Agenda and minutes

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Contact: Michael Garraway, Head of Governance  Email: michael.garraway2@rochdale.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

49.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Raj Jean, Independent Chair, Councillors R. Massey and Wardle.

 

In the absence of the Independent Chair, Dr. Duffy chaired the meeting.

 

The Chair welcome Ms. Margaret Parker as a Non-Voting Member of the Board and representative of the HeathWatch Rochdale. Ms. Parker replaced Ms. Kate Jones in this role. The Chair thanked Ms. Kate Jones for her attendance and contribution to previous meetings of the Integrated Commissioning Board.

50.

Urgent Items of Business pdf icon PDF 201 KB

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:

The Board agreed to receive as an item of urgent business a report of the Chief Finance Officer, Health and Social Care Integration / Cabinet Member for Health which set out the Pooled fund opening budget and proposed risk share arrangements for 2022/23.

 

The reason for urgency was that the budget was required to be confirmed prior to 1st Apr 2022.

 

Rochdale Council had approved a balanced budget 2022/23 at Budget Council on 3rd Mar 2022. The Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Governing Body had approved a draft budget for 2022/23 on 18th Mar 2022 in line with the allocations received. The final CCG budgets would not be confirmed until 28th Apr as per the national NHS timetable.

 

The last guidance for 2022/23 stated that CCGs would continue under command and control paying NHS providers block contract payments.

 

The CCG had modelled the potential expenditure that the CCG might incur in 2022/23 in line with the operational planning guidance issued by National Service England (NHSE).

 

Alternatives considered and rejected:

The operation of a formal pool in 2022/23 builds on the shadow pool that was operated by the Integrated Commissioning Board in 2017/18 and is in line with 2018/19 to 2021/22 reporting; therefore, there are no alternative to consider.

 

RESOLVED:

1.    That the approved opening budget for the Council and approved draft budget for the CCG be noted;

2.    That the continuation of the Section 75 agreement for 2022/23 be approved and the Chief Executive be given delegated authority to sign the documentation for the Section 75 agreement;

3.    That the pausing of the risk share within Section 75 continue in 2022/23 and that both partners continue to be responsible for their own pooled fund gap;

4.    That it be noted that the CCG would cease to exist as a legal entity from 1st Jul 2022 on the assumption that the Health and Social Care Bill would be passed by this date. The Integrated Care Board (ICB) across Greater Manchester would be the successor organisation as such would be a party to the Section 75 with the Council following novation of the Section 75 to the ICB.

 

Reason for Recommendations:

This report updated the ICB on the Health and Social Care pooled budgets for 2022/23 in line with National Health Services England 9NHSE) guidelines. As part of operating a pooled budget regular monitoring reports are required.

 

The Better Care Fund had been excluded from the pooled fund and would be reported separately to ICB in line with NHSE requirements for reporting each quarter. 

51.

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 interet received.

52.

Items for Exclusion of Public and Press

To determine any items on the agenda, if any, where the public are to be excluded from the meeting.

Minutes:

Items 9 – Children’s Services Update and Item 11 – Neighbourhoods Programme Update on today’s agenda were exempt from publication and would be considered in the private session of the meeting.

53.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Members are requested to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 22nd Feb 2022

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 22nd Feb 2022 be approved as a correct record.

54.

Better Care Fund Budget Report 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 211 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Health

Report to follow

Minutes:

The Board considered a report of the Chief Finance Officer / Cabinet Member for Health which sought approval of the proposed budget for the Better Care Fund for the financial year 2022/23.

 

Alternatives considered and rejected:

It is a requirement for the NHS England to produce a budget for 2022/23. This report provided details of the proposed 2022/23 budget taking into account the known changes in Better Care Fund Allocations. Therefore, there are no alternative to consider.

 

RESOLVED:

1.    That the revised revenue and capital budgets for 2022/23 be approved;

2.    That it be noted that the minimum contribution to Adult Social Care has yet to be confirmed and so the proposed revenue budget is subject to change;

3.    That the proposed allocation of the Disabled Facilities Grant budget in Table 2 of the report, with the flexibility to transfer budget between the various schemes as necessary be approved; it be noted that the 2021/22 carry forward is subject to approval.

 

Reason for Decision:

The Strategic Place Board (SPB) have ultimate sign off of the Better Care Fund (BCF) budgets as mandated by the BCF Policy Framework and Planning Guidance. However, the SPB have delegated responsibility for the BCF to the Integrated Commissioning Board. The 2022/23 budget is based on the 2021/22 budget, taking into account known changes in allocations.

55.

System Quality, Safety and Safeguarding Report pdf icon PDF 138 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Health

Report to follow

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Board gave consideration to a report of the Chief Nurse and Associated Director of Quality and Safeguarding / Cabinet Member for Health which provided an update on the development of both Quality, Safety and Safeguarding Strategic and Operational function across the system.

 

The report outlined the Quality, Safety and Safeguarding Commitment and the interface of this work stream with other functions across the system and its alignment to both neighbourhood development and Clinical Care Professional leadership.

 

Alternatives considered and rejected:

Not to endorse the Quality and Safety Commitment.

 

RESOLVED:

1.    That the Quality and Safety Commitment be endorsed by the Integrated Commissioning Board and be linked into Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Children’s Partnership, Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Adult Board, Community Safety Partnership and relevant ensuing work streams;

2.    That all health and care service design and provision be underpinned by the Commitment;

3.    That the Commitment be an enabler for implementation of the Quality and Safeguarding Strategies.

 

Reason for Recommendation:

The aim is the optimum safety and quality delivered to the right people, in the right place, at the right time based on the identified need and proposed outcomes.

56.

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:

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

 

 Reason for the Decision: Should the press and public remain during the debate on the following 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.

57.

Commissioning of Young Peoples Support & Guidance Contract

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Children’s Services and Education

Minutes:

The Board considered a report of the Commissioning Manager / Cabinet Member for Children’s Services and Education which contained commercially sensitive information in relation to item 9 of the agenda – Commissioning of Young People’s Support and Guidance Contract. 

 

Alternatives considered and rejected:

Alternatives as outlined at point 4.5 of the report were considered and rejected.

 

RESOLVED that the recommendation contained within the commercially sensitive report be agreed.  

 

Reason for Decision:

Reasons for decisions were considered as outlined at point 3 of the report.

58.

Children's Services Update

To consider a presentation of the Director of Children’s Services

To follow

Minutes:

The Board considered a presentation of the Director of Children’s Services which provided an update on the current position on demand for services, resources, plans and strategies within the Directorate.

 

RESOLVED that the update be noted.

59.

Neighbourhoods Programme Update

To consider a presentation of the Director of Strategic Commissioning and the Director of Nursing Rochdale Care Organisation

Minutes:

The Board considered a presentation of the Director of Strategic Commissioning / Director of Adult Social Services which outlined the latest developments with regards to the Neighbourhood Programme.

 

RESOLVED that the update be noted.