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Election of Chair
To elect the Chair for the Joint Meeting
It was moved by Councillor Murphy, seconded by Councillor Thomas and
That Councillor Doyle be elected Chair for the Joint Meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Adult Social Care and Health) and the Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Children’s Services and Safeguarding).
Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Keith; Mr. S. Harrison, Diocese Representative; Ms. C. McDonough, Parent Governor Representative; and Councillor J.J. Kelly, Cabinet Member – Children, Schools and Safeguarding).
Declarations of Interest
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No declarations of any disclosable pecuniary interests or personal interests were received.
To receive information and a presentation on the Shaping Care Together Programme.
The Committee considered information and a presentation on the Shaping Care Together Programme. The briefing report indicated that health leaders in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire were inviting people to share their views and experiences of local healthcare by getting involved with Shaping Care Together, a programme of work designed to improve hospital services. Shaping Care Together was led by NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG); NHS West Lancashire CCG and Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, and was the first stage of a process to understand patient experience and views before any proposals to solve the challenges faced were considered. On 11 January 2021, a listening (engagement) exercise was launched to gather the views of patients, staff, the public and stakeholders about what currently worked well at Southport and Ormskirk hospitals as well as in primary and community healthcare services. The briefing paper provided an overview of Shaping Care Together for consideration by the Committee.
A Stakeholder Briefing dated December 2020, together with a letter dated 11 January 2021 from the organisations concerned, were also submitted for consideration.
Trish Armstrong-Child, Chief Executive, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, gave a presentation that outlined the following:
· Welcome to Shaping Care Together
· Our Vision
· Why is Shaping Care Together Important?
· Our demographics
· Challenges we face
· Areas of focus
· Our journey
· Listening to our stakeholders
· Get involved
Dr. Terry Hankin, Medical Director, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust; Anna Collins, Strategic Lead, Communication and Engagement; and Fiona Taylor, Chief Officer, NHS South Sefton CCG and NHS Southport and Formby CCG; were in attendance to respond to questions put by Members of the Committee.
Members of the Joint Committee asked questions/raised issues on the following:
· How former NHS staff at the Trust could return to practice.
· The current lack of integration between hospital services and community care services and the need to join health and social care together to improve care for residents.
· The apparent limited success in recent years in reforming the NHS and care services. Integration would now be imposed on service users.
· Staffing issues at the Trust and in the NHS in general.
· The process involved in analysing data and information received during the current engagement exercise.
· Methods of engagement with the public, including community and focus groups, together with difficulties in reaching the working population.
· Assurances regarding both the timing and ability of the engagement process to reach out to all necessary groups during the current Covid-19 pandemic.
· The timing; geographical extent; and feedback of the review of the engagement exercise.
· A preference for Committee Members to receive feedback and a review of the engagement exercise from the Trust, prior to options being considered.
(1) the information provided, together with the presentation on the Shaping Care Together Programme, be noted; and
(2) Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust; NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group; and NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group, be requested to submit information on feedback received, together with a review of ... view the full minutes text for item 4.