Agenda and minutes

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

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Apologies for absence and substitutions


Apologies for absence and substitutions

Councillor P Miller was replaced by Councillor J Bowyer

Councillor J Smith was replaced by Councillor R Golding


Also Present:


Karen Jackson - Integrated Services Director - Hampshire County Council

Karen Ashton - Integrated Commissioning Assistant Director, - Hampshire County Council

Paul Sly - Interim Accountable Officer – North Hampshire CCG

Mary Edwards – Chief Executive – North Hampshire Hospital



Declarations of interest


Councillor G James declared a non-pecuniary interest on the grounds that his partner worked for the NHS.


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.


Minutes of the last meeting


The minutes of the meetings held on 14th June 2016 and 21st June 2016 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.


North Hampshire Healthcare pdf icon PDF 165 KB

Contact Officer: Stephen Cummins

As proposals for a new Critical Treatment Hospital in Basingstoke are progressed the Scrutiny Committee is considering this item to ensure open communication between the borough, North Hampshire Hospitals and the Clinical Commissioning Group

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The Chair of the Scrutiny Committee introduced the item and asked Mary Edwards to give an introduction of the position for the hospital in local healthcare.

Mary Edwards then addressed the committee covering;


           The vision to create a critical treatment centre and the resultant consultation

           Issues around bed blocking and the care of elderly patients.


The committee then held a wide ranging discussion including questions for visiting speakers, principally covering access to General Practitioners (GPs) and the pay, working hours, conditions and contracts for carers.


Officers from Hampshire County Council agreed to provide a copy of the contract for carers to Councillors for reference.


Paul Sly provided an update for the committee on the role and position of the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and the work on GP surgeries in the borough, including an update on the draft Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sustainability and Transformation Plan which was due to be published on the 21st of November, which considered priorities around preventing ill health, engaging patients, communities and NHS staff and supporting, investing in and improving general practice.


The update also covered issues on GP recruitment, the CCG’s estates strategy and the possibility of town centre practices working together.


The committee discussed support for GPs surgeries currently rated as ‘inadequate’ and the locations and access issues for specific practices.


Resolved: That;


1)         The Portfolio Holder for Communities and Community Safety notes the comments of the committee.


2)         The committee;


a.         Supports challenges and changes which result in improved services to the residents of the borough.


b.         Supports planned changes in healthcare and wellbeing.





Performance Panel Update pdf icon PDF 195 KB

Contact Officer: Lesley Murphy

The committee is asked to note the minutes of the Performance Panel meeting of the 19th September and the Council Plan 2016 to 2020 Performance Tracker Q1 Results.


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The Chair of the Performance Panel introduced the Performance Panel update from the meeting held on the 19th September which covered revenue and capital monitoring as at July 2016 and performance monitoring of quarter 1 2016/17 project and key indicator results.


The Chair of the Performance Panel noted the excellent officer support to the performance panel and requested that his comments be noted.


Resolved: The committee;


1)         Notes the update from the Performance Panel


2)         Appoints Councillor K Watts to the performance panel for the remainder of the 2016/2017 municipal year.


Medium Term Financial Forecast and Budget Strategy pdf icon PDF 222 KB

Contact Officer: Kevin Jaquest

This report presents for scrutiny Cabinet’s consultation proposals for the Medium Term Financial Forecast (MTFF) and Budget Strategy for 2017/18 to 2020/21.

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The Portfolio Holder for Finance, Service Delivery and Improvement presented an update on the proposals for the Medium Term Financial Forecast and Budget Strategy for 2017/18 to 2020/21 to the committee.


The committee asked questions covering the new homes bonus, investments, the unallocated grants budget of £75,000, grants to parish councils and the council’s use of consultants.


Following discussions regarding the leasing of the leisure park and in response to questions raised the Portfolio Holder stated he would provide the committee with a written response if further information became available. The Portfolio Holder confirmed he could also give further information on the role of consultants if required.


Resolved: That the committee;


1)         Requests the Portfolio Holder for Finance, Service Delivery and Improvement to consider the comments of the Scrutiny Committee on the Medium Term Financial Forecast and Budget Strategy for 2017/18 to 2020/21.


2)         Supported a continuation of the council tax support scheme 


Scrutiny Work Programme


The committee reviewed its work programme for the coming year and agreed the following actions;


1)         That a review of the Elections and Referendum service be timetabled for the committees March meeting.


2)         That the planned scoping group tasked with a review of local communications be dissolved.