Agenda and minutes
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That the minutes of the last meeting held on 7th September 2016 be submitted for approval.
Recommended - That the Minutes be received and approved as a correct record.
The Minutes of the Communities and Wellbeing Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 7th September 2016 were submitted for approval as a correct record.
Resolved - That the Minutes be received and approved as a correct record.
Representatives from the East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group will report on the outcome of the Primary Care Model consultation.
Representatives from the East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group reported on a review of local primary care especially of the services in Hyndburn. Representatives included:
· Rachel Watkins
· Lisa Cunliffe
· Dr. Phil Huxley
Dr. Huxley informed the Committee that it was their aim to make health care the best it could be.
Lisa Cunliffe gave a presentation on the Primary Care Model consultation and reminded the Committee that the proposals were presented at this Committee seven months ago. She referred to the work that had been carried out to form the proposed Primary Care Model and how the views and comments of patients had been taken on board to form principles incorporated into the model. She reported that the proposed model was based around 8 until 8 working week days and explained that there had been approximately 2000 responses to the consultation from across East Lancashire with approximately one third from Hyndburn. She reported that the consultation had shown that seven out of ten residents across East Lancashire had agreed with proposals for Health Hubs although less residents in Hyndburn as the Walk In Centre was very popular. Key themes were:
Access to GP services
Concern about the loss of the Walk In Centre
Capacity for the new Hub to serve the needs of residents.
Rachel Watkins referred to the advanced questions submitted by the Committee Members and gave the following responses:
· 60% of Hyndburn residents who responded to the consultation agreed with the proposal as an alternative to the closure of the Walk In Centre. A Patient Reference Group was being established to co-produce a model for Hyndburn and monitor progress.
· Reference was made to Section 3 of the report submitted by the Primary Care Committee showing quantitative findings and a breakdown of the comments of Hyndburn residents in relation to the Primary Care proposals included:
- 92% of Hyndburn residents wanted to save the Walk In Centre.
- 77% considered transport provision to the new Hub to be important.
- 47% considered saving Victoria Hospital important.
- 33% considered phone access to GPs important.
- 28% of people considered weekend access to healthcare important.
- 27% of people considered the impact on A&E important.
The consultation had been completed and the next steps outlined.
· The CCG will work with GP providers, patients and the population to develop a detailed service delivery model and mobilisation plan. The Hyndburn Walk-In Centre was due to close on 31 March 2017 and to ensure a smooth transition to the new service model there would be a period of duel running with the Walk In Centre.
· There had been no decision taken on the site of the new Hub in Hyndburn but the Acorn Centre Accrington was considered as the preferred option.
· Pharmacy provision was considered important and work would be carried out to ensure that services would be provided.
· GPs across East Lancashire are generally supportive of the new model.
· The new model in Hyndburn would not see any savings and there would ... view the full minutes text for item 231.