Agenda and minutes
South West London Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 22 March 2012 6:30 pm
Venue: Wandsworth Town Hall
To receive apologies from members of the Committee unable to attend.
Apologies were received from Councillor Jones, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and Councillor McCabe, London Borough of Merton.
Councillor Jones was substituted by Councillor Jaeger, LBRuT.
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
To receive declarations of interest from councillors pertaining to items on the agenda.
Councillor Burstow declared a personal non-prejudicial interest in matters for discussion by virtue of her marriage to a Minister for the Department of Health.
To receive the minutes of the previous meeting of the Committee, held on 22 February 2012, and seek approval for signature by the Chairman.
The minutes of the previous meeting, held on 22 February 2012 were agreed as an accurate record and the chairman authorised to sign them.
To receive any updates pertaining to the membership of the Committee, and to receive nominations and elect a Vice-Chairman.
Members were asked to report any changes to membership.
Councillor Mark Thomas reported that he had been formally appointed to the Committee and that Councillor Randall would now be his named substitute.
Councillor Jaeger reported that she had been appointed as named substitute for Councillor Jones, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.
Nominations were again sought for a Vice Chairman to the Committee. No nominations were received.
BETTER SERVICES BETTER VALUE REVIEW - PROGRESS UPDATE
To receive a short presentation from Michael Bailey, Acute Medical Director for the BSBV programme.
The presentation will report progress made in the Better Services, Better Value Programme since the 22nd February JHOSC meeting, to include:
o Publication of final Clinical Reports
o London Health Programmes: Implementation of Emergency Standards
o Adjustments to the Scoring Day arrangements
o Update on communications and engagement strategy
Integrated Impact Assessment
In addition there will be an update given on the review of the Scoring Day arrangements on the non-financial evaluation criteria.
The team will also provide information on the London Health Programme which has particular focus on emergency care standards and their implementation across London. This provides further context for the Urgent Care and Paediatric model of care.
Mike Bailey, Acute Medical Director, NHS SWL and Lucie Waters were in attendance to present to the Committee information relating to the progress of the Better Services, Better Value (BSBV) review.
In particular they referred to the following information during their presentation:
In response to questions raised and comments made the Committee heard the following further information from the Acute Medical Director:
In response to resolutions of the February meeting of the JHOSC, Hardev Virdee Director of Strategic Finance NHS South West London and Tim Thomas from 2020 Delivery, the Committee will receive a presentation containing further detail on the Options Appraisal process. The particular focus will be on the financial criteria which will be used and how these criteria will be applied to the process.
[Presentation slides to follow]
Tim Thomas, Associate, 2020 Delivery and Hardev Virdee, Director of Strategic Financial Planning were in attendance to present to the committee information it had requested at its previous meeting regarding the financial criteria in relation to the options appraisal.
During the presentation they particularly referred to the following information:
In response to questions raised and comments made by the Committee the following further information was provided by officers in attendance:
· That an Impact Assessment would run alongside the consultation process. It would assess the impact of different options for implementation and propose mitigating actions. It would be publically available at the same time as the consultation and might be used to influence the final decision alongside the results of the consultation. A potential outcome could be that the preferred option is substantially modified or discarded
· That patient representatives and a Local authority member were present on the Programme Board.
· That the options to be assessed had been shortlisted more quickly than had been anticipated and therefore the impact assessment steering group was not ready immediately. The committee heard that the delay would not be detrimental to the BSBV process.
· That the site that was designated to host the Planned Care Centre would have the capacity to do this and more by virtue of the A&E related beds having been removed.
The Committee made the following comments in response to further information received:
TIMETABLE AND WORKPLAN
To discuss objectives and deadlines for the JHOSC in light of information received under items 5 and 6.
Following a brief discussion it was RESOLVED that
At the next meeting of the Committee, the Impact Assessment element of the review be considered
That information pertaining to the key stages of the BSBV be provided by NHSSWL, for distribution.
To agree a date or dates for future meeting(s) of the Committee.
It was RESOLVED:
That the dates of the next meetings of the JHOSC be agreed on receipt of the key stage information from NHSSWL.