Decision details


Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


(1) That the proposal be approved to enter into a single section 75 agreement for two years to secure joint commissioning arrangements for locality-based services between Trafford Council and the NHS GM Integrated Care Board (“GM ICB”) underpinned by an aligned budget.


(2) That the proposal be approved to continue the current contractual arrangements to deliver Community Health Services through the GM ICB as detailed in the report.


(3) That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Adult Services, in consultation with the Corporate Director of Governance and Community Strategy and the Director of Finance, to agree the final financial amounts and services in scope and to agree the terms and conditions of and to enter into any relevant legal documentation as required pursuant to these recommendations.

Reasons for the decision:

The Council requires strong and robust governance arrangements to manage the local health and social care system. There needs to be mechanisms to continue the joint commissioning of services and the provision of mandated health and social care services in accordance with legislation. The Council must ensure that any future arrangements for commissioning or the delivery of service are secured by July 2022 when the CCGs are abolished and that these manage the financial, governance and service delivery risks for the Council in working with a new ICS structure.

Alternative options considered:

Detailed discussion of the options and their appraisal is set out at section 5 of the report.

Publication date: 22/03/2022

Date of decision: 21/03/2022

Decided at meeting: 21/03/2022 - Executive

Effective from: 30/03/2022

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