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A Welcome and Notification of a Replacement of a Councillor on the Sub-Committee
In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 1.5, the Sub-Committee is required to note the replacement of Councillor Chris Mote by Councillor Dr Lesline Lewinson as the main Member of the Health and Social Care Scrutiny Sub-Committee. To also note that Councillor Chris Mote would occupy the position of 2nd Reserve.
The Chair welcomed all those present to the first virtual meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and made some general announcements. Present at the meeting were Members and Advisers of the Sub-Committee, Council Officers, representatives from Partner Organisations – CCG, NWLH NHS Trust, MIND in Harrow, CNWL – and the Portfolio Holder for Adults and Public Health.
The Chair informed the Committee that the meeting would be audio and video recorded and would be available on the Council’s website.
In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 1.5, the Sub-Committee noted the replacement of Councillor Chris Mote by Councillor Dr Lesline Lewinson as the main Member of the Health and Social Care Scrutiny Sub-Committee and that Councillor Chris Mote would occupy the position of 2nd Reserve. The Chair welcomed Councillor Dr Lewinson and thanked Councillor Chris Mote for the contributions made to the work of the Sub-Committee.
Attendance by Reserve Members
To note the attendance at this meeting of any duly appointed Reserve Members.
Reserve Members may attend meetings:-
(i) to take the place of an ordinary Member for whom they are a reserve;
(ii) where the ordinary Member will be absent for the whole of the meeting; and
(iii) the meeting notes at the start of the meeting at the item ‘Reserves’ that the Reserve Member is or will be attending as a reserve;
(iv) if a Reserve Member whose intention to attend has been noted arrives after the commencement of the meeting, then that Reserve Member can only act as a Member from the start of the next item of business on the agenda after his/her arrival.
RESOLVED: To note that there were no Reserve Members in attendance.
Declarations of Interest
To receive declarations of disclosable pecuniary or non pecuniary interests, arising from business to be transacted at this meeting, from:
(a) all Members of the Sub-Committee;
(b) all other Members present.
RESOLVED: To note that the following interests were declared:
Agenda Item 10 – Covid 19 - Recovery Plan for the Harrow, Health and Care Partnership
Councillor Dr Lesline Lewinson, a member of the Sub-Committee, declared a non-pecuniary interest in that her father was being cared for in a Care Home in Harrow. She would remain in the room whilst the matter was considered and voted upon.
Councillor Vina Mithani, a member of the Committee, declared a non-pecuniary interest in that, by virtue of her employment with Public Health England, she had been involved in the work relating to Covid-19. She would remain in the room whilst the matter was considered and voted upon.
That the minutes of the meeting held on 3 March 2020 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.
RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 3 March 2020, be taken as read and signed as a correct record.
Appointment of Vice-Chair
RESOLVED: To appoint Councillor Vina Mithani as Vice-Chair of the Health and Social Care Scrutiny Sub-Committee for the 2020/2021 Municipal Year.
Report of the Director of Legal and Governance.
RESOLVED: That the following nominees be appointed as Advisers to the Sub-Committee for the 2020/21 Municipal Year:
Mr Julian Maw (Healthwatch Harrow)
Dr Nizar Merali (Harrow Local Medical Committee).
To receive any public questions received in accordance with Committee Procedure Rule 17 (Part 4B of the Constitution).
[The deadline for receipt of public questions is 3.00 pm, 19 June 2020. Questions should be sent to email@example.com
No person may submit more than one question].
RESOLVED: To note that no public questions were received.
To receive petitions (if any) submitted by members of the public/Councillors under the provisions of Committee Procedure Rule 15 (Part 4B of the Constitution).
RESOLVED: To note that no petitions had been received.
References from Council and Other Committees/Panels
To receive any references from Council and/or other Committees or Panels.
Report of the North West London Health and Care Partnership - Harrow Out of Hospital Recovery Plan.
Prior to the introduction of the report, a Member stated that a glossary to this document and all future documents be provided to identify the collection of specialist terms used. The Corporate Director of People undertook to provide a glossary.
TheSub-Committee received a report, which set out the North West London Out of Hospital Recovery Plan for Harrow setting out how the Plan had evolved, including the journey towards integrated, person and community-centred care.
The Harrow Out of Hospital Recovery Plan set out:
- shared principles of the Harrow Integrated Care Partnership;
- how the health of the population of the borough would be managed and inequalities tackled;
- learning experiences from the Covid-19 response and the plans in place for recovery and an expected second wave of infection, whilst managing safety and risk;
- proactive planned care where PCNs (Primary Care Networks) would continue to work to provide a co-ordinated and proactive approach to long term condition management;
- how implementation would be supported through an integrated community based urgent care model.
The Corporate Director of People introduced the report and stated that the Plan showed positive partnership working in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic tragedy and he commended the work of the Partners present at the meeting. He added that, looking ahead, the Partnership would need to evolve to ensure the continued care and good health of the people of Harrow.
The Managing Director of Harrow CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) added that the Harrow Health and Care Executive had become the epi-centre of the ICP (Integrated Care Partnership) and its work with local partners on supporting each other in responding to Covid-19. The Health and Care Executive had brought together a number of sectors in a single discussion forum on a weekly basis to drive improvements in health and wellbeing. She highlighted the key aspects of the Plan with collaboration and integrated care work being fundamental to the work of all Partners. She outlined the key elements which were:
- understanding shared partnerships;
- learning from each other;
- building on and strengthening key areas;
- continuing to plan for the future.
She added that shared ownership and collective responsibility were important and outlined the six areas in the Plan, such as providing support to children and care homes, all of which would be underpinned by education and training.
Members were also briefed on the next steps, the ‘100 day’ priority, as follows:
- communicating and sharing the Plan with stakeholders and the voluntary sector;
- producing a video on actions taken and to explain the new normal;
- how patients could get engaged;
- embedding governance and leadership;
- organise and develop the Plan further and support its delivery.
The same representative invited views from the Sub-Committee to help enrich the Plan which had been brought about by exemplary partnership working.
The Chair of the CCG explained that, in her capacity as co-Chair of the Joint Management Board, she had been inspired by the coming ... view the full minutes text for item 78.