UPDATE AND BRIEFING FROM INTEGRATION JOINT BOARD

Held on 26th August 2020

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 August 2020 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 6 – Finance Report (Report IJB 62/20)

This report provides an update to the Angus Integration Joint Board (IJB) regarding the financial position of Angus IJB including financial projections for 2020/21, an update regarding reserves, financial planning and an update of financial risks and governance issues.

This report makes reference to the impact of COVID-19 on the IJB’s financial position.

The IJB noted the overall projected financial position of Angus IJB for 2020/21.

In relation to Large Hospital Set Aside, the IJB noted the need to develop a more considered review of this component of the settlement as part of the overall review of the settlement with NHS Tayside.

The IJB also noted the progress with the Strategic Financial Plan’s Planned Interventions; the risks documented in the Financial Risk Assessment and specifically notes the additional Financial Governance appendix; and the update regarding reserves, including supporting the re-allocation of £500k reserves from the IJB’s Financial Planning Reserve to the Strategic Planning Reserve.

Agenda Item 7 – Angus Mental Health & Wellbeing Update (Report IJB 63/20)

This report provides an update about local developments and references linked to the Tayside Mental Health Improvement Programme.

Prior to COVID-19, Angus Mental Health Services were progressing a number of strategic developments reflecting changes to public expectations, economic pressures and the need to modernise our workforce strategies. A number of external service inspections of Angus and Tayside’s services, as well as the current pandemic, have reinforced the need that all agencies and communities work together to develop a ‘Whole Population Approach’ to managing our collective response for improving mental health and wellbeing outcomes in the future.

The IJB noted the content of this report.

Agenda Item 8 – Winter Influenza Planning and COVID-19 Update (Report IJB 64/20)

The purpose of this report is to present to Angus IJB the Winter Planning arrangements for NHS Tayside and Health & Social Care Partnerships for 2020/21. This is an integrated plan and work has been ongoing to ensure the Health & Social Care Partnerships and Acute Services have developed cohesive plans for winter, supported by the Remobilisation plans and flu planning.

The IJB approved and endorsed the Winter Plan (NHS Tayside and Partner Organisations 2020/21) for submission to the Scottish Government. The IJB noted the cost pressures to deliver the services required to meet winter, flu and COVID-19 demand on the background of ongoing flow challenges and noted the whole system working in preparation for anticipated winter challenges. They also noted the approach taken within Angus to support flu vaccination and the COVID-19 update.

Agenda Item 9 – Angus Primary Care Update – Premises (Report IJB 65/20)

This report provides the IJB with an overview of the emerging Primary Care Premises priorities and risks associated with the Primary Care Improvement Plan as requested at the meeting of the Integration Joint Board on 26 August 2020.

The IJB noted the contents of the report for information and noted the progress made to date.

Agenda Item 10 – Physical Disability Priority Improvements (Report IJB 66/20)

This report provides an update to the IJB on the current position in relation to the implementation of Physical Disability priority improvements. These are intended to address current challenges facing the service and to implement efficiency and sustainability actions in response to inflationary, demographic, and capacity demands. The aim is to deliver sustainable services into the future within available resources.

The IJB approved the new draft Physical Disability improvement plan for public consultation and noted the current priorities. They also requested a further progress report in February 2021, following public consultation and development of the action plan.

Agenda Item 11 – Learning Disability Priority Improvements (Report IJB 67/20)

This report provides an update to the IJB on the current position in relation to the implementation of Learning Disability priority improvements. These are intended to address current challenges facing the service and to implement efficiency and sustainability actions in response to inflationary, demographic, and capacity demands. Our aim is to deliver sustainable services into the future within available resources.

The IJB approved the new draft Learning Disability improvement plan for public consultation and noted the current priorities. The IJB requested a further progress report in February 2021, following public consultation and development of the action plan.

Agenda Item 12 – Chief Social Work Annual Report (Report IJB 68/20)

This report presents the Angus Council Chief Social Work Officer Annual Report for 2019 to 2020 considered and approved by Angus Council on 10 September 2020.

The IJB noted the content of the Chief Social Work Officer Annual Report for 2019 to 2020.

Agenda Item 13 – Communication and Engagement Plan October 2020 to September 2023 (Report IJB 69/20)

Accompanying this report is the second Angus Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) Communication and Engagement Plan which reflects our current plans and priorities. It set out how we will engage and involve staff, partner organisations and local people and how we will meet our legal duty to engage.

This plan has been developed by the Communication and Engagement Group and approved by the Angus HSCP Strategic Planning Group.

The IJB noted the content of the Communication and Engagement Plan and associated actions, particularly in the context of COVID-19; noted the progress that has been made with Communication and Engagement since the establishment of Angus HSCP in April 2016; and requested an annual progress report on the implementation of the action plan.

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: tay.angushscp@nhs.scot.