The Board met on 12 July 2018. The next meeting is scheduled for 13 September 2018.
Members are aware that the Board’s Work Programme items were reflected in its agendas, that it was useful to have Members of Scrutiny on the Board, that the process was more focussed and there was an excellent cross section of representation.
Discussion ensued on Item 11 – Darlington Cancer Profile of the Health and Well Being Board scheduled for 12 September and Members were keen to promote the message of screening to all residents, including men, for various cancers and to attend a GP Practice for any unusual symptoms at an early date to ensure any cancers are detected early and treated.
Members felt that some screening methods were uncomfortable and embarrassing and it was felt that a fuller explanation was needed to encourage people to use the screening services available.
RESOLVED – That Members look forward to receiving an update on the work of the Health and Well Being Board at a future meeting of Scrutiny Committee.