Decision details

Single Commissioning Function for Health and Care within the context of Place-based commissioning in Stockport

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet considered an update on place-based approach to commissioning, particularly in relation to health and social care, and setting out the Council’s position on a preferred model for a single commissioning function and then agreed that:


·         the potential for a single commissioning function for health and care to enable prevention-focussed, whole population commissioning that would reduce health inequalities, and improve healthy life expectancy and health outcomes for people in Stockport be agreed, and engagement in Cabinet workshops to consider the options and implications of single commissioning on the Council be supported;


·         the position on single commissioning function governance arrangements be agreed, and the Deputy Chief Executive be requested to progress joint working to advance this position, as outlined in the report, in a phased approach, ensuring the Cabinet was updated and ensuring appropriate decision making at critical points;


·         note that these arrangements do not confer on councillors any new or additional responsibilities or duties in respect of the management or governance of health services in Stockport; nor do they infringe in any way on the unity of the National Health Service.


·         current joint commissioning arrangements be reviewed to ensure they were operating as effectively as possible within the agreements in place with partners.

Alternative options considered:


Decision Reference: CAB154

Declarations or conflicts of Interest: None

Contact: Laureen Donnan, Chief Executive's Office Email: Tel: 0161-474-3180.

Publication date: 07/02/2019

Date of decision: 05/02/2019

Decided at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 14/02/2019

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