Venue: Conference Room 3 - Civic Centre
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Election of Vice-Chair
To elect the Vice Chair for the Municipal Year 2018/19.
RESOLVED that the Panel, in his absence and with his consent, elected Councillor White as Vice Chair for the Municipal Year.
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 temporary resignation of Councillor Houghton from the Panel, the Service Director Legal and Governance acting under delegated powers, had appointed Councillor Guthrie to replace them for the purposes of this meeting. The Panel also noted the apologies of Councillors Payne and White.
To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 25 April 2019 and to deal with any matters arising, attached.
RESOLVED: that the minutes for the Panel meeting on 25th April 2019 be approved and signed as a correct record.
Report of the Managing Director, NHS
Southampton City CCG, requesting that the Panel considers and
provides feedback on the draft Health and Care Strategy.
The Panel considered the report of the Managing Director, NHS Southampton City CCG, requesting that the Panel considers and provides feedback on the draft Health and Care Strategy.
Dr Mark Kelsey (Chair, NHS Southampton City CCG), James Rimmer (Managing Director, NHS Southampton City CCG) and Stephanie Ramsey (Director of Quality and Integration and Chief Nurse, NHS Southampton City CCG), were in attendance and, with the consent of the Chair, addressed the meeting.
The Panel discussed a number of points including:
· The CCG’s new management structure. It was noted that Maggie MacIsaac had been appointed to the post of Chief Executive, NHS Southampton City CCG and that James Rimmer had been appointed to the post of Managing Director. It was noted that previously the roles had been combined. However, it was explained that the CCG’s new structure enabled both a clear focus on the Southampton population and the strengthening of relationships across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. It was noted that the adopted structure reflected other CCGs across the region;
· That the changes to the CCG structure would not deflect focus away from delivering health and care to the residents of Southampton;
· The CCG explained how the strategy fitted into the local health management framework and the procedure adopted to develop the strategy;
· Panel Members expressed concern that many of the issues set out in the strategy were well known and had been flagged previously and that what was required was a plan to address them;
· The Panel was informed that the action plans to address the health inequalities in Southampton outlined in the strategy had not yet been developed. However, it was explained that this would be available for scrutiny by the Panel at a future meeting.
RESOLVED that the Panel noted the report of the Clinical Commissioning Group and requested that the strategy be brought back for review at a future meeting in order to consider the action plans that are in development.
Report of the Chief Executive, Southern Health
NHS Foundation Trust, providing the Panel with an update on
progress at the Trust.
The Panel considered the report of the Chief Executive, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, providing the Panel with an update on progress at the Trust.
Dr Nick Broughton (Chief Executive - Southern Health), Dr Adam Cox (Clinical Director -Southern Health) Sharon Harwood (Area Matron, Beaulieu and Berrywood Wards – Southern Health) and Kathy Jackson (OPMH Service Manager, Southampton -Southern Health) were in attendance and, with the consent of the Chair, addressed the meeting.
The Panel discussed a number of points including:
· The Panel was provided with an update on the reopening of Beaulieu Ward at Western Community Hospital. The Panel welcomed the reopening and were informed that the ward was fully staffed but that there had been in a reduction in the number of beds on the ward;
· Following the inquest into the two inpatient suicides in 2017 at Antelope House the Panel was also briefed on the progress against the actions recommended by the Coroner. It was noted that the majority of the actions had been addressed including the installation of door sensors. In addition it was noted that the Trust were continuing to make progress in the provision of single sex wards.
· The Panel questioned the staffing levels at Antelope House and, whilst recognising the challenges they faced recruiting and retaining qualified mental health nurses and psychiatrists, the Trust outlined the initiatives that were being employed to ensure that safe staffing levels were maintained.
· The Panel were briefed on the new management and operating structure of the Trust. The Panel also were invited to visit Antelope House to develop understanding of the services provided at the facility.
RESOLVED that the report be noted.