Agenda and draft minutes

Health and Wellbeing Board Commissioning Sub-Committee
Wednesday, 24th November, 2021 4.00 pm

Venue: Ground Floor Committee Room - Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3NG. View directions

Contact: Adrian Mann, Governance Officer  Email:

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Changes to Membership pdf icon PDF 281 KB

·  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 pdf icon PDF 209 KB

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.


Better Care Fund Plan 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 344 KB

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

Additional documents:


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