To receive the BCF Quarterly report from Corporate Director for Adults and Wellbeing and NHS GM Deputy Place Lead for Health and Care Integration.
The Corporate Director for Adults and Wellbeing introduced the report on the Better Care Fund (BCF) and informed the Board of the process leading up to the latest update and that the quarter 2 submission had been submitted within the deadline. The update included the key metrics and an appraisal of progress since the Q1 submission. The Corporate Director for Adults and Wellbeing referred Board Members to item 2 in the report which was the five-core metrics and explained that a number of elements that were to be introduced within the first metric. This included examples such as hospital at home by Manchester Foundation Trust, which, the Board were made aware had been delayed due to the need to have crisis response service in place before rolling it out.
For the second metric the Corporate Director for Adults and Wellbeing informed the Board that while discharges for people from hospital to their normal place of residence had underperformed in Q1, these issues had been addressed and were expected to meet targets going forward. The Board were informed of the rapid MDT pilot programme which would have a full roll out following the successful trial.
Metric three looked at emergency hospital admissions from falls, and the Corporate Director for Adults and Wellbeing informed the Board that they had reported on track within this metric. The Corporate Director spoke about the Keep on Keep up (KOKU) app, developed by Manchester University, which aimed to reduce falls, and that Ascot House Care Home in the Borough had signed up to take part in the trial.
The Corporate Director for Adults and Wellbeing informed the Board that the Council was off target on metric four as the focus had been on ensuring the other metrics had been met. However, the Board were informed that there were plans in place to get this metric on track.
With regard to metric five, Corporate Director for Adults and Wellbeing informed the Board, that despite being slightly behind, the Council was broadly on track, with a comprehensive set offering in place in Trafford, made up of a combination of services.
Following the update Members were given the opportunity to ask questions but none were raised.
Councillor Slater thanked the Corporate Director for Adults and Wellbeing for his helpful update and moved the recommendations which were approved.
RESOLVED: That the recommendations of the report be approved.