Agenda and draft minutes

Health Scrutiny Panel
Thursday, 14th March, 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: Conference Room, Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield, EN1 3XA. View directions

Contact: Elaine Huckell 

Items
No. Item

1018.

WELCOME & APOLOGIES

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed all attendees to the meeting.  

1019.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members of the Council are invited to identify any disclosable pecuniary, other pecuniary or non-pecuniary interests relevant to the items on the agenda.

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

1020.

INTERVENTIONS IN CHILDREN'S HEALTH pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To receive:

 

·         A Presentation on the Health of Children and Young People in Enfield

·         The Enfield Child Health Profile

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair said the theme for this meeting is Interventions in Children’s Health. He welcomed Stuart Lines, Director of Public Health and Duduzile Sher Arami, Consultant in Public Health.  He said two of the key concerns raised by Members previously were regarding childhood obesity and children’s oral health.  Both, of these issues are examined in the presentation given by Duduzile Sher Arami.  The Enfield Child Health Profile for June 2018 was included in the papers circulated from Public Health England.

 

Duduzile Sher Arami spoke of the necessity for a sustainable public health system to be provided to improve the health and wellbeing of children, to tackle health inequalities and ensure children are able, to achieve the best start in life.  

 

The following was highlighted:

1.    It is anticipated that there would be over 95,000 Children and Young People (CYP) living in Enfield by 2050. The CYP population is ethnically diverse.

2.    The CYP population estimates show high numbers of children in the 0 – 5 years sub group - those making substantial use of our services. This is the time when healthy behaviours are being established.

3.    A large number, of CYP from 0 – 18 years are distributed in areas of high deprivation in the borough. The number in poverty being above the England average.

4.    The rate of families in temporary accommodation in Enfield is significantly higher than London and England for 2017/18 – 24.6 per 1,000 compared to 14.9 per 1,000 for London and 3.4 per 1,000 for England.  Reference was made to the influence of good quality housing on people’s wellbeing. It was noted that wellbeing is also affected by the distance people need to travel to get to school or work.

5.    Maternity and birth indicators show that there are just under 5,000 births per year, this number has been consistent in recent years.

6.    It was noted that the smoking status for mothers at the time of delivery has significantly increased from 5.5% in 2012/13 to 7.5% in 2017/18. It was stressed that any improvements that could be made to stop smoking for this group would have beneficial effects for babies and also later for children at risk of passive smoking.

7.    The percentage of children achieving a good level of development at the end of reception class (school readiness) is lower for Enfield than for other London boroughs or for England.  This measure is linked to deprivation and is also linked to future educational outcomes.  It was stated that work was being undertaken with ‘Early Years’ to address this matter in Enfield.

8.    Obesity indicators show that for 2017/18 - 24.9% of reception year children are shown obese and overweight compared to London 21.8%) and England (22.4%).  They also reveal that for Year 6 children in Enfield - 41.1% are shown obese and overweight compared to 37.7% for London and 34.3% for England.

9.    The number of 16 - 17 year olds considered most vulnerable -not in education, employment or training (NEET) or  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1020.

1021.

WORK PROGRAMME 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 137 KB

To note the work programme for 2019/ 20.

Minutes:

Discussion took place on the Work Programme.

 

The completed Work Programme for 2018/19 was NOTED and the following recommendations were put forward from the year

  • Chase Farm Hospital to improve communications relating to the urgent Care Centre as this can have an impact on A & E provision elsewhere.
  • Lobby Government for additional funding for North Middlesex Hospital as the local population increases.
  • That Careers Advisors in schools actively encourage students to consider the care sector as a career/ work experience.
  • Enfield CCG and NHS England to be asked for clarity on future primary care provision in and around both hospital trusts and in Chase Ward.

 

The following items were suggested for 2019/20 Work Programme

  • Ordnance Road surgery -performance and plans going forward.
  • Climate Change / Air Pollution.
  • Future of Community Phamacists.

1022.

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 22 JANUARY 2019 pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To receive the minutes of the meeting held on the 22 January 2019.

Minutes:

The minutes of the last meeting were AGREED.

 

1023.

DATES OF FUTURE MEETINGS

The dates of future meetings will be decided at the Annual Council meeting on Wednesday 8 May 2019.

Minutes:

The dates of future meetings will be decided at the Annual Council meeting on Wednesday 8 May 2019.