Concise Minutes - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 2 - Senedd

Meeting date: Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Meeting time: 09.30 - 11.40
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Assembly Members:

Dai Lloyd AM (Chair)

Mick Antoniw AM (In place of Dawn Bowden AM)

Jayne Bryant AM

Angela Burns AM

Helen Mary Jones AM

Lynne Neagle AM

David Rees AM


Steve Ham, Velindre NHS Trust

Dr Jacinta Abraham, Velindre NHS Trust

Carl James, Velindre NHS Trust

Cath O’Brien, Velindre NHS Trust

Committee Staff:

Sarah Beasley (Clerk)

Claire Morris (Second Clerk)

Tanwen Summers (Deputy Clerk)

Amy Clifton (Researcher)

Rebekah James (Researcher)

Philippa Watkins (Researcher)



1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1        The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

1.2        Apologies were received from Dawn Bowden AM, Mick Antoniw attended as a substitute.



2       General scrutiny: Evidence session with Velindre NHS Trust

2.1 The Committee received evidence from Velindre NHS University Trust and agreed to write for further information.



3       Paper(s) to note



3.1   Letter from the Chair to the Minister for Health and Social Services regarding suicide prevention funding

3.1 The Committee noted the letter.



3.2   Letter from the Minister for Health and Social Services to the Chair regarding suicide prevention funding

3.2 The Committee noted the letter.  During the private session, the Committee discussed a number of matters arising from the Minister’s letter that they wished to be included as part of future follow-up work in this area.



3.3   Letter from Wales Institute for Physical Literacy at University of Wales Trinity St David regarding the Report on Physical Activity of Children and Young People

3.3 The Committee noted the letter.



4       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (vi) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of this meeting

4.1 The Committee agreed to the Motion to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting.



5       General Scrutiny of Velindre NHS Trust: Consideration of evidence

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence received and agreed to write to the Trust for further information about the sustainability of its new clinical model of care and arrangements for blood donations.



6       Hepatitis C: Consideration of draft report

6.1 The Committee considered the draft report and agreed to return to add some further conclusions in relation to prison services. The Committee will consider the changes at its next meeting.



7       Health and Social Care (Quality and Engagement) (Wales) Bill: consideration of timetable

7.1 The Committee agreed the draft timetable for scrutiny of the Bill.



8       Forward work programme

8.1 The Committee considered further scrutiny options following the session with Cwm Taf University Health Board on 23 May 2019. It agreed, in the first instance, to invite the independent maternity oversight panel established by the Welsh Government to discuss its work at a future meeting.





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