NHS Transitional Executive Forum Summary Minutes 25 September 2012

NHS Transitional Executive Forum met on the 25 September and discussed:

  • People Transition Planning
  • Transition Programme Update
  • SHA transition planning
  • Financial Strategy and Risk in the System
  • Financial Closedown

No. Issue

1 Welcome

a) David Nicholson welcomed attendees to the NHS TEF. He noted that he needed to give apologies for the second part of the meeting, and that Ian Dalton would chair on his behalf.


2  People Transition Planning

a) Sir Neil McKay provided the NHS TEF with an update on People Transition following the stocktake at the last meeting.

b) NHS TEF discussions led to agreement that:

  • The NHS TEF was the forum for decisions on any necessary contingency plans for people transition.
  • The boards of receiving organisations should make the decision on whether to “lift and shift.”
  • CSUs and CCGs should be asked to provide outline structures by 31 October.


3 Transition Programme Update

a) Karen Wheeler provided the NHS TEF with an update on the transition programme. She informed NHS TEF of the project to ensure effective records management in the service during transition and would be working with the SHA leads. The NHS TEF agreed that this would be an effective way to manage the approach to records management.

b) The NHS TEF asked that receiving bodies should work up their IT and information requirements.


4 SHA Transition Planning

a) Karen Wheeler gave a short update on SHA Transition Planning. The NHS TEF agreed with the proposals set out in the paper on secure transition. 

b) The Governance as articulated in the paper was agreed. HEE and CBA confirmed that arrangements were in hand and their boards were appropriately sighted.


5 Financial Strategy and Risk in the System

a) Richard Douglas provided an update with work underway on financial strategy and how risk in the system would be managed.


6 Financial closedown

a) Carl Vincent provided an update on the NHS Finance Closedown programme. He informed NHS TEF of the intention to ensure that adequate numbers of staff were in place to provide financial support, and that accounting officers were clear of their roles in finalising end of year accounts.

b) He also updated NHS TEF on the proposal to set up a Steering group to provide national oversight and leadership.

c) The approach set out at NHS TEF was agreed.



There was no other business.



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