Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre. View directions
Contact: Ed Grimshaw, Democratic Support Officer Tel:- 023 8083 2390
Apologies and Changes in Membership (if any)
To note any changes in membership of the Panel made in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 4.3.
It was noted that following receipt of the apologies of Councillor Baillie.
To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held 22 February 2018 and to deal with any matters arising, attached.
RESOLVED: that the minutes for the Panel meeting on 22 February 2018 be approved and signed as a correct record.
Report of the Service Director, Legal and
Governance introducing the 2017/18 draft Quality Accounts for NHS
providers operating within Southampton.
The Panel considered the report of Service Director, Legal and Governance introducing the 2017/18 draft Quality Accounts for NHS providers operating within Southampton.
John Richards (Chief Executive Officer, NHS Southampton City CCG) and Stephanie Ramsey (Chief Quality Officer and Chief Nurse, NHS Southampton City CCG), were in attendance and with the consent of the Chair provided the Panel with the CCG’s opinion on the content of the draft quality accounts attached to the report. In addition, in response to questioning related to innovation and IT, the CCG outlined proposals for amendments to the 111 service.
The Panel heard from each of the service providers in turn giving them an opportunity to outline the highlights of the last 12 months and detail the reasoning for the inclusion of their priorities for the forthcoming year.
Solent NHS Trust
David Noyes (Chief Operating Officer, Southampton and County Services - Solent NHS Trust), Angela Anderson (Head of Professional Standards and Regulations – Solent NHS Trust) were in attendance and with the consent of the Chair outlined the years performance, challenges for the forthcoming year and the rationale behind the 2018/19 Trust priorities.
The Panel were informed that the results of the staff survey had been positive and that progress had been made reducing the number of delayed discharges. The Trust outlined efforts being undertaken to address staff recruitment and retention issues. It was noted that staff sickness rates had already improved.
It was also noted that, following a re-inspection by the Care Quality Commission, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and Substance Misuse Services were now rated as ‘Good’ from ‘Requires Improvement’. This positive development was welcomed by the Panel. In addition it was explained to the Panel what the likely effects of the Sustainable Transformation Plan would be and in response to questioning the Trust’s current financial position was outlined to the Panel.
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Sara Courtney (Deputy Director of Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professionals - Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust) Helen Ludford (Associate Director of Quality Governance - Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust) were in attendance and with the consent of the Chair outlined the years performance, challenges for the forthcoming year and the Trust’s priorities for 2018/19. In addition Mr Joe Hannigan representing the Patients forum was present and, with consent of the Chair, addressed the meeting.
The Panel were informed that the Trust was continuing to embed improvements across the organisation following the publication of the Mazars report and the subsequent CQC Inspection report. The introduction of the Crisis Lounge was discussed. It was reported that, since opening in October 2017, the service had already had a positive impact on service users and Emergency Department attendance, and was now open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
The Panel noted that the Family Liaison officer continued to effectively support families and carers and was a key element of the Trust’s drive to improve patient and staff engagement.
It was acknowledged by the Trust that they, ... view the full minutes text for item 25.