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Agenda item

Scrutiny Review of GP Service provision across County Durham - Proposed scoping document - Report of the Director of Transformation and Partnerships

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Director of Transformation and Partnerships that provided details of the proposed scoping document in respect of the Scrutiny Review of GP Service provision across County Durham (for copy see file of minutes).

 

The Principal Overview and Scrutiny Officer advised that Adults Wellbeing and Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee had been involved in a number of consultations and engagement processes undertaken by GP practices that involved a range of issues including branch mergers, closures and service provisions across County Durham.

 

Members were advised of key objectives and were informed that sessions would include engagement with representations from NHS England, Clinical Commissioning Groups, GP practices and the Care Quality Commission to look at the inspection process. The Principal Overview and Scrutiny Officer highlighted the importance of looking at the inspection processes and work already undertaken by Clinical Commissioning Group colleagues to address key issues already identified.

 

The Committee were advised that the membership would include Councillors J Robinson (Chairman) and J Chaplow (Vice-Chairman) R Crute, A Patterson, H Smith, O Temple, P Jopling, P Crathorne and T Henderson; Mr David Taylor-Gooby, Non-voting Co-optee and Chris Cunningham-Shore from Healthwatch County Durham. The Principal Overview and Scrutiny Officer added that a couple of vacancies were still available if any other members of the committee wished to be involved.

 

The Principal Overview and Scrutiny Officer added that sessions would be taking place from January to May 2019 and findings and recommendations would be reported to the Adults Wellbeing and Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Cabinet and Health and Wellbeing Board thereafter.

 

Resolved:

That the terms of reference and project plan for the review be agreed.

 

 

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