Agenda and draft minutes

Commissioning Partnership Board
Thursday, 28th February, 2019 1.00 pm

Venue: Lees Suite, Civic Centre, Oldham, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1NL. View directions

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair

The Panel is asked to elect a Chair for the duration of the meeting.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Majid Hussain be elected Chair for the duration of the meeting.

2.

Apologies For Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence received were received from Councillor Chadderton.

3.

Urgent Business

Urgent business, if any, introduced by the Chair

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business received.

4.

Declarations of Interest

To Receive Declarations of Interest in any Contract or matter to be discussed at the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest received.

5.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 221 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED- That the minutes of the meeting held on 31st January 2019 be approved as a correct record.

 

6.

Public Question Time

To receive Questions from the Public, in accordance with the Council’s Constitution.

Minutes:

There were no public questions received.

7.

Age UK Day Care Services pdf icon PDF 206 KB

Minutes:

The Board gave consideration of a report of the Planning and Commissioning Manager, which provided an overview of day care services provided by Age UK and provided options for the future contracting arrangements of those services.

Options/Alternatives considered

The options and alternatives were contained in the commercially sensitive report at Item 12 of the agenda.

 

RESOLVED – That the Board would consider the commercially sensitive information contained at Item 12 of the agenda.

8.

Award of Contact for Social Prescribing Innovation Partnership pdf icon PDF 207 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Strategic Director of Reform which sought approval to award a contract for an Innovation Partnership for three years, to work with Oldham Care Alliance partners and the Voluntary, Community Faith and Social Enterprise sector (VCFSE) to co-design, establish, deliver and further develop the provision of social prescribing across the Borough of Oldham as part of the Thriving Communities Programme.

Members were advised that the Social Prescribing Innovation Partnership would support the Oldham Cares vision and would focus upon building and further developing existing strength based approached to support improved self-care.

It was envisaged that the partnership would help to achieve significantly improved health outcomes for residents and as such people engaged in socially prescribed activity and support would not require as much support from traditional services.

The target cohort for social prescribing attended their GP between 10-13 times per year and attended Accident and emergency on average 3 times a year with several non-elective unplanned overnight stays. The roll out of the Social Prescribing Innovation Network across the Borough would create a system benefit in terms of deflections including GP appointments, Accident and Emergency attendances and non-elective bed days freed and also benefits across the wider system including policing, mental health and education.

The Board was advised that evaluation would be undertaken using information from those who access the socially prescribed activity and support via interviews and self-reporting.

It was also noted that information would also be captured using systems and business intelligence.

The Board agree that the Partnership was to be celebrated and the benefit of using ‘lessons learnt’ from elsewhere in the Country was key to success of the roll out of the Partnership in Oldham. The ability to utilise data and live reporting would provide ongoing analysis of the partnership against outcomes. Options/Alternatives considered

Option 1 – To cease commissioning the Social Prescribing Innovation Partnership.

Option 2 – To award contacts to the most economically advantageous tender in accordance with the result of the tendering exercise.

RESOLVED – That the Commissioning Partnership Board would consider the commercially sensitive information contained at Item 13 of the agenda.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.

S.75 Monitoring Report - Month 8 pdf icon PDF 166 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Board gave consideration to a report of the Chief Financial Officer CCG and Director of Finance Oldham Council which set out the budget monitoring position as at month 8 in respect of the Section 75 pooled budget arrangements for Oldham Cares.

The Board was advised that Oldham Council was reporting a pressure of £1.355 within the pooled aligned budgets for which the Council was the lead commissioner/provider and this was mainly due to increases in complexities of care packages for people receiving care at home. The forecast overspend was offset by favourable variances from income generation and salaries costs. The variances related to budgets not currently within the S.75 agreements and therefore the portfolio was forecasting a balanced outturn and did not present a financial risk to the Council.

The CCG was reporting an adverse variance within the pooled aligned budge for which it was the lead commissioner. This was principally caused under delivery of CCG efficiency measures of £2.511m at month 8 due to delayed implementation of the CCG’s Choice and Equity Policy. This was offset by forecast savings from the CCG reducing the number and costs of out of Borough placements.

The Council’s contribution to the pooled budget had increased by £5.900m in 2018/19 with a corresponding reduction from the CCG. The contribution would enable access to funds in 2019/20 which would befit the whole system approach to Health and Social Care and as a result the Council’s contribution to the pooled fund was expected to reduce in 2019/20.

 

RESOLVED – That:

1.    The Month 8 position be noted.

2.    The contents of the report and its approval by the Joint Leadership Team on Monday 28th January 2019 be noted.  

 

10.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

That, in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they contain exempt information under paragraph(s) 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act, and it would not, on balance, be in the public interest to disclose the reports.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that, in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they contain exempt information under paragraphs 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act, and it would not, on balance, be in the public interest to disclose the reports.

11.

GM Transformation Fund Investment Review and Assurance Process

Minutes:

The Board gave consideration to a Joint report of the Alliance Director. Oldham Cares and Associate Director of Oldham Cares Programmes which provided assurance and an update on progress against the implementation of transformation proposals for health and social care funded through the Greater Manchester Transformation Fund.

The report sought approval for the funding of:

       GP Led Urgent Treatment Service

       Primary Care Cluster Development Offer

       Quality Collaborative

       Cluster Business Development

Members discussed the commercially sensitive information in relation to the proposals and schemes and asked questions about performance management, evaluation, and transparency.

It was also noted that although the schemes were agreed, the vehicle by which delivery would be untaken was not the preferred option for the Board and further conversations would be untaken on the method/vehicle for delivery. Regular updates and live reporting would be provided.

Options Alternatives considered

Option 1 – To agree the recommendations as detailed at section 3 of the report.

Option 2 – Do not agree the recommendations, with a risk that funding would be re-assigned to another GM locality programme.

 

RESOLVED – That the recommendations as detailed within the commercially sensitive report be approved.

 

12.

Age UK Day Care Services

Minutes:

The Board gave consideration to the commercially sensitive information in relation to Item 7 – Age UK Day Services.

 

RESOLVED – That the recommendations as detailed with in the commercially sensitive report be approved.

13.

Award of Contract for Social Prescribing Innovation Partnership Restricted

Minutes:

The Board gave consideration to the commercially sensitive information in relation to Item 8 –Award of Contract for Social Prescribing Innovation Partnership.

 

RESOLVED – That the contract for the co-design establishment, delivery and further development of the provision of social prescribing across the Borough of Oldham, as part of an innovation partnership, be awarded to the most economically advantageous tender, as detailed within the commercially sensitive report be approved.