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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 Councillor King (with Councillor Broderick substituting).
To confirm and sign as a correct record, the minutes of the last meeting of the Committee, held on 20 February 2017.
The minutes of the last meeting of the Committee, held on Monday 20 February 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.
Mark Fenton (Essex Police) will be in attendance to give the Committee an update on the recruitment and retention of Special Constables.
The Chairman announced that Mark Fenton (Essex Police) was unable to attend the meeting to give the Committee an update on the recruitment and retention of Special Constables and so this item would be postponed for a future meeting.
North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group Sustainability Transformation Plan
Susannah Howard (STP Programme Director) from the Clinical Commissioning Group will be in attendance to give the Committee a presentation on their Sustainability Transformation Plan.
Susannah Howard (STP Programme Director) from the Clinical Commissioning Group was in attendance and gave the Committee a presentation on the Sustainability Transformation Plan. This was a high level strategy for transformation of the health service and focused on a system rather than an organisational approach. The next stage would be to develop operational plans for each strand so that meaningful consultation can take place with a wider audience on what the STP means in practice for front line staff and patients. The presentation covered the following:
(2) NHS structure;
(3) Working together and moving forward;
(4) Suffolk and North East Essex footprint statistics;
(5) The three main areas of the STP Plan;
(6) The required steps to help achieve and deliver the complex programme;
(7) The conclusions of the Kings Fund Review of STPs;
(8) Taking the STP forward;
(9) Work streams;
(11) STP programme board – Terms of reference;
(12) Process of aligning work streams to the STP;
(13) Work stream delivery mandate;
(14) Dashboard reporting; and
(15) Forthcoming interactive programme events.
Members asked questions on various issues which included:-
· Social care issues and bed blocking;
· How the high level STP will be communicated down to front line staff;
· What the impact of the STP will ultimately be on patients;
· Financial savings;
· Collaborative working with for example the ambulance service and GP services and how the STP integrated with other health issues such as the urgent care review and the contract for provision to 0 -19 year olds;
· Engagement with other stakeholders such as Police and Fire; and
· The need to streamline health provision ranging from consultants to chemists and how this could be done.
Following discussion it was RESOLVED that Susannah Howard be invited back to a future meeting 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 means for Tendring health staff and patients.
It was AGREED that Cabinet be requested to contact the STP Lead to seek assurance that when the STP Plan is at a more detailed level, timely consultation with the wider public will take place.
To review the Committee’s work undertaken during the 2016/17 municipal year and to seek Members’ approval to a draft programme of work for the Community Leadership and Partnerships Committee for the 2017/18 municipal year for recommendation to the Annual Council meeting on 25 April 2017.
There was submitted a report by the Management and Members’ Support Manager, which provided the Committee with a review of the work it had carried out in the current municipal year and sought Members’ approval to a draft Work Programme for the coming 2017/2018 municipal year for recommendation to the annual meeting of the Council to be held on 25 April 2017.
The Council’s Management and Members’ Support Manager explained that Appendix A to the report was a summary of what had been discussed and agreed by the Committee in the municipal year thus far. She stated that Appendix B was a suggested work programme for the Committee and that she was happy for the Committee to add any items it felt were required.
Following discussion by the Committee it was RESOLVED that:
(a) the report on the review of the year 2016/17, as detailed in Appendix A to item A.1 of the Report of the Management and Members’ Support Manager be noted; and
(b) the draft 2017/18 Work Programme, as set out in Appendix B to the aforementioned report, be agreed and submitted to the Annual Meeting of the Council for approval, subject to:
(i) the inclusion of one additional meeting in July for a further discussion on the STP and wider health issues; and
(ii) given the collaborative work taking place between Police and Fire, the Fire Service update being moved from the meeting scheduled for May to the meeting scheduled for November when the Police and Crime Commissioner will also be in attendance.