Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Monday, 25th September, 2023 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room, First Floor, BCP Civic Centre Annex, St Stephen's Rd, Bournemouth BH2 6LL. View directions

Contact: Louise Smith, Democratic Services  Email:; Email:


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To receive any apologies for absence from Councillors.


Substitute Members

To receive information on any changes in the membership of the Committee.


Note – When a member of a Committee is unable to attend a meeting of a Committee or Sub-Committee, the relevant Political Group Leader (or their nominated representative) may, by notice to the Monitoring Officer (or their nominated representative) prior to the meeting, appoint a substitute member from within the same Political Group. The contact details on the front of this agenda should be used for notifications.



Declarations of Interests

Councillors are requested to declare any interests on items included in this agenda. Please refer to the workflow on the preceding page for guidance.

Declarations received will be reported at the meeting.


Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 208 KB

To confirm the minutes of the Meeting held on 5 June 2023.


Action sheet pdf icon PDF 110 KB

To consider any outstanding actions.


Public Issues

To receive any public questions, statements or petitions submitted in accordance with the Constitution. Further information on the requirements for submitting these is available to view at the following link:- 


The deadline for the submission of public questions is 3 clear working days before the meeting.

The deadline for the submission of a statement is midday the working day before the meeting.

The deadline for the submission of a petition is 10 working days before the meeting.



National Suicide Prevention Strategy

To receive a verbal update from the Director of Public Health, Public Health Dorset.


Access to GP Practices in BCP area pdf icon PDF 346 KB

This paper provides an update on the current position of access within practices and PCNs in the BCP area. National comparisons are given where appropriate, alongside the Dorset view and vision. Dorset and BCP appointment activity is rising, and the data does not suggest that the growth will decrease at this time. The increase is noted in face-to-face appointments, telephone appointments and online consultations. Dorset’s appointment activity is reflected as over 10% greater per 1000 population than the national average.


Closure of Winton Health Centre: Review of Process and Outcomes pdf icon PDF 299 KB

Winton Health Centre closed on 31 July 2023.  A review of the process and outcomes are annotated in this report.

Additional documents:


Merger of The Adam Practice & Lifeboat Quay Medical Centre – NHS Dorset pdf icon PDF 388 KB

NHS Dorset has approved a merger application from the Adam Practice, Hamworthy, Dorset, and Lifeboat Quay Medical Centre, Poole, Dorset.  The merged contract will be effective from 1 October 2023.


Local Government Association Peer Challenge: Adult Social Care pdf icon PDF 150 KB

The Health and Care Act 2022 creates a new duty for the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to review local authorities’ performance in discharging their adult social care functions under the Care Act 2014.

As part of the Council’s preparations for these new arrangements, a Local Government Association (LGA) Peer Challenge was arranged and this report sets out the findings of the review and how the learning will be used to ensure the Council is best placed to achieve a positive outcome from a Care Quality Commission review.

Additional documents:


Portfolio Holder Update

To receive a verbal update from the Portfolio Holder for Health and Wellbeing.


Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 384 KB

To note the items listed on the Forward Plan however further consideration will be given at the Committee’s work programming session in October.


Dates of future meetings

To note the dates of the meeting dates for the 2023/24 municipal year as follows:

·       27 November 2023

·       15 January 2024

·       4 March 2024

All with a 6pm start, venues to be confirmed.