Agenda and minutes

Commissioning Partnership Board
Thursday, 30th May, 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 were received from Ben Galbraith, Rebekah Sutcliffe and Nadia Baig.

3.

Urgent Business

Urgent business, if any, introduced by the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair advised that the Sentinel Programme had achieved the highest score in the country.

 

The Chair requested that as the Commissioning Partnership Board had been established for a year a review of what the Board had achieved over the last twelve months should be presented to the next meeting and this was to be used as a forward-looking exercise. 

 

RESOLVED that an annual review of the Commissioning Partnership Board be brought to the next meeting.

4.

Declarations of Interest

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

Minutes:

Carolyn Wilkins, Chief Executive/Accountable Officer declared a personal interest by virtue of her appointment to Centene of which she is a member of the Advisory Board.

5.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 155 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Commissioning Partnership Board held on 25th April 2019 be approved as a correct record with the amendment to the wording of the minutes to reflect ‘apologies were received’.

 

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.

Prescription Charges for Oldham's Care Leavers pdf icon PDF 260 KB

Minutes:

The Board gave consideration to a report related to prescription charges for Oldham’s Care Leavers. 

 

Oldham’s Children in Care Council had presented a motion to Full Council which requested that prescription charge exemptions be looked at for care leavers.  An initial proposal had been received at internal meetings regarding the potential exemptions and it was agreed that Oldham Cares would undertake an appraisal of the potential options to deliver such an exemption for this cohort of young people.  The option of a Prescription Prepayment Certificate be reviewed in more detailed was the recommended approach. 

 

The report outlined the costs of providing such support and practical considerations about the system that would need to be established to implement and maintain the support.

 

The Board expressed their appreciation and reflected on what had been achieved as a Joint Commissioning Board.  The Board also recognised the value of young people and those who were most vulnerable.  The Board sought how other people could come up with suggestions other than through formal engagement.

 

Options/Alternatives

Option 1 – To continue as in line with national with exemptions

Option 2- Annual Prescription Certificate for all in apprenticeship or employment

Option 3 – Annual Prescription Certificate for 18-21 year olds in apprenticeship or employment

Option 4 – Individual payments for prescriptions when required

Option 5 – 50% of Individual Payments for Prescriptions

 

RESOLVED that an annual prescription exemption certificate for all care leavers in Oldham aged 18 – 25 in apprenticeship or employment be agreed.

 

8.

Community Services Transfer pdf icon PDF 168 KB

Minutes:

The Board gave consideration to a report which provide an update on the transfer of community services which were currently provided by Pennine Care Foundation Trust.

 

The Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) had been working with the Northern Care Alliance (NCA) and Oldham Council to facilitate the transfer of community services from Pennine Care by 1 July 2019 following the decision by the Pennine Care Foundation Trust (PCFT) to divest itself of community services and concentrate on the provision of mental health services.  As part of the process a number of decisions had to be made by commissioners and the NCA.  A significant level of work has been undertaken across the system. 

 

In support of the transfer, shadow management arrangements had been agreed by the PCFT and the NCA which included ‘keep in touch’ meetings between the Oldham Care Organisation and the Managing Director/DASS.  In addition, Oldham Care Organisation attended the Oldham PCFT management meetings in line with the shadow management agreement and would attend PCFT assurance meetings.

 

The community services transfer was part of a wider piece of work and was a key enabler to accelerate and embed change.  The aim was to ensure staff were deployed on an Oldham Care model designed to meet high level outcomes and linked to the evolving Oldham Strategic Commissioning Framework (SCF).

 

The Board recorded their thanks to the Managing Director, Community Health and Adult Social Care and the wider team for the bringing the teams and organisations together with the complexity, personal effort, leadership and the amount of engagement with staff.

 

Options/Alternatives Considered - None

 

RESOLVED that update on the transfer of Community Services be noted.

9.

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 paragraph 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.

10.

Community Services Transfer

Minutes:

The Board gave consideration to the commercially sensitive information in relation to Item 8 – Community Services.

 

RESOLVED that the recommendations as contained in the commercially sensitive report be approved.