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Agenda Item 07 Enclosure CKWCB/12/37

Report To:

NHS Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield District Cluster Board

Title of Report:

Chief Executive’s Report

FOI Exemption Category: Open

Responsible Director: Report Author and Job Title:

Mike Potts, Chief Executive

Mike Potts, Chief Executive

Executive Summary:

This report updates the Cluster Board on current pertinent issues.

Finance/Resource Implications:

The Cluster will work at all times to ensure “Best Value” in the commissioning and delivery of services.

Risk Assessment:

The Cluster will work at all times to minimise any risks inherent in the delivery of commissioning of healthcare.

Legal Implications:

The Cluster acts at all times to be compliant with existing legislation.

Health Benefits:

The Cluster will work at all times to ensure the delivery or commissioning of clinically effective healthcare for the people of Kirklees and to promote health improvements and minimise health inequalities.

Staffing/Workforce Implications:

The Cluster is working in compliance with the NHS Human Resources Framework.

Outcome of Equality Impact Assessment:


Sub Group/Committee:


Recommendation (s):

The Cluster Board is asked to RECEIVE and NOTE the content of this report.

NHS Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield District Cluster Board

7 February 2012

NHS Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield District - Obituary It is with extreme sadness I have to report the sudden death on 21 January 2012, of Ian Hazlehurst, Senior Human Resources Manager. Ian was held in the highest regard by friends and colleagues both across the cluster and also our local healthcare provider organisations, with whom he worked closely. Ian was one of the longest serving HR professionals in our organisation and everyone who worked with him or had dealings with him valued his knowledge, commitment and willingness to support staff throughout the organisation. Indeed, Ian was viewed as something of an HR guru, especially to less experienced members of the HR team, whose confidence and professional expertise was developed through Ian’s intelligent mentoring and dedication. Ian will be greatly missed by his many friends and colleagues and our sincere sympathy goes to Ian’s family at this sad time.

NHS Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield District I would like to welcome June Goodson-Moore, Executive Director of Corporate Development, to NHS CKW. June also works across NHS Airedale, Bradford and Leeds and will be heading up our Human Resources and Organisational Development Team, following Sue Ellis’ departure to Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust. Sheila Dilks, Director of Transformation, will be leaving the organisation at the end of March 2012. Sheila’s background is in nursing and she started with the NHS in 1970, joining us at NHS Kirklees in 2007 from the Department of Health, where she was Professional Advisor in the Commissioning Directorate, with responsibility of ensuring policies reflected the issues of the nursing profession and in planning, writing and implementing new policy in line with strategic direction. Her energy and enthusiasm will be greatly missed. We wish Sheila all the very best for the future.

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Julia Squire, Chief Executive, is to take up a new appointment at the NHS Confederation. The Trust’s new Chief Executive, Stephen Eames, has been appointed on an interim basis and will take up his appointment at the beginning of March 2012. Stephen is currently Chief Executive of County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust. We wish Julia and Stephen every success in their new roles.

NHS National Bowel Cancer Public Awareness Campaign The first NHS national bowel cancer public awareness campaign in England will be launched on 30 January 2012 and run for nine weeks until the end of March 2012. This campaign is one of a number of actions the Department of Health is undertaking to improve cancer outcomes. The Department has been working with the NHS, cancer networks and charities to help primary and secondary care providers prepare for the campaign. There will be bespoke information and resources for primary care. People Transition – Communications with Staff Plans are being finalised to send all staff affected by transition a personal letter on 31 January 2012. The letter is not part of the formal transition HR process but part of a commitment to share as much information as possible with people as we move towards transition. The letter will outline the expected destination(s) of an individual’s function, together with more information about the new organisation they may be heading towards. It will also include some timing indications about the HR and people transition processes. As expected at this time, there are varying levels of clarity for different groups of people. But there is a commitment to give staff as much information as possible, as soon as possible.

Advice on PIP implants The latest advice from the NHS and plastic surgery experts is that women with PIP breast implants do not need to have them removed, unless they have symptoms such as pain and tenderness. There is no link to cancer and no clear evidence of an increased risk of harm compared to other brands of breast implants. The Department of Health has been running an advertising campaign advising women who have PIP implants. It recommends they visit the NHS Choices website for more information:

Mike Potts Chief Executive