• DCC cabinet decides tomorrow if to back Health Scrutiny resolution over controversial health plans

    10th April 2018 | News | Claire
  • An additional line on a public engagement, was voted down by Conservative councillors:

    Here’s what the cabinet will be considering. If it supports the resolution, it will be implemented with immediate effect…..

    I will be speaking in support of the resolution tomorrow…… If you are keen to know the outcome or hear the discussion, the meeting is webcast live here – https://devoncc.public-i.tv/core/portal/home

    (a) record the Committee’s concerns over the emerging Devon Integrated Care System being a single Integrated Strategic Commissioner, a number of Local Care Partnerships, Mental Health Care Partnership and shared NHS corporate services;

    (b) defer the implementation of the Integrated Care System process until assurances are provided on governance, funding, the future of social care from a democratic perspective;

    (c) recommend Councillor Ackland’s paper and proposals on the reformation of the Health and Wellbeing Board as a sound democratic way forward to provide the necessary governance on a new integrated system;

    (d) give assurance that the proposals will not lead to deeper cuts in any part of Devon as a result of the ‘equalisation of funding’; and

    (e) provide a copy of the business plan being developed and a summary of views from staff consultations.

    For more background on Integrated Care Systems see my blog post – http://www.claire-wright.org/…/devons_nhs_asked_to_provide_…

    Pic: One of the many protests against NHS cuts/government direction on the NHS, outside County Hall.