Agenda item

Governance to support partnership working with the NHS and other partners across Sheffield

Report of the Director of Public Health





































The Committee considered a report of Greg Fell, Director of Public Health regarding Governance to support partnership working with the NHS and other partners across Sheffield.


Joe Horobin, Director of Integrated Commissioning was in attendance to present the report.


The report outlined the outcome of the Task and Finish Group established by the Governance Committee at its meeting on 12th October 2023 to consider appropriate Sheffield City Council membership of the Health and Care Partnership Board, the forum that supported the joint SCC and NHS Commissioning and planning through a pooled budget under Section 75 of the NHS Act 2006, as well as broader joint working that did not require pooled budgeting.


The report asked the Committee to consider and endorse a proposal for appointing Elected Member to the Board.


Councillor Paul Turpin advised that the time commitment would be at least 16 hours and there has been no mention of an SRA for this.


Councillor Ruth Milsom advised that this was an exciting space and was important for Community Health base creation.


Councillor Sue Alston thanked those who were part of the Task and Finish Group as the proposals were really useful.


Councillor Paul Turpin asked if an SRA could be considered for the role.  It was advised that SRA’s had to be agreed at the AGM.  There were no SRA’s for any external appointments at the moment and these would need to apply as a whole, not just for one appointment.  Councillor Turpin put this proposal forward, however members of the committee were not in agreement.


Resolved:- that the Governance Committee: -


1.    endorses the proposal that places for Elected Members on the Health and Care Partnership should be added to the list of appointments to be made by Full Council (usually at the Annual General Meeting), guided in the first instance by the discussion set out in the report;


2.    agrees to receive a further report setting out revised Terms of Reference for the Health and Crae Partnership, following work to review these later in 2024, with a view to these guiding appointments to the HCP Board in the future;


3.    endorses the development of a Role Description for Elected Members taking up places on the HCP Board, based on the points set out in the report;

4.    Endorses the proposal that Council officers should work with NHS colleagues to develop an appropriate induction process for Elected Members who are appointed to the HCP Board, and develop a broader development package for Elected Members targeted at building understanding of the NHS and the Council’s relationship with it;


5.    endorses the proposal that Officers should consider the best supporting arrangements for Elected Members based on the comments of the Task and Finish Group, building in capacity to develop these to reflect future learning.


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