STRUCTURE: NHS North Staffordshire has developed details of the structure, roles and operation of its shadow commissioning consortium.
The primary care trust’s board was told clinical leaders had met twice a week to develop “proposals for the structure, roles and operation” of a shadow consortium.
Board papers said: “There is now a clear proposal for the structure of the GPC [GP consortium] board, board member roles, remuneration and the scope of responsibilities the GPC would wish to undertake on a delegated basis from the PCT board.”
The remit of the shadow consortium board includes being “responsible and accountable for commissioning the majority of NHS services excluding specialist commissioning”, and accountability for “delivering financial balance and all related national and local targets for the delegated indicative budgets”.
Commissioning work streams have been identified as: planned care, non elective care, practice development, performance and education, transforming community services and mental health and specialist groups.
Board papers said the next steps of development were to appoint members to the consortium shadow board and then undertake an “intense programme of induction and initial organisational and leadership development”.
This would include the development of a detailed governance and accountability framework between the PCT board and consortium committee to enable “appropriate delegation and risk management”.
North Staffs Shadow Consortium Board Membership and Roles
|GP Executive Chair||3 days|
|GP Planned Care Lead||2 days|
|GP Non-elective Care Lead||2 days|
|GP TCS Lead||2 days|
|GP Mental Health & Specialist groups Lead||2 days|
|GP Practice Development, Performance, Education Lead||2 days|
|Non GP clinician||TBC|
|Executive - Director of Commissioning||5 days|
|Executive – Director of Finance||5 days|
|Non-Executive||1.5 day per month|
|Local Authority Lead||1 meeting per month|
The PCT’s board had previously agreed its strategic approach on NHS reform should be to “move promptly to implement the future where the future is clear”.
20 January 2011