Meeting documents

Health Scrutiny Panel 2019/20
Friday 2nd August 2019

Chairman: Cllr Mumby-Croft
Venue: G02e, Church Square House, 30-40 High Street, Scunthorpe
Time: 1.30 p.m.
E-mail Address:


1. Substitutions.

2. Declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests and personal or personal and prejudicial interests and declarations of whipping arrangements (if any).

3. Public speaking request (if any).

4. Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Foundation Trust

4.1 Discussion and update from the Chief Executive and senior representatives from the Trust.

4.2 Next stages (if any).

5. Added item (if any).

6. Any other items which the Chairman decides are urgent by reason of special circumstances which must be specified.


PRESENT:- Councillor Mumby-Croft in the Chair.

Councillors Armiger and Wilson.

The panel met at the Church Square House, High Street, Scunthorpe.

506 DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS AND PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND DECLARATIONS OF WHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS (IF ANY) - There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests, or personal or personal and prejudicial interests.

No whip was declared.

507 PUBLIC REQUESTS TO SPEAK - There were no requests received.

508 DISCUSSION WITH SENIOR REPRESENTATIVES FROM NORTHERN LINCOLNSHIRE & GOOLE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST - The Chairman welcomed Dr Peter Reading, Chief Executive, Dr Kate Wood, Medical Director, Shaun Stacey, Chief Operating Officer, and Angie Legge, Associate Director of Quality Governance, to the meeting. The Chairman explained that the Trust representatives had been invited to update the panel on a number of issues identified by the panel, and to hold a general discussion on local performance and service provision.

Dr Reading provided an overview of the following issues:

  • An update on progress arising from the 2018 CQC inspection reports,
  • Serious Incident rates and handling procedures,
  • Referral to Treatment (RTT) rates,
  • A&E 4-hour wait performance, and
  • Administration issues

before inviting his colleagues to provide greater detail.

The Chairman invited Members to ask questions throughout, and the panel discussed a range of issues, including RTT trajectories and list sizes, recruitment of junior doctors and nursing staff, end-of-life and critical care, the number of 52-week waits, and ambulance handover times. The Trust representatives responded fully and appropriately throughout.

Resolved - (a) That Dr Peter Reading, Dr Kate Wood, Shaun Stacey and Angie Legge be thanked for their attendance and for providing answers to members' questions, and (b) that the situation be noted.

509 ADDED ITEM - There was no added item for consideration at the meeting.