Agenda and draft minutes

Health and Social Care Scrutiny Commission
Tuesday 27 July 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Ground Floor Meeting Room G02B - 160 Tooley Street, London SE1 2QH. View directions

Contact: Julie Timbrell  020 7525 0514

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

2.

Notification of any items of business which the chair deems urgent

3.

Disclosure of Interests and Dispensations

4.

Minutes

5.

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust recovery plan

    Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) have provided the attached presentation , in order to address these particular issues:

     

      Elective care recovery,

     

      Cancer care and treatment,

     

      Maternity care , pre natal and  post natal care including immunization and ability of birthing mothers to have support in labour - both in recovery and hospital practice in any subsequent waves . ( GSTT have advised their position is the same as KCH, as outlined in the submission for the next agenda item),

     

      Any contingency  plans to deal with potential third wave with relaxing of Covid regulations.

     

    Jon Findlay, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive , Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust will be attending to present.

    Supporting documents:

    Minutes:

    This item was considered in conjunction with Item 6.

     

    The commission received a presentation from Jon Findlay, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive, Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust and Julie Lowe, Site Chief Executive for King’s College Hospital in relation to their respective Foundation Trust recovery plans.

     

    Following the presentations, questions and discussion were held around the following:

     

    ·  Cost implications of the private sector contracts on NHS

    ·  Cancer treatment

    ·  NHS preparations for a third wave of Covid infections

    ·  The Covid booster and flu vaccination programme due to commence in September

    ·  Vaccination programme and take up rate

6.

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust recovery plan

    King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (KCH) have provided the attached submission , in order to address these particular issues:

     

      Elective care recovery,

     

      Cancer care and treatment,

     

      Maternity care , pre natal and  post natal care including immunization and ability of birthing mothers to have support in labour - both in recovery and hospital practice in any subsequent waves . (GSTT have advised their position is the same as KCH, as outlined in the submission for the next agenda item),

     

      Any contingency  plans to deal with potential third wave with relaxing of Covid regulations.

     

     

    Julie Lowe, Site Chief Executive at Denmark Hill, will be attending virtually to present.

    Supporting documents:

    Minutes:

    This item was considered in conjunction with item 5.

7.

Mental Health Inequalities of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Children and Young People scrutiny review report

8.

Work Programme

    Supporting documents:

    Minutes:

    RESOLVED:

     

    1.  That the work plan suggestions from the previous year be agreed.

     

    2.  That the item on the impact of Brexit on the NHS workforce be included on the next meeting agenda and a particular aspect to be covered be ‘how successful London NHS has been in getting their staff to apply for EU Settlement Scheme status which allows them to continue with their employment’.