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25th February 2015

Time12.45  - 4.00pm (Note earlier start time) . (Members of the public are invited to join the Governing Body Members for tea and .biscuits from 12.30pm and to join the information question and answer session at 4.15pm, 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 the agenda and full supporting paper pack


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1.1 Welcome and apologies

Speaker:         Dr Paul Bowen, Chair

1.2 Declarations of any interests relevant to the agenda items
1.3 Minutes of previous meeting held in public (January 2015)

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


1.4 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.


1.5 Chief Officer Report

Speaker:         Jerry Hawker, Chief Officer

Link to the Chief Officer Report



2.1 Finance and Performance Report Month 10, as at 31 January 2015

Speaker:         Alex Mitchell, Chief Finance Officer

Summary of item 2.1: This report outlines to the Governing Body the financial performance to date and estimated year out turn of NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG.

Link to paper


2.2 Governing Body Assurance Framework

Speaker:         Gerry Gray, Lay Member for Governance and Audit

Summary of item 2.2: 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

Case Study: Understanding the risk - Mental Health


2.3 Sub Committee Minutes - for information

2.3.1 Governance and Audit Committee

Speaker:         Gerry Gray, Lay Member for Governance and Audit

Link to paper


2.3.2 Remuneration Committee

Speaker:         Gerry Gray, Lay Member for Governance and Audit

None this month


2.3.3 Clinical Quality and Performance Committee

Speaker:         Gill Boston, Lay Member for Public and Patient Involvement

Link to paper


2.4 Advisory Committee reports - for information

2.4.1 Locality Management Meeting

Speaker:         Dr Paul Bowen, Chair

Link to paper


2.4.2 Eastern Cheshire HealthVoice

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

Link to paper



3.1 2015/16 Commissioning Plan

3.1.1    2015/16 Operational Planning

Speaker:       Neil Evans, Commissioning Director

Link to paper 3.1.1

3.1.2    Draft Plan on a Page

Speakers:       Fleur Blakeman, Strategy and Transformation Director

Link to paper 3.1.2

3.1.3    Draft 2015/16 Financial Plan

Speaker:       Alex Mitchell, Chief Finance Officer

Link to paper 3.1.3



3.2 Shared Service Arrangements for Continuing Healthcare, Complex Care and Funded Nursing Care

Speaker:         Neil Evans, Commissioning Director

Summary of item 3.2: This report provides the CCG Governing Body with an update on the arrangements agreed by the Cheshire and Wirral CCGs for the shared management of Continuing Healthcare, Complex Care and Funded Nursing Care Services.

Link to paper




Wednesday 25th March 2015 10:30am - 13:00pm

Council Chamber, Macclesfield Town Hall