Agenda and minutes

Health and Social Care Select Committee - Tuesday, 22nd November, 2022 6.30 pm

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No. Item


Apologies for absence


Apologies for absence had been received from Councillor June Nelson (Councillor Sital Punja was present at her substitute).


Declarations of Interest in matters coming before this meeting


There were no declarations of interest in matters coming before this meeting. 


Minutes of the meeting held on 12 October 2022 pdf icon PDF 341 KB


RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 12 October 2022 be agreed as a correct record.   


Exclusion of press and public


RESOLVED:  That all items of business be considered in public. 


Health Updates pdf icon PDF 475 KB


Healthwatch Hillingdon

Ms Lisa Taylor, Managing Director at Healthwatch Hillingdon, advised that the organisation was a charity which engaged with the local population to capture the patient voice and act as an advocate for residents.  It was central to ensuring good service delivery and held statutory powers to enter and view.  Healthwatch Hillingdon offered patients advice and guidance and listened to / acted on behalf of residents.  In addition, the organisation had developed an engagement programme for young people called Young Healthwatch. 


North West London Integrated Care System (NWL ICS)

On 1 July 2022, NWL ICS was put on a statutory footing and NWL Integrated Care Board (ICB – known as “NHS NWL”) was established, taking on many of the functions of the eight NWL Clinical Commissioning Groups.  The NWL Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) was a Committee that had no staff or budget and brought the NHS and local authorities together to set the strategy for health and care.  The ICB and ICP were part of the ICS which included all organisations involved in the commissioning and oversight of health and social care. 


Mr Toby Lambert, Executive Director of Strategy and Population Health and NWL ICS, advised that the introduction of the ICS provided an opportunity to set an exciting vision and strategy for NWL that built on achievements to date and took advantage of the strengthening collaboration across health and care.  It was thought that this would: improve outcomes for residents and communities; address long standing inequalities in access, experiences and outcomes; improve value for money; and deliver wider benefits across NWL.  NWL ICS brought together health and care partners around four key aims:

      Improve outcomes in population health and healthcare

      Tackle inequalities in outcomes, experience and access

      Enhance productivity and value for money

      Help the NHS support broader social and economic development


At borough level, the focus was to build and strengthen partnerships between health, local authority, other stakeholders and service providers who could work together and improve outcomes for residents.  It was anticipated that these would become more formalised during the year and take on delegated functions from the ICB from April 2023. 


In NWL, eight local Borough Based Partnerships (BBPs) had been developed to deliver the strategy and, in Hillingdon, was known as Hillingdon Health and Care Partners (HHCP).  Members were advised that the work that had been undertaken building HHCP had put Hillingdon in a good position to quickly move forward towards delegation. 


Mr Richard Ellis, Joint Borough Lead Director at NWL ICS, advised that the team provided commissioning services for primary care and mental health and oversight for the delivery of integration between and across health and social care.  NWL ICS actively worked with the local authorities and had specifically been working on patient access to general practice over the winter period and winter planning in general.  They had also been working with The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (THH) and the Council on patient flows through the hospital and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 36.


Cabinet Forward Plan Monthly Monitoring pdf icon PDF 241 KB

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Consideration was given to the Cabinet Forward Plan.  It was noted that an item in relation to the 2022/23 Better Care Fund Section 75 Agreement would be included on the agenda of the Committee’s next meeting on 7 December 2022. 


RESOLVED:  That the Cabinet Forward Plan be noted. 


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 142 KB

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Consideration was given to the Committee’s Work Programme.  It was agreed that the Committee’s next major review be in relation to children’s mental health and that a scoping report be included on the agenda for the meeting on 26 January 2023. 



1.    a scoping report on children’s mental health be included on the agenda for the meeting on 26 January 2023; and

2.    the Work Programme be noted.