Agenda and minutes

Scrutiny Health & Social Care Sub-Committee
Tuesday, 27th March, 2018 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX

Contact: Stephanie Davis
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No. Item


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 76 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 16 January 2018 as an accurate record.



The minutes of the meeting held on 16 January 2018 were agreed as an accurate record.



Disclosure of Interests

In accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct and the statutory provisions of the Localism Act, Members and co-opted Members of the Council are reminded that it is a requirement to register disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) and gifts and hospitality to the value of which exceeds £50 or multiple gifts and/or instances of hospitality with a cumulative value of £50 or more when received from a single donor within a rolling twelve month period. In addition, Members and co-opted Members are reminded that unless their disclosable pecuniary interest is registered on the register of interests or is the subject of a pending notification to the Monitoring Officer, they are required to disclose those disclosable pecuniary interests at the meeting. This should be done by completing the Disclosure of Interest form and handing it to the Democratic Services representative at the start of the meeting. The Chair will then invite Members to make their disclosure orally at the commencement of Agenda item 3. Completed disclosure forms will be provided to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion on the Register of Members’ Interests.



There were none.



Urgent Business (if any)

To receive notice of any business not on the agenda which in the opinion of the Chair, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.



There were no items of urgent business.



South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Annual Report pdf icon PDF 1 MB


To receive the annual update report of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.



The Croydon Borough Lead for SLaM presented the annual report to the Sub-Committee which detailed the outcomes of specific themes from the previous year.


The Sub-Committee leaned that the Trust had identified priorities from 2017/18 that would remain as ongoing priorities for 2018/19 which included the five year forward view for mental health and funding had been built into the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) allocation for 2018/19 to support delivery of the transformation plan.


Commissioning of services to meet the needs of the local population was based on a single system of multiagency working to deliver population based health outcomes. The Croydon Health and Care Alliance for over 65’s was signed initially for 1 year and the SLaM board agreed to the extension of the One Croydon Alliance for years 2-10 to deliver an extensive integrated care .A centralised place of safety suite was opened in January 2017 to meet the needs of patients as identified in the London’s section 136 pathway specification in December 2016.


The Sub-Committee further learned that there had been a reduction in SLaM usage of private beds in 2017 and the CCG had also seen a reduction on the number of Croydon patients in private beds.


The focus for the coming year was on increased integration as a result of changes to the borough structure, improvements to workforce development and delivery on identified action plans following the Care Quality Commission (CQC) report and ratings. Priorities also included increased key provision of discharge and community support services.


A Member questioned how the new structure would impact services. Officers responded that the purpose of the new structure was to improve patient care and in looking at best practice for different group of people it was determined that service users would benefit more if supported under one management structure. It was easier from a commissioning perspective as it would result in a clearer pathway of service, with patients getting a better offer. There had been historic difficulties with provision of acute care which was currently managed through different pathways and under the new proposed structure it was anticipated that integration under a single management structure would be advantageous.


The Sub-Committee further learned that following the recent children’s Ofsted report the relationship between Child Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and children’s social care remained strengthened and they continued to work closely and effectively in partnership. It had however become evident that some aspects of partnership working that was easier to combine had become harder as a result of children’s social care needing to focus on some other specific areas but CAMH’s were  aware of the challenges and are able to appropriately support colleagues where possible.


In response to a Member query as to whether changes to the structure meant a potential change to the reporting to Scrutiny, officers stated that future reports would be written by the two people that would manage the borough and the reports would be written from a leadership and management perspective.


In response to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 15/18


Joint Health Overview Scrutiny Committee Update

Oral Update


There was none


Healthwatch Update

Oral Update


There was none  


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 182 KB

To consider and approve the Committee’s work programme for the municipal year 2017/2018.

Additional documents:


The Sub-Committee Members agreed for an additional meeting to take place on Monday 23 April 2018 to receive the draft quality accounts for SLAM and Croydon Health Service NHS Trust.


Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following motion is to be moved and seconded where it is proposed to exclude the press and public from the remainder of a meeting:


“That, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information falling within those paragraphs indicated in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.”



This was not required.