Agenda

Dorset Council - People and Health Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 17th September, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: To be held as a Teams Live Event

Contact: Helen Whitby  01305 224187 - Email: helen.whitby@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

2.

Terms of Reference

Overview and scrutiny is a statutory activity of the Council, its powers and responsibilities are set out in detail the Council’s Constitution.  The Council will appoint members to 2 Overview Committees and 2 Scrutiny Committees:

·             People and Health Overview Committee

·             People and Health Scrutiny Committee

·             Place and Resources Overview Committee

·             Place and Resources Scrutiny Committee

 

Each Overview and Scrutiny Committee will perform all those functions conferred on it by the Local Government Act 2000.

 

The Scrutiny Committees shall:

(i)              Challenge, review or scrutinise the decisions or actions taken by the Cabinet.

(ii)             Through the Call to Account process:-

·         Scrutinize and review decisions made or actions taken in connection with the discharge of any of the executive functions of the Council.

·         Consider petitions made in accordance with the Council’s Petitions Scheme requiring senior officers to be called to account at a public meeting of the Council.

(iii)           Through the Call-In process consider executive decisions.

(iv)           Provide clear focus upon the scrutiny of matters in relation to:-

·         The Council’s strategic approach to Dorset-wide objectives and the Corporate Plan

·         Budget plans

·         Transformation plans

·         The effectiveness of partnership arrangements

(v)            Consider matters referred through the Councillor Call for Action.

 

In the absence of any alternative joint arrangements having been entered into, the Overview Committee and the Scrutiny Committee with primary responsibilities for:

 

(i) “People and Health” shall be the Council’s Overview Committee and the Council’s Scrutiny Committee for the purposes of fulfilling the Council’s statutory duties in relation to crime and disorder;

 

(ii) “People and Health” shall be the Council’s Scrutiny Committee for the purposes of fulfilling the Council’s statutory powers in relation to health scrutiny; and

 

(iii) “People and Health” shall be the Council’s Overview Committee and its Scrutiny Committee for the performance of the Council’s statutory functions in relation to education matters.

3.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.

3a

Minutes of Previous Scrutiny Committees pdf icon PDF 197 KB

To receive the minutes of:-

 

(a) the Dorset Health Scrutiny Committee meeting held on 5 March 2020

(b) the People Scrutiny Committee meeting held on 20 July 2020

Additional documents:

4.

Dorset NHS Recovery

In line with the Third Phase of NHS Response to Covid-19, Dorset’s NHS organisations are working on plans to reflect how they will work towards:

 

• returning/resuming health and care services

• prepare for winter and manage any further second spikes

• lock in the beneficial changes we have already seen

• take urgent action to tackle the inequalities that exist across Dorset and those that have been exacerbated due to Covid-19

• support our staff

5.

People (Children)

To receive a brief presentation from the Executive Director People - Children which will outline strategy, approach and plans and possible areas of scrutiny for the future.

6.

People (Adults)

To receive a brief presentation from the Executive Director People - Adults which will outline strategy, approach and plans and possible areas of scrutiny for the future.

7.

Liaison Members

Dorset Council's Health Scrutiny Committee identified Liaison Members for of the NHS Trusts set out below.  The Committee is asked to consider whether it wishes to continue this practice and, if it does, to appoint Liaison Members for:-

 

The Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

8.

Forward Plans pdf icon PDF 69 KB

To consider the Committee's Forward Plan and the Cabinet's Forward Plan.

Additional documents:

9.

Public Participation

To receive questions or statements on the business of the committee

from town and parish councils and members of the public.

Please note that public speaking has been suspended during the

Covid-19 crisis. Each question or statement is limited to no more than

450 words and must be electronically submitted to

helen.whitby@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk by the deadline set out below.

 

The question or statement will be read out by an officer of the Council

and a response will be given by the Chairman. All questions/statements and the responses will be published in full within the minutes of the meeting.

 

The deadline for submission of the full text of a question or statement is 8.30am on Monday 14 September 2020.

 

Details of he Council's procedure rules can be found at: Public Participation at Dorset Council meetings.

10.

Urgent Items pdf icon PDF 258 KB

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.

11.

Exempt Business

To move the exclusion of the press and public for the following item in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of paragraph 3 of schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

 

The public and press will be asked to leave the meeting whilst the item of business is considered.