Meeting Date: 16th August 2021

Key Decisions and Actions


This was the first group with a revised membership so the meeting was kept brief to agree the way forward. Headline discussions were:


Terms of Reference

The draft terms of reference were agreed by the group.

Financial Recovery Board

Discussion was held about this new Board which will be established and chaired by Marie Burnham. This forum will ensure it has links in via the SRO.

M4 Financial Position

Headline positions verbally discussed with the focus being on achieving a balanced ICP & ICS position by the end of H1. A new operating framework to be introduced to govern the ICS. It will be a challenge for Lancashire & South Cumbria as we are likely to be a level 3 or 4. This means pressure to deliver particularly across the first 6 months of the year. Financial envelopes won’t be confirmed until the end of September.

H2 Planning

In advance of the planning guidance publication, the ICS will be commencing the H2 planning process in September 2021.

Winter Planning & Operational Pressures

The Urgent Care Board need to agree the priorities based on current pressures. The funding envelope for winter is currently unknown. There is a need to differentiate between planning and operational/clinical issues.

Drivers for Change

Data is being gathered by PSC to check it aligns with our understanding. This is being compared to similar demographic areas to see if we are an outlier in Central Lancashire.


Matters for Escalation (and where to) N/A

Completed and Signed off by Katherine Disley

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