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Agenda Item: 17 Enclosure KPCT/11/46


PCT Board


Board Assurance Framework (BAF) 20102011 – Final Report

FOI Exemption Category


Lead Director:

Helena Corder Director of Corporate Services

Presented By:

Helena Corder

Key Points to Note:

This is the final BAF report for 2010/11. Key issues to note: The change in the PCT’s financial position during the year for 2010/11 and achievement of the control total. The improvement in staff appraisal as reported in the staff survey. The PCT’s response to the changes in health policy and the risks identified in the BAF in relation to change and capacity to deliver. The issues in relation Mid Yorkshire Hospital Trust in terms of performance and more recently the ability to achieve Foundation Trust Status. The progress made on Transforming community services and formal approval from the SHA for the social enterprise. The Board should NOTE and ENDORSE the approach taken to achievement of the Information Governance Toolkit standards. The positive impact of the chief executive staff briefing sessions on internal communications. These examples demonstrate how the Board and its

subcommittees have identified and managed risk during the year and provided reports and assurance to the Board during the year. Budget Implications:

None identified

Risk Assessment:

Level of risk for each objective has been determined but overall the risks 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.

Healthcare Benefits

Staffing Implications

Risk assessment and review is a core activity that is carried out as part of Board subcommittee work. The new risk reporting system on Performance Plus is now completed and staff training to add and review risks will take place over the next few months.

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:



The Board ACCEPT this final BAF report and NOTE the changes in level of risk during the year.