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Agenda item

Public Questions and Petitions

To receive any questions or petitions from members of the public



Sharon Milsom attended on behalf of Sheffield Save Our NHS and asked the following question concerning the South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board:




“South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (SYICB) will take responsibility for all health and care decision making from all South Yorkshire local areas in July.




SYICB membership should (amongst others) include Councillors from each local authority, representatives from Social Care, Mental Health, Public Health, Community Health, Primary Care, Acute Health, Carers and Trade Union representatives.




Private sector providers of NHS funded health services should be ineligible for SYICB membership.




Will Sheffield City Council support the above proposals to demonstrate there is accountability to the public, patients and staff; to ensure openness and transparency in the SYICB decision making, including public access to Board papers and Board meetings and allow public questions?




Will the Healthier Communities and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee ask the Integrated Care Board what is happening with regard to allowing such public access and accountability, and also to determining the composition of that Board?”




The Chair (Councillor Steve Ayris) stated that the development of the ICS had been considered at a previous meeting of the Committee and it had been decided that a Scrutiny ICS Liaison Group be established to monitor how the South Yorkshire Integrated Care System would be introduced and there had been a number of recommendations which had touched on some of the issues raised by the questioner.  Councillor Ayris said that the Committee had noted the questions and would raise them at the next meeting of the Liaison Group which was due to be held on 1st February.  He also said that he would provide the questioner with a written response.




The Policy and Improvement Officer (Emily Standbrook-Shaw) said that she would forward  to Sharon Milsom,  a copy of the minutes of the meeting at which the subject of private providers had been raised.




Councillor Ruth Milsom said that a Notice of Motion regarding "Protecting Patients and Staff after NHS Changes” had been put before the December 2021 meeting of full Council and recommendations arising from this had been forwarded to the ICS Board.