Agenda and minutes

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Contact: Helen Finlayson 

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Transcript: Transcript for 04/11/2021 - Health and Social Care Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(09.15)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1        The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

 

(09.15-10.00)

2.

Post appointment scrutiny session with the interim Chair, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Mr Emrys Elias, interim Chair, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board


Research brief

Paper 1 - Biography

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from Emrys Elias, interim Chair of Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board. 

 

2.2 Mr Elias agreed to provide further information on how he intends to improve information sharing and communication with patients, and how he will improve services for the local population in the Cwm Taf region, especially those in the hardest to reach, and less fit and less healthy groups.

 

 

(10.15-11.45)

3.

Health and social care workforce: evidence session with Health Education and Improvement Wales and Social Care Wales

Alexandra Howells, Chief Executive - Health Education and Improvement Wales

Julie Rogers, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Workforce and Organisational Development - 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 2: written evidence from Health Education and Improvement Wales and Social Care Wales

 

Health and social care workforce consultation responses

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1  The Committee received evidence from Health Education and Improvement Wales and Social Care Wales on the health and social care workforce.

 

3.2  Health Education and Improvement Wales and Social Care Wales agreed to provide a briefing paper to the Committee on the We Care recruitment campaign, along with details of the national resources made available through the strategy to support health and social care staff wellbeing.

         

(11.45)

4.

Papers to note

4.1

Letter from Chair, Legislation, Justice and Constitutional Committee regarding the scrutiny by Senedd Committees of common frameworks

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee noted the letter

 

4.2

Letter from the UK Statistics Authority regarding the publication of their report: Improving health and social care statistics: lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.2 The Committee noted the letter.

4.3

Letter to the Minister for Health and Social Services regarding the proposed Velindre Cancer Centre

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.3 The Committee noted the letter.

4.4

Response from the Minister for Health and Social Services regarding the proposed Velindre Cancer Centre

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.4 The Committee noted the response.

4.5

Letter to Chair from Pancreatic Cancer UK

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.5 The Committee noted the letter.

4.6

Letter from Chair, Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee to the Minister for Health and Social Services regarding the Legislative Consent Memorandum for the Health and Care Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.6 The Committee noted the letter.

(11.45)

5.

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

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee agreed the motion.

(11.45-11.55)

6.

Post appointment scrutiny session: consideration of evidence

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the evidence received and agreed to write to Emrys Elias and to the Minister for Health and Social Services to seek additional information on a number of points.

(11.55-12.05)

7.

Health and social care workforce: consideration of evidence

Minutes:

7.1  The Committee considered the evidence received and agreed to write to Health Education and Improvement Wales, Social Care Wales, Digital Health and Care Wales and relevant trade unions to seek additional information on a number of points.

 

(12.05-12.20)

8.

Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Health and Care Bill: consideration of written evidence

 

Paper 3 - Draft report

Paper 4 - LCM on the Health and Care Bill: Legal Advice Note

Paper 5 – written evidence from Health and Care Professions Council

Paper 6 – written evidence from the General Medical Council

Paper 7 – written evidence from the Welsh Government

Paper 8 – written evidence from the Nursing and Midwifery Council

Paper 9 – written evidence from the General Optical Council  

Paper 10- written evidence from the Welsh NHS Confederation

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee considered the written evidence received and noted that the Business Committee had indicated that it intended to extend the reporting deadline. The Committee agreed that should the extension be sufficient to allow time to seek further evidence, it would write to the Minister for Health and Social Services to request additional information.

(12.20-12.30)

9.

COVID-19 recovery

Paper 11: COVID recovery: note of issues discussed with academics on 7 October 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

9.1 The Committee agreed to publish the notes of issues discussed on the Committee’s webpage, and to share the notes with the Minister for Health and Social Services.

(12.30-12.40)

10.

Forward work programme

Paper 12 – Forward work programme

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

10.1 The Committee considered its forward work programme for the remainder of the Autumn term.

(12.40-12.50)

11.

Welsh Government Draft Budget 2022-23: approach to scrutiny

Paper 13 – approach to budget scrutiny

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

11.1 The Committee considered its approach to scrutiny of the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2022-23.

(12.50-13.00)

12.

Inquiry into patient flow: consideration of approach

Paper 14 – scoping paper

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

12.1 The Committee considered its approach to the inquiry into patient flow.

(13.00-13.10)

13.

Pre-appointment hearing: Chair of Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust: consideration of approach

Paper 15 – scoping paper

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

13.1 The Committee considered its approach to the pre-appointment hearing for the Chair of the Welsh Ambulance Service NHS trust.