Jersey Care Model and the Independent Oversight Board (FOI)
Jersey Care Model and the Independent Oversight Board (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 05 October 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Please confirm the following:
Developing the Jersey Care Model: Reference P156/2020 that set out the gross cost of developing the Jersey Care Model and its associated systems at a total cost of just under £58 million over four years, please provide a detailed breakdown of how the overall figure of the nearly £58 million was calculated for inclusion within P156/2020 that was voted on and accepted by the States Assembly on 17 December 2020.
The Establishment of the Independent Oversight Board for the Jersey Care Model: On 3 November 2020 the States Assembly voted in favour of P114/2020, the Jersey Care Model. The Assembly also voted in favour of an amendment by the Health and Social Services Scrutiny Panel to P114/2020 for an independent board to oversee the development and introduction of the Jersey Care Model. On Thursday 19 August 2021, during a meeting with the Health and Social Services Scrutiny Panel, the Health Minister announced the appointment of Hunter Healthcare to select the members of the oversight board:
What terms of reference were given to Hunter Healthcare to assist in the selection of the chairperson and members of the Independent Oversight Board?
What is the budgeted cost for the selection of the Independent Oversight Board.
What is the planned date for the start of work by the Independent Oversight Board? At a meeting on 12 August with the Future Hospital Scrutiny Board, the Health Minister postulated that the oversight board would meet at the end of September 2021.)
What is the planned reporting chain for the Independent Oversight Board to ensure its independence and accountability of the implementation of its recommendations?
Will the Independent Oversight Board’s reports be made publicly available in an open and timely manner?
Will the Board’s members include Jersey residential people with an understanding of HCS and its work?
Who will brief the Independent Board at the start of its work?
Will the membership of the Independent Board’s members be made public before the start of its work?
We do not recognise the figure of £58m. On Page 7 and 9 of P.156/2020 the following budget figures for the JCM were stated:
Draft Health Insurance Fund (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment No. 2) (Jersey) Law 202-
|JCM ||£6,600||£8,300||£6,100 ||£4,100 ||£25,100 |
|JCM Digital ||£1,300||£800 ||£500 ||£400 ||£3,000|
Please see the Terms of Reference in the following PDF document:
Jersey Care Model Terms of Reference - Jersey Care Model Independent Oversight Board
Recruitment costs for the IOB, which also includes the selection of the Chair of the Health and Care partnership Board are £30k, plus VAT.
The current plan leads to the Chair being appointed in November and being involved in the selection of the other members. The recruitment agency advised against running the recruitment over the summer due to availability and attention of potential candidates, which has pushed back timelines. On that basis the first meeting will be possible in December 2021 / January 2022 depending on board member availability.
The reporting requirements are set out in the terms of reference provided in response to question B(1)
The publication requirements are set out in the terms of reference provided in response to question B(1)
The independent recruitment panel will make the selection of the best available candidates for the role against the specified job description. There is no specification for residential location.
The Independent Oversight Board is accountable to the Minister for Health and Community Services who will arrange the necessary briefings.
Yes, there will be communications made regarding the set-up of the board and its members when established.