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Winter Planning and Winter Summit Update

Verbal Update by the Chief Finance Officer, NHS Tees Valley Clinical Commissioning Group


The Chief Officer, NHS Tees Valley Clinical Commissioning Group gave a PowerPoint presentation updating Members on winter planning.


It was reported that each ICP was required to make a Winter Planning submission to NHSE/I by 6 September 2021, requiring systems to provide assurance against key areas; reference was made to the range of additional national guidance over the 2021/22 winter period; and the NEY Winter Operating Model for 2021/22, released on 1 November, 2021 was outlined.


Details were provided of the development of an Extremis Plan in response to the rising system pressures; an Extremis Winter Summit event took place on 4  November with four working groups established to scope the four extremis themes;  and details were provided of the additional schemes implemented in the Darlington locality from non-recurrent funding sources, to support the system over the winter period.


The presentation outlined areas that worked well; challenges and risks included staffing issues across health and social care, the removal of non-recurrent funding, infection prevention control and further variants of waves of Covid; and learning for 2022/23 was outlined, with particular reference made to the development of a system dashboard and implementation of Urgent Community Response which would enable more of the population to receive healthcare in their own homes.


RESOLVED – That the thanks of the Board be conveyed to the Chief Officer, NHS Tees Valley Clinical Commissioning Group, for his informative presentation.


REASON – To convey the views of the Board.



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