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28th May 2014


Time: 1.00pm - 3.30pm. Members of the public are invited to join the Governing Body Members for tea and biscuits from 12.45.

Location: The Hall at Marthall, Sandlebridge Lane, Marthall, Knutsford, WA16 7SB

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Following the completion of the Governing Body meeting, members of the public are also invited to attend at 3.45pm an informal question and answer session 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 number 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 (26 March 2014)

Link to the confirmed minutes of the previous meeting held in public (March 2014)

Link to confirmed minutes of May 2014 meeting and appendices

1.6 Chief Officer Report

Speaker:  Jerry Hawker, Chief Officer

Summary of item 1.6: The purpose of this report is to update the Governing Body on key local and national matters and the decisions that have been made at recent Executive Team meetings.

Link to the Chief Officer Report



2.1 NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group Annual Report and Accounts 2013 - 2014

Speaker:   Jerry Hawker, Chief Officer

Speaker:   Alex Mitchell, Chief Finance Officer

Summary of item 2.1: The purpose of this paper is to seek the Governing Body's approval of the first Annual Report and Accounts (2013 - 2014) of the Clinical Commissioning Group.

Link to paper 

Link to Independent Auditors report


2.2 Finance Report 2014/15

Speaker: Alex Mitchell, Chief Finance Officer

Summary of item 2.2: The purpose of this paper is to seek the Governing Body’s approval of NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s 2014/15 Financial Plan as Year One of the ive Year Financial Plan.

Link to paper


2.3 Investment in Primary Care

Speaker: Neil Evans, Head of Business Management

Summary of item 2.3: The purpose of this paper is to provide Governing Body members with an update on the requirements for further investment in primary care and the actions the Clinical Commissioning Group have taken so far.

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

None on this occasion - covered in agenda item 2.2 


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 Renumeration Committee

Speaker:  Gerry Gray, Lay Member for Governance and Audit

Verbal update


3.4.3 Clinical Quality and Performance Committee

Speaker:  Neil Evans, Head of Business Management

Link to paper


3.5 Advisory Committee reports - for information

3.5.1 Locality Management Meeting

Speaker: Dr Paul Bowen, Chair

Link to paper 


3.5.2 Eastern Cheshire Community HealthVoice

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

Link to paper



Wednesday 30th July 2014

Capesthorne Room Macclesfield Town Hall, Macclesfield

14:30 – 17:00