Manchester City Council



Health Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday, 1st December, 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting - Webcast at -

Contact: Lee Walker 

Note: You can watch the meeting live here, 

No. Item


Urgent Business

To consider any items which the Chair has agreed to have submitted as urgent.



To consider any appeals from the public against refusal to allow inspection of background documents and/or the inclusion of items in the confidential part of the agenda.



To allow Members an opportunity to [a] declare any personal, prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interests they might have in any items which appear on this agenda; and [b] record any items from which they are precluded from voting as a result of Council Tax/Council rent arrears; [c] the existence and nature of party whipping arrangements in respect of any item to be considered at this meeting. Members with a personal interest should declare that at the start of the item under consideration.  If Members also have a prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interest they must withdraw from the meeting during the consideration of the item.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 229 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 3 November 2020.


COVID-19 Update pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Report of the Director of Public Health


In July the Committee received the Manchester Local Prevention and Response (Outbreak) Plan and has received regular updates on the 10 Point Plan and more recently the 12 Point Plan which relate to the overarching document. 


The attached Plan now incorporates two major additional programmes of work relating to Targeted Testing at Scale and the Mass Vaccination Programme.



Additional documents:


Urgent Emergency Care by Appointment pdf icon PDF 358 KB

Report of the Director of Commissioning NHS Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group


This report provides the Health Scrutiny Committee with an update on the urgent care changes happening in Manchester in line with Greater Manchester and national strategy.



Mental Health Service and COVID-19 pdf icon PDF 902 KB

Report of the Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


This paper presents the GMMH organisational response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the steps take to sustain services throughout the initial lockdown period and then develop a sustainable model of provision. Steps taken to forward plan the changing demand and impact on services as a consequence of the pandemic are also presented with a surge predicted to coincide with the autumn and winter months.



Overview Report pdf icon PDF 234 KB

Report of the Governance and Scrutiny Support Unit


The monthly report includes the recommendations monitor, relevant key decisions, the Committee’s work programme and items for information. The report also contains additional information including details of those organisations that have been inspected by the Care Quality Commission.