Agenda and minutes

Care, Health and Wellbeing Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday, 14th June, 2022 1.30 pm

Venue: Bridges Room - Civic Centre

Contact: Helen wade email 

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Minutes of last meeting pdf icon PDF 276 KB

The Committee are asked the approve the minutes of the last meeting, held on 17 May 2022 (attached).


The minutes of the last meeting held on 17 May 2022 were agreed as a correct record.


Vote of Thanks


Councillor J Wallace wished to place on record the thanks of the whole Committee to the outgoing chair, Councillor Stuart Green for his chairmanship of the Committee during his time as chair fo the OSC.


The Committee wished to place their thanks on record and also to wish him well for the future.


Constitution pdf icon PDF 18 KB

Report of the Chief Executive (attached)




That the Constitution of the Committee for municipal year 2022-2023 be noted.



Role and Remit pdf icon PDF 157 KB

Joint Report of the Chief Executive and the Strategic Director Corporate Services and Governance (attached)



That the Role and Remit of the Committee be noted



Performance Management and Improvement Framework - Year End Performance Report 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 240 KB

Report of Strategic Director, Resources and Digital (attached)

Additional documents:


The Committee received a report and presentation which provided the Committee with the Council’s new Performance Management and Improvement Framework, reporting performance on the delivery of Council priorities for the period April 2021 to March 2022. It also provided an overview of performance relevant to the role and remit of this committee.


The Committee were advised that the analysis of performance for 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 against each of the 6 policy objectives of the Health and Wellbeing Strategy and the Balanced Scorecard was set out in Appendix 1. Areas of particular relevance to this Committee were highlighted in the report, however the full Performance Management and Improvement Framework was provided to enable members to see the full picture of performance across all priority areas at Appendix 1.


The report outlined the challenges, achievements, actions and resources for each policy objective. It also contains performance data including strategic and operational measures and is informed by qualitative and quantitative assessment to inform policy and resource decisions.


The Committee received an update since the 6 month stage for this Committee, outlining challenges, areas of excellence and improvement, actions and issues for further development


The Committee requested that they received further updates on the Drug and Alcohol Strategy and that this be brought back to a future meeting for consideration.




That the information be noted



The Committee noted and agreed the Year End performance report as presented at Appendix 1 and requested further scrutiny of the Drug and Alcohol Strategy



The Committee recommended the performance report to Cabinet for consideration in July 2022.



CQC Assurance Framework

Presentation by Steph Downey, Service Director, Adult Social Care


The Committee received a presentation which outlined the CQC Assurance Framework. The Committee were advised that there are 4 themes within the framework, each of which contains several quality statements and ‘I’ statements.


The themes are:-


1.     Working with people – assessing needs (including unpaid carers), supporting people to live healthier lives, prevention, well-being, information and advice

2.     Providing support – markets (including commissioning), workforce equality, integration and partnership working

3.     Ensuring safety – safeguarding, safe systems and continuity of care

4.     Leadership and workforce – capable and compassionate leaders, learning, improvement, innovation


The Committee were advised that the timeframe was as follows:-


·        January 2022 – first iteration of ICS/LA approaches and methodologies ready for co-production/engagement with stakeholder groups

·        Feb-March 2022 – co-production engagement workshops to be held with LA/ICS stakeholder groups

·        March 2022 – detailed walk throughs of ICS/LA approaches and methodologies with 2 LAs and 2 ICSs. Apr-July 22: more detailed piloting of methodologies

·        From April 22 – ongoing engagement with ICSs, LAs, providers, the public and other stakeholders on iteration of our approach during piloting

·        July 2022 – signed off approaches and methodologies by CQC Executive & initial draft of high level business needs/requirements produced for CQC digital systems

·        August 2022 – DHSC sign off approach and methodology

·        September 2022 – Final high level business needs/requirements presented to CQC digital October 2022 – March 2023 – CQC digital solution design, build, implementation

·        April 2023 – begin ICS/LA baselining





That the information be noted



That further updates be provided to Committee as and when appropriate



Results of Covid 19 Survey

Presentation by Carolyn Clayton, Economic Policy & Partnerships Unit Manager


The Committee received a presentation on the results of the COVID-19 household impact survey. This matter had been rolled over from the 2021-22 work programme and is provided to all OSC’s.


The Committee were advised of the background to the survey, the approach and lessons learned as well as the research impacts and outcomes.


The Committee were advised that the impact was summarised as follows:-


·        Contributed to a robust, reliable and statistically relevant evidence base to inform system-wide policy development, service planning, lobbying, and influencing to protect live and livelihoods

·        Results were used to encourage public compliance with lockdown and social distancing measures, maximise the efficacy of mass vaccination, and support economic recovery planning


The Committee were advised that the outcomes was summarised as follows:-


·        Analysis of attitude to social distancing, testing, self isolation and vaccination shard with health partners to inform targeted public information and behavioural change campaigns and rollout of the vaccine programme

·        Evidence used to estimate the ongoing economic and fiscal impact of the pandemic and resultant revenue/financial losses caused by a reduction in activity

·        Generated feedback for local, regional and national audiences on the effectiveness of government support measures (Furlough, Self-employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS), Getting Building Fund (GBF), emergency grants (Local Restrictions Support Grant, Additional Restrictions Grant, Hospitality and Leisure Grants) and Welcome Back Funds)

·        Influenced Gateshead’s Local Economic Development Strategy

·        Informing our approach to securing future investment in the borough

·        Lessons learned will underpin future resilience planning


RESOLVED – That the information be noted


OSC Work Programme pdf icon PDF 149 KB

Joint report of the Chief Executive and Strategic Director, Corporate Services and Governance (attached)

Additional documents:


The Committee received a report which was set out in two parts. The first part highlighted how the work of the OSC has helped influence/shape the development of decision making/performance improvement work during 2021-22 and the second part detailed the development of the work programme for Overview and Scrutiny Committees (OSCs) and sets out the provisional work programme for the Care, Health and Wellbeing OSC for the municipal year.




That the information be noted



The Committee endorsed the OSC’s provisional work programme for 2022-23 attached at Appendix 1, subject to any amendments arising from consideration of Appendix 2, and refer it to Council on 21 July 2022 for agreement



The Committee agreed that the tabled emerging issues would be dealt with outside of the work programme in the form of briefings



The Committee noted that further reports will be brough to the Committee to identify any additional issues which the Committee may be asked to consider