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Agenda and minutes

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Items
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Transcript

(09.00)

1.

Introductions, apologies and substitutions

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

1.1 Apologies were received from John Griffiths. Jenny Rathbone substituted.

1.2 For items relating to the Safe Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill, Peter Black substituted for Kirsty Williams.

(09.00 - 10.10)

2.

Safe Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill: evidence session 14

Kirsty Williams AM, Member in charge of the Safe Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill

Lisa Salkeld, Legal Services, National Assembly for Wales Commission

Philippa Watkins, Research Service, National Assembly for Wales Commission

 

Safe Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill

 

Explanatory Memorandum

Minutes:

2.1 Kirsty Williams, the Member in charge of the Bill, responded to questions from Members.

(10.15 - 11.45)

3.

Scrutiny of the Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health: general and financial scrutiny

Mark Drakeford AM, Minister for Health and Social Services

Vaughan Gething AM, Deputy Minister for Health

 

Dr Andrew Goodall, Director General, Health & Social Services

Albert Heaney, Director of Social Services & Integration

Dr Ruth Hussey, Chief Medical Officer

Martin Sollis, Director of Finance Department of Health and Social Services

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

3.2 The Minister agreed to:

·         provide background statistical information relating to the number of individuals in Wales who have chronic illnesses and the number in receipt of treatments; 

·         alert the Committee when the national report of the Trusted to Care spot checks of older people’s mental health wards in Wales is published;

·         write to the Committee to provide details of the capital programme allocations in Betsi Cadwaladar University Health Board’s draft three-year plan, with specific reference to any plans for the development of Ysbyty Gwynedd’s emergency department; and

·         review the Welsh Government’s guidance in relation to local health board service change to ensure that it provides adequately for engagement with staff who might be affected.

(11.45 - 12.25)

4.

Safe Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill: evidence session 15

Melanie Minty, Care Forum Wales

Anne Thomas, Linc Cymru and representing Care Forum Wales

Michele Millard, Spire Cardiff Hospital and representing Welsh Independent Healthcare Association

Simon Rogers, Welsh Independent Healthcare Association

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The witnesses responded to questions from Members.

(12.25)

5.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42(vi) to resolve to exclude the public from items 6, 7 and 12 of the meeting and for item 1 of the meeting on 25 March 2015

Minutes:

5.1 The motion was agreed.

(12.25 - 12.30)

6.

Safe Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill: consideration of evidence received

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

6.2 The Committee agreed to write to the Minister for Health and Social Services to request clarification about whether the Acuity Tool Governance Framework (when validated) will include fixed staffing ratios that apply to all medical and surgical adult in-patient wards.

(12.30 - 12.35)

7.

Scrutiny of the Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Health: consideration of evidence received

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

7.2 The Committee agreed to write to the Minister for Health and Social Services in relation to guidance on safe levels of locum use.

(13.30 - 14.10)

8.

Inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse: evidence session 7

Sue Goodman, the Wallich

Antonia Watson, the Wallich

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 The witnesses responded to questions from Members.

(14.15 - 14.55)

9.

Inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse: evidence session 8

Stephen Coole, NUS Wales

Lucy-Ann Henry, NUS Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

9.2 The witnesses agreed to:

  • provide the Committee with a copy of the NUS strategy organised bar crawls; and
  • a copy of the NUS interim report findings.

(14.55 - 15.45)

10.

Inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse: evidence session 9

Inspector Nick McLain, Gwent Police

Paul Roberts, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons

Assistant Chief Constable Jon Stratford, Association of Chief Police Officers

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

10.2 The witnesses agreed to:

  • provide the Committee with figures on the number of arrests and/or offences where alcohol was a contributory factor; and
  • figures on call demand and incident demand over a given week.

(15.45)

11.

Papers to note

11.1

Minutes of the meeting held on 5 March 2015

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

11.1a The Committee agreed to amend the minute of the meeting on 5 March to include details of the additional information Members agreed to request from local health boards and the Welsh Independent Healthcare Association regarding the Safe Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill.

11.2

Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum - Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: correspondence from the Presiding Officer

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

11.2a The Committee noted the correspondence and agreed to write to the Presiding Officer to highlight the importance of the Assembly’s role in scrutinising LCMs.

11.3

Correspondence from the Petitions Committee: P-04-625 Support for Safe Nursing Staffing Levels

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

11.3a The Committee noted the correspondence.

(15.45 - 16.00)

12.

Inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse: consideration of evidence received

Minutes:

12.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

 

 

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