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					                                                                                                              Agenda Item 7
                                                 Health Scrutiny Panel
                                                Work Programme 2007/08

                                                                                            Ref to
                                                                                                      Action/ Decision/
Ref.                                                                                       Cabinet/
                 Item            Source                 Details             Due to Panel                   Budget           Completed
No.                                                                                        Council
                                                                                                        Implications
                                                                                           or other

 1     Out-of-Hours Primary   NSPCT            NSPCT carrying out a         Update to a               Update Report
       Care Service                            Review of the use of out-    future Panel              12 December 2005
                                               of-hours services; this      meeting                   21 March 2006
                                               information will then be
                                               used to inform the                                     Update
                                               NSPCT about how it can                                 presentation from
                                               improve services for local                             the Chief Executive
                                               people.                                                of NSPCT
                                                                                                      16 January 2007
                                                                                                      Update 6 November
                                                                                                      2007

 2     Health Inequalities    Community        The Action Plan was       6 November                   The Panel to
       Action Plan            Overview and     developed by Members      2007                         monitor progress
                              Scrutiny Panel   within the context of the                              with Health
                                               national agenda and                                    Inequalities Action
                                               specifically, the recent                               Plan.
                                               White Paper titled                                     Approved by Panel
                                               “Choosing Health:                                      17 February 2005
                                               Making Healthier Choices
                                               Easier”.                                               Update Report -
                                                                                                      16 January 2007
                                                                                                      Revised draft
                                                                                                      presented -
                                                                                                      20 March 2007

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                                            Health Scrutiny - Work Programme 2007/08

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                                                                                                             Action/ Decision/
Ref.                                                                                           Cabinet/
                Item             Source                Details              Due to Panel                          Budget         Completed
No.                                                                                            Council
                                                                                                               Implications
                                                                                               or other

 3     Cheddleton GP Centre   Member Item     Members want to monitor       PCT to report
                                              the action being taken by     to Panel when
                                              the PCT on this initiative.   information is
                                                                            available



 4     Scope for Substance    The Panel       Councillors P Roberts         Update report    Cabinet                             Monitoring
       Misuse Review          requested a     and F R Alcock to             against          accepted                            of
                              review into how feedback on actions.          actions, when    recommend-                          recommend
                              alcohol impacts                               appropriate      ations -                            -ations to
                              on community                                                   10 April 2007                       be
                              safety and                                                                                         undertaken
                              explore the                                                    Update to                           by the
                              association                                                    Panel -                             Panel.
                              between young                                                  18 March
                              people and                                                     2008
                              alcohol.




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                                               Health Scrutiny - Work Programme 2007/08

                                                                                               Ref to
                                                                                                         Action/ Decision/
Ref.                                                                                          Cabinet/
                 Item               Source                Details            Due to Panel                     Budget            Completed
No.                                                                                           Council
                                                                                                           Implications
                                                                                              or other

 5     Fit for Future Project   North Staffs     Modernising health          Panel to be                 Site visit to UHNS -
                                University       services in North           updated                     25 October 2007
                                Hospital         Staffordshire – the         during project
                                                 redevelopment of the City   development
                                                 General and North Stoke
                                                 Hospital Sites              Update
                                                                             10 July 2007 -
                                                                             attendance at
                                                                             the meeting by
                                                                             represent-
                                                                             atives of
                                                                             UHNS


 6     Changing Lives           Member Item      To review the services    22 January
       Programme                                 provided in               2008
                                                 residential/nursing homes
                                                 in the Staffordshire
                                                 Moorlands.

                                                 The County Council will
                                                 be considering the future
                                                 of the Council’s care
                                                 homes later in the year
                                                 and this Panel will
                                                 monitor progress
                                                 throughout the year.



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                                         Health Scrutiny - Work Programme 2007/08

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                                                                                                Action/ Decision/
Ref.                                                                                 Cabinet/
                 Item         Source                 Details          Due to Panel                   Budget           Completed
No.                                                                                  Council
                                                                                                  Implications
                                                                                     or other

 7     NHS Dentistry       Member Item     Update on the current      PCT briefing
                                           situation in relation to   paper
                                           NHS Dentistry              requested
                                                                      6 November
                                                                      2007


 8     Infection Control   Member Item     Presentation from North    4 September               The Panel
                                           Staffordshire University
                                           Hospital NHS Trust
                                                                      2007                      continues to work
                                                                                                closely with the
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                Trust in monitoring
                                                                                                Infection Control.
                                                                                                Joint Workshop
                                                                                                arranged for
                                                                                                6 November 2007.
                                                                                                All Member
                                                                                                workshop to be
                                                                                                arranged - early
                                                                                                2008.




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                                               Health Scrutiny - Work Programme 2007/08

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                                                                                                         Action/ Decision/
Ref.                                                                                          Cabinet/
                 Item               Source                 Details            Due to Panel                    Budget            Completed
No.                                                                                           Council
                                                                                                           Implications
                                                                                              or other

 9     Public & Patient                          Continued liaison with the Invite to every
       Involvement Forum                         PPI Forum                  meeting

                                                                              Quarterly
                                                                              meetings with
                                                                              the Chair

                                                                              Annual
                                                                              Reports
                                                                              10 July 2007


10     Prenatal care for         Member Item     Update on the current        PCT briefing               Further report to be
       patients                                  situation in relation to     paper                      presented at a
                                                 prenatal care for patients   requested.                 future meeting.
                                                                              6 November
                                                                              2007

11     Regional Health &
       Wellbeing Strategy
                                 West Midlands
                                 Regional
                                                 Consultation on the
                                                 development of the first
                                                                              10 July 2007               Response
                                                                                                         forwarded to              
       Consultation              Health          Regional Health &                                       consultation.
                                 Partnership     Wellbeing Strategy

12     Care for the Elderly in   Member Item     Update on the current        PCT briefing
       their own homes                           situation in relation to     paper
                                                 care for the Elderly in      requested
                                                 their own homes


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                                               Health Scrutiny - Work Programme 2007/08

                                                                                                Ref to
                                                                                                          Action/ Decision/
Ref.                                                                                           Cabinet/
                 Item                Source                 Details             Due to Panel                   Budget             Completed
No.                                                                                            Council
                                                                                                            Implications
                                                                                               or other

13     Consultation Document      Stoke-on-Trent   The development of a         4 September               Site visit to Cheadle
       (Proposal to Develop a     and North        new facility at Bucknall     2007                      Hospital -
       Specialist Centre for      Staffordshire    Hospital bringing together                             8 October 2007
       people with Organic
       Mental Health Needs
                                  PCTs             the existing wards at
                                                   Cheadle, Bradwell and
                                                                                Represent-
                                                                                atives from               Response                   
       (Dementia) for North                        Bucknall Hospitals           Newcastle-                forwarded to
       Staffordshire and Stoke-                                                 under-Lyme                consultation
       on-Trent                                                                 Borough
                                                                                Council were
                                                                                invited to
                                                                                attend the
                                                                                meeting for
                                                                                this item.



14     Annual Health Checks       NHS Trusts       For the Panel to consider    18 March
                                                   their contribution to the    2008
                                                   Annual Health Check
                                                   process (Trusts’ self
                                                   assessments against a
                                                   range of national
                                                   standards) on the basis
                                                   of the contact that they
                                                   have had with Trusts
                                                   during the municipal year




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                                          Health Scrutiny - Work Programme 2007/08

                                                                                            Ref to
                                                                                                      Action/ Decision/
Ref.                                                                                       Cabinet/
                Item             Source                Details             Due to Panel                    Budget         Completed
No.                                                                                        Council
                                                                                                        Implications
                                                                                           or other

15     Public Health Annual                   For the Panel to consider
       Reports                                the Annual Reports of the
                                              Director of Public Health
                                              of North Staffordshire
                                              PCT

16     Local Involvement                      The Panel to maintain an
       Networks                               overview of the transition
                                              from Patient and Public
                                              Involvement Forums to
                                              Local Involvement
                                              Networks


17     Work Programme         Chairman/                                    The Panel
       2007/08                Vice-Chairman                                considers and
                                                                           updates the
                                                                           work
                                                                           programme at
                                                                           each meeting




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                                                 Health Scrutiny - Work Programme 2007/08

                                                                                        Ref to
                                                                                                  Action/ Decision/
Ref.                                                                                   Cabinet/
                 Item               Source                Details       Due to Panel                   Budget            Completed
No.                                                                                    Council
                                                                                                    Implications
                                                                                       or other

18     Proposal to introduce a   North Staffs.                          4 September               It was agreed that a
       Primary Care Urgent       Primary Care                           2007                      joint meeting be
       Care Unit at UHNS         Trust                                                            held at Newcastle-
                                                                        6 November                under-Lyme Health
                                                                        2007                      Scrutiny Sub-Cttee
                                                                                                  meeting -
                                                                                                  18 October 2007 to
                                                                                                  discuss this              
                                                                                                  proposal. This
                                                                                                  Panel will discuss
                                                                                                  the issue further
                                                                                                  following the joint
                                                                                                  meeting.

                                                                                                  Response
                                                                                                  submitted.


19     Statement of
       Principles/Values
                                 North Staffs.
                                 Primary Care
                                                                        4 September
                                                                        2007
                                                                                                  Statement
                                                                                                  supported by the          
                                 Trust                                                            Panel




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                                                 Health Scrutiny - Work Programme 2007/08

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                                                                                                          Action/ Decision/
Ref.                                                                                           Cabinet/
                  Item                Source                Details             Due to Panel                   Budget         Completed
No.                                                                                            Council
                                                                                                            Implications
                                                                                               or other

20     Familiarisation visit to
       Leek Hospital
                                                                                28 September
                                                                                2007                                             


21     The Future of Day Care
       Services in Staffordshire
                                   Member Item     Mr. Alan Lotinga, District
                                                   Director, will make a
                                                                                6 November
                                                                                2007                                             
       Moorlands                                   short presentation to the
                                                   meeting.



22     Care Pathways               PCT




23     The North Staffordshire     PCT                                          22 January
       PCT Strategy                                                             2008




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                                           Health Scrutiny - Work Programme 2007/08

                                                                                   Ref to
                                                                                             Action/ Decision/
Ref.                                                                              Cabinet/
                Item              Source            Details        Due to Panel                   Budget         Completed
No.                                                                               Council
                                                                                               Implications
                                                                                  or other

24     Codes of Joint Working   SCC                                18 March
       Arrangements with SCC                                       2008




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