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28th October 2015

Date: Wednesday 28 October 2015

Time: 09.45am 

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

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Raising a question/concern - note: It is not a requirement to give notice of the intention to make use of public speaking provision, however, as a matter of courtesy, it is requested that members of the public provide at least three clear working days notice in writing to the Head of Corporate Services and 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. 

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 September 2015 Governing Body meeting please contact:

Matthew Cunningham

Head of Corporate Services


Telephone: 01625 663339

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. 


Please click on the links below to access the Agenda and Papers for the Governing Body meeting.

Link to Agenda front sheet

Link to full Agenda and Paper Pack

Link to consolidated file of Paper Appendices


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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 (September 2015)

Link to the unconfirmed minutes of the meeting held in public on 30 September 2015

Link to the CONFIRMED minutes of the meeting held in public on 30 September 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 cover paper

Appendix A



2.1 Finance and Performance Report Month 6 as at  28 October 2015

Link to paper

Appendix A


2.2 Governing Body Assurance Framework

Speaker:         Alex Mitchell, Chief Finance Officer

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 

Appendix A


2.2.1    Governing Body Assurance Framework Case Study:  GBAF Seven - Co-commissioning Primary (General Medical) Care Services

Speaker:         Matthew Cunningham, Head of Corporate Services

Covered in Agenda item 3.1


2.3 Sub Committee Minutes - for information

2.3.1 Governance and Audit Committee

Speaker:         Gerry Gray, Lay Member for Governance and Audit

Summary of Item 2.3.1: This paper provides an overview of committee business.

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

Purpose of Item 2.3.3: To highlight current concerns in relation to the quality of services being delivered to our population. Offers assurance with regard to actions being taken in relation to those concerns.

Link to paper

Appendix A - Clinical Quality Performance Report

Appendix B - Minutes of Clinical Quality Performance Committee, October 2015


2.4 Advisory Committee reports - for information

2.4.1 Locality Management Meeting

Purpose of Item 2.4.1: To provide an overview of the October 2015 Locality Management Meeting by the reporting of its minutes to the Governing Body.

Speaker:        Dr Paul Bowen, GP Chair

Link to paper

Draft notes and Presentations of Locality Management Meeting, October 2015


2.4.2 Eastern Cheshire HealthVoice

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

Purpose of Item 2.4.2: To summarise the meeting of the patient and carer advisory committee on 25 September 2015 and to introduce the CCGs new patient and public engagement map.

Link to front cover

Link to unconfirmed minutes



3.1   Proposal to pursue delegated arrangements for the Commissioning of Primary (General Medical) Care Services in 2016-17

Summary of Item 3.1: This paper asks the Governing Body to note the timescales and process associated with an application to NHS England to undertake delegated arrangements for the commissioning of Primary (General Medical) Care Services, and seeks the support of the Governing Body to proceed with submitting an application with the intent to undertake delegated arrangements from 1 April 2016.

Speaker:        Matthew Cunningham, Head of Corporate Services

Link to Paper

Link to Appendices


3.2      Investment in Primary (General Medical) Care Services Business case  

Summary of Item 3.2: The purpose of this paper is to seek approval of the Governing Body for delegation of an identified budget to the Eastern Cheshire Primary (General Medical) Care Joint Commissioning Committee to use for investment in general medical practice in Eastern Cheshire.

Speaker:         Fleur Blakeman, Director of Strategy and Transformation

Link to Paper

Link to Appendix A - Business Case

Link to Appendix B - Financial Appraisal

Link to Appendix C - Service Specification


3.3      Funding of community based beds – Intermediate Care and Support to Assess

Summary of Item 3.3: This paper seeks the approval of the Governing Body to release additional funding to maintain capacity and availability of community based beds.

Speaker:         Neil Evans, Director of Commissioning

Link to paper

Link to Appendix A

Link to Appendix B


3.4      NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG Operational Plan 2015/16 - Plan on a Page Implementation Update Quarter 2: Progress against our Plan on a Page 2015-16

Summary of Item 3.4: This paper provides an update to the Governing Body of the CCGs performance against its 2015/16 Operational Plan, as at the end of Quarter Two 2015-16.

Speaker:         Fleur Blakeman, Director of Strategy and Transformation

Link to paper

Link to Appendix A


3.5      Re-procurement of Commissioning Support Services

Summary of Item 3.5: This paper provides an update to the Governing Body on progress around the lead provider framework and the appointment of a new provider for commissioning support services for the CCG.

Speaker:         Alex Mitchell, Chief Finance Officer

Link to paper

Link to Appendices




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