Scottish Borders Council

Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Announcements & Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies had been received from Mrs Karen Hamilton, Mr Asif Haseeb and Ms Sue Holmes.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

The Chair sought any verbal declarations of interest pertaining to items on the agenda.

 

The SCOTTISH BORDERS HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE INTEGRATION JOINT BOARD AUDIT COMMITTEE noted there were none.

3.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 104 KB

Monday 12 August 2019

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting held on 12 August 2019 were approved.

4.

Matters Arising pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Action Tracker

Minutes:

The SCOTTISH BORDERS HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE INTEGRATION JOINT BOARD AUDIT COMMITTEE updated and noted the action tracker.

 

Mrs Jill Stacey advised that Mr Anson Clark had stood down as the Independent Member of the Health & Social Care Integration Joint Board (IJB) Audit Committee, citing problems relating to reclaiming expenses.

 

Members were advised of the intended route of appointing a new Independent Member and the Chair would present a recommendation to a formal IJB in 2020 to seek approval on progressing the appointment.

5.

Mid-Year Progress Update on Internal Audit Work pdf icon PDF 96 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Mrs Jill Stacey provided an overview of the report, highlighting key areas of progress on the delivery of the IJB Internal Audit Annual Plan 2019/20 and the assurance on key deliverables of the partner organisations. Audit Scotland would be approached for their external comment on progress.

 

Members were advised that the focus of the remainder of the year was on transformational change and workforce development.

 

Mrs Jill Stacey advised that a full Annual Assurance report would be presented to the June 2020 IJB Audit Committee, along with the statutory feedback from Audit Scotland.

 

The SCOTTISH BORDERS HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE INTEGRATION JOINT BOARD AUDIT COMMITTEE considered whether it is satisfied with the progress made in the first six months of the year to deliver the approved Scottish Borders Health and Social Care Integration Joint Board Internal Audit Annual Plan 2019/20 (Appendix 1).

 

The SCOTTISH BORDERS HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE INTEGRATION JOINT BOARD AUDIT COMMITTEE considered the list of Internal Audit reports by partners’ Internal Auditors presented to their respective Audit Committees that are relevant to SBIJB for assurance purposes (Appendix 2), considered the assurances contained therein, and provided any commentary thereon.

6.

Progress on Implementation by Management of Internal Audit Recommendations pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Mrs Jill Stacey provided an overview of the report, verbally highlighting the updates on recommendations made as part of the Internal Audit Annual Assurance Report 2018/19.

 

Members noted the good indication of progress made and were confident in the actions in place to fulfil recommendations.

 

Mr Rob McCulloch-Graham advised that, in terms of the sought permanency of the IJB Chief Financial Officer role, the hope would be to advertise in early 2020 and recruit permanently into post by the end of March 2020.

 

The SCOTTISH BORDERS HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE INTEGRATION JOINT BOARD AUDIT COMMITTEE acknowledged the progress made by Management in implementing Internal Audit recommendations to improve internal controls and governance, and mitigate risks.

 

The SCOTTISH BORDERS HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE INTEGRATION JOINT BOARD AUDIT COMMITTEE considered whether it is satisfied with the progress or whether any further action is required.

 

The SCOTTISH BORDERS HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE INTEGRATION JOINT BOARD AUDIT COMMITTEE noted that Internal Audit will continue to monitor for completion the outstanding recommendations and will provide update reports to this Committee.

7.

Auditor General for Scotland - Briefing: Planning for Outcomes pdf icon PDF 956 KB

Minutes:

Mr Rob McCulloch-Graham introduced the report for member’s information and advised it may be useful to produce summary versions of these reports in future.

 

The SCOTTISH BORDERS HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE INTEGRATION JOINT BOARD AUDIT COMMITTEE noted the report.

8.

Audit Scotland report - NHS Workforce Planning pdf icon PDF 756 KB

Minutes:

Mr Rob McCulloch-Graham introduced the report on the assessment of effective planning and developing the primary care workforce, for member’s information. Members were advised this was not exclusively related to the new General Medical Services contract for GPs and therefore included all first points of contact for health care services.

 

Mr Rob McCulloch-Graham advised the next step for the IJB and partnership working was to introduce a locality structure for multi-disciplinary team operations.

 

The SCOTTISH BORDERS HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE INTEGRATION JOINT BOARD AUDIT COMMITTEE noted the report.

9.

Audit Scotland report - NHS in Scotland 2019 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

Mr Rob McCulloch-Graham introduced the report for member’s information.

 

The SCOTTISH BORDERS HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE INTEGRATION JOINT BOARD AUDIT COMMITTEE noted the report.

10.

Any Other Business

Minutes:

Nothing was raised.

11.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

Monday 9 March 2020

2.00pm to 4.00pm

Committee Room 4, Scottish Borders Council HQ

 

Minutes:

The Chair advised that the next meeting of the Scottish Borders Health and Social Care Integration Joint Board Audit Committee was due to be held on Monday 9 March 2020, 2.00pm to 4.00pm, Committee Room 4, Scottish Borders Council HQ.

 

The formal meeting concluded at 3.10pm.

 

 

Signature: .................................................

Chairman

 

 

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