Meeting documents

Health Scrutiny Panel
Tuesday 15th September 2020

Chairman:   Cllr Mitchell
Venue:   Virtual meeting Microsoft Team
Time:   1.00 p.m.
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1. Substitutions.

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

3. To take the minutes of the meetings of the panel held on 22 July 2020 and 14 August 2020 as a correct record and authorise the chairman to sign.

4. Public speaking request (if any).

5. Discussion with senior representatives from local NHS organisations

i. Humber Acute Services Review
ii. Haematology
iii. Next stages (if applicable)

6. Added item (if any).

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


PRESENT:-    Councillor Mitchell in the Chair.

Councillors Armiger and Wilson.

The panel met via MS Teams.

547      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.

548      MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the meeting of this panel held on 22 July 2020 and 14 August 2020, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by the chairman.

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

550     DISCUSSION WITH SENIOR NHS REPRESENTATIVES - The Chairman welcomed Linsay Cunningham, Head of Communications and Engagement, Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership, Sarah Lovell, Director of Collaborative Acute Commissioning, Humber Clinical Commissioning Groups, Samantha Page, Engagement Manager, Alex Seale, Chief Operating Officer, North Lincolnshire CCG, Dr Kate Wood, Medical Director, and Shaun Stacey, Chief Operating Officer, to the meeting.

The Chairman explained that the NHS representatives had been invited to update members on the Humber Acute Services Review (HASR) and also haematology services across the Humberside area.

Alex, Sarah, Linsay, Shaun and Kate delivered a detailed presentation entitled “Hospital Services for the Future” on the HASR.  This covered:

  • The review methodology and principles,
  • Patient involvement and engagement,
  • The future vision for hospital services,
  • ‘The North Lincolnshire Offer’,
  • Delivery plans and timescales,
  • Interim Clinical Plans, and
  • A summary and conclusion.

Each of the representatives outlined a specific issue within the presentation, responding to members’ questions throughout.  The Chairman then led a wide-ranging discussion and question and answer session with the witnesses, covering topics such as staffing and workforce, capital programmes, ensuring effective and meaningful engagement, telemedicine, and ensuring continued physical access for vulnerable patients.

Alex then provided an overview of the context for recent changes to haematology service provision across the Humberside area.  This included a number of patient safety considerations, which were discussed in some depth.  A description of the proposed temporary model was outlined, which focussed the majority of care at Castle Hill, with a consultant based at Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital.

Members asked questions on the changes, including the impact on local residents around travelling for care, and clinical safety and efficacy.  These questions were responded to fully.

Resolved - (a) That Linsay Cunningham, Sarah Lovell, Samantha Page, Alex Seale, Shaun Stacey, and Dr Kate Wood be thanked for their attendance, their presentation, and for providing answers to members’ questions; (b) that the situation be noted, and (c) that further updates on HASR and haematology be provided to the panel in the coming months

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