Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

8.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Dale, Gartside and Heakin and from Mr J. McGrath (Co-opted Member).

9.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To consider the minutes of the meeting of the Health, Schools and Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 8th July 2021

Minutes:

Resolved:
That the Minutes of the meeting of the Health, Schools and Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee, held 21st February 2021, be approved as a correct record.

10.

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.

11.

Urgent Items of Business

To determine whether there are any additional items of business which, by reason of special circumstances, the Chair decides should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency.

Minutes:

There was no urgent business for the Committee to consider.

12.

3rd & 4th Quarter Social Care Complaints pdf icon PDF 110 KB

To consider social care related complaints received in the second two quarters of 2020/2021.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Directors of Children’s Services and Adult Services presented a report that provided Members with a summary of Adult and Children’s Social Care complaints received during the third and fourth quarters of 2020/2021.

 

Social care complaints were subject to a statutory reporting framework which are scrutinised by the Care Quality Commission. The Council’s Customer Feedback Team extracted and reported on the information recorded for social care services during the study period, including the number of complaints received at each stage of the process, the numbers of complaints that are investigated and responded to within the permitted timescale and the numbers that were upheld.

 

Resolved:

That the report be noted.

13.

Adult, Children & Public Health Directorate Plans 2021-22: Quarter 1 Performance Update pdf icon PDF 254 KB

To consider the performance of the Adults, Children’s and Public Health Directorate in the first quarter 2021/2022.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee scrutinised a joint report of the Cabinet Member for Children’s Services and Education/Cabinet Member for Adult Care and Wellbeing/Director of Children’s Services/Director of Commissioning/Director of Public Health, which set out progress towards achievement of the targets contained in the Adult Care Directorate Plan 2021/2022, Children’s Services Directorate Plan 2021/2022 and Public Health Directorate Plan 2021/2022.

 

In Adult Care Services 75% (9) of the actions included in the 2021/2022 Directorate Plan were ongoing. 25% (3) actions were now complete. The chart, detailed in the report, showed the overall performance of the Directorate in meeting its plan targets at the end of Quarter 1 (30th June 2021).

 

In Children’s Services 88% (14) of the actions included in the 2021/2022 Directorate Plan were ongoing. One action was not fully complete and the action due date had since passed; a further action had also been completed. The chart, detailed in the report, showed the overall performance of the Directorate in meeting its plan targets at the end of Quarter 1 (30th June 2021).

 

In the Public Health Service 80% (12) of the actions included in the 2021/2022 Directorate Plan were ongoing. 20% (3) actions were not fully completed and the action due date had since passed. The chart, detailed in the report, showed the overall performance of the Directorate in meeting its plan targets at the end of Quarter 1 (30th June 2021).

 

Resolved:

That the report be noted.

14.

Establishment of Shadow System Board pdf icon PDF 485 KB

Report of the Director of Strategic Commissioning (DASS)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee scrutinised a report of the Director of Strategic Commissioning/DASS, which set the context for the establishment of the Shadow System Board. It described the subsequent requirements for the current governance arrangements, including the Strategic Place Board, the Clinical Commissioning Group Governing Body and the Integrated Commissioning Board and set out a series of recommendations that were required to establish the Shadow System Board from October 2021.

 

 

In November 2020 “Integrating Care: Next steps to building strong and effective integrated care systems across England” and subsequent White Paper published in February 2021, set out proposals to: Improve population health and healthcare; Tackle unequal outcomes and access; Enhance productivity and value for money; and help to support broader social and economic development

 

One of the key elements outlined was the “Principle of Subsidiarity” which described the requirement for more functions and resources to be devolved from national and regional levels to local systems to ensure that: decisions were taken closer to communities; here was collaboration between partners in a place; and that there was collaboration between providers

 

The White Paper was therefore aligned to the Greater Manchester Devolution agenda and to the local Rochdale Locality ambition for PLACE to have primacy and to continue to build on the existing integration across the health and care system, through the further development of the Local Care Organisation.

 

In line with further guidance and working across Greater Manchester, the North East Sector and our Rochdale system the Rochdale Locality Construct has been developed with the following three key elements. Firstly there was the System Board: which would be responsible for setting the strategic direction for the locality and the board this paper seeks to establish in shadow form. Secondly the Local Care Organisation Board: this was already established bringing together provider and commissioner partners from across health and care, including the voluntary sector, to deliver services in the best way to improve outcomes for the population. Thirdly Neighbourhoods: involving integrating services around local people, creating a system of multi-agency professionals from all public services working together. Delivery will be person-centred and take a proactive and preventative approach, intervening early and responding to the person in the context of their community.

 

Members of the Committee challenged the report robustly seeking clarification on a number of issues contained therein.

 

Resolved:

That the proposals contained within the submitted report be welcomed, endorsed and supported by the Committee.