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Councillor Dark, proposer of the call-in addressed the Panel and explained why he had called in the Cabinet Member decision.


Panel Members received a submission from the Portfolio Holder, People and Communities.


Panel Members received a submission from the Assistant Director, Health, Wellbeing and Public Protection.


The Panel was invited to debate the call-in.  A summary of which is set out below.


Councillor Mrs Spikings referred to the DAWN project and outlined the work which had previously been undertaken.


The Portfolio Holder, People and Communities outlined the proposed changes for Doctors/GP’s to deliver the health service and made reference to the Health Hub at South Lynn and the Health Centre on the Bypass.


Councillor Mrs Spikings highlighted the importance of ensuring health care for the elderly population who did not have access to the Internet.


Councillor Long commented on the six outcomes and added that the £150,000 should endeavour to make a real difference on the ground and not just for a report to be produced.  Councillor Long added that any public money spent should result in benefits for people living in the Borough.


Following questions and comments from the Panel, the Executive Director, Place gave an assurance that the key piece of work between the partner organisations was required to co-ordinate the information and focus on the services required in West Norfolk.


Following a question from Councillor Lintern, the Assistant Director, Health, Wellbeing and Public Protection explained that the road map would assist in achieving the six outcomes.


Councillor Ryves commented that he read about other Marmot organisations in many cases it was his understanding that the data came from many sources.  With regard to King’s Lynn it was specifically to obtain health service data to benefit the residents of West Norfolk.


The Chair highlighted the importance of working with partners to support the health and wellbeing, etc for residents of the Borough.  The Chair summarised the debate which had taken place and commented that the £50,000 contribution from the Borough Council would assist in working with partners to identify specific areas of work.  The Chair commented on funding being tight and budget being available from the Council if necessary. The Chair sought assurance that the £50,000 contribution would not be to deliver a report.


In response, the Portfolio Holder for Finance explained that the Council would do what was needed to kick off the Marmot and added that there was community funding available.  The Council would work with partners to make an improvement in West Norfolk.


Councillor Devulapalli concurred with the comments made by Councillor Ryves and commended the project to benefit the residents of West Norfolk.


Councillor Blunt commented that he was in support of the project and asked if a briefing could be arrange for all Councillors.


The Chair echoed the comments made by Councillor Blunt and highlighted the importance of improving health and well-being for the residents of West Norfolk and asked the Assistant Director to schedule an all Member Briefing.


The general consensus was that the Panel was in favour of the Marmot.


The Call-in was not upheld.


The Chair commented that the decision had been called in because there had been no opportunity for Councillors to ask questions.  The Panel had now had an opportunity to ask questions of the Assistant Director and supported the proposal.


RESOLVED:  The Corporate Performance Panel requested that an all Member Briefing be scheduled outlining the importance of enhancing the health and wellbeing of residents in the Borough,


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