Agenda

Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Commission - Thursday, 30 January 2020 5:30 pm

Venue: Meeting Room G.01, Ground Floor, City Hall, 115 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FZ

Contact: Kalvaran Sandhu 0116 454 6344 (37 6344). Email:  kalvaran.sandhu@leicester.gov.uk  Jason Tyler: 0116 454 6359 (37 63570). Email:  jason.tyler@leicester.gov.uk

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APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

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DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members are asked to declare any interests they may have in the business on the agenda.

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MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 125 KB

The minutes of the meeting held on 5 December 2019 are attached and the Commission is asked to confirm them as a correct record.

 

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UPDATE ON PROGRESS WITH MATTERS CONSIDERED AT A PREVIOUS MEETING

To receive updates on the following matters that were considered at previous meetings of the Commission:-

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PETITIONS

The Monitoring Officer to report on the receipt of any petitions submitted in accordance with the Council’s procedures.

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QUESTIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, STATEMENTS OF CASE

The Monitoring Officer to report on the receipt of any questions, representations and statements of case submitted in accordance with the Council’s procedures.

 

The following question has been received from Jean Burbridge:

 

“Will the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust place its Pre-Consultation Business Case, financial plan and any other relevant detailed plans on the re-configuration of its three hospitals into the public domain at least two months in advance of any formal 'consultation' process?

 

Will they also explain details of how its plan fits in with the wider Better Care Together Long Term Plan for  Leicester City, Leicestershire County and Rutland County (LLR) including details of Community (Health) Services Review.”

 

An electronic copy of a petition has been sent to the Joint Health Overview Scrutiny Commission signed by 369 residents of LLR requesting similar to the above.  The wording of this petition is:

 

PETITION TO LEICESTERSHIRE, LEICESTER AND RUTLAND HEALTH OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

 

We, the undersigned, are concerned about the ongoing refusal by University Hospitals of Leicester to share detailed information about their plans to reconfigure acute hospital services, which include the closure of the Leicester General Hospital as an acute hospital. Only this month, UHL has refused again a Freedom of Information request for this document. When health leaders elsewhere in England are content to place the pre-consultation business cases (including updated versions) for other health reconfigurations in the public domain for the months or years leading up to consultation (such as South Tyneside and Sunderland, and Surrey Downs and Sutton, South West London), we do not understand the persistent refusal to share the equivalent document with the public in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The CEO of UHL states a wish to embark on formal consultation as soon as March this year and yet just two months beforehand, the public still know very little of the details and assumptions underpinning the plan. Given the mixed track record of capacity planning in the local NHS, we believe it is essential this document and other relevant documents now be placed in the public domain well ahead of the start of consultation so that the public have the opportunity to make informed responses in the first wave of consultation responses, which tends to occur in the early phase of the consultation period. We also fear that UHL's failure to engage the public on the basis of adequate information renders the forthcoming consultation vulnerable to legal action.

 

We call upon the Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee to ask for this document to be placed in the public domain now as a condition for future agreement to formal consultation and to consider availing itself of expert advice regarding what the public can reasonably expect and what needs to be in place to ensure there are no grounds for a successful future legal challenge.

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OVERVIEW OF LEICESTER MATERNITY SERVICES pdf icon PDF 74 KB

The Director of Strategy and Communications (UHL NHS Trust) submits a briefing paper on the overview of Leicester’s Maternity Services.

 

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CCGs CONFIGURATION pdf icon PDF 4 MB

The CCGs submit the consultation document “The role and form of a single strategic commissioner for an Integrated Care System in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland”.

 

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LOCAL PLAN AND HEALTH JOURNEY pdf icon PDF 413 KB

The Director of Public Health submits a report, which provides information on the health-related input to the Local Plan and the relationship built between the Public Health and Planning departments over the past years.

 

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GENERAL FUND REVENUE BUDGET 2020/21 TO 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 638 KB

The Director of Finance submits a report setting out the City Mayor’s proposed budget for 2020/21 to 2021/22.

 

The Commission is recommended to consider and comment on the Health and Wellbeing elements of the budget. The Commission’s comments will be forwarded to the Overview Select Committee as part of its consideration of the report before it is presented to the Council meeting on 19 February 2020.

 

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LEICESTER'S FOOD PLAN 2020-25 pdf icon PDF 231 KB

The Director of Public Health submits a report, which provides a summary as to the development of the Food Plan 2020 - 2025 and other associated initiatives, highlight achievements related to the previous food plan, and to update the Commission on future priorities and next steps in relation to the Food Plan.

 

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WORK PROGRAMME pdf icon PDF 62 KB

The Commission’s Work Programme for 2020/21 is attached for information and comment.

 

 

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ANY OTHER URGENT BUSINESS

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