Thursday, 12 September 2013

Day 9: Executive Committee, Discharge Team and Patient Safety & Quality Committee Development

Executive Committee Meeting first thing this morning; this is a weekly meeting of the CCG’s senior leadership team.  We covered a lot of issues in two hours, including some preparation for a Board to Board meeting with our main acute hospital provider later this month.

Attended a meeting with senior staff from our community services provider to discuss their review of the integrated patient discharge team.  Still much more work to do to get this right for patients so they’re where they need to be as quickly as they need to be.

Spent time this afternoon working on developing a Patient Safety & Quality Committee specifically for my CCG.

Read today about progress made in improving patient safety across England in last year; particular progress in reducing VTE (a kind of blood clot) but still lots more work needed