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Apologies for Absence.


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Ainley, Powell and Poole.


To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 9 December 2013. pdf icon PDF 57 KB




That the minutes of the above meeting, having been circulated, be approved as a correct record.



Declaration of Interests.


None received.


Scrutiny Work Programme 2013/14 pdf icon PDF 40 KB

Report of the Senior Members’ Services Officer


Including questions to the Portfolio Holder for Health and Housing on the ‘Liaison with Public Health and CCG’ area of her portfolio.

Additional documents:


The Chair welcomed Councillor Hollingsworth, Portfolio Holder, Health and Housing, Sam Walters, Chief Executive, Nottingham North East CCG and Dave Wakelin Corporate Director, who had been invited to respond to questions on the following areas of the Health and Housing Portfolio:


Liaison with Public Health and the Clinical Commissioning Group. 


Councillor Hollingsworth and Sam Walters, Chief Executive, NNE CCG gave a presentation and responded to questions from Members as follows:


Questions put and responses received


Question: It would be helpful to receive clarification of the differing roles and responsibilities of the CCG and the Public Health Authority.  


The differing roles and responsibilities between the CCGs who work in partnership with NHS England Area Team and Public Health are:



















Both Public Health England and Local Authorities have responsibilities for population health and wellbeing, for example workplace health, behavioural and lifestyle, with Local Authorities leading the local initiatives, while Public Health England manages national campaigns and shares research and best practice guidance with Local Authority teams.  


Upper tier Local Authorities have formal accountability but 2nd tier Local Authorities also have a responsibility and role in delivering local Public Health initiatives and local services that impact on health and wellbeing. There is a long list of Local Authority responsibilities which include:


·         Public health services for children and young people aged 5-19

·         Interventions to tackle obesity such as community lifestyle and weight management services

·         Locally-led nutrition initiatives

·         Increasing levels of physical activity in the local population

·         Public mental health services

·         Dental public health services

·         Accidental injury prevention

·         Population level interventions to reduce and prevent birth defects

·         Behavioural and lifestyle campaigns to prevent cancer and long-term conditions

·         Supporting, reviewing and challenging delivery of key public health funded and NHS delivered services such as immunisation and screening programmes

·         Public health aspects of promotion of community safety, violence prevention and response

·         Public health aspects of local initiatives to tackle social exclusion

·         Local initiatives that reduce public health impacts of environmental risks


The CCG commission services on behalf of member practices for our local population for example; acute services, mental health services, community services, continuing health care, enhanced services and prescribing.


Question: What is the availability in the Borough of free health checks and who are they available to i.e. priority groups?


Health checks are offered through GP practices once every five years to individuals aged between 40 and 74, this is a national programme commissioned by local authorities following their newly devolved responsibility for public health.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 34.


Reports and Notices received by the Chair of Overview as required under Constitutional Law pdf icon PDF 23 KB

Item for information.


Members considered a list of items referred to the Chair of Overview and Scrutiny Committee under the Constitution or Law.


These included:


1.    Items referred to the Chair of Overview and Scrutiny Committee under Contract Standing orders and Standing orders for dealing with Land


Notifications received where it has not been possible to obtain 3 quotations for a contract estimated to be between £10,000 and £50,000.


-       Contract for Boiler Replacement Scheme (Stephen Bray, Corporate Director)


-       Contract for the Installation of Voltage Optimisation Equipment (Stephen Bray, Corporate Director)


-       Contract for the provision of Employment and Skills Support (Paula Darlington, Corporate Director)


Notification of decision to dispose of land or property other than the sale of council houses to sitting tenants pursuant to the right to buy.


-       Gift of Land on Rutland Road to Nottinghamshire Community Housing Association for development (Alison Bennett, Service Manager, Housing and Localities)


2.    Items referred to Scrutiny under the Budget and Policy Framework


-       Prudential and Treasury Indicators and Treasury Strategy 2014/15 (Mark Kimberley, Corporate Director.)





To note the items referred to the Chair of Overview and Scrutiny Committee under the Constitution or Law.


Any other item which the Chair considers urgent.


The Chair informed Members that an additional Overview and Scrutiny Committee had been scheduled on Tuesday 29th April to consider the outcomes of the recent Peer Challenge. 


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