Section 75 agreement on joint working with North Yorkshire County Council Section 75 agreement on joint working with North Yorkshire County Council

NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) wished to enter into a partnership agreement to encourage greater integration and planning.

We have an agreed vision to provide a timely transformation towards an integrated approach to the provision of health care, public health and social care services in Hambleton, Richmondshire, Whitby and the surrounding area.

Our organisations believe that by coordinating and integrating planning and commissioning activities, it will help facilitate the best use of resources to support the local resident and patient population. This approach will be developed through the joint arrangements with an agreed work plan including the joint commissioning strategy.
 
The partnership arrangements sought to provide for shared planning, oversight and commissioning arrangements for the people in Hambleton, Richmondshire, Whitby and the surrounding area so that more joined up decisions can be made by each organisation.

The arrangements would include the ability to pool budgets between the council and the clinical commissioning group but will mainly concentrate on how both organisations can plan future decisions together that is centred around the individual.

The CCG's Governing Body and the county council executive asked to hear what residents thought of the proposals through a consultation exercise about the proposed partnership which closed at 5pm on Friday 15 September 2017. The below proposals were taken to the July 2017 Governing Body meeting:

The Governing Body approved the formation of a joint committee with Scarborough and Ryedale CCG and Harrogate and Rural District CCG to develop and enhance commissioning arrangements across North Yorkshire and the programmes of work within this.

If you have any comments or queries regarding the agreement, please contact hrwccg.feedback@nhs.net