meeting held on 12th January 2023.


The minutes of the Joint Scrutiny Panel for Pennine Care (Mental Health) Trust meeting held on 12th January 2023 were considered.


In relation to Minute 16 and pay settlement, the Committee were informed that an update on the pay settlement would be brought to a future meeting.



That the minutes of the Joint Scrutiny Panel for Pennine Care (Mental Health) Trust held on 12th January 2023 be approved as a correct record.


Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider updates from Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust relating to:


·         NHS Staff Survey 2022

·         National NHS Planning Processes

·         Workforce Update


The Chair welcomed attendees to the meeting and invited the Executive Director of Workforce, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, Nicky Littler, to make the presentation to the Committee.


The presentation covered the following areas:-


NHS Staff Survey 2022


It was noted that response rates were higher than in previous years and higher than similar, neighbouring Trusts, but still slightly below the national average.


The data that had been collected had been benchmarked and was divided into above average, average and below average comparable responses.


Only one area had a response that was below average was in relation to ‘we are always learning’ and in response to a question from the Chair asking how this was being addressed, the Committee were informed that there were clear action plans in place to address this issue.


Key Highlights from the Survey:-

·         79% agree that patients / service users are the top priority – an increase of 6% and above average;

·         66% would recommend Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust as a place to work – an increase of 7% and above average;

·         60% of colleagues had submitted responses that said the Trust acted fairly in respect of career progression against a number of protected characteristics – an increase of 5% and just below average;

·         76% agree that individual differences were respected – an increase of 6.5% and above average;

·         Improvements had also been seen in colleagues feeling safe to speak up and confident that something would be done - both were now above average.


Areas for Improvement had been identified as follows:-

·         Learning and Development opportunities – with a particular focus on Black, Asian and Minority ethnic groups and people with a disability;

·         Appraisal process;

·         Bullying and Harassment – prevention from patients/public;


Next Steps – to develop organisational actions and a people plan; to develop local care hub action plans – to be considered by the people and workforce committee/board.


2023/2024 National NHS Planning Process


The second part of the presentation related to the 2023/2024 National NHS Planning Process which showed the linkages and timescales for the Integrated Care Partnership Strategy, Joint Forward Plan and Operational Plan 2023/4 along with an overview of the current guidelines.


For the Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust this meant:-

·         Strong alignment to the Trust strategy and priorities

·         Continued profile for mental health, learning disability and autism;

·         Challenging financial context, particularly given the current financial climate.


Following the conclusion of the presentation, the Chair asked for suggestions for Agenda Items for forthcoming meetings. Members of the Committee requested that the following items be brought to future meetings for consideration:-

·         Budgets/Pay Offer;

·         Workforce Development/Recruitment and Retention;

·         Estates;

·         Out of Borough Placements;



1.  That the presentation be noted;

2.  That the items for consideration at future meetings be noted.






Vote of Thanks


The Chair noted that this would be the last meeting of the Committee for the 2022/2023 Municipal Year, thanked Members for their contribution to the work of the Committee and wished those Members seeking re-election well in the forthcoming Local Elections.


Members of the Committee thanked the Chair for the way in which he had chaired and conducted meetings throughout the year.