Issue - meetings
Scottish Medium-Term Financial Framework
The Committee had before it a report by Alex Stephen (Chief Finance Officer, ACHSCP) which (1) presented the Committee with the Scottish Government’s Medium-Term Health & Social Care Financial Framework; and (2) explained that the Framework explored Health and Social Care expenditure and reform analysis which underlined the imperative of using total resources across the whole system to drive best value, reform and long-term financial sustainability of the Health and Social Care system.
The report recommended:
That the Committee note the Scottish Government’s Medium-Term Health & Social Care Financial Framework, as attached at appendix A.
Jonathan Passmore shared his thoughts on the Scottish Government Medium Term Health & Social Care Financial Framework specifically relating to efficiency savings, the need to look at productivity changes rather than efficiency savings, the challenges that the IJB would face and how those would be mitigated against.
The Committee resolved:-
(i) in the short term, to request the Chief Finance Officer to discuss with officers how the report impacts on services during financial workshops scheduled for later in the month;
(ii) to request the Chief Finance Officer to produce a detailed action plan to address the longer term impact on services and submit a report to the Committee on 12 February 2019;
(iii) to otherwise approve the recommendation contained in the report.