Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Rooms 1 & 2 - Deanes. View directions

Contact: stefan robinson 

Link: Video recording

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Also present


Judith Wright- Interim Director of Integration and Transformation at North Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Simon Wilkinson - Commissioning Manager (Primary Care) at North Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Councillor C Osselton – Cabinet Member for Partnerships


Apologies for absence and substitutions


Councillor K Watts was replaced by Councillor G James

Councillor G Falconer was replaced by Councillor N Robinson


Declarations of interest


Councillor G James declared that his partner worked in an admin role for the NHS.          


Minutes of the meetings held on 12 and 19 January 2016


The minutes of the meetings held on 12 January 2016 and 19 January 2016 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.



Urgent Matters

To consider any items of business, other than those shown on this agenda and which, by reason of special circumstances to be stated at the meeting, in the opinion of the Chairman, should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency.



There were no urgent items


The provision of GP Surgeries and Healthcare Centres pdf icon PDF 176 KB

Contact Officer: Stefan Robinson

To receive a presentation from the North Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group


Visiting speakers from NHS North Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group are:            

Judith Wright, Interim Director of Integration and Transformation


Simon Wilkinson, Commissioning Manager – Primary Care


Additional documents:


The Chair invited visiting speakers from the North Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). They gave a presentation which responded to pre-submitted questions which had been devised by a sub-group of the Scrutiny Committee. They explained the CCG commission (plan, develop and pay for) a wide range of healthcare services and make sure that those services are safe, high quality and demonstrate value for money.


The organisation is made up of, and led by, local General Practitioners (GPs) and other clinicians, supported by a small team of managers and administrative staff. They stated that they were responsible for an area covering 220,000 people from Tadley in the north to Alton in the south, Overton in the west and Bentley Village in the east, with 20 GP practices within the area, each being a core member of the CCG. The following questions and responses were exchanged between committee members and the visiting speakers from the CCG:


Question 1: Is the current provision of GP Surgeries and Healthcare Centres across the borough appropriate.


Answer: In the short term yes, but in the medium to long term, no. With a growing and ageing population, pressure on public finances, and expectations of longer service hours, the current arrangement is not sufficient for the future. A way of mediating these implications is through a focus on ‘out of hospital’ care models run by multidisciplinary teams


Question 2: What is the supply and demand market like for junior doctors leaving education? Is general practice appealing to newly qualified doctors?


Answer: There are good quality junior doctors qualifying from Southampton Medical School and strong clinical Deanery supporting development of junior doctors and GP training. However, some GP practices report challenges in recruiting new partners, with an increasing interest from GPs in being salaried.


Question 3: How effective is the communication between the NHS and the CCG? What formal links for communicating are in place?


Answer: The NHS is fragmented, and the challenge is to engage and connect the system together to support patients. Our role is to ensure that there is a joined up approach to supporting patients from initial contact, to hospital admission etc. A lot of different services and agencies are involved. Multi-agency boards have been set up to manage major programmes (for example New Models of Care in Mid and North Hampshire) and there is a new drive to produce longer term Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) across a wider footprint.


Question 4: Who can, and who cannot, get prescription drugs from a pharmacy that is located inside the general practice that prescribes them? This has been raised as an issue because some people have had to use an external pharmacist because they were not allowed to use the in-house service.


Answer: In rural areas, patients who live within one mile of their practice can have their prescriptions dispensed by the practice (if it is a dispensing practice). National regulations since 2005 encourage the setting up of pharmaceutical services in rural areas, whilst retaining the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 42/15


Performance Panel Update pdf icon PDF 209 KB

Contact Officer: Lesley Murphy

To receive an update from the performance panel on:

·         Notes of the Performance Panel of 21 January 2016

·         Q2 performance indicators for the council

Additional documents:


The Chair of the Performance Panel informed the committee that he did not have any major concerns to update the committee with.


Review of Work programme


There were not any further updates or changes to the committee work programme.