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In the light of the fact that Councillor Fairley (erstwhile Chairman of the Committee) had recently been appointed to the Cabinet and was therefore no longer eligible to be a member of the Committee, the Chair was occupied by the Vice-Chairman (Councillor Baker).
Apologies for Absence and Substitutions
The Committee is asked to note any apologies for absence and substitutions received from Members.
There were apologies for absence received from Councillors Gray, I Henderson and Poonian (with no substitutes).
To confirm and sign as a correct record, the minutes of the last meeting of the Committee, held on Monday 10 July 2017.
The minutes of the last meeting of the Committee, held on Monday 10 July 2017, were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
Declarations of Interest
Councillors are invited to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or other interest, and the nature of it, in relation to any item on the agenda.
There were none at this time. However, later on in the meeting, as mentioned below in minute 17, Councillors Baker, Broderick and McWilliams had each declared that they were members of a Patient Participation Group (PPG).
Update on the Suffolk and North East Essex Sustainability and Transformation Plan
Sam Hepplewhite (Chief Officer - North East Essex CCG) and Susannah Howard (STP Programme Director) will be in attendance to give the Committee an update on the Suffolk and North East Essex Sustainability and Transformation Plan.
The Chairman introduced the item and reminded the Committee that at its meeting held in March 2017 it had received a presentation on the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group Sustainability Transformation Plan from Susannah Howard (STP Programme Director).
The Committee recalled that this was a high level strategy for the transformation of the health service and had focused on a system rather than an organisational approach and that the next stage had been to develop operational plans for each strand so that meaningful consultation could take place with a wider audience on what the STP meant in practice for front line staff and patients. At that meeting it had been resolved that Susannah Howard be invited back to a future meeting of the Committee along with representatives from the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group and Essex County Council in order to discuss a more detailed plan of what STP meant for Tendring.
Susannah Howard (STP Programme Director) and Sam Hepplewhite (Chief Officer – North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group) were in attendance and gave the Committee an overview of the progress that had been made over the past few months.
Members were informed that positive feedback had been received from NHS England and that praise had been given for the noticeably high quality of leadership. Good progress had also been made with Key System Working and Suffolk and North East Essex STP had been rated as a category 2 which was an upper tier advanced rating and so overall the STP was working well as a system.
A Delivery Guide document for Suffolk and North East Essex STP had been circulated to the Committee prior to the meeting and Susannah Howard went through it stage by stage. The following areas were detailed within the document:
1) Introduction -
· Our partnership
· Our plan
· What progress will look like
· Measuring progress
· Public and patient engagement
· Staff engagement
2) Key areas of activity –
· Integrating care
· Transforming acute care
· Enabling system working
3) National priorities –
· Urgent and emergency care
· Primary care
· Mental Health
· Elective care
4) Cross-cutting workstreams –
5) Delivery arrangements –
· STP Governance
· Clinical leadership
· STP Delivery Support Unit
Following on from the detailed information provided, Members were given the opportunity to ask questions. Where a question could not be immediately answered, Sam Hepplewhite confirmed that she would email a response once she had further information.
During the discussion of this item Councillors Baker, Broderick and McWilliams had each declared that they were members of a Patient Participation Group (PPG).
The Chairman summarised the key points of the information provided and thanked Sam Hepplewhite and Susannah Howard for attending.
Work Programme 2017/18 - Proposed additional item
The Committee is asked to consider if the below mentioned item should be added to the Work Programme 2017/18.
· Tendring Lottery.
The Chairman informed the Committee that a request had been made to add an additional item onto its Work Programme. The item in question was the ‘Tendring Lottery’. The Committee was required to decide whether to add the item onto its Work Programme..
Following discussion, it was AGREED that the ‘Tendring Lottery’ be added as an item onto its Work Programme and that an introduction from the relevant Officers should take place at the next meeting of the Committee which was scheduled to take place on Monday 2 October 2017 and that accordingly the start time of that meeting be changed to 7:00 pm.