Notice of a public meeting of

Scrutiny of Health Committee


Councillors Liz Colling (Vice-Chair), Caroline Dickinson, Richard Foster, Sam Gibbs, Peter Lacey, Andrew Lee (Chairman), John Mann, Rich Maw, Heather Moorhouse, Andrew Murday, David Noland, Clive Pearson, Andy Solloway, Nick Brown and Andy Paraskos.


Friday, 8th March, 2024


10.00 am


The Brierley Room, County Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8AD


Members of the public are entitled to attend this meeting as observers for all those items taken in open session. Please contact the Democratic Services Officer whose details are at the foot of the first page of the Agenda if you would like to find out more.


This meeting is being held as an in-person meeting.


Recording is allowed at Council, committee and sub-committee meetings which are open to the public, please give due regard to the Council’s protocol on audio/visual recording and photography at public meetings. Anyone wishing to record is asked to contact, prior to the start of the meeting, the Democratic Services Officer whose details are at the foot of the first page of the Agenda. We ask that any recording is clearly visible to anyone at the meeting and that it is non-disruptive.








Minutes of Committee meeting held on 13th December 2023


(Pages 3 - 8)




Chairman's Announcements



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





Declarations of Interest






Public Questions or Statements



Members of the public may ask questions or make statements at this meeting if they have given notice to Christine Phillipson, Principal Democratic Services Officer (contact details below) no later than midday on Tuesday 5th March 2024. 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.





Director of Public Health's Annual Report - Summary of the Director of Public Health's Annual Report for Information


(Pages 9 - 76)




Airedale New Hospital Update – Verbal Update from Francesca Hewitt, Senior Programme Manager - Securing the Future, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust






Neo Natal Services at Airedale

(Pages 77 - 118)


Update on Neo Natal Services from Matthew Babirecki, Consultant Paediatrician, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust,

Sam Wallis, Consultant Neonatologist, Bradford Teaching Hospitals Trust and

Sarah Halstead, Head of Specialised Commissioning Yorkshire and Humber, NHS England.





Update on the Autism Strategy

(Pages 119 - 130)


Presentation from Naomi Smith, Head of Health and Adult Services Planning, North Yorkshire Council and Kirsty Kitching, Assistant Director for the North Yorkshire Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Autism Partnership, Humber & North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board.





Committee Work Programme

(Pages 131 - 136)


Report of Christine Phillipson, Principal Democratic Services Officer, North Yorkshire Council





For Information


(Pages 137 - 146)




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



Thursday, 29 February 2024




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