UPDATE AND BRIEFING FROM INTEGRATION JOINT BOARD

Held on 26th June 2019

Welcome to the briefing from the Angus Integration Joint Board (IJB).  It is hoped this short summary will help to provide some details about the work taking place in Angus to support health and social integration.  We are always interested in any feedback and if you want to leave comments, details of how these can be provided are given overleaf.

The latest Integration Joint Board meeting took place on 26 June 2019 and what follows is a summary of the topics that were discussed in open session.  If you would like to see the full reports these are published online at:  https://www.angus.gov.uk/healthsocialcareintegration/integration_joint_board_agendas_reports_and_minutes

Agenda Item 4 – Appointments (Report IJB 33/19)

The purpose of this report is to note and consider the appointments of two non voting members to the Integration Joint Board as required by the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Integration Joint Boards) (Scotland) Order 2014; and to appoint one member to the Audit Committee to fill the vacancy that has arisen.

The IJB noted the resignation of Mr Jim Foulis as a non voting member of the Integration Joint Board, with effect from 31 May 2019.  The IJB also noted the appointment of Charlie Sinclair as a non voting member of the Board, replacing Jim Foulis; the resignation of Bill Muir as a non voting member of the Integration Joint Board as a third sector representative, with effect from 31 May 2019; the appointment of Gary Malone as a non voting member of the Integration Joint Board as a third sector representative.  The IJB will also appoint one member of the Board to the Audit Committee to fill the vacancy that has arisen.

 

Agenda Item 5 – Finance Report (Report IJB 34/19)

This report provides an update to the Angus Integration Joint Board (IJB) regarding the financial position of Angus IJB including an update of the 2018/19 year end position and a review of reserves.

The IJB noted the overall year end financial position of Angus IJB for 2018/19 and noted the update regarding IJB reserves and approved the planned treatment of reserves at the financial year end.

 

Agenda Item 6 – Prescribing Management Update (Report IJB 35/19)

This report provides an update to the Integration Joint Board (IJB) on prescribing management in Angus.

The IJB noted the content of the paper and the ongoing measures being taken to ensure efficient and effective prescribing within Angus. Prescribing spend within Angus which was at c14% above the national average at times during 2017 is now less than 8% above the national average.

The IJB requested a further update to be provided to the Integration Joint Board in December 2019.

 

Agenda Item 7 – Health and Social Care: Local Review of Winter Plan 2018/19 (Report IJB 36/19)

The purpose of this report is to provide Angus Integration Joint Board with an interim evaluation of the impact of the Local Review of Winter Planning arrangements for NHS Tayside and Health & Social Care Partnerships for 2018/19. 

The IJB noted the interim evaluation of the Winter Plan and the implementation, impact and key lessons from the Winter Plan.

 

Agenda Item 8 – Annual Strategic Progress and Performance Report (Report IJB 37/19)

The purpose of this report is to update the Integration Joint Board (IJB) on the progress made in delivering the strategic plan and the effect of our activity on performance during 2018/19. This report builds on previous quarterly performance reports presented to the IJB. The report demonstrates the level of improvement activity being delivered across the partnership and shows how that is driving progress towards the delivery of the Partnership’s vision, strategic shifts and planned outcomes for the people of Angus.

The IJB approved the 2018/19 Strategic Progress and Performance Report for Angus and recognised the progress that has been made by staff in delivering the aims of the strategic plan.

The IJB requested the Chief Officer to ensure that updated performance reports are provided to the IJB biannually.

 

Agenda Item 9 – Annual Assurance Report – Clinical, Care and Professional Governance Forum (Report IJB 38/19)

The purpose of this report is to share the Annual Assurance Report – Clinical, Care and Professional Governance Forum 2018/19 recently submitted to the Angus Integration Joint Board Audit Committee on 24 April 2019, with the Integration Joint Board.

The IJB note noted the Annual Assurance Report from the Clinical, Care and Professional Governance Committee.

 

Agenda Item 10 – Information Governance Strategy 2019-2022 and Supporting Policies

(Report IJB 39/19)

This report seeks approval for an Information Governance Strategy for the Angus Health and Social Care Partnership, along with supporting policies in relation to information security, data protection and access to information.

The IJB approved the Information Governance Strategy 2019-2022.  The IJB also approved the Information Security Policy; the Access to Information Policy; and the Data Protection Policy.

 

Agenda Item 11 – Angus Care Model – Review of Residential Care Home Provision in Angus – Progress Report (Report IJB 40/19)

This report summarises progress made in the review of residential care, presents an updated appraisal of the options developed for Seaton Grove, and seeks authority to proceed to the next step of developing a fully costed appraisal and recommendations.

The IJB noted the content of the progress report which eliminates the option of full closure of Seaton Grove from this review since the number of beds which would be displaced in doing so, and the lack of market capacity to absorb these beds, would make this option currently unachievable.

The IJB also agreed that an options appraisal and recommendations be submitted to the August 2019 IJB; agreed that the AHSCP progresses further discussion with any providers who have noted an interest through the preliminary market consultation regarding Seaton Grove and agreed that the AHSCP examines further the model for a potential facility for adults with mental health problems at Seaton Grove. 

Feedback and Comments

We hope you found this brief summary useful, but any comments or feedback are considered very useful.  Please contact us at our email address: hsciangus.tayside@nhs.net.