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Agenda Item 07 Enclosure CKWCB/12/56

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 not covered elsewhere on the agenda.

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 6 March 2012

NHS Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield District Ian Currell has been appointed as Cluster Director of Finance and will take up his post during April 2012. Ian has a wealth of experience in senior finance and management positions, most recently at NHS Tameside & Glossop. He was also Deputy Director of Finance for several years at Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust and in the late 1990s at Wakefield Health Authority. I am sure you will join me in making Ian very welcome. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our Interim Director of Finance, Jonathan Molyneux. Overseeing the finances for three separate organisations is no mean feat, but Jonathan has kept a tight hand on the reins and is steering us safely towards year end.

NHS North of England Mark Ogden, Cluster Director of Finance, is to take up the post of designate Chief Financial Officer at Barts Health NHS Trust in London. Mark will be joining Barts at a time when there is a proposal to merge with The London, Newham and Whipps Cross NHS Trusts, making it one of the leading hospital trusts in England. A start date has yet to be agreed. We wish Mark all the very best in his new role.

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (CHFT) Owen Williams has been appointed as Chief Executive of CHFT and will take up his new role mid May 2012. Owen is currently Chief Executive of Calderdale Council and has a wealth of public sector experience. Through his present role, Owen is, of course, familiar with many areas of the community and is aware of the challenges faced. Diane Whittingham, the current Chief Executive of CHFT, leaves the Trust at the end of March 2012, and Helen Thomson, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Nursing, will take on the role of interim Chief Executive, until mid May 2012. Our best wishes go to both Owen and Diane. David Nicholson’s Proposed Visit to NHS CKW At the January Board meeting, I reported that David Nicholson was proposing to visit NHS CKW on 16 March 2012. The date of this meeting has been changed to Friday 20 April 2012. It is expected that David and his team, together with representatives from the SHA, will meet with invited stakeholders for table top discussions around key items in the Operating

Framework. Details are awaited as to the timing of the event and I will keep the Board informed as soon as these become available.

Drugs Recovery Payment by Results Pilot Wakefield is one of eight pilot sites selected to participate in the Drugs Recovery Payment by Results national pilot. The Co-Design phase is almost coming to an end and pilots will go live on 1 April 2012 for a two year period. With this in mind, Ministers were keen to visit the northern pilot sites and asked Wakefield to host the visit. On 2 February 2012, Lord Henley, Minister of State for Crime Prevention & Anti-Social Behaviour Reduction; Anne Milton, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Public Health; David Burrowes, MP and Chris Heffer, Head of Drugs & Alcohol at DH, visited local commissioners and service providers at Grosvenor House in Wakefield city centre. Dr Andrew Furber, Director of Public Health, gave the opening address before the delegation took a tour of the building, meeting staff and service users. Caroline Abbott, Head of Public Health Substance Misuse, led the Wakefield presentation. Following a networking lunch, commissioners from Wigan, Lincolnshire and Stockport each presented their pilot model. West Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum (WYLRF) In December 2011, The Secretary of State approved in principle, a new model for health emergency preparedness, resilience and response (EPRR) in light of the significant changes enshrined in the Health and Social Care Bill. The West Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum has been selected as one of six LRFs nationally to pilot these new arrangements. The other five LRFs are Cleveland LRF, West Midlands Conurbation, Essex LRF, London LRF and Avon and Somerset LRF. In order to develop and test the implementation requirements of the EPRR model at a local level, a workshop has been scheduled for 6 March 2012. Representatives of the WYLRF who will be attending this workshop include Mike Potts, Judith Hooper and Ben Fryer. Outcomes of this workshop will be shared with all clusters and there will be further opportunities to participate in planning events both nationally and regionally over the coming months.

Mike Potts Chief Executive


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