Meetings

General scrutiny relating to health and social care

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

Note: Meeting Agenda can change at short notice. Particularly where future meeting dates are indicated more than a week in advance. Please check before planning to attend a Committee Meeting that the item you are interested in has not been moved.

Meeting: 26/01/2023 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 7)

Scrutiny of the Chief Nursing Officer: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 26/01/2023 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 5)

5 Scrutiny of the Chief Nursing Officer for Wales

 

Sue Tranka, Chief Nursing Officer for Wales

Gill Knight, Nursing Officer Safety, Regulation & Service Development, Welsh Government

 

Research brief

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee received evidence from Sue Tranka, Chief Nursing Officer for Wales and Gill Knight, Nursing Officer Safety, Regulation and Service Development, Welsh Government.

5.2 The Chief Nursing Officer agreed to provide:

  • Further information on the technological barriers to the collection and publishing of data on nurse vacancies at an all-Wales level, and the work being done to address this;

Information on the work done to reduce the spend on agency nursing prior to the pandemic, and how the current level of agency spend compares with the pre-pandemic level.


Meeting: 19/10/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 4)

4 Letter to the Chair from the Professional Standards Authority

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.2 The Committee noted the letter.


Meeting: 21/09/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 6)

6 Letter from the Professional Standards authority

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

 

6.12  The Committee noted the letter.


Meeting: 21/09/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 6)

6 Letter from the General Medical Council regarding its annual report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

 

6.13  The Committee noted the letter.


Meeting: 21/09/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 4)

4 Pre-appointment hearing for the role of Chair of Powys Teaching Health Board: consideration of evidence

 

Paper 5 – Draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1  The Committee considered the evidence received.

4.2  The Committee would agree its report via email, prior to publication on 22 September 2022.


Meeting: 04/05/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 3)

3 Response from Chair, Equality and Social Justice Committee to the Chair regarding the role of health boards in safeguarding women and children who may be experiencing or at risk of domestic abuse

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.7 The Committee noted the response.


Meeting: 18/11/2021 - Health and Social Care Committee (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Chair to the Ministers with follow up questions from the general scrutiny session on 23 September 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.2 The Committee noted the letter.


Meeting: 02/07/2020 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

6 Paper to the Board meeting of Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board regarding the future of the Emergency Department at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee noted the paper.


Meeting: 04/03/2020 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Letter from Cwm Taf University Health Board with additional information following their evidence session on 21 November 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1  The Committee noted the letter.


Meeting: 27/02/2020 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 General scrutiny: Evidence session with Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board regarding Royal Glamorgan Hospital Emergency Department Services

Dr Sharon Hopkins, Chief Executive, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Professor Marcus Longley, Chair, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Dr Nick Lyons, Medical Director, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

 

Research brief

Paper 1 – Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1  The Committee received evidence from representatives of Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board regarding Royal Glamorgan hospital emergency department services.

2.2  Representatives of Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board agreed to provide details of recruitment attempts over the last 5 years for Emergency Department consultants to the Royal Glamorgan hospital.


Meeting: 27/02/2020 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

General scrutiny of Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board regarding Royal Glamorgan Hospital Emergency Department Services: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

4.1  The Committee discussed the issues raised during the evidence session and agreed to write to the Minister on a number of matters..


Meeting: 12/02/2020 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 General scrutiny: Evidence session with the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust

Martin Woodford, Chair, Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust

Jason Killens, Chief Executive, Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust

Dr Brendan Lloyd, Medical Director, Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust

Claire Roche, Executive Director of Quality and Nursing, Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust

 

Research brief

Paper 1 – Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1  The Committee received evidence from the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust.

 

2.2  The Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust advised that joint decisions on diverting ambulances are made together with teams from local health boards.  The Committee requested further information about these teams.


Meeting: 12/02/2020 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

General scrutiny of the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

4.1  The Committee considered the evidence received and agreed to write to the Trust seeking clarification of a number of points.


Meeting: 29/01/2020 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

7 Letter from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board with additional information following their general scrutiny session with the Public Accounts Committee on 3 October 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1  The Committee noted the letter.


Meeting: 09/01/2020 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Joint Review of Quality Governance at Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB: Factual briefing with Wales Audit Office and Healthcare Inspectorate Wales

Dave Thomas, Wales Audit Office

Rhys Jones, Healthcare Inspectorate Wales

Erica Hawes, Healthcare Inspectorate Wales

 

Paper 2 – Wales Audit Office and Healthcare Inspectorate Wales

 

Independent Report into the handling of the Secondee Consultant Midwife Report into Maternity Services, Cwm Taf University Health Board
Author: Steve Combe Independent Governance Adviser

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee received a factual briefing from the Wales Audit Office and Healthcare Inspectorate Wales.


Meeting: 21/11/2019 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Letter from the Minister for Health and Social Care to the Minister of State for Health and Social Care regarding the NHS Pensions Scheme

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.2 The Committee noted the letter.


Meeting: 07/11/2019 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 General scrutiny: Evidence session with Health Education and Improvement Wales, and Social Care Wales

 

Alex Howells, Chief Executive, Health Education and Improvement Wales

Julie Rogers, Deputy Chief Executive/ Director of Workforce and OD, Health Education and Improvement Wales

Sue Evans, Social Care Wales

Sarah McCarty, Social Care Wales

 

Research Brief

Paper 1 – Health Education and Improvement Wales and Social Care Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1  The Committee received evidence from Health Education and Improvement Wales, and Social Care Wales.


Meeting: 07/11/2019 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

General scrutiny of Health Education and Improvement Wales and Social Care Wales: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

5.1  The Committee considered the evidence received and agreed to write out to Health Education and Improvement Wales, and Social Care Wales requesting additional information on their workforce mental health strategies.


Meeting: 03/10/2019 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 General scrutiny: Evidence session with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

 

Mark Polin, Chair, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Gary Doherty, Chief Executive, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Deborah Carter, Acting Executive Director of Nursery, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Sue Hill, Executive Director of Finance, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

 

Research Brief

Paper 1 – Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

2.2 Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board agreed to provide supplementary evidence regarding:

Ø  the percentage of young people being assessed for specialist CAMHS treatment within the required referral timescales;

Ø  timescales for waiting times for neurodevelopmental assessments;

Ø  clarity regarding the restrictions in place on the unit admitting young people who are suicidal/self-harming in the CAMHS Unit in Abergele and what steps the Health Board is undertaking to address the problems regarding recruitment in the unit. 


Meeting: 25/09/2019 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Letter from Velindre NHS Trust with additional information on the Transformation Cancer Services Programme

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee noted the letter.


Meeting: 19/09/2019 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

6 Letter from Hywel Dda University Health Board with additional information following the meeting of 13 June

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.10  The Committee noted the letter.


Meeting: 19/09/2019 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

6 Letter from Aneurin Bevan University Health Board with additional information following the meeting of 17 July

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.4  The Committee noted the letter.


Meeting: 17/07/2019 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

Maternity services at the former Cwm Taf University Health Board follow up: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

5.1        The Committee considered the evidence received and discussed further scrutiny options. The Committee agreed to invite David Jenkins to discuss his work supporting the Chair of the Independent Maternity Services Oversight Panel and Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board to deliver improvements in leadership and corporate governance to a future meeting.

5.2        The Committee agreed to write to the Minister for Health and Social Services to seek clarification on the different streams supporting the intervention process.


Meeting: 11/07/2019 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

General scrutiny of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

7.1        The Committee discussed the evidence received.


Meeting: 11/07/2019 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Letter from Chair of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.2        The Committee noted the letter.


Meeting: 11/07/2019 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 General scrutiny: Evidence session with Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

 

Ann Lloyd, Chair, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Judith Paget, Chief Executive, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Glyn Jones, Director of Finance and Performance, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Martine Price, Interim Director of Nursing, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

 

Research Brief

Paper 1 – Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1        The Committee received evidence from Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.

3.2        Aneurin Bevan University Health Board agreed to provide details of the percentage that the financial premium for running managed practices would be if locum costs were excluded (i.e. if doctors were employed in substantive posts).

3.3        The Committee agreed to write with the questions not reached.


Meeting: 03/07/2019 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 General scrutiny: Evidence session with Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

 

Len Richards, Chief Executive, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Abigail Harris, Executive Director of Strategic Planning, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Robert Chadwick, Executive Director of Finance, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Steve Curry, Chief Operating Officer, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

 

Research Brief

Paper 1 – Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1  The Committee received evidence from Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

 

2.2  Cardiff and Vale University Health Board agreed to provide;

 

·         details of the number of times out of hours has had to operate at a reduced service

·         the current waiting times for the 48-hour urgent CAMHS access target and what happens to young people once they've had that first assessment - how long are they waiting for any therapeutic interventions

·         what services will be provided at the gender identity service in Cardiff and Vale

 

2.3  The Committee agreed to write with the questions not reached.


Meeting: 03/07/2019 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

General scrutiny of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 13/06/2019 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 General scrutiny: Evidence session with Powys Teaching Health Board

Carol Shillabeer, Chief Executive, Powys Teaching Health Board

Hayley Thomas, Director of Planning and Performance, Powys Teaching Health Board

Wyn Parry, Medical Director, Powys Teaching Health Board

Rhiannon Jones, Director of Nursing, Powys Teaching Health Board

 

Paper 2 – Powys Teaching Health Board

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1  The Committee received evidence from Powys Teaching Health Board.


Meeting: 13/06/2019 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 General scrutiny: Evidence session with Hywel Dda Local Health Board

 

Steve Moore, Chief Executive, Hywel Dda University Health Board

Joe Teape, Deputy Chief Executive / Director of Operations, Hywel Dda University Health Board

Karen Miles, Director of Planning, Performance and Commissioning, Hywel Dda University Health Board

Dr Phil Kloer, Medical Director and Director of Clinical Strategy, Hywel Dda University Health Board

 

Research Brief

Paper 1 – Hywel Dda University Health Board

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1  In relation to eye care, the Health Board agreed to provide the figures for the number of patients whose eyesight has been lost or damaged as result of delayed treatment.

2.2  The Committee agreed to write seeking information on a number of points that Members did not have time to explore during the session.


Meeting: 13/06/2019 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

General Scrutiny of Health Boards: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

5.1  In addition to the points above, the Committee agreed to write to Hywel Dda for more information on the measures in place to deal with the growing demand for assessment of children within the CAMHS service, including those waiting longer than the target times.


Meeting: 05/06/2019 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 8)

8 Forward work programme

Paper 7 - Forward work programme

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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.


Meeting: 05/06/2019 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

General Scrutiny of Velindre NHS Trust: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

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.

 


Meeting: 05/06/2019 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 General scrutiny: Evidence session with Velindre NHS Trust

Steve Ham, Chief Executive Officer

Carl James, Director of Strategic Transformation, Planning, Performance & Estates

Dr Jacinta Abraham, Medical Director

Cath O’Brien, Chief Operating Officer

 

Research Brief

Paper 1 – Velindre NHS Trust

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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


Meeting: 23/05/2019 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

General Scrutiny of Health Boards: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 23/05/2019 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 General scrutiny: Evidence session with Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Professor Marcus Longley, Chair, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Allison Williams, Chief Executive, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Angela Hopkins, Board Director, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Dr Ruth Alcolado, Deputy Medical Director, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

 

Research Brief

Paper 1: Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board.

2.2 Allison Williams agreed to provide further information on serious incident reporting.


Meeting: 23/05/2019 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 General scrutiny: Evidence session with Swansea Bay University Health Board

Tracy Myhill, Chief Executive Officer, Swansea Bay University Health Board

Chris White, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Swansea Bay University Health Board

Richard Evans,  Executive Medical Director, Swansea Bay University Health Board

Sian Harrop-Griffiths, Executive Director of Strategy, Swansea Bay University Health Board

 

Research Brief

Paper 2: Swansea Bay University Health Board

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board.

3.2 Chris White agreed to provide further information on waiting times for crisis care services.

 


Meeting: 15/05/2019 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Letter from Minister for Health and Social Services regarding Health Inspectorate Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee noted the letter.

 


Meeting: 14/02/2019 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 General Scrutiny: Evidence session with Healthcare Inspectorate Wales

Kate Chamberlain, Chief Executive, Healthcare Inspectorate Wales

Alun Jones, Deputy Chief Executive, Healthcare Inspectorate Wales

Stuart Fitzgerald, Director of Strategy and Engagement, Healthcare Inspectorate Wales

 

Research Brief

Paper 2: Healthcare Inspectorate Wales

Paper 3: Letter from the Minister of Health and Social Services

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from Healthcare Inspectorate Wales.


Meeting: 14/02/2019 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

General Scrutiny of Health Inspectorate Wales: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered the evidence received and agreed to write to the Minister for Health and Social Services


Meeting: 23/01/2019 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 General scrutiny: Evidence session with Health Education and Improvement Wales and Social Care Wales

Alex Howells, Chief Executive, Health Education and Improvement Wales

Julie Rogers, Director of Workforce & Organisational Development/Deputy Chief Executive, Health Education and Improvement Wales

Sue Evans, Chief Executive, Social Care Wales

Sarah McCarty, Director of Improvement and Development, Social Care Wales

 

Research Brief

Paper 1 – Health Education and Improvement Wales and Social Care Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from Health Education and Improvement Wales, and Social Care Wales.


Meeting: 23/01/2019 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

General Scrutiny: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 19/09/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Royal College of General Practitioners - Out of Hours Services

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.5 The Committee noted the letter.


Meeting: 19/09/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Written evidence from The Royal College of Emergency Medicine Wales - Winter Planning 2018-19

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.4 The Committee noted the written evidence.