Hounslow Council

Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Committee Room 1, Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow

Contact: Ian Duke, telephone: 020 8583 2540 or e-mail:  ian.duke@hounslow.gov.uk. 

No. Item


Welcome & Introductions


Cllr Bath welcomed members and officers to the meeting.



Apologies for Absence, declarations of Interest and other Communications



Apologies were received from Cllrs Barwood, Carey Malhotra and Purewal, plus Emma Cartwright and Tim Spilsbury.

Cllrs Kaur and Chatt also gave their apologies.


Minutes of the meeting held on 25 April 2017 pdf icon PDF 167 KB


The minutes of the meeting of the 25 April 2017 were agreed as an accurate record.


Matters Arising


For the actions agreed at the last meeting Ian Duke provided the following updates:

·         The JSNA factsheet on Dementia had been circulated

·         Further work around social isolation and the SWAP pilot was to be considered as part of the Panel’s work programming

·         The data work around GP Access was still ongoing and those interested in the Task and Finish Group work would be contacted over the summer

·         The throughput numbers for the 18 beds dedicated for mental health at Ealing Hospital had been circulated



Appointments 2017 pdf icon PDF 236 KB


The Panel agreed the following appointments:

·         Cllr Savin as Vice-Chair

·         Cllrs Collins and Mehrban as Hounslow’s representatives on the NW London Joint Health Overview & Scrutiny Committee


Forward Plan


This item had been included on the agenda in error.


Any other matters that the Chair considers urgent


Cllr Collins has been informed that the treatment nurses based within GP Practices were being centralised within the Heart of Hounslow. His concern was that this seemed to run counter to the out of hospital strategy and the ambition to create GP Hubs with a wider range of services.

Mary Clegg responded that the nurses in question were provided by Hounslow & Richmond Healthcare Trust (HRCH). In May HRCH had approached Hounslow CCG wanting to look again at how treatment nurses were used. They had audited activities undertaken and two-thirds were activities that GP Practices themselves were contracted to provide, and therefore duplication was taking place. If that capacity were released, treatment nurses could be redeployed within the community to provide services.

The current position is that HRCH were developing options and evaluating the impact (such as equalities and travel) of those options prior to the CCG Board taking a decision most likely in August.

Resolved: The Panel requested that it is made aware once the decision is taken.

There were no other items of urgent business and so the meeting was closed.


Date of Next Meeting - 4 October 2017


The date of the next meeting was noted.


Dates of future meetings

·         5 December 2017

·         27 February 2018


The dates of future meetings were noted.