The DH, Public Health and Local Government Transition Board met on 21 November 2012 and discussed the following:
- Benefits Realisation
- Local Public Health Transition
- People Transition
- DH Functions Mapping
Summary Meeting Note
The Chair welcomed attendees to the meeting.
No comments were received on the minutes from the previous meeting, and they were subsequently agreed.
The SRO, System Design, provided an update on two outstanding actions relating to the financial assurance of the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) and programme benefits.
2 Programme Overview
The SRO, DH Transformation and SRO, ALB Transition, updated the board on the status of the programme and the board also received updates from SROs from their respective programmes.
The Chair asked for an update on Financial Handover and Closedown to be provided at the January meeting of the board.
The board agreed the status report and supporting programme rating.
3 Benefits Realisation Strategy
The SRO, DH Transformation and SRO, ALB Transition, provided the board with an update on Benefits Realisation which was a Major Projects Review Group recommendation.
The board agreed the approach set out in the paper.
4 Local Public Health Transition
The Chair of Public Health Engagement Group provided the board with an update on progress with Local Public Health readiness for transition. This process had been led by Local Authorities (LA), based on self-assessments and 95% of LAs were confident they were ready.
The board agreed that this had been a positive process and praised the example of joint working with the Department for Local Communities and Government.
5 People Transition Update
The Programme Director, People Transition Programme, updated the board on progress with People Transition and the SRO, NHS Commissioning Board, confirmed that the agreed approach to notify staff of being at risk.
6 DH Functions Mapping
The Future DH Programme Director updated the board on progress to confirm unallocated functions within DH.
The board also received confirmation that the operational information would be ready for handover by February and testing and assurance would be taking place.
The board agreed to have a discussion at the January 2013 board meeting on potential issues that may arise in the first 3-6 months post transition.