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Working together with the NHS in Sheffield: Future Vision and Governance'

Decision Maker: Co-operative Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes


The Co-operative Executive is asked:


a.    agree the Council’s approach to the proposed changes to the NHS;


b.    agree future arrangements for the governance of health through a revised Joint Commissioning Committee with the South Yorkshire Integrated Care System; and


c.      agree to endorse the future working arrangements and vision for the Sheffield Health and Care Partnership.




The report provided an overview of the proposals in the Health and Care Bill for the creation of statutory Integrated Care Systems, to propose future arrangements for the governance of joint health and social care commissioning in light of, those proposed changes and to sought approval to amend the existing S75 agreement from 1st April 2022.




RESOLVED: That Co-operative Executive:-



1)    Note the proposals for statutory Integrating Care Systems (ICS) and the abolition of Clinical Commissioning Groups outlined in the Health and Social Care Bill;


2)    Agree the proposals for future arrangements for joint commissioning of health and social care and the governance of those arrangements as set out in paragraphs 1.13 to 1.14 of the report;


3)    Approve the revised scope and budget of the existing S75 agreement as outlined in Appendix A of the report, with the changes to take effect from 1st April 2022;


4)    To the extent not covered by existing delegations, delegate authority to the Director of Adult Health and Social Care in consultation with the Director of Legal and Governance, Director of Finance and Commercial Services and the Executive Member for Health and Social Care to take such steps as are necessary to implement or facilitate the implementation of those proposals and the objectives set out in this report; and


5)    Agree to receive regular updates on progress with the implementation of those future arrangements and on the Health and Social Care Bill.




Reasons for Decision




Our aim is to secure a healthier Sheffield, improved outcomes for people and form a stronger relationship with the NHS.




The Health and Social Care Bill sets out a framework for integrating health and social care starting with the development of Integrated Care Systems (ICS) to tackle inequalities, improve population health and wellbeing, deliver excellent care, and maximise use of resources. It is likely that the Bill will be implemented in July 2022.




The recommendations in this report note the proposals in the Bill and enable the Council to prepare for its implementation; building on our current, successful, arrangements so that we can continue to collectively deliver excellent quality, personalised services which enable people to experience seamless services and live well and independently in communities across Sheffield.




Alternatives Considered and Rejected




No other potential options are relevant.




Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted








Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration








Respective Director Responsible for Implementation




Executive Director, People Services




Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In




Healthier Communities and Adult Social Care Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee.


Report author: Alexis Chappell

Publication date: 18/03/2022

Date of decision: 16/03/2022

Decided at meeting: 16/03/2022 - Co-operative Executive

Effective from: 25/03/2022

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