Agenda and minutes

Health and Wellbeing Board Commissioning Sub-Committee
Wednesday, 13th September, 2017 3.00 pm

Venue: Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham NG2 3NG

Contact: Jane Garrard  Senior Governance Officer

Items
No. Item

107.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Alison Challenger

108.

Declarations of interests

Minutes:

None

109.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 202 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 26 July 2017

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 26 July 2017 were agreed as an accurate record and signed by the Chair.

110.

Better Care Fund Quarterly Performance Report pdf icon PDF 286 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Ciara Stuart, Assistant Director of Out of Hospital Care Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group, introduced the report.  She highlighted that it provided information in relation to the Better Care Fund performance metrics for quarter 4 2016/17 that had been submitted to NHS England in June 2017.

 

RESOLVED to

 

(1)  note the performance in relation to the Better Care Fund performance metrics for Quarter 4 2016/17; and

 

(2)  note the quarterly return which was submitted to NHS England on 20 June 2017.

111.

Better Care Fund 2016/17 Pre Audit Outturn

Minutes:

This item was withdrawn.

112.

Improved Better Care Fund 2 - 2017/18 Quarter 1 return

Minutes:

This item was withdrawn.

113.

Better Care Fund 2017-2019 Plan

Minutes:

Ciara Stuart, Assistant Director of Out of Hospital Care Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group, gave a verbal update on the Better Care Fund Plan 2017-2019.  She reported that:

 

a)  The deadline for submission of the Better Care Fund (BCF) 2017-2019 Plan was 11 September 2017.

 

b)  It had been particularly challenging to get sign off to submit the Plan due to wider financial challenges and the need to save £1.5million from the BCF.  It was decided that this needed resolving prior to submission of the Plan.

 

c)  A covering letter had been sent to NHS England explaining the situation and a refreshed Plan was now due to be submitted by the end of September 2017.  Conversations were on-going and colleagues were confident that this could be achieved.

 

d)  The level of delayed transfers of care (DTOC) had become an issue because NHS England had requested a lower target and for delivery to be brought forward from December to November 2017.  While recognising that this was ambitious the Clinical Commissioning Group was willing to amend the trajectory, but the local authority (based on informal guidance from the Local Government Association about not signing up to unachievable DTOC targets) did not feel able to sign up to it.  It was understood that this was the position of many local authorities.  The position had been communicated to NHS England and feedback was awaited.

 

RESOLVED to note the current position in relation to the Better Care Fund 2017-2019 Plan.