Agenda and minutes

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Transcript: Transcript for 06/07/2022 - Health and Social Care Committee

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Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest


1.1        The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

1.2        Apologies were received from Jack Sargeant MS, Ken Stakes MS attended as a substitute for item 3.



Mental health inequalities: evidence session with the primary care sector

Dr Julie Keely, Chair, Royal College of General Practitioners South West Wales Faculty and the Royal College of General Practitioners’ representative on the Royal Colleges Mental Health Expert Advisory Group

Professor Euan Hails, Royal College of Nursing Wales Board Member

Lisa Turnbull, Policy, Parliamentary and Public Affairs Manager – Royal College of Nursing Wales


Research brief

Paper 1 – Royal College of General Practitioners Wales
Paper 2 – Royal College Mental Health Expert Advisory Group Wales

Supporting documents:


2.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of the primary care sector.



Mental health inequalities: evidence session with the secondary care sector

Professor Keith Lloyd, Royal College of Psychiatrists


Paper 3 - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Paper 4 - Royal College of Psychiatrists

Supporting documents:


3.1 The Committee received evidence from a representative of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

3.2 Professor Lloyd agreed to write to the Committee to: share existing evidence on ethnic minority communities and the Mental Health Act; provide suggestions of actions that Welsh Government or other decision makers could take to address mental health inequalities relating to older people, people with hearing loss, people with neurodivergent conditions, and other disadvantaged groups; and views on Greater Good, an online resource established to share best practice with regard to mental health and well-being by the University of Berkley, California.



Paper(s) to note


Letter from the Minister for Health and Social Services to y Llywydd regarding The National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Amendment) (No. 3) (Wales) Regulations 2022 (“the 2022 Regulations”)

Supporting documents:


4.1 The Committee noted the letter.



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.



Mental health inequalities: consideration of evidence

Paper 5 – mental health inequalities inquiry: next steps

Supporting documents:


6.1 The Committee considered the evidence received and agreed next steps for the inquiry.




Forward work programme

Paper 6 – forward work programme

Supporting documents:


7.1 The Committee agreed the schedule of business for the autumn term.