Social Work Services Sub Committee Minutes

Date:
Friday 20 January 2012
Time:
10.30a.m
Place:
Easterbrook Hall, The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries

Attendance Details

Members:
John J Dougan (Chairman)-Stranraer and North Rhins
Iain I Dick-Stranraer and North Rhins
Sandra S McDowall-Mid Galloway
Lorna L McGowan-Lochar
William W Scobie-Stranraer and North Rhins
Roberta R Tuckfield-Wigtown West
Officials:
John Alexander - Director of Social Work
Carol Henshall - Service Manager Committee and Member Services
Judith Proctor - Director of Planning, Head of Strategic Planning, Commissioning and Performance
In attendance:
NHS Board Sub Committee Members
Andrew Johnston (Chairman) - NHS Non Executive Member
John Burns - Chief Executive NHS
Craig Marriott - Director of Finance NHS
Hazel Borland - Director of Nursing NHS
Andrew Campbell - NHS Non Executive Member
Hazel Dykes - NHS Non Executive Member
Apologies:
James H Dempster - Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Item Number Item/Description
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

0.1 CHIEF EXECUTIVE NHS

 

THANKED, John Burns for his direction and support for the Board and extended the Committee's best wishes and CONGRATULATED Jeff Ace on his appointment as Chief Executive Designate

 

7 Members present, 1 apology

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

NONE declared

3 MINUTE OF SOCIAL WORK SERVICES SUB COMMITTEE OF 30 SEPTEMBER 2011

Decision

 

APPROVED

4 DRAFT JOINT CARER'S STRATEGY

Decision

 

4.1   RECEIVED the draft Carers' Strategy and WELCOMED the direction outlined RECOGNISING that the draft Strategy built upon the work of both the NHS Carer Information Strategy and other key Dumfries and Galloway Strategies which recognised the role of Carers;

 

AGREED

 

4.2   that the Draft Carers' strategy, as presented, be issued for consultation to local statutory organisations, third sector independent partners, and published with consultation and engagement sessions being provided on request;

 

4.3   to receive a report at the meeting on 16 March 2012 detailing the outcomes from the consultation and engagement process, and, to support consideration of the adoption of a Final Strategy a comprehensive resource assessment and action plan.

5 DRAFT COMMISSIONING FRAMEWORK

Decision

 

AGREED

 

5.1   having considered the draft joint commissioning framework for Adult Care that this be issued for a comprehensive and wider consultation on the format, content and strategic direction; FURTHER AGREED recognising the importance of this framework that the consultation and engagement methodologies employed be fully accessible to service users, carers, relevant consultative groups and partner organisations; and

 

5.2   to receive a report at the meeting on 16 March 2012 detailing the outcomes from the consultation and engagement process, and, to support consideration of the adoption of Final Commissioning Framework, a comprehensive resource assessment and action plan.

6 INTEGRATED WORKING IN DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY

Decision

 

6.1  NOTED the recent announcement by the Cabinet Secretary for Health of the Scottish Government's intention to consult formally on the integration of Health and Social Care; initially in relation to Services for Older People as set out in the debate  in Parliament on the 15 December 2012;

 

AGREED

 

6.2    that a workshop be arranged once more detailed information on the proposals was available to scope present arrangements and possible impact on current structures and services in Dumfries and Galloway and to consider the possible terms of a consultation response;

 

6.3   to receive a report at the March 2012 meeting on integration of Health and Social Care that sets out more detail on current structural arrangements, outlining progress and plans for joint budgets, with timelines, and status of an plans for the mapping of joint resources (financial,assets, human resources), joint systems, workforce planning and which examines needs, outcomes, performance measures and performance reporting; and

 

6.4   that once further detail was received on the Scottish Governments proposals that consideration be given to possible pathfinder or pilot status for Dumfries and Galloway.

7 PUTTING YOU FIRST AND SOCIAL WORK CHANGE PROGRAMMES

Decision

 

NOTED the progress made on joint working across the "Putting You First 5 year change programme for health and care services" and "Social Work Change Programmes".

 

PROCEDURE - The Chairman of the Community Health Social Care Partnership Board advised that he had received a request from Willie Scobie that an item of urgent business be considered at this meeting on Day Centres, impact assessments and correspondence received. Having heard the request and the clarification provided by the Director of Planning, Head of Strategic Planning, Commissioning and Performance that impact assessments had not yet been undertaken and formed part of the phase two programme of Day Service Commissioning, he ruled that as the request did not meet the tests of demonstrating a need for a decision, not all the information was available and the discussion would not be entering anything new into the Board's consideration as it would be a re-run of earlier considerations, that the request was not competent and he would not be allowing the item to be discussed. However in light of the correspondence received and the issues raised he would ask the Director of Planning and Head of Strategic Planning Commissioning and Performance to provide the clarification and respond direct.

8 ANY OTHER BUSINESS WHICH THE JOINT CHAIRMAN MAY DECIDE IS URGENT DUE TO THE NEED FOR A DECISION

Decision

 

NOTED that there was no other business deemed urgent by the chairman due to the need for a decision at this meeting.