"Transforming Your Care Review team not required to provide registrar of interests, this brings doubts to the independence of decisions made by the the entire health review process" - Save The Mid
Following publication of ‘Transforming Your Care: A Review of Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland’ a Transformation Programme Board and Strategic Planning Group have fulfilled oversight roles in relation to the implementation of TYC. Membership of these groups is as follows:
(i) Transformation Programme Board Members are:
- Chair and Senior Responsible Officer: John Compton, Chief Executive HSCB
- Chief Executives of each of the 6 Health and Social Care Trusts, Public Health Agency and Business Services Organisation
- Chairs of each of the 5 Local Commissioning Groups
- Members of the HSCB / PHA Senior Management Team
- Chair: Andrew McCormick, Permanent Secretary, DHSSPS
- John Compton, Chief Executive HSCB
- Eddie Rooney, Chief Executive PHA
- David Bingham, Chief Executive BSO
Relevant members of the senior management teams of the Department and its Arm’s Length Bodies may be invited to attend to discuss specific issues as required.
A Transforming Your Care Independent Review Panel provided expert advice and challenge during the Health and Social Care Review. The Panel completed its work on publication of ‘Transforming Your Care: A Review of Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland’ in December 2011.
(iii) Transforming your Care the Independent Review Panel
■ John Compton, Chief Executive HSCB (in an ex officio capacity)(Chair)
■ Professor Chris Ham (Chief Executive of King’s Fund)
■ Professor Deirdre Heenan (Provost and Dean of Academic Development at Magee Campus)
■ Dr Ian Rutter (GP)
■ Paul Simpson (retired senior civil servant)
■ Mark Ennis (Executive Chair of SSE Ireland)
All public servants should conduct themselves with probity and in adherence with the Nolan principles which require that holders of public office should act with: (i) selflessness (ii) integrity (iii) objectivity (iv)
accountability (v) openness (vi) honesty and (vii) leadership.
The boards of HSC bodies must keep registers of interest appropriate to the bodies’ activities. Chairs and board members must, on appointment, declare any potential conflicts of interests such as business interests, position of authority in a charity or voluntary body in the field of health and social care, and any connection with a voluntary or other body contracting for HSC services. All board members should declare any conflict of interest that arises in the course of conducting HSC business. Although a register of interests of members is held by all the organisations represented on the Transformation Programme Board and Strategic Planning Group, a register is not required specifically
"Closures of Residential Homes Care homes decision still cloaked in secrecy" Save The Mid
Mr Poots: I should advise that, at no stage, were recent decisions taken by any Trust to close residential care homes. However, some Trusts had developed proposals on the closure of a number of statutory residential care homes for older people in their area.
On 3 May 2013, I called a halt to the local Trusts’ processes for closure of statutory residential homes for older people. The HSC Board will now lead a new process for consultation and engagement. I have recently written to residents in affected homes explaining to them what is now going to happen. I want the new process to be clear and not rushed.