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Contact: Stephen Gwillym, Principal Overview and Scrutiny Officer, Durham County Council  03000 268 140

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Apologies for absence


Substitute Members


To receive an Declarations of Interest by Members


Minutes pdf icon PDF 104 KB

To receive and approve the minutes of the meeting of the Better Health Programme Joint Health Scrutiny Committee held on 13 September 2017


Durham Darlington and Teesside, Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby STP - Local Authority involvement, engagement and considerations

The Chairman of the Committee has received a request from Tony Parkinson, Chief Executive, Middlesbrough Borough Council, to address the Committee regarding a number of issues raised at a recent meeting of the Middlesbrough Borough Council’s Health Scrutiny Panel in respect of concerns around the extent of local authority involvement and engagement in the development of the Durham, Darlington and Teesside, Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby STP.


The issues raised at the aforementioned meeting include:-

·                The Chief Executive Lead on the STP had written to the NHS STP Lead stating that from a local authority perspective there were issues with the way the STP was operating;

·                There was a risk that the STP process could jeopardise the integration work currently taking place in South Tees and propose a completely different model;

·                The Council and South Tees CCG were relatively small organisations trying to have an influence but the agenda felt very much dominated by the acute sector;

·                NHS England had outlined ambitions for STP’s to evolve into ‘accountable care systems’ (ACS) - the DDTHRW STP could be incorporated in a North East and Cumbria ACS and the influence of individual Councils and CCG would decrease further as the footprint widened;

·                The STP Lead’s perspective on the role of the local authority in the DDTHRW Sustainable Transformation Partnership (STP) would be beneficial;


In agreeing to the request, the Chairman has invited the Chief Executive, or their appointed representative, from each of the local authorities within the STP footprint to attend the meeting also.


Durham Darlington and Teesside, Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby STP - Development of a Workforce Strategy

To receive a presentation from Alex Glover, Local Director, Health Education England in respect of the development of a workforce strategy related to the STP.



Building a sustainable future for the Friarage Hospital - Engagement programme pdf icon PDF 230 KB

To receive the attached stakeholder briefing in respect of South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s engagement programme. Janet Probert, Hambleton Richmondshire and Whitby CCG will be in attendance to report on the programme and how this sits within the wider STP process.



Chairman's urgent items


Any other business


Date and time of next meeting

-       Wednesday 17 January 2017 at 2.00 p.m. – Venue TBC



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