Adult Social Care and Health Select Committee

The Adult Social Care and Health Select Committee examines topics related to:

  • all adult social care services
  • partnerships associated with adult social care
  • the provision of the public health service
  • local health bodies including those established by the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

The Select Committee will undertake detailed reviews of prioritised topics throughout the municipal year. It will carry out these reviews in a variety of ways, including reviewing reports at formal meetings, carrying out in-depth scrutiny at single-issue meetings and setting up working groups. In these reviews the Select Committee will seek to gather evidence in the community and to hear from local people and other experts.

The topics for review for the municipal year 2020-2021 were prioritised by members and formally proposed at the Overview and Scrutiny Committee in September 2020. Topics were then further refined, scoped and the methodology to carry them out decided by Select Committee members in their October meeting. The topics prioritised, and the ways to review them, are:

  • Covid-19 impact and recovery on health and social care.
  • Safeguarding of vulnerable adults. This topic will be reviewed at the Select Committee’s meeting due to take place on 16 December 2020.
  • Mental health in North Kensington, in the context of the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower Tragedy. A working group was set up to examine the topic in-depth.
  • Primary care provision- access and networks. This topic will be examined in a single-issue meeting to be scheduled for 2021.

Meeting papers and agendas are available on the Committees pages.

Special Meeting

The Select Committee will also hold a Special Meeting on the merger announced by the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust on Thursday 19 November 2020.

This merger is linked to changes in service delivery for congenital (present at birth) and children’s heart disease and it could have an impact on patients and the wider health economy. It is the impact on patients and the wider health economy that the Select Committee set out to scrutinise.

The Select Committee has invited the Trusts and North West London health partners, including West London Clinical Commissioning Group; Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust; NHS England and Healthwatch to a special meeting to answer their questions.

The health organisations will speak briefly about the rationale for the merger, its impact on patients and residents and on the wider health economy in North West London. They will then answer questions from the Select Committee and other attendees.

Are you a patient, resident or stakeholder who would be affected by the merger?

Do you have a question you would like to ask?

You are invited to attend this meeting and ask questions about the merger proposal. You can also let us know how you will be affected and send your questions or comments in writing to us, and we will pose them to the Trusts.

The virtual special meeting will take place at 6.30pm on Thursday 19 November 2020 and held on Teams. You can also tune in on YouTube to view the meeting.

You need to let us know in advance of the meeting by emailing scrutiny@rbkc.gov.uk, to be able to take part.

Past reviews

Last year the Select Committee reviewed Palliative care in the borough.