Issue - meetings

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Meeting: 19/06/2018 - Health Policy and Performance Board (Item 5)

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The Board received a presentation from Dr Andrew Davies, Clinical Chief Officer, NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which provided an update on Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.


It was reported that during 2017-18 NHS Halton CCG had a contract in place with Bridgewater Community Foundation Trust and during that period a number of clinical quality concerns had been raised with the Trust, specifically around leadership, workforce and sustainability.  The CCG had been working with other commissioners in a collaborative commissioning forum to agree arrangements that would reinforce and continue to build upon the services provided by Bridgewater by addressing the issues associated with the health and well-being of the residents of Halton.


The update outlined the quality surveillance timelines, escalating quality concerns, and the quality risk profile tool used by commissioners.  It was noted that a follow up Quality Risk Profile (QRP) meeting with commissioners, regulators, NHS England and Bridgwater was planned in August 2018, to assess progress.


Members were pleased to hear that the surveillance was being carried out on Bridgewater following the CQC inspection outcome last year.  They requested the presentation detailed above be emailed to them for further scrutiny.  The Chair requested that a further update be brought to the Board for the September 2018 meeting.


RESOLVED:  That the Board note the contents of the report and associated presentation.