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No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor A Bishop and County Councillor A Little.



Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 131 KB


The Minutes of the previous Health and Wellbeing Committee held on the 16th October 2018 were approved and signed as a correct record.


(Moved by Councillor J Faulkner  and seconded by Councillor M Gant)



Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of Members’ interests (personal and/or personal and prejudicial) in any matters which are to be considered at this meeting.


When Members are declaring a personal interest or personal and prejudicial interest in respect of which they have dispensation, they should specify the nature of such interest.  Members should leave the room if they have a personal and prejudicial interest in respect of which they do not have a dispensation. 




There were no Declarations of Interest.



Motion without Notice to amend the Order of Business


To change the order of business in the agenda, proposing that item 9 be dealt with before item 4, under rule 9.1.3.


(Moved by Councillor J Faulkner and seconded by Councillor M Gant)



Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk of Abuse and Neglect pdf icon PDF 90 KB

(Report of the Children and Families Safeguarding Officer)

Additional documents:


Report of the Children & Families Safeguarding Officer to provide a biannual safeguarding update to the Health & Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee.


The Committee requested further clarification on the extent to which sub-contractors received Tamworth Borough Council safeguarding training and it was reported that confirmation was being sought from sub-contractors as part of an on-going audit.



That the Report be endorsed;



That an update on the status of Councillor Safeguarding training be provided as well as details of forthcoming Safeguarding training dates which Councillors would be able to attend.


(Moved by Councillor Ford and seconded by Councillor Kingstone)


Responses to Reports of the Health & Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee

(Update on responses to Reports of the Health & Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee)


The Chair reported that he expected to be able to provide an update on the Motor Neurone Disease Association Charter at the next meeting of the Committee.


Consideration of matters referred to the Health & Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee from Cabinet

(Discussion item)


There were no items referred from Cabinet for the Committee’s consideration at this point in time.


Update from Chair


The Chair reported that, noting the timings recorded in the Forward Plan, he expected that the Housing Allocations Policy would be likely to be considered at a later meeting of this Committee, and could be an item for consideration at an additional meeting of this Committee in March.


Update on Health related matters considered by Staffordshire County Council


The Chair reported that he would be circulating to members an update which had been received from the Healthy Staffordshire Select Committee.


2018/19 Forward Plan

Please see link to the Forward Plan:


(Discussion item)


No additional items were identified for the Committee’s consideration from the Forward Plan.


Update from Working Groups

(Update from Working Groups)


Councillor M Oates confirmed that the Working Group on GP Provision, whose members comprised Councillors Oates, Bishop and Gant, continued its work and would expect to report back to the February meeting.


First Response Update

(Discussion item)


Councillor Kingstone reported that he expected to bring an update on this item to the February meeting.


Update on Tamworth Offer in relation to Ear Wax Removal

(Discussion item)


Councillor Bilcliff updated the Committee on the letter received from a GP practice which confirmed that there had been a temporary suspension of the ear wax removal service due to equipment availability.  The Committee thanked Councillor Bilcliff for his work and agreed that this matter could now be removed from the Work Plan.


Health & Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee Work Plan pdf icon PDF 53 KB

 (Update and discussion on the Health & Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee Work Plan)


The Committee considered the Work Plan and updated it as follows.  It was agreed that the Blood Donations item could be removed as the Donation Service was content with it’s current location. 

Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Work Plan

Work Plan 2018 - 2019



22nd January

Derby and Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – to attend the January meeting.


22 January / 27th February

Update on Mental Health item (Staffordshire CC – AL)

27th February

First Response to be invited


27th February or TBC March

Safeguarding Update (Councillor Doyle to attend and Officers)


TBC – Feb / TBC March 2019

Housing Allocations Policy


TBC March

Midwifery Care (RF to pull together a proposal form)

TBC March

Loneliness – Joint Working Group with Corporate Scrutiny (Sub Committee RB)


Cancer Screening

Regular updates

Burton and Derby Hospitals Merger Update


Disabled Facilities Grant

Matters to be circulated between meetings in writing

Staffordshire mental health provision and new Mental Health Policy update (AL to provide report)


Upcoming Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee Meetings

22nd January, 27th February and xx March


Upcoming Relevant Accountability Sessions/County Council Meetings


Healthy Staffordshire Select Committee – 3 December, 4 February, 19 March, 5 April