Agenda and draft minutes

Health and Wellbeing Board Commissioning Sub-Committee
Wednesday, 30th September, 2020 4.00 pm

Venue: Remote - To be held remotely via Zoom - https://www.youtube.com/user/NottCityCouncil. View directions

Contact: Adrian Mann  Governance Officer

Items
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1.

Changes to Membership pdf icon PDF 281 KB

·  Dr Manik Arora has replaced Dr Hugh Porter as the GP Lead of the NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Minutes:

The Committee noted that Dr Manik Arora has replaced Dr Hugh Porter as the GP Lead of the NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

2.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Katy Ball    -  on leave

Helen Blackman    -  work commitments

Alison Challenger    -  work commitments

Christine Oliver    -  on leave

Catherine Underwood  -  technical problems

Ceri Walters  -  work commitments

3.

Declarations of Interests

Minutes:

None.

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 204 KB

Minutes of the meeting held on 29 July 2020, for confirmation

Minutes:

The Committee confirmed the minutes of the meeting held on 29 January 2020 as a correct record and they were signed by the Chair.

5.

Better Care Fund National Reporting Template (Quarter 4) pdf icon PDF 327 KB

Report of the Head of Joint Commissioning, NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Additional documents:

Minutes:

This item does not contain any decisions that are eligible for call-in.

 

Naomi Robison, Senior Joint Commissioning Manager at NHS Nottingham and

Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group, presented a report on the Better Care Fund (BCF) Reporting Template for Quarter 4 of 2019/20. The following points were discussed:

 

(a)  the current template, submitted to NHS England & NHS Improvement on 4 September 2020, confirms the status of continued compliance against the requirements of the BCF and provides information about the challenges, achievements and support needs in progressing the delivery. The BCF reporting requirements were paused during the Coronavirus lockdown and, in recognition of the disruption and reduced availability of resources caused by the pandemic, the resumed reporting requirements have been reduced significantly;

 

(b)  the reduced requirements provide essential information relevant to BCF accountability and delivery at the end of 2019/20, including confirmation that mandatory national conditions were met; information to highlight a success with integrated working; an overview of income and expenditure; and overall year-end feedback. During the period, there was particular success in the city in ensuring patient discharge from hospital at the right time, with a full assessment of home care needs. This ensured that patients were not in hospital when they did not need to be, and were supported at home in the re-enablement process;

 

(c)  due to the ongoing Coronavirus emergency, BCF planning for 2020/21 has been delayed. As such, the current services funded by the BCF will roll forward, until new planning guidance is released nationally.

 

Resolved to approve the Better Care Fund Reporting Template return to NHS England & NHS Improvement for Quarter 4 of 2019/20.

 

·  Reasons for the decision

 

To confirm continued compliance against the requirements of the BCF and establish the challenges, achievements and support needs in progressing delivery. This will inform the BCF Plan, which will build on the achievements to date to ensure joint prioritisation of resources, avoidance of duplication, flexibility across organisational boundaries and targeting investment to meet shared priorities by taking a whole system perspective.

 

·  Other options considered

 

To do nothing: this option is rejected because it is a national requirement for the Local Authority and Clinical Commissioning Group to review the BCF quarterly reporting templates and make a signed-off return to NHS England & NHS Improvement.

6.

Future Meeting Dates

For agreement:

Wednesday 25 November 2020 at 4:00pm

Minutes:

Resolved to meet in the following dates:

·  Wednesday 25 November 2020 at 4:00pm