Venue: Ground Floor Committee Room - Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3NG. View directions
Contact: Adrian Mann, Governance Officer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Unless stated otherwise, all decisions made by the Nottingham City Health and Wellbeing Board: Commissioning Sub-Committee are subject to call-in. The last date for call-in is Thursday 4th August 2022. Decisions cannot be implemented until the next working day following this date.
As of 1 July 2022, the NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Board replaced the prior Clinical Commissioning Group.
The Committee noted that the NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Board is now the NHS body represented on the Sub-Committee, as it replaced the prior Clinical Commissioning Group as of 1 July 2022.
Apologies for Absence
Declarations of Interests
Minutes of the meeting held on 30 March 2022, for confirmation
The Committee confirmed the minutes of the meeting held on 30 March 2022 as a correct record and they were signed by the Chair.
Report of the Head of Joint Commissioning, NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Board
Naomi Robinson, Senior Joint Commissioning Manager at the NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Board (ICB), presented a report on the Nottingham City Better Care Fund (BCF) 2021/22 year-end template. The following points were discussed:
(a) The template reports that progress for each metric is on target, apart from the avoidable admissions where national data was unavailable to assess the progress. Looking at local data this metric is still on target;
(b) Challenges highlighted by the template include a slight increase in admissions relating to Covid 19 and other conditions that deteriorated during lock down, Covid related sickness absence impact ability to provide sufficient homecare provision and an increased use of interim beds and likely increase of people moving to permanent care as a result of the reduced homecare provision;
(c) The template helps commissioners to carefully consider how the schemes commissioned work together to provide care, it provides a framework that allows commissioners to assess how well the schemes are integrated and to think creatively about service provision;
(d) It can be challenging to see the benefit of prevention services when they are only given a relatively short period. Benefits of prevention work are more likely to be seen over the long term, and the services are not always in place long enough to show the benefits to the system as a whole;
(e) A longer term approach to commissioning is important and the City has been working for the last 15 years on services that are showing benefit, however with the significant cuts over the last decade it has been hard to maintain all of these services.
Resolved to approve the 2021-22 Better Care Fund Year-End Template.
· Reasons for the decision
The purpose of this report is to approve the BCF 2021-22 year-end reporting template for submission to NHS England & Improvement. The template confirms the status of continued compliance against the requirements of the BCF, including the final end of year spending position, and provides information about challenges, achievements and support needs in progressing delivery.
· Other options considered
To not submit the return: this option is rejected as this BCF reporting to NHS England & Improvement is a national requirement.
Future Meeting Dates
Wednesday 28 September 2022 at 4:00pm
Wednesday 30 November 2022 at 4:00pm
Wednesday 25 January 2023 at 4:00pm
Wednesday 29 March 2023 at 4:00pm
Resolved to meet on the following dates:
· Wednesday 28 September 2022 at 4:00pm
· Wednesday 30 November 2022 at 4:00pm
· Wednesday 25 January 2023 at 4:00pm
· Wednesday 29 March 2023 at 4:00pm