Social Work Services Sub Committee Minutes

Date:
Thursday 12 March 2015
Time:
2:00pm
Place:
Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries

Attendance Details

Members:
Jim Dempster (Chairman)-Mid & Upper Nithsdale
Iain Dick-Stranraer & North Rhins
Jane Maitland-Dee
Denis Male-Annandale East & Eskdale
Stephen Thompson (substitute)-Annandale North
Ted Thompson-Lochar
Officials:
Angela Paterson - Head of Resources
Graham Abrines - Head of Adult Services
Sheila Davies - Policy & Performance Advisor
Vicky Freeman - Acting Head of SPC&P
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 Officer (Designate)
Apologies:
Ian Carruthers - Annandale South
Andy Ferguson - North West Dumfries
Item Number Item/Description
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

6 Members present and 2 apologies.

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

NONE declared.

3 MINUTE OF MEETING OF 28 AUGUST 2014

Decision

 

APPROVED

4 INTEGRATION OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE - DRAFT INTEGRATION SCHEME - REPORT BY CHIEF EXECUTIVE DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY COUNCIL AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE NHS DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY

Decision

 
4.1 NOTED that public consultation on the draft Integrating Scheme had commenced on 6 February 2015 and concluded on 6 March 2015;

 

4.2 AGREED to receive a presentation on the consultation responses by the Chief Officer (Designate) at this meeting;

 

4.3 CONSIDERED the draft Integration Scheme; and FURTHER NOTED that no substantive amendments were required in light of the consultation responses; that a few minor amendments would be made to ensure consistency in language and terminology; to provide clarity in terms of the roles of the Parties and the Board; and to confirm the number of non-voting members to be appointed to the Integrated Joint Board from legally prescribed groups.

 

4.4 AGREED to recommend to Dumfries and Galloway NHS Board on 25 March 2014 and Dumfries and Galloway Council on 26 March 2015, the adoption of the draft Integration Scheme as final; and

 

4.5 NOTED that the final Integration Scheme would be jointly submitted by Dumfries and Galloway NHS Board and Dumfries and Galloway Council to the Scottish Government by 31 March 2015 for approval by Scottish Ministers and, subject to Ministers’ approval, note the parliamentary process and timeline thereafter.

5 INTEGRATED BUDGETS - REPORT BY HEAD OF FINANCE DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY COUNCIL & DIRECTOR OF FINANCE NHS DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY

Decision

 
5.1 REVIEWED and CONSIDERED the draft 2015/16 budgets which will be submitted to the Full Council on 26 March 2015 and NHS Board on 25 March 2015 for consideration and approval to allow the Integration Scheme to be submitted to Scottish Ministers by 1 April 2015 deadline;

 

NOTED

 

5.2 the provisional level of budget required to be delegated to the Integrated Joint Board for the shadow year 2015/16; 

 

5.3 the service areas and associated budgets where the full extent of responsibility for ongoing service provision is still to be determined; and

 

5.4 AGREED to receive budget monitoring reports, as a minimum, on a quarterly basis.

 

MEMBERS - Stephen Thompson and Iain Dick left the meeting - 4 Members present

6 HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE PROVISION IN LANGHOLM AND ESK VALLEY - DEVELOPING PROPOSALS - REPORT BY CHIEF EXECUTIVE, NHS DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY

Decision

 
6.1 NOTED and ENDORSED the activity to date to develop, in partnership, integrated health and social care service provision in Langholm and the Esk Valley area; 

 

6.2 AGREED to receive a further report at its next meeting identifying options for the way forward in line with our local plans for the integration of adult health and social care services and based on our agreed integration principles.

7 HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE ACTIVITY OVER THE WINTER PERIOD - REPORT BY CHIEF OFFICER - DESIGNATE

Decision

 

7.1 NOTED the current performance of the Health and Social Care System over the Winter period; and

 

7.2 AGREED to receive a monitoring report on the implementation of Choice Guidance to the next meeting.

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

NOTED that there was no business deemed urgent by the Chairman.