Social Work Services Sub Committee Minutes

Date:
Thursday 28 August 2014
Time:
2:00pm
Place:
Woodbank, 30 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries, DG1 1NW

Attendance Details

Members:
Ted Thompson (Chairman)-Lochar
Ian Carruthers-Annandale South
Iain Dick-Stranraer and North Rhins
Andy Ferguson-North West Dumfries
Jane Maitland-Dee
Denis Male-Annandale East and Eskdale
David McKie-North West Dumfries
Officials:
Gavin Stevenson - Chief Executive Dumfries and Galloway Council
Lillian Cringles - Chief Social Work Officer Dumfries and Galloway Council
Graham Abrines - Head of Adult Services
Gail Robertson - Discharge Manager NHS
Joan Pollard - Improvement Lead Acute and Diagnostic Services NHS
Claire Rogerson - Governance Officer
In attendance:
Andrew Johnston - NHS Non Executive Member
Andrew Campbell - NHS Non Executive Member
Moira Cossar - NHS Non Executive Member
Jeff Ace - Chief Executive NHS
Hazel Borland - Director of Nursing NHS
Katy Lewis - Director of Finance
Julie White - Chief Operating Officer NHS
Item Number Item/Description
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

7 Members present

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

NONE declared

3 MINUTE OF MEETING OF 29 MAY 2014

Decision

 

APPROVED

4 DELAYED DISCHARGES IN DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY - REPORT BY CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER NHS DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY AND CHIEF SOCIAL WORK OFFICER DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY

Decision

 

NOTED

 

4.1 the report on Delayed Discharges, the underlying causes of these, and the actions being taken to address delayed discharges;

 

4.2 the release of Chief Executive Letter 32 (2013) Guidance on Choosing a Care Home on Discharge from Hospital and the impact of this guidance; and

 

4.3 ENDORSED the implementation of this guidance and AGREED to having a maximum 30 miles driving distance between any interim placement offered and the person’s first choice home, FURTHER NOTING that there would be a monitoring report of the implementation of the guidance in six months.

5 INTEGRATION OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE - DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE PARTNERSHIP BOARD AS INERIM INTEGRATION JOINT BOARD

Decision

 

NOTED

 

5.1 the decision of Dumfries and Galloway Council and NHS Board to formally establish an Integration Joint Board through the Body Corporate model, replacing the Community Health and Social Care Partnership Board with the Integration Joint Board, in an interim form;

 

5.2 the approach being taken to implement this decision through the Community Health and Social Care Partnership Board, including oversight of progress and development of integrated adult health and social care services by 1 April 2015 (‘go live locally’), and full integration arrangements by 1 April 2016;

 

5.3 AGREED that there will be regular reporting to the Community Health and Social Care Partnership Board advising on Regulations and Orders and implications for the Board’s membership, powers and proceedings for the Integration Joint Board;

 

NOTED

 

5.4 that the local arrangements for the Board will be developed between now and 1 April 2015 subject to agreement of the Dumfries and Galloway Integration Scheme by the Full Council and NHS Board well in advance of 1 April 2015. The Community Health and Social Care Partnership Board will receive reports on the development of, and considerations about, the Scheme; and

 

5.5 that once approved by Scottish Ministers, our local Integration Scheme must be published, with implementation from 1 April 2015, and an Order will be laid in Parliament to establish the Integration Joint Board as a legal entity which will have the functions identified in the Scheme delegated to it.

6 ANY OTHER BUSINESS DEEMED URGENT BY THE CHAIRMAN DUE TO THE NEED FOR A DECISION

NOTED there was no business deemed urgent by the Chairman due to the need for a decision

 

PROCEDURE - Noted with agreement of the Members that the venue for future meetings would be Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries