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Venue: The Council Chamber, Redcar and Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart, Redcar, TS10 1TD

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

No. Item


Apologies for absence


Councillors W Newall and J Taylor (Darlington Borough Council)

Councillors J Chaplow and J Clark (Durham County Council)

Councillors B Brady and A Hellaoul (Middlesbrough Council)

Councillor L Grainge (Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council)



Substitute Members





To receive any Declarations of Interest by Members


None recorded.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 95 KB

To receive and approve the minutes of the meeting of the Durham Darlington and Teesside Hambleton Richmondshire and Whitby STP Joint Health Scrutiny Committee held on 13 June 2018 – Copy attached.


Agreed that the minutes of the meeting held on 13 June 2018 be confirmed and signed by the Chair as a correct record.

The Principal Overview and Scrutiny Officer from Durham County Council provided an update on the 3 acute hospital site model.

Members requested that a copy of the letter sent to the Chief Executives of County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust (FT); North Tees and Hartlepool NHS FT and South Tees Hospitals FT, and any responses received be circulated to the DDTHRW STP Joint Health Scrutiny Committee: - NOTED.



Empowering Communities - Communications and Engagement for Integrated health and care pdf icon PDF 227 KB

Presentation by Mary Bewley, Durham, Darlington, Teesside, Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby STP Communications Lead.


A copy of the narrative and communications pack published on 14 June 2018 in respect of “Integrating and optimising health care services to meet local need and maximise stability” is attached for members information.


The Durham, Darlington, Teesside, Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby STP Communications Lead presented a report and gave a presentation on the communications and engagement work stream for NHS organisations in North Cumbria and the North East Region.


Since its creation in 1948, the NHS had evolved and adapted to meet changing

needs and expectations. Patients now had access to a wider range of treatment, using new technology, techniques and medicines, and provided by a changing workforce who have new skills and expertise. Positive outcomes have increased, with more people living longer and healthier lives, often as a result of tailored support for long-term conditions and more successful treatment for serious illness or injury.


Spending less time in hospital is better for patients’ recovery and most

people prefer to be cared for at home if possible. New technologies and ways of

working allow this to happen more easily, which also means a greater need for social care and community health services to be coordinated, and new approaches to prevention and wellbeing, patient centred care and integration of health services across settings.


A number of national and local priorities are influencing how, when and where health care is provided, particularly in relation to services becoming more integrated and coordinated. It is inevitable that some care will need to be provided in a different way, to ensure the best clinical standards are met, that services are fit for future purpose, safe and sustainable.


Senior leaders and doctors from NHS organisations across Cumbria and the North East are working together regionally and locally to:


·         Plan and develop services to meet the needs of local populations from North Yorkshire to the Scottish Borders now and in the future, taking into account how services are currently provided and where they need to change or develop. In particular, where new models of care might need to be introduced to integrate what is provided and ensure patients are seen in the right place, by the right person to meet their needs.

·         Use information held by each organisation to ensure planning and

      development of services is based on patient and population need and

      available skills and resources.

·         Consider how the current and predicted NHS workforce affects the provision of services.

·         Look at services such as tests, scans, x-rays and other diagnostics, and how they could be provided in a more accessible and efficient way.


Integrated care systems (ICSs) are evolving and will lead and plan care for

their specific population and provide coordinated leadership across NHS

organisations. This involves where appropriate taking a ‘do once’ approach to

joint priorities and pieces of work that are common to all organisations in the



Integrated care partnerships (ICPs) are alliances of providers and

commissioners who are collaborating to deliver care. In North Cumbria and

the North East, the proposal is for four ICPs to be in place, to run alongside a

Cumbria and North East ICS, which will take responsibility for overall

coordination in the whole geographical area, by April 2019. Health  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.


Durham Darlington and Teesside, Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby STP - Workstream Update


The Durham, Darlington, Teesside, Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby STP Communications Lead provided an update on the work that had been undertaken within the area.


The Principal Overview and Scrutiny Officer from Durham County Council advised that an update on “Our Journey So Far” had been circulated to the committee via email. It was a lengthy document that included a lot of individual links so it was best to view it electronically. If Members had any questions or feedback they could contact the Principal Overview and Scrutiny Officer.


The Durham, Darlington, Teesside, Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby STP Communications Lead advised that a bulletin had been circulated and another would be released within two months: - NOTED.


Chairman's urgent items





Any other business





Date and time of next meeting

To be confirmed.


The next meeting date was to be confirmedbut would be before December 2018. A Member suggested that the next meeting be held at Darlington Civic Centre as it was a central location for all attendees: - NOTED.



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