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Meeting Details

Health and Adult Social Care Committee
13 Feb 2017 - 19:00 to 22:28
  • Documents
  • Attendance
  • Officers in Attendance
  • Declarations of Interests



1. Welcome and Introductions
Chair to welcome councillors, officers of the Council, witnesses and public to the meeting and introduce councillors, officers and witnesses who are present.
2. Apologies
To receive any apologies of absence.
3. Disclosures of Interest

Councillors to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests, or personal interests (including other pecuniary interests) they may have in the business to be transacted, and officers to disclose any interests they may have in any contract to be considered.

4. pdf Minutes (165Kb)
To approve, and the Chair to sign as a correct record, the Minutes of the meeting of the Health and Adult Social Care Committee held on 13 December 2016 (Item 4).
5. Healthcare Provision for the Homeless / Rough Sleepers
This will be a round table discussion about providing effective healthcare for the homeless, particularly rough sleepers, in Milton Keynes. Representatives from organisations working with the homeless in Milton Keynes, including the Winter Night Shelter, Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust (Mental Health), the Salvation Army, Milton Keynes Homelessness Partnership, have been invited to attend and share their thoughts with the Committee.
6. Support for Carers

A carer is anyone who provides unpaid support to a family member or friend who needs help with everyday tasks because they are ill, frail or disabled. Carers can be any age and care for a wide range of people by providing support in their own home or in the home of the person for whom they care.


Through Carers MK, the Council provides a universal offer providing advice, support and guidance to local carers; this covers not only help and support in providing care for the person in need, but also help to enable the carer to look after themselves and their needs. An enhanced offer is also available which provides a bespoke service over a period of time for those with higher needs.


This item will cover an overview of what is currently available / on offer to carers, what is likely to be on offer in the future and will include contributions from staff in the Council’s Adult Social Care Service Group, representatives from Carers MK and, hopefully, service users themselves.

7. Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group: Clinical Priority and Best Value Consultation

The Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group has a duty to make sure that services for local people offer the best care possible, in the most appropriate place, at the right time. It is also their responsibility to prioritise services for those most in need and ensure that they make the best use of every penny of public money it spends.


The Clinical Commissioning Group has recently assessed a number of services where it thinks it can refine its offer to patients. These are


• Podiatry Services;
• Adult Hearing Services;
• Supply of Medicines;
• Procedures of Limited Clinical Value;
• Community Inpatient Services.


The proposals have been developed with clinicians and have been refined following a number of pre-consultation discussions with clinicians and some patient/public groups. The formal, public consultation which runs from 1 February to 29 March 2017 is the next step in this discussion.


The Clinical Commissioning Group therefore, needs to brief the Committee on the consultation process and seeks a formal response. A Briefing Note on the consultation is being prepared by the Clinical Commissioning Group and will be circulated separately. Representatives from the Clinical Commissioning Group will be attending the meeting to answer any questions the Committee may have.


Further information about the consultation is available on the Clinical Commissioning Group’s website at:

To receive and note a Briefing Note updating the Committee on progress against the recommendations made by the Task and Finish Group on the Provision of GP Services as well as a brief commentary on the figures for Milton Keynes in the GP Satisfaction Survey 2016.



9. Proposed 2016/17 Work Programme

• Milton Keynes Hospital Tour


To note the details of the tour of Milton Keynes University Hospital, including the Hospital’s common entrance area, a new ward, Accident and Emergency, the Acute Care Unit, and plans for the new teaching site arranged for 24 February 2016

10. Proposed 2017/18 Work Programme

To receive and note proposed items for the Committee’s 2017/18 Work Programme:


a)   Directly Provided Domiciliary Care Services (referral from Cabinet, 30 November 2015 – Minute C100);

b)   Care Act and how it is working in Milton Keynes;

c)   Joint Scrutiny with Children and Young People Committee of the Health and Wellbeing Board;

d)   Monitoring progress of the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP);

e)   Reducing HIV Infections and Late Diagnosis;

f)    Adult Social Care/Healthcare at Woodhill Prison

g)   Population figures and how growth is planned in relation to healthcare provision

h)   Discharge from Hospital Procedures

i)    Provision of public transport to MKUH


The Committee is reminded that this is a provisional Work Programme which may change at the discretion of the Committee’s Planning Group if an urgent matter arises.

Additional Meeting Documents


No other member attendance information has been recorded for the meeting.
NameReason for Sending ApologySubstituted By
Councillor Marie Bradburn  
NameReason for AbsenceSubstituted By
No absentee information has been recorded for the meeting.

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
No declarations of interest have been entered for this meeting.

Officers in Attendance

Also in attendance at the above meeting were:


Cllr Burke

Cllr C Williams



M Bracey - Corporate Director – People

M Hancock - Assistant Director Joint Commissioning

E Nickless - Housing Services Manager (ASB)



S Archibald - CEO Carers MK

S Green - MK YMCA

L Halford - Deputy Director, Milton Keynes Mental Health Service (CNWL)

J Lloyd - Older People’s Champion

Major I Nash - Salvation Army

Dr N Smith - Chair, MK CCG

A Stenning - MK CCG

4 Reps from the Carers MK

1 Members of the public was also in attendance.

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