Concise Minutes - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee


Meeting Venue:

Video Conference via Zoom

Meeting date: Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Meeting time: 09.00 - 12.37
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/6443


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Attendance

Category

Names

Assembly Members:

Dai Lloyd MS (Chair)

Rhun ap Iorwerth MS

Jayne Bryant MS

Andrew RT Davies MS

Lynne Neagle MS

David Rees MS

Witnesses:

Vaughan Gething MS, Minister for Health and Social Services

Julie Morgan MS, Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services

Dr Andrew Goodall, Welsh Government

Dr Frank Atherton, Welsh Government

Jo-Anne Daniels, Welsh Government

Albert Heaney, Welsh Government

Committee Staff:

Sarah Beasley (Clerk)

Claire Morris (Second Clerk)

Lowri Jones (Deputy Clerk)

Amy Clifton (Researcher)

Dr Paul Worthington (Researcher)

 

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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

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2       Evidence session with the Minister and Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services and the Director General for Health and Social Services and Chief Executive NHS Wales regarding: (i) proposals for a new Velindre cancer centre; (ii) the LCM for the Medicines and Medical Devices Bill; and (iii) the Committee's inquiry into Covid-19

2.1 The Committee received evidence from the Minister and Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services and the Director General for Health and Social Services and Chief Executive NHS Wales.

2.2 With the Chair’s agreement, the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services joined the evidence session after the discussion on the proposed new Velindre Cancer Centre.

2.3 The Minister for Health and Social Services agreed to share a copy of the letter received from Lord Bethell, Leader of the Medicines and Medical Devices Bill with the Committee.

2.4. The Committee experienced technical difficulties and briefly paused proceedings.

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3       Evidence session with the Minister and Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services and the Director General for Health and Social Services and Chief Executive NHS Wales regarding: (i) proposals for a new Velindre cancer centre; (ii) the LCM for the Medicines and Medical Devices Bill; and (iii) the Committee's inquiry into Covid-19 (continued)

3.1 The Committee continued its evidence session with the Minister and Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services and the Director General for Health and Social Services and the NHS Wales Chief Executive.

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4       Paper(s) to note

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4.1   Letter from the Chair to Judith Paget, Chief Executive, Aneurin Bevan UHB regarding rest facilities at the Grange University Hospital

4.1 The Committee noted the letter.

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4.2   Letter from Chair, Petitions Committee regarding the proposed new Velindre Cancer Centre

4.2 The Committee noted the letter and agreed to respond.

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

5.1 The Committee agreed the Motion to exclude the public from the remainder of today’s meeting.

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6       Consideration of evidence

6.1 In relation to the Velindre Cancer Centre, the Committee agreed to await the findings of the Nuffield Trust. 

6.2. In relation to the LCM, the Committee agreed to write to the Minister for Health and Social Services asking him to outline his remaining concerns.

6.3 The Committee discussed the evidence received and agreed to write to the Minister and Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services with questions that Members were unable to ask during the meeting due to time constraints.

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