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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 2 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Sarah Beasley 

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Transcript: Transcript for 23/10/2019 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(09.30)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

(09.30-10.00)

2.

Autism Services in Wales: Evidence session with the Minister for Health and Social Services

Vaughan Gething AM, Minister for Health and Social Services

Albert Heaney, Director, Social Services and Integration – Welsh Government

 

Research brief

Written Statement: Improvements in autism services

Paper from Welsh Government

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from the Minister for Health and Social Services.

2.2 The Minister for Health and Social Services agreed to provide additional information on the programme of engagement the Minister and his officials are undertaking as part of the consultation which will inform the Code of Practice.

2.3 The Minister for Health and Social Services also agreed to provide additional information regarding the publication of a GP register for autism and the publication of data on waiting times for children and young people.

(10.00-10.40)

3.

National Health Service (Indemnities) (Wales) Bill: Evidence session with the Minister for Health and Social Services

Vaughan Gething AM, Minister for Health and Social Services

Frances Duffy, Director, Primary Care & Health Science, Welsh Government

Sarah Tyler, Lawyer, Welsh Government

 

National Health Service (Indemnities) (Wales) Bill

 

National Health Service (Indemnities) (Wales) Bill – Explanatory Memorandum

 

Research brief

 

Paper 1 – British Medical Association Cymru

Paper 2 – Royal College of General Practitioners

Paper 2a – Health Education and Improvement Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 Under Standing Order 17.24A, Dai Lloyd AM, Committee Chair declared an interest as a GP who has paid medical indemnity in the past. He confirmed that there is no specific interest at the moment as indemnity is now resolved on a practice level, and not on a personal level.

3.2 The Committee received evidence from the Minister for Health and Social Services.

3.3 The Minister for Health and Social Services agreed to provide additional information regarding asset transfers.

(10.45-11.45)

4.

National Health Service (Indemnities) (Wales) Bill: Evidence session with the Medical Defence Organisations

Mary-Lou Nesbitt, Head of Governmental & External Relations, Medical Defence Union

Dr Matthew Lee, Professional Services Director, Medical Defence Union

Emma Parfitt, Director of Advisory and Legal Services, Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland

David Sturgeon, Director of Development, Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland

 

Paper 3 – Medical Defence Union

Paper 4 – Medical Protection Society

Paper 4a – Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 Under Standing Order 17.24A, Dai Lloyd AM, Committee Chair declared an interest.

4.2 The Committee received evidence from Medical Defence Organisations.

(11.45)

5.

Paper(s) to note

5.1

Letter from the Minister for Health and Social Services regarding Healthy Weight; Healthy Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee noted the letter.

5.2

Letter from Chair of Children, Young People and Education Committee on children's rights in Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.2 The Committee noted the letter.

(11.45)

6.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (vi) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of this meeting

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee agreed to the Motion to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting.

(11.45-12.15)

7.

National Health Service (Indemnities) (Wales) Bill: Discussion of evidence and consideration of emerging themes

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee identified the key themes for inclusion in the draft report.

(12.15-12.30)

8.

Impact of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 in relation to Carers: Consideration of draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee agreed the report.

 

 

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