Agenda and minutes

Health and Wellbeing Committee - Wednesday, 5th July, 2023 2.00 pm

Venue: The Dove Room, Moorlands House, Stockwell Street, Leek. View directions

No. Item


Notification of Substitute Members, if any.


Councillor Pascall was substitute member for Councillor Salt.


Declarations of Interest:

·         Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

·         Other Interests



Agenda No.

Member Declaring Interest

Nature of Interest

Agenda item not specified


Cllr A Parkes


Other – CEO of Taking off the Mask (Mental Health)




To Approve the Minutes of the Previous Meeting of the Health Overview & Scrutiny Panel. pdf icon PDF 214 KB


DECIDED: That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 8 March 2023 be approved.


To Note the Minutes of the Last Meeting of the Staffordshire County Council Health & Care Overview & Scrutiny Committee. pdf icon PDF 152 KB


DECIDED: That the minutes from the meeting of the Health & Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 20 March 2023 be noted.


Questions to Portfolio Holders, if any

(At least two clear days notice required, in writing, to the Proper Officer in accordance with Procedure Rule 15).


There were none.


The Code of Joint Working - Local Authorities. pdf icon PDF 217 KB

Additional documents:


Members considered the Code of Joint Working and debated the District Council’s role in detail. The importance of a good working relationship with the County Council was highlighted and it was acknowledged that the Health & Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee was the most appropriate forum for scrutiny of certain aspects of the Health Service. However, members were of the opinion that the Health & Wellbeing Sub-Committee should have the ability to invite representatives from local health service providers to meetings.


DECIDED: That Cabinet be recommended to fully accept the over-arching principles of the Code of Joint Working but reserve the right to scrutinise in detail local issues, including if necessary, engagement with local service providers.


Work Programme


Rob Wilks – Head of Service Commissioning, advised members that the Move More Strategy and the Leisure Transformation Plan (Health & Wellbeing Hubs) were items for the Sub-Committee to consider at future meetings. This would provide members with an oversight of the initiatives and services the Council delivered and contributed towards Better Health Staffordshire.


Data, initiatives and community projects around mental health were topics suggested by members for inclusion on the work programme. Discussion also took in relation to ongoing concerns relating to the rural ambulance provision in the area and the need for the Sub-committee to be kept informed on this matter.


The Sub-Committee was asked to nominate two additional councillors to form part of the membership of the Integrated Care Hub Working Group and to decide the most suitable start time for future meetings.


DECIDED: That the Work Programme be noted.


Date and time of next meeting


The next meeting was scheduled to take place on 27 September 2023.