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31st July 2013

Date: Wednesday 31st July 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: Council Chamber, Macclesfield Town Hall, Macclesfield, Cheshire, 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 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.

Agenda 31st July 2013

Please click on the links betlow to access the individual papers for the board 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

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 (May 2013)

Link to minutes of the previous meeting held in public

1.6 Chief Officer Briefing

Link to the briefing



2.1 Promoting the Health and Wellbeing of Cared for Children in Cheshire East 2013 - Annual Report

Summary of item 2.1: This report intends to provide assurance to the Governing Body that safeguarding work taking place with Looked After Children in Eastern Cheshire is in line with statutory guidance.

Link to cover paper

2.2 Quality Assurance

Summary of item 2.2:  The aim of this report is to provide the Governing Body with a review of the Quality Assurance processes for NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group, including consideration of a range of national quality documents including the Francis and Winterbourne Reports. The report also provides the Governing Body with an assurance matrix, a gap analysis of current capability and an associated improvement plan.

Link to cover paper

2.3 NHS Social Care Allocation to Cheshire East Council for 2013/14

Summary of item 2.3: The aim of this report is to inform the Governing Body about the NHS Social Care Allocation to Cheshire East Council for 2013/14 and to provide sufficient assurance that the plans for its use are robust and will deliver against health and social care outcomes. The report will enable the Governing Body to confirm its support for NHS England to release the funding.

Link to cover paper



3.1 Caring Together Programme Update

Summary of item 3.1: This report provides the Governing Body with an update on current progress around the Caring Together Programme as set out in the Clinical Commissioning Group's Prospectus 2013-14, an update on the submission of the integrated care pilot pioneer bid, recruitment of external consultancy support towards the development of an Eastern Cheshire wide Caring Together Strategic Plan by the end of August 2013, development of a full business case and five year implementation plan by December 2013 and draft proposals for the governance framework as they currently stand.

Link to cover paper

3.2 Finance and Performance Report, Month 3 as at 30 June 2013

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 implmented to support and monitor the delivery.

Link to cover paper

3.3 Sub Committee Minutes for information

3.3.1 Governance and Audit Committee

Link to cover paper

3.3.2 Renumeration Committee

Verbal Report

3.3.3 Clinical Quality and Performance Committee

Link to cover paper

3.4 Advisory Committees - summary notes for information

3.4.1 ECCCG Locality Management Meeting

Link to cover paper

3.4.2 Eastern Cheshire Community HealthVoice

Link to cover paper

3.4.3 Eastern Cheshire Partnership Board

Link to cover paper 



3.30pm: Start of informal Question and Answer session.

Date and time of next Governing Body Meeting:

Wednesday 27th November 2013

1.00 - 3.30pm

Venue to be confirmed.