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20.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 27 KB

Members must indicate at this stage any items on the agenda in which they must declare an interest.  Members must verbally give notice of their interest at the meeting and complete the form attached with this agenda. 

 

Members are also advised to take advice with regard to any matter where there is potential bias or predetermination in any business to be considered at the meeting and whether they should take part in decision making at the meeting.

 

Members are reminded that, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011 and the Council's adopted Code of Conduct, they must declare the nature of any discloseable pecuniary interest; personal interest and/or prejudicial interest required of them and, in the case of any discloseable pecuniary interest or prejudicial interest, withdraw from the meeting during consideration of the item, unless permitted otherwise within the Code of Conduct.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interests.

21.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 81 KB

To consider the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held 4th August 2016.

Minutes:

DECIDED – that the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held 4th August 2016 be approved as a correct record.

22.

Health, Schools and Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Work Programme 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 135 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Assistant Director (Legal, Governance and Workforce) that presented the Committee’s Work Programme 2016/17.

 

DECIDED – That the report be noted.

23.

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust - Update

Representatives of the Trust to report.

Minutes:

DECIDED – That consideration of the Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust’s update report and presentation be deferred to the Committee’s next scheduled meeting on 16th November 2016.

24.

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust - Update

Representatives of the Trust to report.

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed representatives of Pennine Acute NHS Hospitals Trust, Professor Makin (Director of Surgery) and Mr. Barclay (Deputy Chief Executive and Company Secretary) who presented an update report that detailed the Trust’s main activities and performance since the last occasion that the Trust reported to the Committee in March 2016.

 

The Trust’s presentation to the Committee focused upon the recent comprehensive inspection of the Trust by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The Committee noted that the CQC inspection carried out between 23rd February and 3rd March 2016 found that of the Trust’s four Hospital sites the Royal Oldham and North Manchester General Hospitals were found to be ‘inadequate’, Fairfield Hospital was rated as ‘requiring improvement’ and Rochdale Infirmary was ‘good’.  In addition the CQC found that Community Services provided by the Trust were ‘good’ but that the overall rating for the Trust was ‘inadequate, and this was the conclusion also in terms of safety of services, and of the Trust’s leadership.

 

Professor Makin’s presentation acknowledged the significant shortcomings that were unearthed in the CQC report and he outlined measures, both short-term and long-term, that were being taken to remedy the situation.  An action plan had already been put in place, including the establishment of an Improvement Board chaired by Mr. Jon Rouse of the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.

that would closely monitor progress being made and report to the GM HSC Partnership. The summary action plan was being developed around six key themes.  Four services were identified as “fragile”; maternity services, urgent care, paediatrics and critical care. 

 

One significant failing identified by the CQC was chronic shortages of qualified nursing and medical staff being employed by the Trust. The Trust was currently undertaking a significant recruitment drive to address this issue assisted by joint recruitment approaches with other Greater Manchester Acute Trusts.  Since the inspection report 104 new registered nurses and midwives, 14 doctors (consultant and middle grades) and 69 health care support workers had been recruited.

 

Sir David Dalton had been appointed Interim Chief Executive to drive the improvements alongside his substantive role at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.  It was noted that Salford Royal had received excellent ratings under his leadership, and an assessment of the Pennine Trust had been undertaken using the Salford Trust as the benchmark. 

 

In terms of the Trust’s management going forward, it was proposed to decentralise leadership.  Separate leadership teams would be established for each of the Oldham and North Manchester hospital sites, with a further team covering the Rochdale and Fairfield sites, with the new site based management including nurse directors, medical directors and managing directors at each site to deliver on improvement plans and strengthen locality relationships and planning.  Professor Makin reported that systems in place at the Salford Royal Hospital would be implemented at Pennine Acute sites, including systems to examine Risk Management and Assurance, Nursing Assessment and Accreditation; Open and Transparent Reporting, Visible Leadership and Quality Improvement Methodology.

 

Members considered the report  ...  view the full minutes text for item 24.

25.

Visit to Intermediate Tier Unit - Rochdale Infirmary pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Minutes:

The Committee were presented with a note that outlined details of a visit that Members had undertaken to Rochdale Infirmary on 8th August 2016. During the visit Members were accompanied around the recently opened Intermediate Tier Unit that had been established in response to a perceived need to provide a service to care for patients who do not require to be in a hospital’s acute care service but who were not ready to be discharged. The aim was to prevent re-admission of patients to acute hospital care services. This was the first unit of its kind in England and was designed to provide a better outcome for patients. Patients can be referred directly from Urgent Care/Accident and Emergency/ by GP’s/District Nurses and carers. 

 

The Committee also visited the Infirmary’s Oasis Unit. The Oasis unit is a five bed unit for patients with a diagnosis of dementia who also have a physical illness that requires treatment. The Unit is staffed by a team of registered nurses and registered mental health nurses. It provides holistic intensive care for dementia patients who are given a thorough medical check.  The average stay for patients is eight days as opposed to an average of 30 days on an acute hospital ward. The Oasis Unit was a unique facility in England.  Patients were encouraged to eat together at a dining table to encourage a more normal routine for the patients. It was hoped that the unit will be able to move to a larger 10 bed unit early in 2017.

 

The Committee in reflecting on their visit requested that Mr. Steve Taylor the manager of the Trust’s Intermediate Care Unit be invited to give a presentation for all Members of the Council outlining the services that are provided and the beneficial effect for patients and their relatives and carers.

 

Members also expressed their wish to see the Infirmary’s Oasis Unit develop as a regional centre of excellence for the provision of dementia care. In this regard Members suggested that the Chair, on behalf of the Committee, be requested to write to the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust thanking them for the opportunity to visit the facilities at Rochdale Infirmary and advising that the Committee and the Council will do all they can to work in partnership with the Trust to continue to develop and enhance the services that are provided.

 

DECIDED – That (1) the report be noted;

              (2) Mr. Steve Taylor the Manager of Pennine Acute Hospital’s NHS Trust’s Intermediate Care Unit be invited to give a presentation for all Members of the Council outlining the services that are provided at the Unit and the beneficial effects for patients and their relatives and carers;

              (3) the Chair of the Committee be requested to write to the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust thanking them for the opportunity to visit the facilities at Rochdale Infirmary advising that the Committee and the Council will do all they can to work in partnership with the Trust to continue  ...  view the full minutes text for item 25.

26.

Borough Locality Plan pdf icon PDF 1 MB

The Committee will receive an update on the Rochdale Borough Locality Plan – officers to report.

Minutes:

DECIDED – That consideration of the Borough Locality Plan be deferred to a future meeting of the Committee.

27.

Need for Extra Year 7 Secondary School Places from September 2017 to 2026 pdf icon PDF 275 KB

Minutes:

The Committee scrutinised a report of the Director of Children’s Services that analysed the requirement to keep under review the necessity for extra Year 7 secondary places across the Borough from September 2017 onwards. The purpose of this report therefore was to set out proposals that would address the ongoing need for further secondary school places.

 

In recent years there had been an increase in the number of children born in each of the Borough’s four Townships, and this increase in numbers would eventually move through to the secondary education sector. The demand for places is affected by cross boundary movement with significant numbers of children seeking places at schools outside the Borough.

 

Currently there are 16% fewer Year 7 children in the Rochdale Township secondary schools than were in Year 6. Outward movement from Rochdale Township is to Bury, Lancashire and Pennines Township. There are currently 4% more Year 7 children in Pennines secondary schools than were in Year 6. The inward movement is mainly from Rochdale Township and Calderdale. The projected pupil numbers reflected these trends.

 

DECIDED – That the report be noted.

28.

Need for Extra Reception Class Places 2016-2019 pdf icon PDF 626 KB

Minutes:

The Committee scrutinised a report of the Director of Children’s Services which highlighted that there was a need to keep under review the demand for extra Reception class places in each of the Borough’s four Township areas from September 2016 to September 2019. The purpose of the report was to present an update on the current admission position for September 2016 and to put forward proposals to address the need for any further extra Reception Class places up to September 2019.

 

The Committee were advised that in recent years there had been a continuing increase in the number of children born across the Borough, and who in turn will require Reception Class places when they reach school age. Data presented in the report at Borough and Township level showed the different demand pressures in each of the four Townships. The available data indicated that whilst there had been a decrease in the number of children born for admission to primary school in September 2019, there was still a need to consider additional places in some parts of the Borough to ensure there were enough places overall.

 

DECIDED – That the report be noted.

29.

Social Care Complaints - 1st Quarter 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 142 KB

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Minutes:

The Directors of Children’s Services and Adult Services presented a report that provided Members with a summary of Adult and Children’s Social Care complaints received during the first quarter 2016/2017.

 

Social care complaints are subject to a statutory reporting framework which are scrutinised by the Care Quality Commission. The Customer Feedback Team extracts and reports on the information recorded for social care services during the quarter period, this included the number of complaints received at each stage of the process, the number investigated and responded to within timescale and the number of which were upheld.

 

DECIDED – That the report be noted.

30.

Children's Social Care Annual Complaints Report 2015/16 pdf icon PDF 140 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Children’s Services presented a report that provided Members with the Annual Report for Children’s Social Care complaints received in 2015/16.

 

The Committee was advised that Complaints about Children’s Social Care Services were dealt with in accordance with the statutory procedure, which consists of a three stage process. The statutory guidance placed a requirement on Local Authorities to produce an Annual Report, each financial year, to provide a mechanism by which the Local Authority could be kept informed about the operation of its complaints procedure. Children’s Social Care complaints are reported to this Overview and Scrutiny Committee quarterly throughout the year. This Annual Report provided an overview of all complaints and compliments received in 2015/16, and how services had been improved as a result.  

 

DECIDED – That the report be noted.

31.

AGMA/GMCA Scrutiny Pool pdf icon PDF 51 KB

To note the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held 12th August 2016.

Minutes:

DECIDED – That the Minutes of the meeting of the GMCA/AGMA Scrutiny Pool held on 12th August 2016 be noted.