COUNTY COUNCIL

19TH JULY 2017

 

APPOINTMENT OF PROPER OFFICER

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD RECOMMENDATIONS:

 

  • That the Authority appoints the following named consultants from the Health Authority as Proper Officers for the purposes of Health Protection Legislation:-

 

Mrs Heather Lewis

 

Consultant in Health Protection

Mr Sion Lingard

 

Consultant in Health Protection

DR CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON

Consultant in Health Protection

Dr Rhianwen Stiff

 

Consultant in Communicable Disease Control

DR BRENDAN MASON

Consultant in Communicable Disease Control

Dr Gwen Lowe

 

Consultant in Communicable Disease Control

Dr Graham Brown

Consultant in Communicable Disease Control

Dr Meirion Evans

consultant epidemiologist

DR CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS

consultant epidemiologist

DR GIRI SHAKAR

PROFESSIONAL LEAD CONSULTANT FOR HEALTH PROTECTION

  • The appointments take immediate effect and continue until;

- the Council revokes the appointment; or

- the officer provided the Council with 3 months written notice of resignation; or

- the officer ceased employment with the health authority.

 

REASONS:

The Council is required to appoint ‘Proper’ Officers from the Health Authority (Public Health Wales) for the purposes of Public Health (Control of Disease) Act (as amended  by the Health and Social Care Act 2008) and Regulations made under the 1984 Act.

 

 

Relevant scrutiny committee to be consulted :         NO                                         

 

Exec Board Decision Required                     YES – 26TH JUNE, 2017

Council Decision Required                           YES – 19TH JULY, 2017

 

 

 

 

Executive Board Member Portfolio Holder:  

Cllr. Phillip Hughes, Public Protection Portfolio Holder

 

 

 

 

 

Directorate

Communities

Name of Head of Service:

Robin Staines

Report Author:

Sue Watts

 

Designations:

Head of Housing, Public Protection and Provider Services

Environmental Health and Licensing Manager

 

Tel Nos.

E Mail Addresses:

01267 228960

RStaines@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

 

 

01267 228929

sewatts@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

 


 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

COUNTY COUNCIL

19TH JULY 2017

 

 

APPOINTMENT OF PROPER OFFICER

 

 

 

Background

 

Individuals taking care of their own health is not always enough to protect the health of the population in general.

 

Consequently, legislation has long provided that local authorities may take certain actions or make certain requirements, to protect overall public health.

 

This legislation is included in the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 ('the 1984 Act') which was updated by the Health and Social Care Act 2008. The amended 1984 Act came into force on 26 July 2010.

 

Health Protection Regulations

 

Under the amended 1984 Act, Welsh Ministers have powers to make regulations to enable public bodies to respond to public health threats.

 

Following a consultation exercise between November 2009 and January 2010, Welsh Ministers made three sets of regulations which came into force on 26 July 2010.

 

The regulations are:

 

§  The Health Protection (Notification) (Wales) Regulations 2010: These Regulations include a revised list of diseases that doctors must report to the local authority. The regulations also include new provisions for cases that may have been caused by contamination with chemicals or radiation.

 

§  The Health Protection (Part 2A Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2010: These Regulations provide details on the evidence required before a Justice of the Peace (JP) can make an order on a person to protect public health. The Regulations also set out safeguards for people affected by an order

 

§  The Health Protection (Local Authority Powers) (Wales) Regulations 2010: These Regulations update local authorities powers and duties relating to their health protection role.

 

 

 

 

(1)    

Proper Officer

 

The Council is required to appoint ‘Proper’ Officers from the Health Authority (Public Health Wales) for the purposes of Public Health (Control of Disease) Act (as amended by the Health and Social Care Act 2008) and Regulations made under the 1984 Act.

 

In light of the fact that there have been recent appointments by Public Health Wales, the list of Proper Officers requires reviewing. The following is the current list of Consultants that requires appointments by the Council;

 

Mrs Heather Lewis

 

Consultant in Health Protection

Mr Sion Lingard

 

Consultant in Health Protection

DR CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON

Consultant in Health Protection

Dr Rhianwen Stiff

 

Consultant in Communicable Disease Control

DR BRENDAN MASON

Consultant in Communicable Disease Control

Dr Gwen Lowe

 

Consultant in Communicable Disease Control

Dr Graham Brown

Consultant in Communicable Disease Control

Dr Meirion Evans

consultant epidemiologist

DR CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS

consultant epidemiologist

DR GIRI SHAKAR

PROFESSIONAL LEAD CONSULTANT FOR HEALTH PROTECTION

 

The appointments will take effect from immediate effect and will continue until;

·         the Council revokes the appointment or

·         the officer provides the Council with 3 months written notice of your resignation or

·         the officer ceases employment with the health authority

 

These are honorary appointments and accordingly, no fees are payable by the Council in connection.

 

DETAILED REPORT ATTACHED ?

NO

 


IMPLICATIONS

 

I confirm that other than those implications which have been agreed with the appropriate Directors / Heads of Service and are referred to in detail below, there are no other implications associated with this report :

Signed: Robin Staines                                      Head of Housing, Public Protection and Provider Services 

Policy, Crime & Disorder and Equalities

Legal

Finance

ICT

Risk Management Issues

Staffing Implications

Physical Assets 

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

CONSULTATIONS

 

I confirm that the appropriate consultations have taken in place and the outcomes are as detailed below

Signed: Robin Staines                                            Head of Housing, Public Protection and Provider Services

1. Scrutiny Committee   N/A

2.Local Member(s)  N/A

3.Community / Town Council N/A

4.Relevant Partners  N/A

5.Staff Side Representatives and other Organisations  N/A

 

Section 100D Local Government Act, 1972 – Access to Information

List of Background Papers used in the preparation of this report:

 

THERE ARE NONE