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Agenda Item 10 Enclosure KPCT/10/97


PCT Board


Board Assurance Framework (BAF) 20102011

FOI Exemption Category


Lead Director:

Helena Corder Director of Corporate Services

Presented By:

Helena Corder

Key Points to Note:

It was agreed by the Board that SMT would develop the BAF for 2010 -2011 to be presented to the Board for formal approval. The document attached has not yet been loaded into the Performance Accelerator software so does not currently show the level of initial and mitigated risk but this will be included in the next quarters BAF report. This is because the overall objectives required Board approval prior to the uploading process. The Board needs to be assured that the framework cover all the key areas of PCT activity that are integral to the PCT operating as a statutory organisation and the associated performance monitoring and assurance processes as well as delivery of the PCT’s strategic plan.

Budget Implications: Risk Assessment:

Healthcare Benefits

H Corder

None identified Level of risk for each objective has to be determined but overall the risk identified are potential high risk areas which if the controls in place are ineffective have the potential to impact on the delivery of the PCT’s strategic plans. The Board is aware of its key risks and can monitor them and ensure appropriate controls and mitigating actions are undertaken to ensure effective commissioning and delivery of services. Page 1


Staffing Implications

Risk assessment and review is a core activity that is carried out as part of Board subcommittee work, updating and reporting on the performance accelerator system. SMT continues to review the BAF on a monthly basis.

Equality Impact:

Good risk management systems support equality impact assessment.

Environmental Impact:

Good risk management systems support environmental impact assessment.

Legal Implications


Sub Group/Committee: Recommendation:

H Corder

SMT The Board APPROVE the content of the framework for 2010-2011.

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