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Cabinet Decision: 11th July 2013
Title of Item/Report
Adult Services and Health Scrutiny - Approach to Monitoring Quality and Response to Francis Inquiry
Record of the Decision
Consideration was given to a report on Adult Services and Health Scrutiny - Approach to Monitoring Quality and Responses to Francis Inquiry.

The arrangements for quality assurance, and specifically the role of the Adult Services and Health (ASH) Select Committee, had been reviewed in light of public concern, national guidance and inquiries, and the impact of the health reforms. The report summarised work to date and outlined areas for improvement. It also included the response of the health scrutiny function to the relevant recommendations of the Francis Inquiry into the failure of care at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.

Appendix 1 to the report set out good practice that would be maintained, and some areas for development. Relevant Francis Recommendations were highlighted where appropriate.

RESOLVED that the revised approach to monitoring the quality of local services as outlined at Appendix 1 be noted and endorsed, including the response of the health scrutiny function in relation to the relevant recommendations of the Francis Inquiry.
Reasons for the Decision
To provide Cabinet with an overview of a revised approach to quality assurance for local health and care services, including the response to relevant recommendations of the Francis Inquiry.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
None
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
None
Details of any Dispensations
N/A
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Midnight on Friday, 19th July 2013
Attachment

Date of Publication: 15 July 2013


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