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Adult Care and Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Work Programme Update
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The Chair introduced her report considering the work programme for the Adult Care and Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee that should align with the corporate priorities of the Council, in particular the delivery of the Wirral Plan pledges which are within the remit of the Committee, and reflect the health scrutiny functions delegated to the Committee.
The report provided an update regarding progress made since the last Committee meeting held on 12 September 2018. The current work programme was made up of a combination of scrutiny reviews, workshops, standing items and requested officer reports. The update report provided Members with an opportunity to review and evaluate the Committee’s work throughout the Municipal Year.
The Chair highlighted two specific areas of work to be addressed in the forthcoming months, namely:
- Budget Scrutiny - In line with previous Municipal Years, it was anticipated that workshops would be held for Members of each of the Overview and Scrutiny Committees, in order for them to review budget proposals within their remit for the 2019/20 Municipal Year. It was expected that the Adult Care and Health Overview and Scrutiny budget workshop was to be held on Thursday 6 December 2018, with a full report presented to Committee in January 2019.
- Reality Check Visits - At the last meeting of the Adult Care and Health OSC held on 12 September 2018, it had been suggested that Members may find value in visiting both Arrowe Park Hospital and the Seacombe Birthing Centre in order to view the facilities, and to observe the experiences of both patients and staff. These visits were to be co-ordinated by Healthwatch Wirral, and were expected to take place later in the Municipal Year.
A Member requested that the Clinical Senate report findings relating to the review of Urgent Care services on Wirral be brought before Members of the Committee at the earliest possibility.
Members were requested to forward their expressions of interest in attending the Reality Check Visits to the Committee’s Scrutiny Officer.
That the proposed Adult Care and Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee work programme for 2018/19, be noted.