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Scrutiny Work Programme

Report of the Elections and Members’ Services Officer.

Minutes:

FEEDBACK FROM SCRUTINY DEVELOPMENT EVENTS.

Councillor Lawrence informed Members about the scrutiny development events, and the Scrutiny Network, that he had recently attended. The self-evaluation of skills that was used at one of the events will be circulated to all members.  Councillor Doyle and Councillor Paling also attended one or more of the events.

 

COMPLETED SCRUTINY REVIEWS

Councillor Wheeler provided additional comments and updates to the responses received to this review.

 

Recommendation 5

At the Gedling Health and Wellbeing Delivery Group meeting on the 10th November, the Changepoint Service gave the following update:

 

·         Increasing levels of delivery regarding workplace health – including staff training.  GBC to request training programme and assess suitability for staff.

·         Due to high levels of referrals and challenges over processing time, Welcome Groups have been organised as a first port of call into the service.

·         Staff have been trained as walk leaders and walking groups established – one in Gedling.  GBC and Changepoint to work together to ensure links are made with the Get Going in Gedling volunteer walking scheme to enable sustainability.

·         An open evening for the Jump Avenue sessions at Arnold Hill Community is being held on 5th December at 5pm.

·         Health and wellbeing sessions are being delivered in schools.

·         Diabetes Awareness Event has been held.

·         A 10 week Psychotherapy course is being offered to those referred into Tier 3 of the service.

·         Community sessions are being delivered at Arnold Hill Community Centre, Westdale Community Centre, Killisick Community Centre and St George’s Centre in Netherfield.

 

Recommendation 6

The Changepoint service has agreed to meet directly with Cllr Wheeler to discuss the performance monitoring information relating to the service delivered in Gedling.

 

Recommendation 10

Following feedback from Nottingham North and East CCG about the scope of their review, the GP Patients Participation Group’s will be unaffected.  Cllr. Wheeler will therefore write to all Members encouraging them to join their Local Patient Participation Group.

 

SCRUTINY IN WORKING GROUPS

Members considered a range of topics that had been suggested for review.  After discussion it was decided that a working group would be established to consider income generation and this could possibly include examination of the fees and charging structures within the authority.  The precise focus of the group would be decided at the initial scoping meeting. 

 

Councillor Lawrence would chair the review, Councillors Paling and Scoggie asked to be included in the working group.  Additional members would be invited from the wider Council membership.

 

SCRUTINY IN COMMITTEE

Information regarding the scrutiny work programme was discussed.

 

INFORMATION UPDATES FROM PREVIOUS ITEMS AT COMMITTEE

Members were updated on information regarding:

 

·         Recording of meetings

Members requested information regarding how many people had listened to the recording

·         Arnold Market

·         Councillor Call for Action.

 

SCRUTINY ANNUAL REPORT

Members were informed about the requirement for an annual report to be submitted to Council.

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1)    Note the information relating to Scrutiny Development Events.

 

2)    Note the responses to the Obesity Scrutiny Review and request a six month progress report on implementation of the recommendations.

 

3)    Establish a working group to examine the authority’s approach to   income generation.

 

4)    Note the information relating to:

                      I.        The scrutiny work programme

                    II.        Information from previous committees

                         III.            The scrutiny annual report.

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