Agenda and minutes

Health & Care Integrated Commissioning Board - Wednesday, 19th December, 2018 5.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall, Stockport. View directions


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In Attendance

Mr Michael Cullen, Borough Treasurer, Stockport Council

Mr Jonathan Vali, Democratic Services, Stockport Council

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Appointment of Chair

Following the retirement of the previous Chair, to appoint a Chair of the Board for the remainder of the 2018/19 year.

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RESOLVED – That Dr Cath Briggs be appointed Chair of the Board for the remainder of the Muncipal year.

Dr Cath Briggs in the Chair

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Apologies for absence

To note any apologies submitted from Members of the Board.

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Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Alex Ganotis and Dr Andrew Johnson.


Declarations of Interest

Board Members to declare any interests which they have in any of the items to be considered as part of the agenda.

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No declarations of interest were made.


Minutes of the meeting held on 28 August 2018. pdf icon PDF 111 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held 28 August 2018 as a correct record.

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The Minutes of the meeting of the Board held on 28 August 2018 were approved as a correct record.


Public Questions

To consider and respond to any questions submitted by Members of the Public related to the remit of the Health and Care Integrated Commissioning Board no later than 24 hours prior to the meeting. Questions should be submitted in writing to


*Any questions requiring detailed response will be shared with the Board and responded to following the meeting in writing.

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No public questions had been received.


Finance Reports

To consider reports detailing the finances of the Pooled Budget to include:

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2018/19 Pooled Budget: Budget Setting & Q1 Forecast pdf icon PDF 134 KB

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The Borough Treasurer submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) on the budget setting process for the 2018/10 pooled budget between the Stockport Council and Clinical Commissioning Group, including a Quarter 1 outturn forecast.


Clarification was sought on whether the over performance at the Manchester Foundation Trust was a continuation of previous patterns of activity. In response it was confirmed that this was, and reflected patient choice, that in turn was reflective of system challenges locally that were discouraging the choice or referral the local provider. There was further discussion about the block contracting and whether this appropriately distributed activity to prevent under-or-over performance. Comment was made that addressing urgent care and the implementation of Stockport Together were the underlying challenges.


Further comment was made about keeping savings proposals under review to ensure they were realistic and achievable.


RESOLVED – (1) That the 2018/19 Budgets set out in the report be included within the scope of the s75 Agreement.


(2) That the forecast £0.064m deficit outturn position on the pooled budget at the end of Quarter 1 2018/19 be noted.


2018/19 Pooled Budget: Budget Monitoring - Q2 Forecast pdf icon PDF 140 KB

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The Borough Treasurer submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) setting out the Q2 2018/19 Forecast outturn on the pooled budget.


Questions were asked on what plans were being developed to address the forecast deficit. Assurance was given that investigations were underway, including contract discussions and further mobilisation of Stockport Together proposals, within the context of expected NHS Planning Guidance. It was suggested that further detail be submitted to a future meeting.


RESOLVED – (1) That in relation to the 2018/19 pooled budget Quarter 2


·         the budget movements as detailed in the report be approved;

·         the forecast outturn deficit of £1.536m be noted.


(2) That the Borough Treasurer (Council) and the Chief Finance Officer (CCG) be requested to provide additional information in respect of the risk analysis of the budget in future reports.


Date of next meeting

To approve the date of the next meeting.

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RESOLVED – That the next meeting of the Board be held on 5 February 2019 at 2pm.