Health Committee

Thursday 10 March 2005

Members present: Mr David Hinchliffe (Chairman), Mr David Amess, John Austin, Mr Keith Bradley, Mr Simon Burns, Jim Dowd, Dr Doug Naysmith and Dr Richard Taylor

The Committee deliberated.

NHS Continuing Care: Ms Elaine McHale, Association of Directors of Social Services (ADSS), Ms Cath Attlee, Director of Commissioning & Modernisation, Hounslow Primary Care Trust, Ms Yvonne Cox, Chief Executive, Oxfordshire Learning Disability NHS Trust, Mr Michael Young, North West London Strategic Health Authority and Ms Denise Gilley, County Durham and Tees Valley Health Authority, were examined.

Ms Pauline Thompson , Policy Officer - Community Care Finance, Age Concern England, Ms Julia Cream, Head of Public Affairs and Ms Barbara Pointon, Alzheimer’s Society, Mr John Wheatley, Senior Social Policy Officer (Social Exclusion, Work and Welfare) and Ms Anne Williams, Independent Complaints Advocacy Service (ICAS), Regional Co-ordinator for the North West, Citizens’ Advice, were examined.

Mr John Pye, Continuing Care Nurse, RCN Member, Royal College of Nursing, Ms Louisa Stevens, Director Public Affairs, English Community Care Association, Dr Jackie Morris, Deputy Chair,  Policy Committee, British Geriatrics Society and Ms Jo Peck, Head of Nursing and Clinical Governance, Medicine Division, University Hospital Lewisham NHS Trust, were examined.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 15 March 2005 at half past Nine o’clock.