Issue details

Implementation of an Integrated Commissioning Unit between the Southampton City Council People Directorate and Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care seeking approval to proceed with the implementation of an Integrated Commissioning unit between the People Directorate and Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

The two organisations have identified commissioning priorities to work on jointly to improve outcomes for residents in a more cost effective way. The priorities are based on the Health and wellbeing Strategy and informed by the Joint Strategic Needs assessment and relevant national outcomes frameworks. There is a joint accountability structure to oversee achievement of the work , although final approval for decisions remains with Cabinet and the CCG governing Body

The proposal is to develop a joint team with appropriately skilled staff who will deliver the shared strategy and achieve quality outcomes and savings through more focused, integrated work. Staff have been consulted on a proposed model. Staff will remain employed by their current employer, with their existing terms and conditions, but work as part of a combined unit.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/09/2013

Decision due: 15 Oct 2013 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member For Health and Adult Social Care

Lead director: Director, People

Department: Health and Adult Social Care Portfolio

Contact: Stephanie Ramsey, Director of Quality and Integration Southampton City CCG / Southampton City Council Email:

Consultation process

Commissioning staff have been involved in a number of events to develop integrated commissioning approaches.  Letters been sent to all staff following consultation meeting, one to one meetings and/or group sessions held with staff.

Attendance at key decision making meetings within City Council and CCG.  


Commissioning staff within People Directorate and Clinical Commissioning group

Unions from local authority and health

Councillor Shields, Bogle and Payne

Senior managers and decision makers in SCC and CCG

Public Comments may be sent to: Stephanie Ramsey, Head of Integrated Commissioning, Tel: 023 8083 6923, Email:


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