Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 6.30pm

Venue: Meeting Room 9 - Level 3, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4TR

Contact: Jon Pitt, Democratic Services Officer 

No. Item


Apologies for absence


Record of meeting pdf icon PDF 369 KB

To approve the record of the meeting held on 20 August 2019.


Urgent matters by reason of special circumstances

The Chairman will announce any late items which do not appear on the main agenda but which he/she has agreed should be considered by reason of special circumstances to be specified in the report. 


Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Significant Interests and Whipping pdf icon PDF 212 KB

Members are invited to disclose any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Significant Interests in accordance with the Member Code of Conduct.  Guidance on this is set out in agenda item 4.




Variation in Provision of Health Service Improving Outpatient Service in Medway and Swale in Line With the Medway Model and Community Service Redesign pdf icon PDF 377 KB

This report updates the Committee on improving the outpatient services across Medway and Swale. This is in line with the Medway Model and community service redesign which will enable care to be delivered closer to people’s homes. The improvement programme will be bringing services together, this will enable health and care staff to work more closely together and develop services that focus on the needs of the patients.


Proposed Development of the Health Service or Variation of the Health Service - Frank Lloyd Centre, Sittingbourne pdf icon PDF 39 KB

This paper has been provided to update HASC of the discussions that have been had to date and the proposed next steps for the service provided at the Frank Lloyd unit.


The Frank Lloyd Unit is a Continuing Health Care unit located on the Sittingbourne Memorial Hospital site. Kent and Medway Partnership Trust (KMPT) is commissioned by Kent & Medway CCGS to provide this service. The unit provides highly specialist care and treatment for patients at a very advanced stage of their dementia, who have a range of complex needs including behaviours that challenge.

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Impact of Development in Medway, with a Focus on Air Quality pdf icon PDF 85 KB

All new development in Medway is assessed by the planning department against various criteria, including air quality.  The Environmental Protection team uses the Local Plan (Policy BNE24) and Medway’s Air Quality Planning Guidance 2016 to ensure that developments, which meet certain criteria, consider air quality and ensures that relevant mitigation measures are put in place. These mitigation measures are usually secured by relevant planning conditions being placed on the permission. Screening checklists in the guidance, and professional judgement, are used to determine the extent to which air quality needs to be considered.


The Planning department and Environmental Protection team have been requested to provide a general update on the impact of development in Medway, with a focus on air quality, to the Committee.

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Draft Medway Joint Adult Learning Disability Strategy pdf icon PDF 86 KB

The draft Medway Joint Adult Learning Disability Strategy 2019 – 2024 has been co-designed with a range of stakeholders including people with learning disabilities and their families and carers. It sets out the vision for reducing inequalities and improving outcomes for people with learning disabilities in Medway. The Strategy directly highlights existing inequalities and details how through the ten priorities people with learning disabilities will be supported to live the life they choose; with the support they need in their local community. 


The strategy aligns with the overall objectives defined within the Council Plan, the Health and Wellbeing Strategy, the Getting Better Together, Adult Social Care Strategy for Medway, the Medway Model and the aims and ambitions as set out in the Sustainability and Transformation Plan and the NHS Long Term Plan.

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Healthy Pregnancy in Medway pdf icon PDF 344 KB

This report outlines Medway’s approach to supporting its families to have a healthy pregnancy detailing some of the initiatives, key targets and outcomes that are being delivered locally.


It also highlights work that will be being undertaken in the next 12 months.

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Adult Social Care Annual Complaints and Compliments Report - April 2018 to 31 March 2019 pdf icon PDF 295 KB

The report provides information on the number, type and other information on adult social care complaints received during the period April 2018 - March 2019. It also highlights some examples of the many positive things people have said about the provision of adult social care in Medway over the same period and the service improvements Medway Council has made because of lessons learnt from complaints.


"Healthy Minds, Healthy People: Wellbeing Across the Life Course in Medway" Director of Public Health's Annual Report 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 42 KB

Directors of Public Health (DsPH) have a statutory requirement to produce public health reports. These reports are the DsPH’s professional statement about the health of the local community.


The 2018-19 report focuses on mental wellbeing across the life course in Medway.

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Council Plan Performance Monitoring Report and Risk Register Review Quarter 1 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 198 KB

Medway’s Council Plan 2016/21 sets out the Council’s three priorities. This report and appendices summarise how we performed in Q1 2019/20 on the delivery relevant for this Committee: Supporting Medway’s people to realise their potential. In accordance with the Council’s Risk Management Strategy, this report also presents the Q1 2019/20 review of the strategic risks relevant to this Committee.

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Work Programme pdf icon PDF 47 KB

This item advises Members of the current work programme and allows the Committee to adjust it in the light of latest priorities, issues and circumstances. It gives Members the opportunity to shape and direct the Committee’s activities over the year. 

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