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3 April 2013

Date: Wednesday 3 April 2013
Time: 9am
Venue: Board room, Broad Lea House, Bradley Business Park, Dyson Wood Way, Bradley, Huddersfield HD2 1GZ. Find out how to get here.

Members of the public are welcome to attend. Disabled access and facilities are available.

Meeting papers

Download the governing body meeting papers.

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27 February 2013

Agenda 27 02 13
Draft governing body minutes 30 January 2013
NKCCE actions – 30 January 2013
Agenda item 2.1 – Quality and Safety Report
Agenda item 3.2 Chief Officer Designate report
Agenda item 4.1 Transfer scheme front sheet and paper merged
Agenda item 4.2 Mandatory Training Policy
Agenda item 4.3 Quality Strategy
Agenda item 4.4 Risk Process
Agenda item 4.5 Looked After Children Annual Report April 2011 to December 2012
Agenda item 4.6 Performance Report
Agenda item 5.1 Contract and Finance Report
Agenda Item 6.1 KSCB annual report Jan 2011 to March 2012
Agenda item 6.2 Letter Enhanced Services 2-13-14 Contracts transition
Agenda item 7.1 Audit and Gov Subgroup mins 08.11.12
Agenda item 7.2 Q&S minutes 13.12.12
Agenda item 7.3 FP minutes 19.12.12

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That was then, this is now

The NHS has been rocked to its core by the detail of the Francis Report. Clearly as commissioners there is a major role for us in making sure health care providers in our area are delivering quality services. There is a lot to learn and we must be sure that what we decide to do in future to drive quality will definitely deliver the level of service and health improvements we believe patients have a right to expect.

It’s crucially important that we get this right, so we will carefully digest the lengthy Francis Report and our response will be considered at a future Governing Body meeting.

Speaking of Governing Body meetings – we will be meeting in public for the first time on February 27 at Cleckheaton Town Hall. This is an opportunity for anyone who’s interested in our role as local NHS service commissioners to see us in action and listen to our debates. It’s a meeting in public rather than a public meeting (where members of the audience are part of the discussions) but we’re happy to take questions at the start of the meeting and again at the end time permitting.

If you want to ask a question you could email us beforehand so we can give you a full reply at the meeting (send emails to nhsnkccg.nhs.uk). If you’d prefer to ask your question on the day, that’s fine too, but if we can’t give you a full answer there and then, we’ll note your question and respond directly after the meeting.

Finally there are some really exciting new service developments about to happen across North Kirklees including a new local lymphoedema clinic service. A three month review of early supported discharge for stroke patients has returned really positive results and we’re getting good feedback from training we’ve supported for communication in palliative care and infection control.

What’s particularly pleasing for me is that all of these have involved working with other healthcare providers as partners to deliver real improvements for patients and the professionals working with them. This is the shape of things to come in the NHS and should give us all confidence for the future.

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