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Items
No. Item

56.

Declarations of Interest

    Members are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary, personal or personal and prejudicial interests they may have and the nature of those interests relating to items on this agenda and/or indicate if S106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.   

    Minutes:

    There were no declarations of interests.

57.

Exclusion of Press and Public

    To consider that the press and public be excluded from the remaining part of the meeting pursuant to Section 100(A)4 of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that discussions may involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the provisions of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 and public interest would not be served in publishing the information.

    Minutes:

    Decision:

    That the Press and Public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items of business, in accordance with the provisions of Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.

     

    Reason for Decision:

    Should the press and public remain during debate on these items there may be a disclosure of information that is deemed to be exempt under Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

58.

Decommissioning Principles

     A report outlining the decommissioning strategy/policy

    Minutes:

    The Board considered a report of the Director of Children’s Services which provided an explanation of decommissioning, and proposed a set of decommissioning principles, that would underpin a decommissioning strategy/policy and the Board’s decision making process.

     

    Decision:

    The Shadow Integrated Commissioning Board approves the principles that will underpin decommissioning within the locality, and upon which the Board shall develop a decommissioning strategy/policy.

     

    Reasons for the decision:

    Decommissioning was described, in the report, as being a natural part of the commissioning cycle, and would be a key requirement to enable the locality to address the financial gap. Decommissioning can be a complex, sensitive process that was not always perceived as a positive or enabling process.  It was therefore essential that the Board establishes principles that will underpin its decommissioning decision making processes/policy/strategy. The recommended principles were drawn from research conducted for the National Audit Office, and as a result have a solid evidence base.

59.

Health and Social Care Shadow Pool Budget Report

    Consideration of alternative options for the reporting of the shadow pooled budget in 2017/18 and the formal pool(s) in the future.

    Minutes:

    The Board considered a report of the Chief Finance Officers (CCG and RBC) that presented alternative options for the reporting of the shadow pooled budget in 2017/18 and the formal pool(s) in the future. These options were in response to the report that the Board had previously considered on 14th November 2017 on the implications of the Family Services Model and its impact on the Local Care Organisation and the shadow pooled budget.

     

    Alternatives considered:

    The operation of a shadow pooled budget allows learning to take place prior to the formal pool which will be in place from April 2018 as part of the agreement for Transformation Funding from Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.

     

    Decision:

    That the Integrated Commissioning Board continues with one all age pool which allows for greater flexibility in managing pressures and year on year fluctuations as a consequence of non-recurrent funds or pressures, as described at Section 4 of the submitted report.

     

    Reasons for the decision:

    At a previous meeting the Board agreed that Adults and Children’s Health and Social Care, prescribing and Public Health budgets would form part of the shadow pooled budget for 2017/18 and regular monitoring was agreed. A report to the Board’s meeting on 14th November 2017 noted the Family Services Model that Children’s Services were looking at and that this was unlikely to be included in any Local Care Organisation arrangement in the immediate future, although the ultimate direction of travel is to move to the Local Care Organisation.

     

    As it is proposed at this time that the Family Services Model should be kept separate from those services to be included in the Local Care Organisation, the pooled budgets for Adults and Children’s Services could operate under separate pooled funds however this would move away from the all age / one system approach previously agreed.  In addition this would remove some of the flexibilities that a larger pool offers in managing fluctuations or non-recurrent pressures.