Agenda and draft minutes

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Welcome and Apologies


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor P. Davies, Councillor J.Green, Councillor T. Smith, Ms F Johnstone, Director of Public Health, Ms J Hassall, Dr P.Jennings, Wirral CCG, Mr S.Gilby, Wirral NHS Community Trust, Mr A Cannell, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Mr D Allison, Wirral University Teaching Hospital Trust, Ms A Roberts, Voluntary and Community Action Wirral and  Mr A Crawshaw, NHS England




Members' Code of Conduct - Declarations of Interest

Members of the Cabinet are asked to consider whether they have any disclosable pecuniary or non pecuniary interests in connection with any item(s) on this agenda and, if so, to declare them and state the nature of the interest.








No declarations of interest were received.


Health and Social Care Integration. The Better Care Fund 2014 Submission & Section 256 Outputs for 2013 pdf icon PDF 81 KB


The Board considered the report of the Director of Adult Social Services and the Chief Clinical Officer, Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) providing an update and presenting the final Better Care Fund submission put together on behalf of Wirral Council and the Wirral CCG.

The report indicated that in relation to performance, a baseline assessment had been developed along with a new performance dashboard template, which had been developed in order to monitor progress against key areas of activity that were critical to performance related elements of the Better Care Fund from 2015.

A copy of the detailed schemes table for 2014/15 and 2015/16; funding matrix 2014/15 and the BCF planning template were circulated as appendices at the meeting.

Ms Jacqui Evans, Department of Adult Social Services and Ms Sarah Quinn, Wirral CCG gave the Board a presentation which outlined the progress to date and the next steps in relation to the Better Care Fund’s final submission.

On behalf of the Board, the Chair thanked all the officers for all their hard work in completing the final submission.

Dr Abhi Mantgani, Wirral CCG, also thanked the Officers on behalf of the CCG and commented that this was an excellent demonstration of the joint work from both Wirral and the CCG and a good example of what could be achieved by all partners in the future.

Mr Graham Hodkinson, Director Adult Social Services extended his thanks to the Officers and commented that this was an excellent piece of work which had demonstrated good joint working and also strengthened relationships with providers. He further commented that work would be undertaken with providers to test the schemes put in place.

Mr A Hassall, Wirral University Teaching Hospital indicated that in relation to the efficiency savings for year 15/16 detailed within the report, he felt that a caveat should be added to ensure that this would only apply if demand changes.

Ms Clare Fish, Strategic Director, Families and Wellbeing commented that the BCF submission was an enabler for the Vision 2018 work and in relation to the integration work, there was a need to ensure that the linkages were well co-ordinated.


Dr Abhi Mantgani reiterated the need to embed a culture of joint work in order to face the challenge of the Vision 2018 and further commented that the Council needed to decide where the checks and balances would lie; discussions had been held as to whether a separate scrutiny committee should be established to monitor the work of the Vision 2018.




(1)  the Better Care Fund (BCF) final submission be approved for submission to the Local Area Team and NHS England;


(2)   the performance baseline and dashboard , with modelled targets for 2014/15 and 15/16 be noted; and


(3)  The risk sharing approach and agreement be noted.