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Decision details

Plans for the Future of the Health and Care System in York

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: To update Executive Members on the plans being prepared by a number of Health and Social Care Partners in York (including the Council, NHS Commissioners and Providers and Voluntary Sector Organisations) for the future of the health and care system in York, including consideration of closer working and increased integration.


The Executive will be asked to note the report.


Resolved:  (i)      That the collaboration and joint working between health and social care, both prior to and during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the opportunities this work presents to improve health services for York citizens in the long term, be noted.


                   (ii)      That it be noted that national policy direction and reforms, which encompass both health and social have, have implications for local authorities in terms of integration and collaboration with NHS partners.


                   (iii)     That the plans being proposed in York to respond to the national legislative changes, including current plans to establish the York Health and Care Alliance, be endorsed.


                   (iv)    That the participation of the council in this new Alliance, including the interim governance arrangements in 2021/22 in its ‘shadow’ year, be approved.


                   (v)     That the proposed priorities and areas that the Alliance will focus on in its first year, and the aims of the alliance to:

·        be people-centred,

·        integrate services, and

·        deliver timely and appropriate care

be supported.


(vi)    That future reports on progress and future arrangements for the York Health and Care Alliance be considered by the Health Scrutiny Committee, the Health & Wellbeing Board, and the Executive.


Reason:     In order to prepare the system in York to respond to the coming Government reforms to health and social care and to put York in the best place to benefit from these changes.

Report author: Peter Roderick

Publication date: 19/03/2021

Date of decision: 18/03/2021

Decided at meeting: 18/03/2021 - Executive

Effective from: 23/03/2021

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