Scrutiny of Health Committee

Committee Work Programme 2023/24

Dated: 4 December 2023




Meeting dates

·         Scheduled future Committee Meetings: 10am on 13th December, 8th March 2024 in person

·         Scheduled mid cycle briefings: 3rd November, 19th January, 19th April 2024 via Teams





Aims/Terms of Reference


10 March



Summary of Director of Public Health’s Annual Report

Louise Wallace


Preventative Prescribing

Alternative Social Prescribing – to be taken offline with Cllr Haslam and Louise Wallace.

Louise Wallace



Mental health enhanced community services

Brian Cranna, Care Group director, NY, York & Selby Care Group


Changes to sexual health service in North Yorkshire

Report on first 9 months of new service 

Emma Davis, HAS, NYC

16 June



Update on Yorkshire Ambulance Service

Jeevan Gill & Rod Barnes, Chief Exec, YAS


Primary Care in North Yorkshire


NHS Estate



Understanding of property portfolio

Wendy Balmain

Andrew Dangerfield and Dr Bruce Willoughby


Response to workforce pressures within health and social care

Review of current workforce pressures across the health and social care system and the response to them. Summary report from HAS.


Rachel Bowes, HAS, NYC

8th September

North Yorkshire Place  - Infrastructure

How NHS workforce and S106 is planned.


Wendy Balmain, Stephanie Porter ICB

Linda Marfitt, NYC


Hyper acute stroke services for the North Yorkshire population

Performance data to be provided on the hyper acute stroke pathway – deferred from last meeting.

Paul Willcoxon, Darren Fletcher & Neil Wilson, York & Scarborough NHS Foundation Trust


Urgent Care Delivery in York and The East Coast

NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group - Urgent care engagement (

Started in 2019, 2 updates to Committee since then,  progress now underway again after Covid pause. Update on emerging integrated model and next steps.

Lisa Pope, John Darley – Humber & NY ICB


Update on progress so far with the Autism Strategy

Brief written update prior to report to Committee in March – moved to a later date to align with the Strategy.

Stacey Annandale

Naomi Smith



Catterick Integrated Care Campus

Follow up from November meeting.

Lisa Pope


Well led inspection of TEWV completed early this year

Report expected August/September. Discuss at  mid-cycle briefing,  then on to Committee in December.

Brian Cranna


Acute Mental Health Services

Deferred from September.

Brian Cranna & Kirsty Kitchen


North Yorkshire Hospice Care, St Leonard’s, and Saint Catherine’s

EOL providers, current service development, need and risk.

Chief Executives of all 3 hospices

8th March 2024


Update on progress so far with the Autism Strategy

Report to Committee on current situation and the Autism Strategy.

Stacey Annandale

Naomi Smith


Proposed re-build of the Airedale Hospital on the existing site

Follow up from November 2022 meeting

Francesca Hewitt


Independent public inquiry into the Government handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. TBC        

Review of module 1 and the Council’s statutory duties around protecting the public.

Barry Khan, Assistant Chief Exec, Legal and Dem Svs & Monitoring Officer


Better Care Fund

Update to Committee following sign off at Health and Wellbeing Board

Louise Wallace, Director of Public Health, NYC



To Be Confirmed or Completed (possibly to return in the future)



NHS Dentistry – access to and availability of places – submission to Health and Social Care Committee

Ongoing scrutiny


Information re the Health and Social Care Committee submission

To Share when published


Overview of Public Health commissioning, provision and budget planning (when required)

Victoria Turner, HAS, NYC


TEWV CQC inspections and action plans - as required


Brian Cranna, TEWV

Zoe Campbell Managing Director, North Yorkshire, York and Selby , TEWV


GP Waiting list information and access figures

Ongoing scrutiny feedback to ACC’s





Friday 20th January 2023 at 10.00am (in respect of the Committee meeting on 10th March)


Discussion re outcome of request for social prescribing for March Committee - Louise Wallace

Hyper acute stroke services – Neil Wilson, York & Scarborough NHS Foundation Trust

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment – Discuss the PNA and explore the wider role that pharmacies play in the local community as a first point of contact - Claire Lawrence/Louise Wallace. Date for Committee to be agreed for 23/24

Friday 21st April 2023 at 10am (in respect of the Committee meeting on 16th June)

Neil Wilson – Hyper Acute Pathway content discussion prior to Committee in June

Jeevan Gill , YAS content discussion prior to Committee in June

Committee Work Programme

Friday 3rd November 2023 at 10am in respect of the Committee meeting on 13th December)


Acute Mental Health Services - Brian Cranna and Kirsty Kitchen (NHS)

Naomi Smith & Stacey Annandale – update on Autism and the Strategy – full report to Committee in March.

Chief Executives of North Yorkshire Hospice Care, St Leonard’s, and Saint Catherine’s informal discussion re Hospice and EOL providers, current service development, need and risk.

Brian Cranna – TEWV to discuss informally the draft report of a Well Led inspection of Tees Esk Wear Valley Trust

Friday 19th January 2024




*Mid Cycle Briefings are attended by the Chair, Vice Chair and Group Spokespersons only.

Please note that the work programme is under continuous review and items may be rescheduled several times during the year.