Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday 28 September 2010 at 5.30pm in The President Suite, at the Cedar Court Hotel, Ainley Top, Huddersfield Present: Rob Napier Mike Potts Rob Millington Vanessa Stirum Mehboob Khan Valerie Aguirregoicoa Imran Patel Dr David Anderson Bryan Machin Sheila Dilks Dr Judith Hooper Carol McKenna In attendance: Helena Corder Sue Ellis Peter Flynn Alison Fearnley Robert Flack Helen Haythorne
Chairman Chief Executive Non-executive Director Non-executive Director Non-executive Director Non-executive Director Non-executive Director Chair, Professional Executive Committee Executive Director of Finance Executive Director of Patient Care and Professions Executive Director of Public Health Executive Director of Commissioning and Strategic Development Director of Corporate Services, Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development Director of Performance and Information Corporate Governance Administrator Managing Director, Kirklees Community Healthcare Services Communications Officer
In addition to the above the AGM was well represented by PCT staff and members of the public. KPCT/AGM/10/01 Welcome from NHS Kirklees Chairman, Rob Napier The Chairman opened the meeting by welcoming all those in attendance. He explained that there would be presentations from Mike Potts, Chief Executive of NHS Kirklees and Robert Flack, Managing Director of Kirklees Community Healthcare Services, covering the organisations achievements during 2009/10 and objectives and challenges for 2010/11 and beyond. The presentation also included the launch of the 2009/10 Annual Reports and adoption of the PCTâ€™s 2009/10 Annual Accounts. The Chair explained that there would be an opportunity at the end of the AGM for members of the public to raise any questions. Page 1 of 4
KPCT/AGM/10/02 Apologies for Absence Apologies for absence were received from Tony Gerrard, Nonexecutive Director. KPCT/AGM/09/03 Minutes of the last meeting held 30 September 2008 The minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday 29 September 2009 were AGREED as a true and accurate record. KPCT/AGM/10/04 Presentation by Mike Potts, Chief Executive Rob Napier introduced Mike Potts, Chief Executive of NHS Kirklees, who provided an overview of the PCTâ€™s commissioning functions, Vision and Values, plans on improving health, the strategic direction plans and priority programmes. In addition he explained how the PCT planned on improving services and how NHS Kirklees aimed to commission services to deliver healthcare to meet the needs of the health population, promote healthy lifestyles and continue reducing health inequalities. He also described how the PCT works closely with partner organisations such as Kirklees Council, West Yorkshire Police, local universities and voluntary organisations. Mike went on to highlight the five main themes the PCT and others were focusing on to improve health for all: Educational attainment Low skills and low wage economy Infant mortality and health in Low confidence in some of our towns Community relations In addition he explained that the Local Area Agreement (LAA) focused on partnership working on those priorities which matter most to Kirklees and the partnership. These included: Children and young people Safer stronger communities Healthier communities and adults Economic development the environment Mike then explained how the PCT spent its money during 2009/10, achieved its statutory financial duties and summarised the key achievements of the last year.
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He then described what work had been done to engage more with members of the public to encourage people to become more involved in developing new and existing services and to share their experiences. Finally it was noted that copies of the PCT 2009/10 Annual Accounts and Annual Report were available for all those in attendance. KPCT/AGM/10/05 Presentation by Robert Flack, Managing Director of Kirklees Community Healthcare Services (KCHS), Caring for you, locally’. Mike Potts introduced Robert Flack who gave an overview and presentation on Kirklees Community Healthcare Services’ provider functions; how it spends its money; the key achievements and success stories of the last year; how new technology had been embraced and how clinical leadership had been significantly developed. It was recognised that the coming year would focus more on patient outcomes and delivering high quality healthcare closer to home. Finally Mike Potts highlighted the key challenges for 2010/11. These included: White paper transition: - GP Commissioning - Abolition of PCTs 2013 - New role for local authority Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) Transforming Community Services Managing the money Continuing to commission and deliver high quality health services that improve health and reduce inequalities against significant resource constraints. It was acknowledged that there would be huge pressures on public finances over the next few years with £20b of cost savings to be achieved, it was therefore recognised that new and innovative ways of delivering services would need to be sought in the future. Mike went on to explain the White paper transition arrangements in more detail and the current status of the provider arm, Kirklees Community Healthcare Services, explaining that KCHS had put in a Right to Request to become a Social Enterprise organisation.
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The above presentations were followed by a question and answer session from members of the public. This concluded the content of the Annual General Meeting. The Chairman gave thanks to all those in attendance and declared the meeting closed at approximately 7.00pm.
Chairman’s Signature: ………………………………….
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