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To receive any apologies for absence.
To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 14 January 2020.
Declarations of Interest
To receive any declarations of interest.
To receive questions or statements on the business of the committee from town and parish councils and members of the public.
The deadline for submission of the full text of a question or statement is 8.30am on Monday, 2 March 2020.
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To consider any items of business which the Chairman has had prior notification and considers to be urgent pursuant to section 100B (4) b) of the Local Government Act 1972. The reason for the urgency shall be recorded in the minutes.
To consider a report by the Interim Executive Director for People - Adults.
Information Reports Received
The following information reports have been received since the last meeting:-
Healthwatch Dorset draft Workplan 2020/21
Healthwatch Dorset is the county’s independent health and care champion. It exists to ensure that people are at the heart of care.
Our dedicated team of staff and volunteers listen to what people across Dorset like about local health and care services, and what they think could be improved. These views are then used to create our Workplan for the year, so a real difference can be made.
The Healthwatch Dorset Staff Team and Steering Group have drafted a Workplan for 2020/21 based on what people have told us this year, while also giving consideration to national and local priorities in health and social care.
Cancer Support Services in West Dorset – Healthwatch Dorset has
been commissioned to work on this engagement project, finding out what local
people who are living with cancer think of the support they receive. Our
findings will influence a local Macmillan pilot project to begin in April 2020
and we will also be gathering more feedback at the end of 2020 to find out if
people’s experiences have improved. More info here: https://healthwatchdorset.co.uk/how-would-you-improve-local-cancer-support-services/
Children & Adolescent Mental Health Services – as part of the
CAMHS review this year Healthwatch Dorset will be gathering feedback from
marginalised young people eg. children excluded from
school, young asylum seekers, young people who are homeless etc. Our findings
will feed into the Dorset CCG CAMHS review by gathering feedback from
young people who don’t always have the loudest voice.
Access to Primary Care – one of the most common themes local
people speak to us about is their access to primary care. This is a long term project for the year which will need more
research, with consideration being given to disabled access, learning
disability health checks, carers & older people. This project will also
help Healthwatch Dorset develop stronger working relationships with Patient
Participation Groups and Primary Care Networks.
Accident & Emergency Care – in October/November 2019 we worked
on a national project, together with 5 other local
Healthwatch, talking to people in Poole A&E about their experience. Our
findings have helped to inform the national review of A&E performance
measures and our local report will be published in February 2020. This year we
plan to look at ways of working with Dorset County Hospital and Royal
Bournemouth Hospital on patient experience in A&E, to help inform the
planned changes to local services following the Clinical Services Review.
· Transport – this is a key theme that local people raise with Healthwatch Dorset. This is a long term project for the year which will need more research and will take into consideration the need for clear and accessible information, disabled access, older people and rural communities. We will aim to work together with Public Health, the local NHS, both local councils, the voluntary sector and Healthwatch England on this project.
As an important stakeholder, we welcome your thoughts on our draft Workplan. This ... view the full agenda text for item 7.
To receive the Committee's work programme.
To move the exclusion of the press and the public for the following item in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of paragraph 3 of schedule 12 A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).
The public and the press will be asked to leave the meeting whilst the item of business is considered.