24 August 2022

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 IJB meeting took place on 24 August 2022 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 5 – Review of Standing Orders – Audit Committee and Strategic Planning Groups (Report IJB 50/22)

This report sets out for approval, further proposed amendments to the IJB Standing Orders.  The report considers the outcome of a review of these constitutional arrangements by the Audit Committee and recommends for approval the changes proposed to Appendix 1 of the IJB’s Standing Orders and the addition of a new Standing Order 19.5 in relation to the Strategic Planning Group.

The IJB noted that the minor amendments to the IJB Standing Orders, agreed at the IJB meeting on 22 June 2022, have now been made and the revised document is available here The IJB agreed the further proposed changes to Appendix 1 of the IJB Standing Orders in relation to the Audit Committee, and also agreed to the addition of a new Standing Order 19.5 in relation to the Strategic Planning Group as detailed in the report.  The IJB approved the  revised IJB Standing Orders.

Agenda Item 6 – Directions Policy and Procedure – August 2022 (Report IJB 51/22)

The purpose of this report is to update the IJB regarding the Directions Policy and Procedure; for Directions from Integration Authorities to Health Boards and Local Authorities.

The IJB approved the Angus IJB Directions Policy and Procedure and requested an update in December 2023.

Agenda Item 7 – Equalities Mainstreaming Report (Report IJB 52/22)

This report provides an update to the Integration Joint Board (IJB) on the current position in relation to the Angus Health and Social Care Partnership (AHSCP) Equalities Mainstreaming Report and set of Equality Outcomes in line with our statutory duties. AHSCP is responsible for mainstreaming and integrating equality into day-to-day activities and strategies and integrating equality into our business tools such as Equality Impact Assessments. AHSCP is also responsible for setting and delivering on our Equality Outcomes, which are aligned to our strategic plan.

The revised Equalities Mainstreaming Report and Equality Outcomes detail how we will do this. This report asks the Board to approve the revised Equalities Mainstreaming Report and Equality Outcomes.

The IJB discussed the content of this report and approved the proposed Equalities Mainstreaming Report 2022-2024.  The IJB accepted the proposed set of Equality Outcomes 2022-2026 and agreed to implement the action plan.

Agenda Item 8 – Progress Report – Adult Support and Protection Capacity (Report IJB 53/22)

This report addresses issues of capacity in key services affected by increases in demand for adult support and protection interventions.

The IJB accepted the content of this report and supported the interventions undertaken, or planned, to address capacity challenges.

Agenda Item 9 – Finance Report 2022/23 (Report IJB 54/22)

The purpose of this report was to provide Angus Integration Joint Board (IJB) with an update on the financial position of Angus IJB including financial projections for 2022/23, the impact of COVID-19 on the IJB financial position.

The IJB accepted the overall projected financial position of Angus IJB for 2022/23. 

The IJB agreed to devolve authority to the IJB’s Chief Officer and Chief Finance Officer to participate in and conclude any discussions required with NHS Tayside regarding COVID-19 funding allocations that are reflective of national guidance for services outwith the IJB, taking into account potential COVID-19 related costs within the IJB during 2022/23, and up to the level of committing 70% of the 2021/22 allocation of £11.843m (£8.260m).  The IJB also noted the issues documented regarding Financial Governance.

Agenda Item 10 – Angus Mental Health and Wellbeing Update (Report IJB 55/22)

The purpose of this report was to provide Angus Integration Joint Board (IJB) with an update in relation to Mental Health and Wellbeing provision in Angus.

The IJB requested that the Chief Officer bring a full update to February 2023 IJB and noted the financial framework to support Living Life Well Strategy remains outstanding.  The IJB accepted the risks detailed in the paper and approved the proposals for Mental Health in Primary Care funding.

Agenda Item 11 – Angus IJB Partnership Working (Report IJB 56/22)

The aim of this paper was to inform the Board regarding of a range of statutory and/or formally remitted groups that Angus IJB members, officers and staff are routinely working with in order to meet its duties and health and social care responsibilities.

The IJB accepted the contents of this report.

Agenda Item 12 – IJB Audit Committee Annual Report 2021/22 (Report IJB 57/22)

This Annual Report was provided by the Angus IJB Audit Committee to the Angus IJB. It summarised the work of the IJB Audit Committee during the year 2021/22.

The IJB approved the Annual Report of the IJB Audit Committee for the year 2021/22 and acknowledged the input provided to the IJB Audit Committee from IJB Audit Committee members, and those supporting the IJB Audit Committee, including Angus Council Legal and Democratic Services and the IJB’s Internal and External Auditors.

Agenda Item 13 – Angus Alcohol and Drugs Partnership Update (Report IJB 58/22)

The purpose of this report was to update the Integration Joint Board on recently published Drug Misuse Death data and arrangements for progressing implementation of the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Standards for Scotland. The paper outlined existing progress, the challenges and gaps which require to be addressed, and set out the actions planned which will assist in achieving the Standards. The report also covers the Angus Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP) Annual Report for 2021/22.

The IJB acknowledged progress of implementation of the MAT Standards in Angus and the expectation of ownership and responsibility from Chief Officers and also instructed the Chief Officer to bring a further report to the IJB in relation to progress against the MAT Standards in April 2023. 

The IJB accepted the work ongoing in relation to self-assessment and restructure of the ADP to ensure that national policy and priorities are progressed and also acknowledged the content of the Drug Deaths Taskforce final report.

The IJB accepted the role of the IJB in relation to governance of the ADP and the actions required from Chief Officers and others to support progression of the work of the ADP, and accepted the Angus ADP annual report 2021/22 for submission to Scottish Government.

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