Concise Minutes - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 2 - Senedd

Meeting date: Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Meeting time: 09.15 - 10.40
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/3760


Attendance

Category

Names

Assembly Members:

Dai Lloyd AM (Chair)

Dawn Bowden AM

Jayne Bryant AM

Angela Burns AM

Rhun ap Iorwerth AM

Caroline Jones AM

Julie Morgan AM

Lynne Neagle AM

Witnesses:

Mario Kreft, Care Forum Wales

Mary Wimbury, Care Forum Wales

Committee Staff:

Sarah Beasley (Clerk)

Sarah Sargent (Deputy Clerk)

Gareth Pembridge (Legal Adviser)

Philippa Watkins (Researcher)

Dr Paul Worthington (Researcher)

Transcript

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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

 

2       Inquiry into winter preparedness 2016/17 - evidence session with Care Forum Wales

2.1 The Committee received evidence from Care Forum Wales.

 

3       Paper(s) to note

3.1   Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport and the Minister for Social Services and Public Health in relation to follow-up actions from 15 September meeting

3.1.a The Committee noted the letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbing and Sport and the Minister for Social Services and Public Health.

 

4       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting and for item 1 of the meeting on 3 November to prepare for scrutiny of the Welsh Government draft budget 2017/18

4.1 The Committee agreed the motion.

 

5       Inquiry into winter preparedness 2016/17 - consideration of evidence given during today's meeting and the meetings on 29 September and 5 October

5.1 The Committee discussed all the evidence received in relation to the inquiry into winter preparedness, and agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport, prior to the evidence session with him on 17 November, outlining the key emerging themes.

 

6       Consideration of petition P-04-682 Routine Screening for Type 1 Diabetes in Children and Young People

6.1 The Committee undertook further consideration of Petition P-04-682 and agreed to write to the Children and Young People’s Wales Diabetes Network to seek up to date information on action to improve outcomes for children and young people with Type 1 diabetes in Wales. The Committee agreed that the response from the Network could inform a letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport.

6.2 The Committee also noted a study currently underway in Germany into whether a screening programme for Type 1 diabetes is feasible across a large population, and agreed to undertake a short inquiry to review the outcomes of the study when it concludes in 2017.

 

7       Consideration of petition P-04-532 Improving specialised neuromuscular services in Wales

7.1 The Committee undertook further consideration of Petition P-04-532 and noted that the Neurological Conditions Delivery Plan is due for renewal in 2017. The Committee agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport to seek an update on the relevant deliverables and on specific actions the Welsh Government is taking.

 

8       Consideration of letter from Business Committee: timetable for Public Health Bill

8.1 The Committee discussed the letter from the Business Committee and noted the proposed timetable.