26 June 2024

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 26 June 2024 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 – Chief Officer Update (Report IJB 28/24)

This report provided an update to Angus Integration Joint Board (IJB) on behalf of the Chief Officer on items that do not merit a full report, but the Board may wish to note. The report detailed updates on work underway across Angus Health and Social Care Partnership (AHSCP) and information in relation to a range of policy updates. Topics covered in the report include:

  • Safer Staffing Progress Update
  • Day Opportunities Engagement Update
  • Delayed Discharge Position
  • Collaborative Care Home Support Team
  • Tayside Oral Health Needs Assessment
  • NHS Tayside Annual Delivery Plan 2024 – 2027, NHS Tayside Strategy and supporting engagement activities.
  • Consumer Duty Update
  • United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
  • Climate Change Update
  • Early Release of Prisoners and Prescribed Victim Support Regulations
  • Angus ‘Are you OK’ Campaign launch
  • Volunteer Week
  • Tayside Sexual Assault Response Coordination Service represented at Buckingham Palace
  • Two Angus Nurses recognised in Royal College of Nursing Scotland Nurse of the Year Awards 2024

The IJB noted the updates provided in this report.

Agenda Item 5 – Finance Report (Report IJB 29/24)

The purpose of this report was to provide the IJB with an update on the financial position of Angus IJB at the end of the financial year 2023/24. It also provided an update on reserves, financial risks, IJB Committee Structures and ways of working and governance.

The report contributed to the following strategic enablers in the Angus IJB Strategic Commissioning Plan:

  • Deliver financial sustainability
  • Seeking to achieve best value and cost effectiveness.

The IJB scrutinised and noted the overall financial position of Angus IJB for 2023/24 and noted the update on Reserves.  The IJB accepted and noted the issues documented regarding Financial Governance and accepted and noted the proposals for improved IJB committee structures and ways of working.

Agenda Item 6 – Strategic Planning Update (Report IJB 30/24)

This report provided the IJB with a proposal to revise the Strategic Priorities within the Strategic Commissioning Plan and provided a progress update on Priority 3 of the Angus Strategic Commissioning Plan (SCP) 2023 – 2026.  This included updates relating to community mental health services, learning disability services and substance use recovery.

The IJB scrutinised and discussed the content of the report and approved the proposed revision of the Strategic Priorities.  The IJB endorsed a reasonable level of assurance regards progress related to community mental health services, learning disability services and substance use recovery; and also acknowledged further reports will be presented as per the workplan.

Agenda Item 7 – Angus Adult Protection Committee Update (Report IJB 31/24)

This update report sought to provide the IJB assurance on the work of the Adult Protection Committee in Angus in contributing to keeping vulnerable adults safe and the future plans of the Committee for 2024.

The IJB scrutinised and discussed the contents of the report and took cognisance that this would be the last Adult Protection Committee update report and that any future updates would come from the Protecting People Angus Strategic Committee as outlined in the paper.

Agenda Item 8 – Annual Performance Report (Report IJB 32/24)

The purpose of this report was to update the IJB on the progress made in delivering the Angus Strategic Commissioning Plan 2023 – 2026 and the effect of our activity on performance during 2023/24.  This report built on previous performance reports presented to the IJB. The report demonstrated the impact of some of the improvements being made across AHSCP and how progress is being made towards delivering the vision, strategic shifts and planned improved outcomes for the people of Angus.

The IJB scrutinised and discussed the current performance within Angus HSCP for 2023/2024 and continued to require the Chief Officer to provide a performance dashboard to the IJB twice yearly.  The IJB acknowledged that work to progress further improvement where the targets have not been achieved is captured within existing improvement/action plans.

Agenda Item 9 – Updated Annual Workplan (Report IJB 33/24)

The purpose of this report was to set out the Updated Annual Work Plan/Report Schedule for the IJB for 2024/2025.

The updated annual workplan/reporting schedule for 24/25 had been developed to ensure relevant reports pertaining to the delivery of the Strategic Commissioning Plan are presented to the Angus Integration Joint Board.

The IJB approved the updated workplan/reporting scheduled for 2024/2025 and acknowledged that the annual workplan/reporting schedule 2024/25 will be presented at each IJB as a standing agenda item.

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