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28th January 2015

Date: Wednesday 28th January 2015

Time: 10:30 - 13:30

Location: Council Chamber, 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 February 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 January 2015 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

No Item.


1.1 Welcome and apologies

Speaker: Dr Paul Bowen

1.2 Declarations of any interests relevant to the agenda items

1.3 Minutes of previous meeting held in public (November 2014)

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

Link to the responses of the formal and informal Q&A

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 NHS Eastern Cheshire CCCG Communications and Engagement Approach and Plans

Speaker:   Rebecca Patel, Public Engagement Manager and Charles Malkin, Communications Manager

Summary of item 2.1: This report provides an update to the Governing Body on with an update on the development of communications and engagement activity over the past 12 months and the next steps to be undertaken by the Communications and Engagement team.

Link to paper


2.2 Eastern Cheshire HealthVoice
Speaker: Bill Swann, Lay Member for Public and Patient Involvement

Summary of item 2.2: This report provides an update to the Governing Body on with an update on the achievements and development of Eastern Cheshire HealthVoice.

Link to paper


2.3 Healthwatch Cheshire East

Speaker: Caroline O'Brien, Chief Officer, Cheshire East CVS

Summary of item 2.3: This report provides an update to the Governing Body on the achievements, progress and future work plan of Healthwatch Cheshire East.

Link to paper 



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 out turn of NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG.

Link to paper

3.3 Governing Body 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

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

None this occasion

3.5.2 Eastern Cheshire HealthVoice

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

Link to paper



Wednesday 25th February 2015 13:30 - 16:00