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Venue: Committee Room 1, Marmion House, Lichfield Street, Tamworth, B79 7BZ

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Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 268 KB


The minutes of the previous Health & Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee held on 21st January 2020 were approved and signed as a true record.


(Moved by Councillor M Oates and seconded by Councillor M J Greatorex)


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.


Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

To receive an update from a representative of the Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.


The Vice-Chair welcomed the Managing Director, Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent Care Group, Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to the meeting, who was attending the meeting to provide a presentation to members on:


·         The Trust’s approach to partnership working in Staffordshire;

·         The services provided by the Trust in Staffordshire and particularly Tamworth, and

·         the George Bryan centre.


The Managing Director explained to the Committee:


·         the Living Well Model which had been developed in conjunction with primary care and which aimed to identify holistic care needs and complexity for people in Staffordshire;

·         the services provided in Staffordshire by the Trust, which included adult physical health services, adult mental health services, specialist services and children and families services, and the locations within Tamworth where such services were based;

·         the engagement undertaken regarding the George Bryan services, including five engagement events and the outcomes from such process which included support to re-build the centre like-for-like, suggestions for additional beds, the centre being used as a base for community services and potentially other health services as well as suggestions regarding the relationship of that centre with the Sir Robert Peel Hospital;

·         The most common theme from the engagement process on the George Bryan centre was the distance of travel between Tamworth and Stafford and the importance of this in terms of visitors to patients.  However, the engagement process also highlighted some differences in service available between Stafford and the George Bryan centre;

·         The next steps to be followed, which was for the clinical commissioning groups to deliver a statutory consultation later this year which would determine the outcome.


The Committee sought further clarification on the following areas:


·         The oversight of hospices, which it was reported were regulated by the Care Quality Commission and whose services were commissioned by clinical commissioning groups;

·         The extent of the resourcing of the CAMHS team locally in Tamworth and the important of joint working with other partners;

·         The provision of community services which it was reported were largely being delivered from Sir Robert Peel hospital and other venues such as the Health & Wellbeing Centre in Glascote;

·         Whether it was financial resourcing which was preventing the rebuild of the George Bryan centre and the extent to which any fundraising undertaken could assist.

The Vice-Chair thanked the Managing Director for attending the meeting and for her presentation.



Update from the Chair


There was no update from the Vice- Chair at this time.




Update on health related matters considered by Staffordshire County Council pdf icon PDF 202 KB

(To receive the Healthy Staffordshire Digest for the meeting held on 3 February 2020 and to receive an update from County Councillor T Clements)


The Committee received the Healthy Staffordshire Select Committee Digest for its meeting on 3 February 2020 and received an update from County Councillor T Clements on the following matters:



Autism Implementation Plan and some of the challenges faced when visiting Accident and Emergency departments and also the role of the criminal justice system in this regard.



Future Model of Carers Services, which the Healthy Staffordshire Select Committee had scrutinised pre-decision by Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet.


County Councillor T Clements agreed to request an update from the Portfolio Holder at Staffordshire regarding any activities underway to assess whether there was a representative picture of the numbers of people in Staffordshire with autism.


County Councillor T Clements and Councillor R Roger left the meeting.





Forward Plan

Please see the link to the Forward Plan:




The Committee considered the Forward Plan and did not identify any further items for its consideration at this time.


Health & Wellbeing Scrutiny Work Plan - 2019/2020


Staffordshire Observatory Data Pack

To consider Staffordshire Observatory Data Pack – see link to document:


The Committee did not at this time identify any further items for its consideration.


Review and update the Health & Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee Work Plan 2019/2020 pdf icon PDF 123 KB

To consider the Committee’s Work Plan.


The Committee considered its Work Plan and noted that the item for the next meeting on 11 March 2020 was expected to be:



Tamworth accessibility – at this meeting there is expected to be an external presenter attending from AccessAble, an organisation which looks at how accessible a location / venue is. 


The Committee updated the Work Plan as follows:


Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Work Plan

Work Plan 2019 - 2020



Each meeting

Update on Staffordshire County Council matters



Together We’re Better / STP - brief update post close of initial consultation (end date of initial consultation  is 25 August 2019)


11th  March 2020

Tamworth accessibility


2 April 2020

Councillor Training Records


2 April 2020

Safeguarding Update (Councillor Doyle to attend and Officers)


Xx June 2020

Safeguarding & Partnerships



Mental Health issues in Tamworth



Air Quality review



Cervical cancer screening



Staffordshire Talent Match



Loneliness – Joint Working group with Corporate Scrutiny. Note that SCC considering Isolation.



Discharge to Assess and End of Life Care



GCSE Attainment – T&F group formed of Cllrs Ford, Faulkner, Brindley and Claymore


Invite representative from the following to attend a meeting:

  • Ambulance Service


Barriers to accessing GP Services in relation to residents with additional needs / Centralisation of some GP Services


Defer to 2020


Invite First Response to attend – (RK)




Upcoming Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee Meetings

11th March 2020 – additional meeting arranged

2 April 2020



Upcoming Relevant County Council Meetings



Healthy Staffordshire Select Committee


17 March 2020 at 10am