Venue: Ground Floor Committee Room - Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3NG. View directions
Contact: Adrian Mann, Governance Officer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
· Lucy Hubber has replaced David Johns as Nottingham City Council’s Director of Public Health
The Committee noted that Lucy Hubber has replaced David Johns as Director of Public Health at Nottingham City Council.
Apologies for Absence
Dr Manik Arora - GP Lead, NHS Nottingham and
Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Sarah Collis - Chair, Healthwatch Nottingham and
Sara Storey - Director of Adult Social Care, Nottingham City
Helen Watson - Interim Director of Children's Integrated
Services, Nottingham City Council
Councillor Adele Williams - Portfolio Holder for Adults and Health,
Nottingham City Council
Declarations of Interests
Minutes of the meeting held on 26 May 2021, for confirmation
The Committee confirmed the minutes of the meeting held on 26 May 2021 as a correct record and they were signed by the Chair.
Report of the Head of Joint Commissioning, NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Sarah Fleming, Head of Joint Commissioning at NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), presented a report on the Better Care Fund (BCF) 2021/22 Planning Template and Narrative Plan. The following points were discussed:
(a) the national BCF planning requirements for 2021/22 were released on 30 September. As such, the associated BCF Planning Template had to be completed rapidly for submission on 17 November, following sign-off by all of the required members and officers, in line with NHS England’s deadlines. Following submission, NHS England requested a further breakdown of the allocation of the Improved Better Care Fund grant, so work is underway between the CCG and the Council to provide this information by the end of the week;
(b) the local BCF plan continues to include a range of integrated services aimed at supporting people to live independently in the community, and to improve outcomes. The planning requirements now include three new performance metrics, which are: addressing unplanned hospitalisation for chronic, ambulatory, care-sensitive conditions; reducing lengths of stay in hospital; and improving the proportion of people discharged from hospital to their usual place of residence. There is also an expectation that stretching targets are implemented, so the BCF plan performance metrics and targets for 2021/22 have been reviewed and established to meet the new planning requirements;
(c) the optional BCF Narrative Plan has also been completed to set out the strategic overview and context of the local BCF plan, including how BCF programme areas align to wider commissioning, the local priorities for 2021/22 and the approach to further integration. The narrative highlights the continued work to review the BCF plan in the context of developing a joint commissioning strategy and work plan, and the wider developments in the Integrated Care System and local Place-Based Partnership;
(d) the Committee noted that Councillor Adele Williams is the current Chair of the Nottingham City Health and Wellbeing Board, so the cover sheet to the BCF Planning Template should be corrected to reflect this.
Resolved to approve the Better Care Fund Planning Template 2021/22 and the associated Better Care Fund Narrative Plan.
· Reasons for the decision
To comply with NHS England’s national Better Care Fund planning and reporting requirements.
· Other options considered
To not submit a return within the required timeline: this option was rejected as the submission of the Better Care Fund Planning Template to NHS England is a national requirement.
Future Meeting Dates
Wednesday 26 January 2022 at 4:00pm
Wednesday 30 March 2022 at 4:00pm
· Wednesday 26 January 2022 at 4:00pm
· Wednesday 30 March 2022 at 4:00pm