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Board Report - 17 April 2018

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board met today, Tuesday 17 April 2018.  

Board papers from this meeting are available here

Good progress on MFT
Medical Director Dr Jennifer Armstrong delivered a very positive update on the Moving Forward Together programme to the Board of NHSGGC today.

Since November last year the programme has been engaging with a wide range of clinical groups, planners, partners, and other stakeholder groups to drive forward an ambitious approach to delivering a transformational change programme.

Phase two of the programme has now concluded – it focussed on engagement between the MFT Core Group with a wide range of key staff, partnership and professional forums.

One key area of work has been stakeholder engagement and Board members were shown two short video clips featuring very positive feedback from representatives of the stakeholder reference group.

Board members heard that stakeholders really understood the need for change and felt empowered to influence and engaged in a very positive process.

The key message was that if we do nothing the current model of health and social care delivery will become utterly unaffordable…. And that we need to use our resources in a fundamentally different way.

Find out more about the very positive progress of MFT at:

Click here to view the video.

Read Board paper 18/14 Moving Forward Together: Programme Update here

Public Health Strategy
The Board today expressed full support for the continued development of a Public Health Strategy that sets out to ensure NHSGGC as an exemplar public health system with a clear and effective focus on the prevention of ill-health and on the improvement of well-being.

Dr Linda de Caestecker, director of public health, set out the draft strategy which includes the accountability of Health and Social Care Partnerships for their delegated public health functions.

The strategy will continue to be developed through the board’s recently formed Public Health Committee.

The aim of the strategy is to set out a clear direction; to shift resources to prevention and to make better use of the resources we currently have. Board members applauded the fully inclusive approach to the strategy and recognised the need for a partnership approach.

See Board paper 18/12 Public Health Strategy here

Corporate Objectives
The proposed Corporate Objectives for the year ahead 2018/19 as presented to the Board today were welcomed as a “structured forward plan that sets out plans for continuous improvement”.

Based on the key themes of Better Care, Better Health, Better Value and Better Workplace they will be used to measure progress against key priorities.

The board agreed that, with one or two suggested amendments, they would be adopted and brought back in six months to check against progress.
See paper 18/13 NHSGGC Corporate Objectives 2018-19 here

All the Board papers are available on our website