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Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 135 KB


The Minutes of the previous Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee held on the 27th February 2019 were approved and signed as a correct record.


(Moved by Councillor R Rogers and seconded by Councillor R Claymore)




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.


Update from the Chair


The Chair reminded members that the MNDA Charter would be considered at Cabinet on 11 April 2019. 


The Chair thanked the members for their work on the Committee during the year.


Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk of Abuse and Neglect pdf icon PDF 102 KB

(Report of the Children’s and Families Safeguarding Officer)

Additional documents:


The Children & Families Safeguarding Officerprovided a biannual safeguarding update to the Health & Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee.


The Children & Families Safeguarding Officer provided an update on:

·         the referral figures following the end of quarter 4 2018/19;

·         Safeguarding training which was now a rolling programme;

·         Taxi driving training which was focussed on issues relevant to the audience and had been well attended;

·         Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board and Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent Adult Safeguarding Board;

·         Audit Safeguarding Board audit tool;

·         Multi-Agency Partnership Working;

·         Relevant checks when using third parties through Arts & Events;

·         Suicide Procedure / Guidance.


The members of the Committee sought and received further information on the processes in place to deal with child sexual exploitation, which included working with other local authorities, awareness raising and the importance of early education and the work to build resilient children and families.



that the report be endorsed; and


that the Children & Families Safeguarding Officer be thanked for her update.





Responses to Reports of the Health & Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee

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




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

(Discussion item)


The Chair reminded the Committee that it was expecting feedback on relevant issues following the State of Tamworth Debate which the Committee could then consider.


Update on health related matters considered by Staffordshire County Council

(To receive an update from County Councillor J Oates)


County Councillor J Oates reported that an item considered at the previous Healthy Staffordshire Select Committee was the provision of integrated stroke service, where the initial hyper acute stroke medicine (first 72 hours) would be delivered from Derby and therefore the impact for Tamworth residents would be the additional travel time to Derby (rather than Burton).  However, it was recognised that many Tamworth residents received initial acute stroke care at either Heartlands hospital or Coventry Walsgrave Hospital.  County Councillor J Oates further reported that the data the Select Committee was provided with demonstrated that the recovery rates for patients who were initially treated at a specialist centre were significantly better than those who were not. 




Healthy Staffordshire Select Committee - District / Borough Digest pdf icon PDF 62 KB

To receive the Healthy Staffordshire Select Committee Digest for 19 March 2019 Meeting.


The Healthy Staffordshire Select Committee – District / Borough Digest was noted.



2018/19 Forward Plan

Please see the link to the Forward Plan:



The Committee considered the Forward Plan and noted that the Allocations Policy would return to this Committee later in the next municipal year.


Health & Wellbeing Scrutiny Work Plan - 2019/2020 pdf icon PDF 51 KB

To consider items for 2019/2020 Health & Wellbeing Scrutiny Work Plan


The Committee considered the Work Plan for the next municipal year and agreed to amend it as follows:


Work Plan 2019 - 2020



Each meeting

Update on Staffordshire County Council matters

(Staffordshire CC – County Councillor J Oates)



ASB Policy (Joint meeting with IS&G Scrutiny Committee)


Regular updates

Burton and Derby Hospitals Merger Update


September / October

Safeguarding Update (Councillor Doyle to attend and Officers)



Cervical cancer screening



Disabled Facilities Grant




Housing Allocations Policy



Staffordshire Talent Match




Invite First Response to attend – (RK)




Midwifery Care (RF  to put together a proposal form)



Loneliness – Joint Working Group with Corporate Scrutiny. Note that SCC considering Isolation. Joint scoping document required.



Discharge to Assess and End of Life Care


March - tbc

Safeguarding Update (Councillor Doyle to attend and Officers)





Upcoming Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee Meetings



Upcoming Relevant Accountability Sessions/County Council Meetings


Healthy Staffordshire Select Committee – 10 June 2019, 8 July 2019, 12 August 2019, 16 September 2019, 28 October 2019, 2 December 2019, 3 February 2019, 17 March 2019