Agenda and draft minutes

Health and Wellbeing Board
Friday, 1st September, 2017 12.15 pm

Venue: Committee Rooms A&B Bury Town Hall

Contact: Julie Gallagher  Democratic Services

No. Item


Declarations of Interest

Members of the Health and Wellbeing Board are asked to consider whether they have an interest in any of the matters on the Agenda, and if so, to formally declare that interest.


Councillor Andrea Simpson, Chair and Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing declared a personal interest in all items under discussion as an employee of Salford Clinical Commissioning Group.


Councillor Shori declared a personal interest in respect of any matters relating to staffing as his partner is an employee of Bury Council.



Public Question Time

Questions are invited from members of the public present at the meeting on any matters for which the Board is responsible.


Approximately 30 minutes will be set aside for Public Question Time, if required.


There were no members of the public present at the meeting to ask questions under this item.


Better Care Fund Submission Document pdf icon PDF 140 KB

Margaret O’Dwyer, Director of Commissioning and Business Delivery will report at the meeting.  Report and Better Care Fund Submission are attached.

Additional documents:


David Boulger, Programme Director, submitted a Planning Template, setting the Better Care Fund proposals for 2017-2019.


Margaret O’Dwyer, Director of Commissioning and Business Delivery at Bury CCG presented the report and provided an overview of the key conditions and requirements of the Better Care Fund, making reference to the following 4 national conditions:



                                     i.        Plans must be agreed at a locality level


                                    ii.        The NHS contribution to Adult Social Care must be maintained in line with inflation (17/18 – 1.79%; 18/19 – 1.9%)


                                  iii.        There must be a local agreement to invest in NHS commissioned out of hospital services


                                  iv.        There must be a local agreement to invest in managing transfers of care, including the full implementation of the High Impact Change Model for Managing Transfer of Care


Four conditions from the previous Better Care Fund policy framework have been removed, but there is an explicit expectation that they remain an area of local focus and activity, namely:

·         Requirement to implement 7 day services


·         Better data sharing and the establishment of a local digital roadmap


·         Joint approach to assessment, care planning and accountable professionals


·         Agreed consequential impacts on providers


With regard to performance, the Better Care Fund 2017 to 2019 is subject to the following 4 performance metrics:


1)   Delayed Transfers of Care (Disaggregated by cause - NHS and Social Care


2)   Non-elective admissions


3)   Admissions to Residential and Care Homes


4)   Effectiveness of Reablement


Subject to approval it was explained that the Planning Template is required to be submitted for national evaluation by 11th September 2017.


During discussion of this item, Councillor Walker requested a breakdown of total spend in respect of mental health across the CCG, better Care Fund and Greater Manchester funding.



Delegated Decision:


That approval be given to the Better Care Fund 2017-19 Planning Template for onward submission to the National Better Care Fund Team for assessment.