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27th November 2013

Date: Wednesday 27th November 2013 

Time: 1.00pm - 3.30pm. 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 3.30pm, directly after the Governing Body meeting.

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

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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 (September 2013)

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

Link to supporting presentation



2.1 Caring Together Funding: request to support investment in consultancy support

Speaker:  Samantha Nicol, Director of the Caring Together Programme

Summary of item 2.1: The purpose of this paper is to seek the approval of the Governing Body to invest £1,500,000 in consultancy support to the Caring Together Programme.

Link to cover paper 


2.3 Future Commissioning of Community Services in Eastern Cheshire

Speaker:  Neil Evans, Head of Business Management

Summary of item 2.3:  The purpose of this paper is to outline to the Governing Body the range of procurement options for the procurement of community services in Eastern Cheshire from 2014, and seeks approval from the Governing Body for the proposed preferred option.

Link to cover paper 



3.1 Caring Together Programme Update

None on this occasion due to Caring Together being covered under agenda items 2.1 


3.2 Finance and Performance 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, and provides an update on the identified range of initiatives as part of the Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention plan that is aimed to deliver the £5.9m challenge, and the associated governance process that will be implemented to support and monitor the delivery.

Link to cover paper 


3.3 Sub Committee Minutes - for information

3.3.1 Governance and Audit Committee

Speaker:  Gerry Gray, Lay Member for Governance and Audit

Link to cover paper


3.3.2 Renumeration Committee

Speaker:  Gerry Gray, Lay Member for Governance and Audit

None on this occassion


3.3.3 Clinical Quality and Performance Committee

Speaker:  Dr James Milligan

Link to cover paper


3.4 Advisory Committees - summary notes for information

3.4.1 NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG Locality Management Meeting

Speaker: Dr Paul Bowen, Chair

Link to cover paper 


3.4.2 Eastern Cheshire Community HealthVoice

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

Link to cover paper 




3.30pm: Start of informal Question and Answer session.


Date and time of next Governing Body Meeting:

Wednesday 29th January 2014

1.00 - 3.30pm

Bridestone Suite, Congleton Town Hall, High Street, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 1BN