Venue: Mezzanine Room 2, County Hall, Aylesbury. View directions
Contact: Liz Wheaton
Webcast: View the webcastItems Note No. Item
Election of Chairman
Appointment of Vice-Chairman
Apologies for Absence / Changes in Membership
Declarations of Interest
To declare any personal and prejudicial interests
of the meeting held on Friday 11 May 2012 to be confirmed as a correct record.
This is an opportunity for members of the public to put a question or raise an issue of concern, related to health. Where possible, the relevant organisation to which the question/issue is directed will be present to give a verbal response. Otherwise, the Chairman will refer the question/issue to the organisation for a response to be provided within 28 days. The member of public will be invited to speak for up to four minutes on their issue. A maximum of 30 minutes is set aside for the Public Platform slot in total (including responses and any Committee discussion). This may be extended with the Chairman’s discretion.
For full guidance on Public Platform, including how to register a request to speak during this slot, please follow this link:
There are no requests for public platform at this meeting.
To discuss outcomes to date on the BHiB proposals
NHS Buckinghamshire’s Better Healthcare in Bucks consultation took place between 16 January and 16 April 2012. At its meeting on 24 May, the Cluster Board were presented with the final consultation report and agreed that:
· the new minor injuries and illness service in Wycombe Hospital must be available 24/7 to meet the needs of patients out of hours
· work must continue in co-operation with partners to improve travel and transport for patients and their families
· work must continue to develop better information about NHS services, so that the public are clear about what services are available to them and how to access them
· the outcomes of the changes must be monitored publicly, so that people are reassured about the benefits of the changes. This must also include the benefits of the new services for frail elderly people.
Members will be asked to discuss and approve the decisions which the Cluster Board agreed to, i.e.:
· retain urgent care services at Wycombe Hospital, run by GPs and emergency nurse practitioners providing diagnosis, advice and treatment to people with minor injuries or illnesses
· centralise the A&E consultant team and specialist inpatient care for emergency medicine, respiratory, gastroenterology, medicine for older people and diabetes at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, complemented by the specialist stroke and cardiac services already based at Wycombe Hospital
· centralise and create a specialist breast care centre at Wycombe Hospital, to provide initial assessment and first outpatient appointments for people with breast problems
· retainroutine vascular services at Wycombe Hospital but transfer complex vascular surgery to the John Radcliffe in Oxford.
The following new services were also agreed:
· day assessment unit for older/frail people at Wycombe Hospital to allow them to be diagnosed and treated without overnight admission to hospital
· step-down ward for elderly and medical patients at Wycombe Hospital – who still require 24 hour hospital care but with less specialist input
· telephone and email advice service for GPs and ambulance crews to help them better support patients out of hospital
· urgent next-day outpatient appointments to help patients avoid hospital admission
· fullspecialist diagnostic support for GPs to help them better manage patients in the community or at home.
Further work on the proposed model for the new urgent care service at Wycombe Hospital will be the focus of discussion at the July 13th HOSC meeting.
Ronan O’Connor, Cluster Communications and Patient Information Director, NHS Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Cluster
§ Cluster Board meeting – Better Healthcare in Bucks consultation report May 2012
§ Cluster Board press release 24 May 2012
§ HOSC response to NHS Buckinghamshire response 25 May 2012
- Cluster Board press release, item 7. PDF 55 KB
- HOSC response to NHS response 25.5.12, item 7. PDF 82 KB
- Webcast for Better Healthcare in Bucks (BHiB) - decisions on proposals
Purpose: For members to scrutinise progress made in implementing the recommendations from the HOSC report ‘Dementia Services in Buckinghamshire – Everyone’s Responsibility’
Context: In May 2011, the HOSC presented its review of dementia services in the county to Cabinet and to the various NHS Boards. The review included 10 recommendations. Members will scrutinise the progress to date and ensure they are satisfied that recommendations are being implemented.
Ojalae Jenkins, Joint Commissioning Manager, BCC/NHS Buckinghamshire
§ ‘Annual update of Recommendations to HOSC’ – 25 May 2012
§ ‘Dementia Services in Buckinghamshire – Everyone’s Responsibility’ – PHOSC report – May 2011
§ Combined comments / feedback to PHOSC Report - ‘Dementia Services in Buckinghamshire – Everyone’s Responsibility’ – June 2011
- Dementia Services FINAL report for Cabinet 9.5.11, item 8. PDF 214 KB
- Combined feedback to PHOSC report, item 8. PDF 70 KB
- Webcast for Dementia Services in Buckinghamshire
An opportunity for Members to update the Committee on relevant information and report on any meetings of external organisations attended since the last meeting of the Committee. This is particularly pertinent to Members who act in a liaison capacity with NHS Boards and for District Representatives.
Paper for information:
- Work programme
Date and Time of Next Meeting
The next meeting is due to take place on Friday 13 July 2012 at 10am in Mezzanine Room 2, County Hall, Aylesbury. There will be a pre-meeting for Committee Members at 9.30am.