Meeting documents

Health Scrutiny Panel 2019/20
Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Chairman: Cllr Mumby-Croft
Venue: G01e, Church Square House, 30-40 High Street, Scunthorpe
Time: 9.30 a.m.
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  1. Substitutions.
  1. Declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests and personal or personal and prejudicial interests and declarations of whipping arrangements (if any).
  1. To take the minutes of the meetings of the panel held on 11 September 2019 as a correct record and authorise the Chairman to sign.
  1. Public speaking request (if any).
  1. East Midlands Ambulance Service

5.1 Discussion and update with representatives from the Ambulance Service

5.2 Next stages (if any).

  1. Added item (if any).
  1. 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.

516 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.

517 MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the meeting of this panel held on 11 September 2019, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the chairman.

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

519 EAST MIDLANDS AMBULANCE SERVICE (EMAS) - The Chairman welcomed Sue Cousland, General Manager - Lincolnshire, to the meeting. The Chairman explained that Sue had been invited to give a general update to the panel on relevant issues related to the Service's work.

Sue gave an overview of the Service's priority workstreams, including developing and delivering new clinical and operational models, and better supporting the capacity and capabilities of staff. Sue then provided information on local performance and the trajectory of key performance indicators, including response times and conveyancing rates. Sue concluded her presentation by providing an overview of planned future work. This included a review of estates, the introduction of a Single Point of Access, improvements to senior clinical decision-making, and improving links to primary care.

The Chairman invited Members to ask questions throughout, and the panel discussed a range of issues, including local performance and scope to improve, staff turnover and retention, the Quality Improvement Plan, and the relationship with commissioners.

Resolved - (a) That Sue Cousland be thanked for their attendance and for providing answers to members' questions, and (b) that the situation be noted.

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