Agenda and minutes

Commissioning Partnership Board
Thursday, 25th July, 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 Dr. Mudiyur Gopi, Shelley Grumbridge, Carolyn Wilkins, Ben Galbraith, Graham Foulkes and Mark Warren.

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:

Dr. John Patterson declared a personal and prejudicial interest at Item 9 with regard to Focussed Services.  Dr. Patterson left the meeting during the vote on the item.

5.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 181 KB

The Minutes of the Commissioning Partnership Board held on 27th June 2019 are attached for approval.

Minutes:

Elected Members commented that following the annual review at the previous meeting, it would be beneficial to go out and see the services that had been commissioned such as at the hospital or local services to get a greater understanding of work in the health sector and the work commissioned by the Commissioning Partnership Board.

 

RESOLVED that:

 

1.         The minutes of the Commissioning Partnership Board held on 27th June 2019 be approved as a correct record with the amendment that Councillor Chauhan had chaired the meeting.

2.         A programme of activities which provided elected members an opportunity to see commissioned services to be developed.

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.

Transformation Fund Review - Primary Care Proposals Inclusive of Focused Care pdf icon PDF 468 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Commissioning Partnership Board gave consideration to a report regarding the GM Transformation Fund Investment Review and Assurance Process and provided with an update on progress against the implementation of transformation proposals for health and social care.   The report also provided an update on the due diligence work that had taken place around Primary Care proposals which had been approved in February 2019 which recommended that the Advance Visiting Service and the Health Champions Scheme would commence whilst the Express Care Hub required further development and appropriate sign-off of the medical workforce model before implementation.

 

It was recommended that £1m be ring-fenced from transformation funds for focused care related activity.  It was recommended that £501k of funding be allocated to the current provider Focused Care CIC for 2019/20 to support the ambition to roll out to 23 practices which would provide full population coverage.  Focused care workers would be based in practices identified by the greatest need which were identified by deprivation ranking but any practice could refer into the service.  A wider-place based procurement exercise delivering similar targeted interventions to cover delivery from 1st April 2020 would be undertaken by Oldham’s Integrated Commissioning Function using the remaining ring-fenced transformation funds.

 

The Board were assured that the £21.3 m Transformation Funding had been allocated across Oldham Cares Transformation Programmes and continued to support care pathway development in Oldham for place-based prevention, community resilience and care closer to home in line with local, regional and national requirements.

 

The Board were informed of work over the last period on investment through the Locality Plan, Thriving Communities and Focussed Care.  New proposals evolved from the NHS Long Term plan meant that the Locality Plan would have to be redone for Health and Social Care.  This provided an opportunity to better link the plan with other strategies such as Housing.  Conversations would begin over the next couple of months.

 

Focused Care was an approach pioneered in Oldham and was not to be underestimated.  It was in response to the triad of clinical complexity, social complexity and poverty in Oldham and was a key part of integrated working.  Focused Care was already in operation in some GP practices across Oldham.  The initiative had been designed in a way to take pressure from GPs and help people in a different way as those who presented themselves at surgeries did not always need medical help.  Focused Care was a complementary model to Oldham’s new models of care working side by side with an emphasis upon operational integration.  The Focused Care Workforce model was being assessed and evaluated.  It would be looked at as part of the wider primary care and social care workforce strategy. 

 

The Board were also provided with an update related to the express care hub.

 

Members were informed and supported that the service was more than a financial investment but resulted in life improvements and chances.  It was noted that this sat alongside Thriving Communities and Place Based Initiatives.

 

Members were informed that  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

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 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.

9.

Transformation Fund Review - Primary Care Proposals Inclusive of Focused Care

Minutes:

The Commissioning Partnership Board gave consideration to the commercially sensitive information in relation to Item 7 – GM Transformation Fund Investment Review and Assurance – Update and Approval of Further Schemes

 

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

 

NOTE: Dr. Patterson left the room during the vote on this item.