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26th March 2014

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Date: Wednesday 26th March 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 opening remarks from the Chair

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 numnber of speakers.

1.3 Apologies for absence

1.4 Declarations of any interests relevant to the agenda items

1.5 Minutes of previous meeting held in public (29 January 2014)

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

1.6 Chief Officer Briefing

Speaker:  Jerry Hawker, Chief Officer

Link to the Chief Officer Briefing



2.1 Election Process and Results for GP Chair position and General Practice Locality Peer Group Representatives

Speaker:   Jerry Hawker, Chief Officer

Summary of item 2.1: The purpose of this paper is to inform the Governing Body of the results of the recent election process undertaken by the member practices of the Clinical Commissioning Group and seek ratification by the Governing Body of the elected candidates to the positions of GP Chair and General Practice Locality Peer Group Representatives.

Link to paper 


2.2 Draft Two Year Operational Plan

Speaker: Neil Evans, Head of Business Management

Summary of item 2.2: The purpose of this paper is to ask Governing Body members to endorse and approve the CCG's Two Year Operational Plan before its submission to NHS England. 

Link to paper


2.3 Draft Five Year Strategic Plan

Speaker: Jerry Hawker, Chief Officer

Summary of item 2.3: The purpose of this paper is to provide Governing Body members with the opportunity to feed back initial thoughts and comments around the CCG's "draft" Five Year Strategic Plan. 

Link to cover paper


2.4 Cheshire East Better Care Fund Plan

Speaker: Alex Mitchell, Chief Finance Officer

Summary of item 2.4: The purpose of this paper is to brief Governing Body members on the Better Care Fund Plan which unites a shared vision of Cheshire East Council, NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG and NHS South Cheshire CCG for improving outcomes for residents through improving how health and social care services work together. The paper also asks for Governing Body members to read through the final submission document and approve the plan. 

Link to paper


2.5 Refreshed Cheshire East Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Speaker: Guy Kilminster, Corporate Manager Health Improvement, Cheshire East Council

Summary of item 2.5: The purpose of this paper is to brief Governing Body members on the refreshed Cheshire East Health and Wellbeing Strategy and to seek their endorsement of the strategy. 

Link to paper


2.6 Challenged Health Economy

Speaker:  Jerry Hawker, Chief Officer

Summary of item 2.6: 

Link to cover paper



3.1 Caring Together Programme Update

Speaker:  Samantha Nicol, Director of the Caring Together Programme

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 Clinical Commissioning Group 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 Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

Link to paper


3.3 Assurance Framework

Speaker: Alex Mitchell, Chief Finance Officer

Summary of item 3.3:  This paper presents the first Governing Body Assurance Framework, which will be a standing agenda item in the future and 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


3.4 Sub Committee Minutes - for information

3.4.1 Governance and Audit Committee (26 February 2014)

Speaker:  Gerry Gray, Lay Member for Governance and Audit

Link to  paper


3.4.2 Renumeration Committee

Speaker:  Gerry Gray, Lay Member for Governance and Audit

Verbal update


3.4.3 Clinical Quality and Performance Committee

Speaker:  Dr James Milligan

Link to paper


3.5 Advisory Committee reports - for information

3.5.1 Locality Management Meeting (7 March 2014)

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 28th May 2014 1.00pm – 3.30pm – Formal Meeting held in public

The Hall at Marthall, Sandlebridge Lane, Marthall, Knutsford