Agenda and minutes

Commissioning Partnership Board
Thursday, 26th July, 2018 12.30 pm

No. Item


Election of Chair

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


The meeting was opened and adjourned for fifteen minutes as there was no quorum present.


The meeting was reconvened at 12.45pm, notwithstanding the absence of quorum, those members present could proceed to discuss the business on the agenda.


RESOLVED – That Councillor Chauhan be elected Chair of the Commissioning Partnership Board for the duration of the meeting.


Apologies For Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Fielding, Majid Hussain


Urgent Business

Urgent business, if any, introduced by the Chair


There were no items of urgent business received.


Declarations of Interest

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


There were no declarations of interest received.


Public Question Time

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


There were no public questions received.


Minutes of the Commissioning Partnership Board held on 28th June 2018 pdf icon PDF 181 KB


RESOLVED – That the minutes of the Commissioning Partnership Board held on 28th June 2018 be approved.


Integrated Crisis Safe Haven and Home Treatment Team pdf icon PDF 675 KB


The Board gave consideration to a report of Dr Keith Jeffrey, Clinical Director for Mental Health and Gary Flanagan, Senior Commissioning Business Partner (CCG) which sought support of the recommendations to approve the business case proposal as set out in the report, for the Oldham allocation of Greater Manchester funding to support enhanced adult crisis and urgent care options.

It was reported that the proposal was for a Crisis Safe Haven service, based at Forrest House, located at the Royal Oldham site, with integrated Home Treatment Team support.

The service would be developed based on the existing home treatment resource, with practitioners being available from 4pm to review any referral information and take a handover from core mental health services.

Initially the service would be provided overnight from 6pm to 9am, 5 nights a week.

The service would support people who may experience a mental health crisis overnight, either known to secondary care services already or referred by RAID following presentation at A&E.

The days of operation were to include the weekend however the heat map as detailed within the report showed a higher number of admissions mid-week and therefore the proposed days for the Crisis Safe Haven may need to be reviewed.

The Home Treatment team did operate over a 7 day period until 9pm in the evening however the 5 Year Forward View for Mental Health asserted that a 24/7 service was required to save lives by reducing suicide.

It was acknowledged that the Safe Haven could not be directly accessed by someone not previously known to mental health services or someone without

a current risk assessment or care plan. The initial mental health assessment and risk evaluation would need to be completed by the RAID practitioner in A&E.

It was further noted that and that known secondary care users could self-refer and access the safe haven directly out of hours without attending via A&E.

The report had been considered by the Finance and Contracts Committee on the 19th July 2018 and the business case was recommended to the Commissioning Committee subject to the following:

·       The uncommitted funding from within Oldham’s Mental Health Transformation Fund allocation for crisis care could be utilised at the discretion of the Senior Commissioning Business Partner and Clinical Director for Mental Health to understand:

o   How the model could include additional non-medical support through integration with voluntary and third sector partners;

o   Whether there was flexibility to scale the service up to 7 days;

·       Agreement between the CCG and the Trust on how and when funding would be transferred i.e. Funding for actual costs incurred up to the agreed financial envelope

·       Adjustment to the costings to recognise overheads should not be included in transformation funded schemes.

·       Agreement of a schedule of KPIs and outcomes to ensure the service was delivering on the objectives set put in the business case around admission avoidance and deflections.

Members welcomed the report and made a number of observations/comments including:

·       Providing an equivalent service  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.