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24th September 2014

Time: 9.15am - 12.30pm. Members of the public are invited to join the Governing Body Members for tea and biscuits from 9.00am and to join the information question and answer session at 12.45pm, directly after the Governing Body meeting.

Location: Poynton Civic Centre, off Park Lane, Poynton, Cheshire, SK12 1RB

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Following the completion of the Governing Body meeting, members of the public are also invited to attend an informal meeting with the Governing Body members where there will be an opportunity to raise questions or concerns. Members of the public need not have attended the Governing Body meeting beforehand and are welcome to attend just for this session.

If you wish to raise a concern, ask questions or feedback your comments about individual items contained in the agenda and supporting papers of the Governing Body meeting please contact:

Matthew Cunningham

Corporate Services Manager


Telephone: 01625 663339

Raising a question/concern - note: Members of the public wishing to ask a question at the Governing Body meeting should provide at least three clear working days notice in writing to the Corporate Services Manager and should include the question and any supporting information with that notice. This will provide the opportunity to undertake, where necessary, any background research so as to enable the most informed answer to be given. It is not a requirement to give notice of the intention to make use of public speaking provision. However, as a matter of courtesy, a minimum period of 24 hours' notice is encouraged.


Please click on the links below to access the papers for the Governing Body meeting:

Link to Agenda front sheet only 

Link to agenda and full supporting papers pack 


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1.1 Welcome and apologies

Speaker: Dr Paul Bowen


1.2 Public Speaking Time

A total period of 10 minutes is allocated for members of the public to raise a question / make a statement(s) that has been submitted in advance or which would like to be raised on the day, time permitting.

Individual members of the public may speak for up to 5 minutes, but the Chair will decide how the period of time is allocated for public speaking will be apportioned, where there are a number of speakers.


1.3 Declarations of any interests relevant to the agenda items
1.4 Minutes of previous meeting held in public (July 2014)

Link to the confirmed minutes of the previous meeting held in public 

1.5 Chief Officer Report

Speaker: Jerry Hawker, Chief Officer

Link to the Chief Officer Report



2.1 Military Veterans Health – an update for NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Speaker:   Margi Butler, Armed Forces Health Lead, Cheshire, Warrington & Wirral CCGs

Summary of item 2.1: This report provides an overview to the Governing Body of work that is currently underway around Military Veterans Health across the area covered by the Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral Clinical Commissioning Groups.

Link to paper  

Link to presentation

2.2 Outcome of the Cheshire and Merseyside Commissioning Policy Review

Speaker: Julia Curtis, Service Delivery Manager (Quality)

Summary of item 2.2: This report provides the Governing Body with an overview of the process undertaken to update the Commissioning Policies across Cheshire and Merseyside and to present the final policy for agreement.

Link to paper 

Link to Commissioning Policy (policy updated April 2017)

Link to Sub-fertility Policy (policy updated April 2017)


2.3 GP Access Non-Obstetric Ultrasound Tender Outcome

Speaker: Neil Evans, Commissioning Director

Summary of item 2.3: This report provides an update to the Governing Body regarding the Eastern Cheshire Non Obstetric Ultrasound Service Tender Process and Outcome.

Link to paper 


2.4 Update on Commissioning Support Services

Speaker: Neil Evans, Commissioning Director

Summary of item 2.4: This report provides an overview of the future commissioning plans for Commissioning Support Services. This includes the approach to retaining, or re-providing services, currently delivered by the Cheshire and Merseyside Commissioning Support Unit.

Link to paper 


2.5 Annual Report 2013-2014 Safeguarding Children, Cared for Children and Adults at risk

Speaker: Sally Rogers Registered Nurse on the Governing Body

Summary of item 2.5: This report presents the Safeguarding Annual Report 2013-2014 to the Governing Body so as to provide assurance that NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG is in line with statutory guidance, and takes account of the responsibility of all NHS funded organisations and healthcare professionals to ensure people in vulnerable circumstances are not only safe but also receive the highest possible standard of care.

Link to paper 


2.6 Better Care Fund update

Speaker: Alex Mitchell, Chief Finance Officer

Summary of item 2.6: This presentation provides an update to the Governing Body around the Better Care Fund.

Link to paper

Link to presentation



3.1 Caring Together Programme Update

Speaker: Jerry Hawker, Chief Officer

Summary of item 3.1: The purpose of this report is to provide the Governing Body with an update on the progress of the Caring Together Programme against its agreed plan and significant milestones. It aims to provide the Governing Body with the required assurance on the progress and delivery of the programme and the effective utilisation of the resources that the CCG has allocated to it.

Link to paper


3.2 Finance Report

Speaker: Alex Mitchell, Chief Finance Officer

Summary of item 3.2: This report outlines to the Governing Body the financial performance to date and estimated year outturn of NHS Eastern CCG.

Link to paper


3.3 Assurance Framework

Speaker: Alex Mitchell, Chief Finance Officer

Summary of item 3.3: The Governing Body Assurance Framework is a summary of strategic risks that may have an impact on the achievement of corporate objectives. The purpose of the paper is to present those risks for review by the Governing Body and assure them that all risks are represented, that suitable controls are in place and risks are recorded appropriately.

Link to paper 

Link to Assurance paper diagram


3.4 Sub Committee Minutes - for information

3.4.1 Governance and Audit Committee

Speaker: Gerry Gray, Lay Member for Governance and Audit

Link to paper  

3.4.2 Remuneration Committee

Speaker: Gerry Gray, Lay Member for Governance and Audit

Verbal update

3.4.3 Clinical Quality and Performance Committee

Speaker: Neil Evans, Commissioning Director

Link to paper  


3.5 Advisory Committee reports - for information

3.5.1 Locality Management Meeting

Speaker: Dr Paul Bowen, Chair

Link to paper 

3.5.2 Eastern Cheshire HealthVoice

Speaker: Bill Swann, Lay Member for Patient and Public Involvement

Link to paper 



Wednesday 26th November 2014, Time tbc,

Capesthorne Room, Macclesfield Town Hall