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25th March 2015

Date: Wednesday 25th March 2015

Time: 09:00 - 12:30

Location: Capesthorne Room, Macclesfield Town Hall, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1EA

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On this occasion following the completion of the Governing Body meeting there will NOT be an opportunity to undertake an informal question and answer session with the Governing Body members. This opportunity will be available at the April 2015 Governing Body meeting.

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 march 2015 Governing Body meeting please contact:

Matthew Cunningham

Head of Corporate Services


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 Head of Corporate Services 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

Link to the agenda and full supporting paper pack  

No Item.


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 (February 2015)

Link to the confirmed minutes of the meeting held in public on 25 February 2015


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

Summary of Item 1.5: This report provides an update on national, regional and local developments pertinent to the provision of care in Eastern Cheshire and to discharging the statutory duties of the Clinical Commissioning Group. 

Link to paper



2.1 Finance and Performance Report Month 11, as at 28 February 2015

Speaker:         Alex Mitchell, Chief Finance Officer

Summary of Item 2.1: This report provides an overview of the Clinical Commissioning Groups financial performance for the period ending 28 February 2015.

Link to paper 


2.2 Governing Body Assurance Framework

Speaker:         Gerry Gray, Lay Member for Governance and Audit

Summary of Item 2.2: This report presents a summary of strategic risks and offers assurance that suitable controls are in place and risks are recorded appropriately.

Link to paper 


2.3 Sub Committee Minutes - for information

2.3.1 Governance and Audit Committee

Speaker:         Gerry Gray, Lay Member for Governance and Audit

No report this month


2.3.2 Remuneration Committee

Speaker:         Gerry Gray, Lay Member for Governance and Audit

No report this month


2.3.3 Clinical Quality and Performance Committee

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

Summary of Item 2.3.3: This report summarises provider performance and highlights any concerns about quality of services. It offers assurance on actions being taken in relation to these concerns.

Link to paper


2.4 Advisory Committee reports - for information

2.4.1 Locality Management Meeting

Speaker:         Dr Paul Bowen, Chair

Summary of Item 2.4.1:  This report provides an overview of the March 2015 Locality Management Meeting by reporting its minutes to the Governing Body.

Link to paper


2.4.2 Eastern Cheshire HealthVoice

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

No report this month



3.1 2015/16 Eastern Cheshire Primary (General Medical) Care Services Joint Committee Terms of Reference

Speaker:         Matthew Cunningham, Head of Corporate Services

Summary of Item 3.1: This report seeks approval of the final version of the Terms of Reference for the Primary (General Medical) Care Services Joint Commissioning Committee for Eastern Cheshire and the resulting amendments to the Constitution of the Clinical Commissioning Group. 

Link to paper


3.2 NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group Quality and Safeguarding Strategy 2014 - 2019

Speaker:         Neil Evans, Commissioning Director

Summary of Item 3.2: This report sets out the Clinical Commissioning Group’s approach to quality commitments and to achieving safe, effective services. The paper also describes pledges made by the Clinical Commissioning Group for the national ‘Sign up To Safety’ Campaign.

Link to paper

Link to Strategy


3.3 2015 – 2016 Annual Plan – draft Financial Plan Update

Speaker:         Alex Mitchell, Chief Finance Officer

                        Neil Evans, Commissioning Director

Summary of Item 3.3: This paper provides the Governing Body with an update on the Draft 2015 - 2016 Financial Plan and presents for consideration the requirement for a Programme Pump Priming (Transformation) fund and how this will be financed from within NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s total available resources.

Link to paper  

3.4 Cheshire East Better Care Fund – Section 75 Partnership Agreement

Speaker:         Alex Mitchell, Chief Finance Officer

                        Guy Kilminster, Corporate Manager Health Improvement, Cheshire East Council

Summary of Item 3.4: The purpose of this report is to secure Governing Body's approval to enter into a Section 75 agreement with Cheshire East Council in relation to the Better Care Fund.

Link to paper 


3.5 Business Case for the Integrated Digital Care Record

Speaker:         Alex Mitchell, Chief Finance Officer

                        Dr Ian Hulme, CCG GP IT Lead

Summary of Item 3.5: This report seeks approval to fund, develop and implement a Cheshire Integrated Digital Care Record (C-IDCR).

Link to paper 


3.6 Improving access to General Opthalmology Services

Speaker:         Sally Larvin, Contract Manager

Summary of Item 3.6: This report seeks approval to undertake a planned Any Qualified Provider process to improve access to Secondary Care Ophthalmology Services.

Link to paper 


3.7 Caring for Carers: a Joint Strategy for Carers of all ages in Cheshire East 2015 - 2018

Speaker:         Jacki Wilkes, Associate Director of Commissioning

Summary of Item 3.7: This paper presents a summary of key policy changes associated with people in unpaid caring roles, progress against the existing carers' strategy and proposals for a new three-year strategy for carers for the period 2015–2018.

Link to paper

Link to Strategy 




Wednesday 29th April 2015 18:00pm - 20:30pm

Bridestone Suite, Congleton Town Hall