Notice of a public meeting of the:

Scrutiny of Health Committee


County Councillors Val Arnold, Philip Barrett, Jim Clark, Liz Colling (Vice-Chair), John Ennis (Chair), Mel Hobson, John Mann, Zoe Metcalfe, Heather Moorhouse, Chris Pearson, Roberta Swiers, Andy Solloway and Robert Windass.

District and Borough Councillors Dinah Keal, Kevin Hardisty, Wendy Hull, Nigel Middlemass, Pat Middlemiss, Jennifer Shaw-Wright and Sue Tucker.


Friday, 17th December, 2021


10.00 am


Remote meeting held via Microsoft Teams


Under his delegated decision making powers in the Officers’ Delegation Scheme in the Council’s Constitution, the Chief Executive Officer has power, in cases of emergency, to take any decision which could be taken by the Council, the Executive or a committee. Following on from the expiry of the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020, which allowed for committee meetings to be held remotely, the County Council resolved at its meeting on 5 May 2021 that, for the present time, in light of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic circumstances, remote live-broadcast committee meetings should continue, with any formal decisions required being taken by the Chief Executive Officer under his emergency decision making powers and after consultation with other Officers and Members as appropriate and after taking into account any views of the relevant Committee Members. This approach will be reviewed by full Council at its February 2022 meeting.


The meeting will be available to view once the meeting commences, via the following link -  Recording of previous live broadcast meetings are also available there.





Minutes of Committee meeting held on 10 September 2021


(Pages 3 - 14)




Apologies for absence






Declarations of Interest






Chairman's Announcements



Any correspondence, communication or other business brought forward by the direction of the Chairman of the Committee.





Public Questions or Statements



Members of the public may ask questions or make statements at this meeting if they have given notice to Daniel Harry, Democratic Services and Scrutiny Manager (contact details below) no later than midday on Tuesday 14 December 2021. Each speaker should limit himself/herself to 3 minutes on any item. Members of the public who have given notice will be invited to speak:-


at this point in the meeting if their questions/statements relate to matters which are not otherwise on the Agenda (subject to an overall time limit of 30 minutes);

when the relevant Agenda item is being considered if they wish to speak on a matter which is on the Agenda for this meeting.


A member of the public who has submitted a question of statement will be offered the opportunity to read out their question/statement at the remote meeting, via video conferencing, or have it read out by the Chair or Democratic Services Officer. We are not able to offer telephone conferencing due to limitations with the technology and concerns about confidentiality.





NHS response to and recovery from the pandemic, including an update on NHS funding - Report of Wendy Balmain and Jane Hawkard, North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group


(Pages 15 - 26)




Update on Covid-19 prevalence in North Yorkshire - Verbal update - Victoria Turner, Public Health, North Yorkshire County Council






Unavoidably small hospitals - Verbal update - Stephen Eames CBE, Designate Integrated Care System (ICS) Chief Executive, Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership






Update on Esk Ward, Cross Lane Hospital, Scarborough and the CQC inspection improvement plans - Report of Naomi Lonergan, Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


(Pages 27 - 32)




Stroke services in North Yorkshire - Report of Simon Cox, East Coast Programme Director, North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group


(Pages 33 - 38)




Committee Work Programme - Report of Daniel Harry, Democratic Services and Scrutiny Manager, North Yorkshire County Council


(Pages 39 - 42)




Other business which the Chairman agrees should be considered as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances






Barry Khan

Assistant Chief Executive

(Legal and Democratic Services)

County Hall, Northallerton


Thursday, 9 December 2021




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