Agenda and minutes

Health and Social Care Committee
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 09.15

Venue: Committee Room 3 - Senedd

Contact: Policy: Llinos Madeley  Legislation: Fay Buckle

Items
Note No. Item

Transcript

2.

Motion under Standing Order 17.22 to elect temporary Chair

Minutes:

2.1 David Rees was elected as temporary Chair.

 

3.

Introductions, apologies and substitutions

Minutes:

3.1 Apologies were received from Vaughan Gething and Ken Skates due to their appointments as Deputy Ministers in the Welsh Government and from Elin Jones and Darren Millar.  Leighton Andrews and David Rees attended as substitutes.

 

3.2 Leighton Andrews declared, for the purpose of item 4b, that he is an honorary professor at Cardiff School of Journalism.  

 

(09:30 - 12:45)

4.

Inquiry into measles outbreak 2013 - oral evidence

(09:30 - 10:10)

4a

Evidence from Local Health Boards and Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

HSC(4)-24-13 paper 1 : Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

HSC(4)-24-13 paper 2 : Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

HSC(4)-24-13 paper 3 : Aneurin Bevan Health Board

HSC(4)-24-13 paper 4 : Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

 

Dr Sara Hayes, Director of Public Health, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

Dr Ian Millington, Medical Secretary of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Local Medical Committee

Andrew Jones, Director of Public Health, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Dr Gillian Richardson, Director of Public Health, Aneurin Bevan Health Board

John Burge, Principal School’s Governance Officer, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The witnesses responded to questions from members of the Committee.

 

(10:10 - 10:40)

4b

Evidence on the role of the media

HSC(4)-24-13 paper 5

 

          Dr Andy Williams, Cardiff School of Journalism

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.2 Dr Andy Williams responded to questions from members of the Committee.

 

4.3 Dr Williams agreed to provide a copy of the guidelines for journalists produced by the Science Media Centre.

(10:45 - 11:25

4c

Evidence from Sense and UCL Institute of Child Health

HSC(4)-24-13 paper 6 : Sense

 

Nick Morris, Policy & Campaigns Officer (Cymru), Sense

Joff McGill, Director of Information, Advice, and Research and lead on immunisation and rubella, Sense

 

HSC(4)-24-13 paper 7 : UCL Institute of Child Health

 

          Dr Helen Bedford, Senior Lecturer in Children’s Health

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.4 The witnesses responded to questions from members of the Committee.

 

(11:25 - 12:05)

4d

Evidence from Public Health Wales

HSC(4)-24-13 paper 8

 

Dr Marion Lyons, Director of Health Protection

Dr Brendan Mason, Regional Epidemiologist

Dr Richard Roberts, Head, Vaccine Preventable Disease Programme

Dr Quentin Sandifer, Executive Director of Public Health Services

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.5 The witnesses responded to questions from members of the Committee.

 

4.6 Dr Sandifer agreed to provide details of the number of MMR vaccinations administered in the Swansea area following the national campaign to raise uptake in 2005-6.

 

(12:05 - 12:45)

4e

Evidence from the Welsh Government

HSC(4)-24-13 paper 9

 

          Mark Drakeford AM, Minister for Health and Social Services

          Dr Ruth Hussey, Chief Medical Officer

Andrew Riley, Senior Medical Officer

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.7 The Minister and Dr Hussey responded to questions from members of the Committee.

 

4.8 Dr Hussey agreed to provide clarification on the difference between the figures provided by the Welsh Government and Public Health Wales in their written evidence on the national catch-up campaign in 2005. Dr Hussey also agreed to confirm whether the letter issued from the Welsh Government to health boards in 2009 encouraging compliance with the Welsh Health Circular 2005 was generic or geographically specific.

5.

Papers to note

Minutes of the meetings held on 6, 12, 20 & 26 June and 1July

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee noted the minutes.

 

5.2 The Committee formally noted that it had agreed its report on Stage 1 of the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Bill, and that it would be published by 19 July.

 

5a

Inquiry into measles outbreak 2013 - Written evidence from BMA Cymru Wales

HSC(4)-24-13 paper 10

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.3 The Committee noted the paper.

5b

Inquiry into measles outbreak 2013 - Evidence from RCN Wales

HSC(4)-24-13 paper 11

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.4 The Committee noted the paper.

 

 

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