Concise Minutes - Health and Social Care Committee


Meeting Venue:

Hybrid - Committee room 5 Tŷ Hywel and video conference via Zoom
Meeting date: Thursday, 19 May 2022

Meeting time: 09.30 - 15.16
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/12829


Hybrid

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Attendance

Category

Names

Members of the Senedd:

Russell George MS (Chair)

Rhun ap Iorwerth MS

Gareth Davies MS

Joyce Watson MS

Ken Skates MS (In place of Jack Sargeant MS)

Witnesses:

Professor Carolyn Wallace, Wales School for Social Prescribing Research

Julie Bishop, Public Health Wales

Dr Tracey Cooper, Public Health Wales

Joanne Hopkins, Public Health Wales

Sue O’Leary, Mind Cymru

Ashra Khanom, Neath Port Talbot Black Minority Ethnic Community Association

Rhian Stangroom-Teel, Leonard Cheshire

Nia Golding, Leonard Cheshire

Professor Sir Sam Everington

Committee Staff:

Helen Finlayson (Clerk)

Claire Morris (Second Clerk)

Lowri Jones (Deputy Clerk)

Philippa Watkins (Researcher)

Amy Clifton (Researcher)

Lucy Valsamidis (Researcher)

 

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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

1.2 Apologies were received from Mike Hedges MS and Jack Sargeant MS. Ken Skates MS attended as a substitute for Jack Sargeant MS.

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2       Mental health inequalities: evidence session with Professor Carolyn Wallace, Wales School for Social Prescribing Research (WSSPR)

2.1 The Committee received evidence from Professor Carolyn Wallace.

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3       Mental health inequalities: evidence session with Public Health Wales

3.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of Public Health Wales.

3.2 The Committee agreed to write to Public Health Wales with follow-up questions.

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4       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (ix) to resolve to exclude the public from items 5, 9 and 10 of today's meeting

4.1 The Committee agreed the motion.

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5       Hospital discharge and its impact on patient flow through hospitals: consideration of draft report

5.1 The Committee discussed the report and agreed to consider further amendments by email.

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6       Mental health inequalities: evidence session with Mind Cymru and Leonard Cheshire

6.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of Mind Cymru and Leonard Cheshire.

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7       Mental health inequalities: evidence session with Professor Sir Sam Everington

7.1 The Committee received evidence from Professor Sir Sam Everington.

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8       Paper(s) to note

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8.1   Letter from the Chair to the Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing regarding the provisional food compositional standards and labelling common framework

8.1 The Committee noted the letter.

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8.2   Response from the Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing to the Chair regarding the provisional food compositional standards and labelling common framework

8.2 The Committee noted the response.

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8.3   Letter from the Chair to the First Minister regarding the UK COVID-19 Inquiry draft terms of reference

8.3 The Committee noted the letter.

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8.4   Response from the First Minister to the Chair regarding the UK COVID-19 Inquiry draft terms of reference

8.4 The Committee noted the response.

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8.5   Public attitudes to social care in Wales following the COVID-19 pandemic. Research commissioned by Senedd Cymru and produced in consultation with Senedd Research

8.5 The Committee noted the report.

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8.6   Letter from the Chair to the Minister for Health and Social Services regarding the provisional common frameworks

8.6 The Committee noted the letter.

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8.7   Response from the Minister for Health and Social Services regarding the provisional common frameworks

8.7 The Committee noted the response and agreed to write to the Minister for Health and Social Services to request further information.

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8.8   Letter from the Minister for Health and Social Services to the Chair regarding the Committee's report on the Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (Memorandum No. 4) (the SLCM) on the Health and Care Bill (the Bill)

8.8 The Committee noted the letter.

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8.9   Letter from the Minister for Health and Social Services to Chair, Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee regarding the Committee's report on the Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (Memorandum No. 4) (the SLCM) on the Health and Care Bill (the Bill)

8.9 The Committee noted the letter.

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8.10 Letter from the Chair to the Minister for Health and Social Services regarding women and girls’ health quality statement and plan

8.10 The Committee noted the letter.

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8.11 Response from the Minister for Health and Social Services to the Chair regarding women and girls’ health quality statement and plan

8.11 The Committee noted the response.

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9       Mental health inequalities: consideration of evidence

9.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

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10    Provisional food compositional standards and labelling common framework: consideration of draft letter

10.1 The Committee agreed to consider the draft letter further by email .

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