Agenda and minutes

Venue: Number One Riverside

Contact: Janine Jenkinson  Senior Governance and Committee Officer

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chair and Vice Chair for 2022/ 2023

To appoint the Chair and Vice Chair of the Joint Scrutiny Panel for Pennine Care (Mental Health) Trust for 2022/23.

Minutes:

RESOLVED -

 

  1. That Councillor McLaren be reappointed Chair of the Joint Scrutiny Committee for Pennine Care (Mental Health) Trust for the 2022/2023 municipal year.

 

  1. That Councillor Hamblett be reappointed Vice-Chair of the Joint Scrutiny Committee for Pennine Care (Mental Health) Trust for the 2022/2023 municipal year.

 

 

Councillor McLaren in the Chair.

 

2.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors A. Cosgrove (Oldham Borough Council) and A. Thorney (Stockport Borough Council).

3.

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 declaration of interest.

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 104 KB

To consider the minutes of the Joint Scrutiny Panel for Pennine Care

(Mental Health) Trust meeting held on 22nd March 2022.

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED - That the minutes of the Joint Scrutiny Panel for Pennine Care (Mental Health) Trust meeting held on 22nd March 2022 be approved as a correct record.

 

 

5.

Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 43 KB

To note the Terms of Reference of the Joint Scrutiny Panel for Pennine Care (Mental Health) Trust.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the Terms of Reference of the Joint Scrutiny Panel for Pennine Care (Mental Health) Trust be noted.

6.

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust Presentation pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider a presentation from Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust relating to:

 

·         Financial Plan 2022/23

·         Major Capital Scheme 2022/2034  

·         Workforce Update

 

 

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed attendees to the meeting, and invited Anthony Hassall, Chief Executive (Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust), Nicky Tamanis (Executive Director of Finance - Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust) to introduce the presentation.

 

Financial Plan 2022/2023

 

The Executive Director of Finance reported that the Greater Manchester Integrated Care System had submitted balanced revenue and capital plans on 20th June 2022.  It was explained that to achieve a balanced plan would require the delivery of a system efficiency in the range of £50 - £100 million in additional to the challenging efficiency plans already built into organisational plans.  It was highlighted that there was a collective responsibility of all organisations in the system to manage the risk.

 

Mitigation actions included: emerging system wide efficiency programmes, identification of further system wide flexibilities and application of additional allocations to the system throughout the year to offset expenditure plans; and a review of capacity i.e. critical care beds / discharge cost.  The risks and mitigation actions would be managed through the system Financial Recovery Board.  A key risk was the delivery of the financial plan, including the efficiency plans of £11.3 million.

 

In relation to the Trust’s Capital Plan, it was explained that the Greater Manchester system was allocated a capital budget, and providers agreed to a set of principles to manage the ‘system envelope’. £227.8 million had been agreed within an allowable tolerance of £8.8 million.  Targeted funds were also available, for example allocations for mental health of £8.1 million for crisis and urgent care.

 

Major Capital Scheme 2022 / 2023

 

The Executive Director of Finance reported that the planned handover date for the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (Stockport) was 15th July, with opening scheduled for 31st August 2022.

 

The planned handover date for Stopford House facility (Stockport) was 12th August 2022, with opening scheduled for 22nd August 2022.

 

Workforce Update

 

The Panel was provided with an update on staffing vacancies and the consequent impact on the Trust’s budget.

 

In relation to the Trust’s workforce, the Chief Executive explained there were three key ambitions he aimed to implement: to make the Trust the ‘best place to work’, provide great patient care; and to foster greater partnership working with relevant agencies.

 

It was explained that recruitment drives had been successful, the Trust’s workforce was growing and numbers of staff in post had increased.  There had been an increase in substantive headcount from 3542 in January 2022 to 3709 in June 2022.

 

The Trust was keen to recruit locally and offer apprenticeships in an effort to reduce the number of bank and agency staff on the payroll.

 

It was noted that the highest number of staff leavers were in administrative and clerical roles.  In addition, it was noted that nurses were the largest staff group in the organisation, and a high number of nurses were leaving the role.  It was reported that 53% of the current vacancies in the Trust were qualified nurses; 25% were healthcare support workers; and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Schedule of Meetings and Work Programme 2022/ 2023 pdf icon PDF 198 KB

To agree a schedule of meetings and work programme for 2022/ 2023.

Minutes:

RESOLVED - That the Senior Governance and Committee Officer be requested to circulate the Joint Scrutiny Panel for Pennine Care (Mental Health) Trust work programme 2022/2023 for suggested topics for forthcoming meeting dates.