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Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Contact: Philippa Murphy Tel: 0207 527 3184 email: Philippa.murphy@islington.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

183.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

 

Apologies were received from Councillors Caluori, Shaikh and Hull. 

184.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

 

None.

185.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 152 KB

Decision:

Noted.

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the Minutes of the meeting on 16 July be confirmed as a correct record and the Chair be authorised to sign them.

186.

Budget Monitor - Month 4 pdf icon PDF 256 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

 

 

Minutes:


RESOLVED:

1.1.        That the overall forecast revenue outturn for the General Fund of a £3.3m overspend be noted.  That, in the event of an overall overspend at the end of the financial year this would be funded from the one-off corporate contingency reserve in the first instance, be noted. (Paragraphs 3.1 and 4.12, Table 1 and Appendix 1 of the report)

1.2.        That it be agreed that £0.45m of in-year corporate funding is applied to the Environment and Regeneration structural overspend arising due to the Government shelving plans to introduce locally set licensing fees.  This is a net nil impact overall as the corporate underspend is reduced, in respect of this applied funding, by the same amount. (Paragraph 4.5 of the report)

1.3.        That the increase in development management pre-application fees required to cover the additional costs associated with providing this most valued planning service within the agreed timescales be agreed. (Paragraph 4.6 and Appendix 3 of the report)

1.4.        That the HRA is forecast to break-even over the financial year be noted. (Paragraph 3.1, Table 1 and Appendix 1)

1.5.        That the latest capital position with forecast capital expenditure of £114.6m in 2015-16 be noted.  That the drawdown to the Finance and Resources capital budget from the Invest to Save reserve be agreed and capital slippage into future years be agreed. (Paragraphs 6.1 to 6.3, Table 2 and Appendix 2 of the report).

Reason for decision – to allow members to monitor the budget.
Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

 

 

187.

Patient Feedback - recommendations from the Health and Care Scrutiny Committee mini-review pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

 

Minutes:

Councillor Klute, Chair of the Health and Care Scrutiny Committee, introduced the committee’s recommendations following the completion of the mini scrutiny into Patient Feedback.  Councillor Klute advised that this had arisen out of the GP Appointments scrutiny which found GPs were not getting the feedback they need when patients are unhappy.  This scrutiny concluded that the recently introduced Family and Friends test provided feedback more effectively than other methods and recommended it is taken up by all health service providers in the borough as quickly as possible. Councillor Watts thanked Councillor Klute and advised that the Executive will respond in due course.

RESOLVED:


That the report of the Health and Care Scrutiny Committee be received.


Reason for decision – to enable the Executive to consider and respond to the committees’ recommendations.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

 

188.

Camden and Islington ICT Shared Service Programme pdf icon PDF 475 KB

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

1.1       That the establishment a shared ICT and Digital service between Camden
            and Islington Councils be agreed.

1.2       That a formal Joint Committee be established with the London Borough of 
            Camden to oversee the shared service, with a longer-term option to move
            towards a more commercial governance arrangement and operating model,
            be agreed.

1.3       That the Leader, subject to the Executive agreeing the above, will in
  consultation with the Executive Member for Finance and Performance, make
  any further decisions required (and make any appropriate delegations to
  officers) as to the terms of reference and operation of the Joint Committee
  and agreements between the Councils required to underpin these
  arrangements, be agreed.

1.4       That the Assistant Director (Governance and HR) be authorised to enter into
  the Joint Committee agreement (as approved by the Leader of the Council)
  and any additional legal documentation necessary for the establishment of
  the shared ICT and Digital Service be agreed.

1.5       That the total cost-of-change budget of a maximum of £5m to support the
  transition, of which Islington’s maximum contribution will be £2.5m, be
  agreed.

1.6       That the current thinking, that costs and savings for the core service offering
  will be shared on an equal basis between the two boroughs subject to due
  diligence and a further assessment of each borough’s level of contribution
  and anticipated financial benefit, be agreed.

 

Reason for decision – to achieve financial savings whilst improving service delivery and creating a rewarding work environment.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

189.

Contract Award - Extra care sheltered housing pdf icon PDF 160 KB

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

 

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

That the contract to provide Extra Care Services be awarded to Notting Hill Housing Trust for a period of 16 years commencing on 1st October 2015 with the option to terminate the contract after the first 4 years and subsequently at the end of each period of four years up to the contract end date on 30th September 2031 be agreed. 


Reason for decision – to secure continuity of care for very vulnerable residents, continuity of supply of specialist resources and continued value for money.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

 

190.

Contract Award - Integrated Digital Care Record and Person Held Record. pdf icon PDF 240 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS:

Reason for decision – as specified in the report.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

 

Minutes:

Councillor Watts advised that he had agreed to accept this additional item under the urgency provisions in rule 93 of the Council’s Constitution.  The Chair of Policy and Performance Scrutiny Committee had also confirmed agreement.

Councillor Burgess advised that the funding for the scheme had been secured from the government by the Council, the ICCG and Whittington Health as part of the organisations joint Pioneer Status and it had not been confirmed which organisations decision making procedures would apply until very late in the process.  The decision cannot be deferred because the contract is due to be signed imminently.


RESOLVED:

1.1.        To approve the contract award for the Integrated Digital Care Record and Personal Held Record Programme as outlined in this report to BT for a period of five years.

1.2.        To approve the execution of a tri-partite agreement between Islington Council, Islington CCG and BT for the provision of services related to the Integrated Digital Care Record and Personal Held Record Programme.

1.3.        For receipt of funding from the Department of Health and the CCG for Islington Council to administer the arrangements.


Reason for decision – to help integrate patient care across health and care providers in Islington to improve services and deliver efficiences.

Other options considered – none, other than as detailed in the report and related papers.

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

 

191.

Contract Award - Integrated Digital Care Record and Person Held Record - exempt appendix

Decision:

Noted.

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

That the information in the exempt appendix to agenda item 8 in the second despatch be noted (see Minute 190 for decision).