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Contact: Sophie Webb Interim Senior Governance and Democracy Officer
28.1 The Lead Member approved as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 15 January 2024.
Disclosure of Interests
Disclosure by all Members present of personal interests in matters on the agenda, the nature of any interest and whether the Members regard the interest as prejudicial under the terms of the Code of Conduct.
29.1 There were none.
Notification of any items which the Lead Member considers urgent and proposes to take at the appropriate part of the agenda.
30.1 There were none.
31.1 Reports referred to in the minutes below are contained in the minute book.
Report by the Director of Adult Social Care and Health
32.1 The Leader and Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Adult Social Care and Health.
32.2 On behalf of the County Council as one of the four statutory members of the Assembly, the Leader and Lead Member RESOLVED to:
1) note the proposed changes to the Sussex Health and Care Assembly, as set out in paragraphs 2.1 – 2.4 of the report; and
2) approve the draft refreshed terms of reference contained in Appendix 2 of the report.
32.3 In its first year of operating the Sussex Health and Care Assembly has strengthened partnership working required to provide the focus for shared priorities of improving health and integrating care for the population across Sussex. This is reflected in the bringing together and agreement of the integrated care strategy Improving Lives Together in December 2022, and the subsequent shared delivery arrangements.
32.4 To build on this strong start and better enable ongoing delivery of the strategy, the suggested changes to the Sussex Health and Care Assembly’s role, membership and arrangements have been proposed following a collective review and feedback from the wider Sussex Health and Care Assembly membership, and the views of the four statutory partners.
32.5 Within the report there are no changes to East Sussex County Council’s statutory role and responsibilities for services and budgets. East Sussex County Council remains responsible for setting its priorities and budgets through the Reconciling Policy Performance and Resources (RPPR) process. The work undertaken through the Sussex Health and Care Assembly will add value through helping partner organisations focus on the things that can only be achieved well by working together.