Health and Social Care Committee

 

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 4 - Tŷ Hywel

 

 

 

Meeting date:

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

 

 

 

Meeting time:

09.05 - 11.53

 

 

 

This meeting can be viewed on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/3011

 

 

Concise Minutes:

 

 

 

Assembly Members:

 

David Rees AM (Chair)

Alun Davies AM

John Griffiths AM

Mike Hedges AM (In place of Lynne Neagle AM)

Altaf Hussain AM

Elin Jones AM

Darren Millar AM

Gwyn R Price AM

Lindsay Whittle AM

Kirsty Williams AM

 

 

 

 

 

Witnesses:

 

Mark Drakeford AM, the Minister for Health and Social Services

Vaughan Gething AM, the Deputy Minister for Health

Dr Andrew Goodall, Welsh Government

Dr Ruth Hussey, Welsh Government

Albert Heaney, Welsh Government

Martin Sollis, Welsh Government

 

 

 

 

 

Committee Staff:

 

Llinos Madeley (Clerk)

Helen Finlayson (Second Clerk)

Catherine Hunt (Second Clerk)

Sian Giddins (Deputy Clerk)

Rhys Morgan (Deputy Clerk)

Zoe Kelland (Deputy Clerk)

Gareth Howells (Legal Adviser)

Amy Clifton (Researcher)

Martin Jennings (Researcher)

Philippa Watkins (Researcher)

 

 

 

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Transcript

View the meeting transcript.

 

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1   Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill: consideration of draft report

1.1 The Committee considered the draft report. It agreed to give consider the draft report further at its meeting on 25 June 2015.

 

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2   General and financial scrutiny of the Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health: discussion of approach

2.1 The Committee discussed its approach to the general and financial scrutiny of the Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health.

 

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3   Introductions, apologies and substitutions

3.1 Apologies were received from Lynne Neagle. Mike Hedges substituted for Lynne Neagle.

 

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4   General and financial scrutiny of the Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health

4.1 The Minister and Deputy Minister responded to questions from Members.

4.2 The Minister agreed to provide:

-     A breakdown of the additional £6.8 million planned care performance and £6.8 million Health Board winter pressures allocations provided during 2014-15 (details of which were outlined in paragraph 8 of your written paper), by individual health board.;

-     details of the general make up of primary and secondary care budgets, to include information about:

-     the allocations made to primary and secondary care respectively in 2014-15;

-     the proportion of the 2014-15 overspend that was attributable to primary and secondary care respectively; and

-     the increases/decreases for primary and secondary care budgets respectively for each of the last five years, particularly as a proportion of the overall departmental budget.

-     clarification of the date on which health boards in Wales were informed that overspends and brokerage funding provided at the end of 2013-14, before the commencement of the National Health Service Finance (Wales) Act 2014, would not need to be repaid; and

-     an update on work that the Welsh Government is undertaking on financial flows across health board boundaries.

 

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5   P-04-625 Support for Safe Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill: proposal to close the petition

5.1 The Committee considered the petition and agreed to recommend that the petition should be closed.

 

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6   Papers to note

 

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6.1 Minutes of the meetings held on 21 May and 3 June

6.1a The Committee noted the minutes of the meeting on 21 May and 3 June 2015.

 

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6.2 Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill: additional information

6.2a The Committee noted the additional information.

 

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7   Motion under Standing Order 17.42(vi) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting and for the meeting on 25 June 2015

7.1 The motion was agreed.

 

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8   General and financial scrutiny of the Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health: consideration of evidence

8.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

 

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9   Public Health (Wales) Bill: consideration of approach to Stage 1 scrutiny

9.1 The Committee considered its approach to Stage 1 scrutiny of the Bill and agreed to:

·         issue a general call for evidence with a consultation period of 11 weeks, from 19 June to 4 September 2015;

·         give further consideration to the schedule of oral evidence sessions at its meeting on 25 June 2015.

 

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