For the Health and Adult Social Care Select Committee to pre-scrutinise the proposals to make revenue budget savings in a number of public health services (substance misuse, stop smoking, sexual health and public health nursing), following a public consultation undertaken in Summer 2021. The Committee to take account of the report from the Working Group that considered these proposals. The Executive Member for Adult Services and Public Health is due to take a decision on these proposals at the Decision Day scheduled for 2:00pm on 16 November 2021.
The Committee received a report and supporting presentation from the Director of Public Health regarding proposals to make revenue budget savings in a number of public health services (see Item 7 in the Minute Book).
It was noted that the Committee had established a Working Group to consider these proposals in further detail. The Chairman of the Working Group Councillor Briggs gave a statement summarising the findings of the Working Group, as laid out in the Working Group report appended to the report.
Members thanked the Working Group and were supportive of their recommendations. Members asked questions and commented on the proposals.
That the Health and Adult Social Care Select Committee supports the recommendations being proposed to the Executive Member of Adult Services and Public Health.