The Clinical and Care Governance Committee will provide assurance to the Integration Joint Board (IJB) on the systems for delivery of safe, effective, person-centred care in line with the IJB’s statutory duty for the quality of health and care services. The IJB has approved a Falkirk HSCP Clinical and Care Governance Framework and Terms of Reference.
The IJB Standing Orders require that an IJB committee be composed of IJB members and to include two voting members, one from each partner organisation. In accordance with these requirements; the Committee shall be compromised of 5 members of the IJB to include 2 voting members (1 from each constituent authority), and a non-voting member from each of the following categories: third sector, public and staff representative.
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Clinical and Care Governance Committee Board Members
Julia Swan, NHS Forth Valley (Chair)
Mrs Julia Swan, Chair of NHS Forth Valley Board, started her career teaching O / A levels and vocational sciences to health professional students in Further Education.
Julia has worked in a number of local authorities in England providing services to disabled and disadvantaged children and young people in partnership with other services, including health. She has also led on establishing a number of innovative services such as integrated language support services and services for children and young people with autism.
Her most recent role was as Director of Education in Falkirk where she had a lead role in setting up coordinated children’s services and chairing the Forth Valley Regional GIRFEC group. During this time Julia also contributed to the development of the national Early Years Framework, chairing a task group and sitting on the main board. She have also contributed to national developments related to looked after children through LAC Strategic Implementation Group.
Councillor Fiona Collie, Falkirk Council
Councillor Fiona Collie is Councillor for the Denny & Banknock ward and is Portfolio Holder for Health & Social Care. Fiona has worked in both paid and volunteer roles within the third sector for most of her career in a wide range of roles including policy development, campaigning, advice and support. She combines her council role with employment with the charity Carers Scotland and is also on the volunteer board of a charity providing support to carers of people affected by HIV-AIDS.
Margo was born in Glasgow and has lived in Falkirk for over 40 years. She studied at Glasgow University graduating in Politics and Modern History and gained a post graduate qualification in economic history and media education. Margo has taught Modern Studies, tackling political issues nationally and internationally and concentrating on the depth study in health and social care. In addition, Margo has taught life skills courses to pupils, who previously lack motivation and success in the community.
After taking early retirement, Margo joined the local health council in Forth Valley taking on the task of monitoring services for patients. Margo is currently a member of the Patient Public Panel in Forth Valley Hospitals and of the PPF serving the interests of patients and carers in Falkirk.
In Forth Valley she was a lay reviewer visiting GP practices and currently serves on the RCGP P3 Patient Group looking at ways in which patients can become more involved in how practices serve their communities. She has been a public partner with Health Improvement Scotland for many years doing hospital visits, latterly as an HEI Inspector and a member of SIGN (Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network) contributing to Patient Versions of Guidelines.
Margo passionately believes in equality for patients and carers and involving patients in decisions about their treatment and care and being communicated with in the provision of information and being consulted and fed back to on what they contribute.
Outside of health and social care her interests and commitments include being an active church member and a Season Ticket Holder at Falkirk Football Club.
Roger Ridley, Falkirk Council
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Patricia Cassidy, Chief Officer
Patricia originally trained as a nurse and has worked with a number of health boards in a variety of roles including health education and health promotion. She was also a visiting specialist lecturer in health studies and community nursing at Glasgow Caledonian University and has worked in a number of national roles with sportsscotland, the Scottish Consumer Council and the Health Education Board for Scotland.
After joining Aberdeen City Council in 2010, Patricia worked in a number of senior positions before moving to Inverclyde Council in 2014 where she was Corporate Director for Education, Communities and Organisational Development.
Sara Lacey, Chief Social Work Officer
Sara Lacey is Head of Social Work Children’s Services and Chief Social Work Officer for Falkirk Council. Sara has worked in social care for 25 years and has been a qualified social worker since 1996. She has worked in a variety of practice and leadership roles within the local authority, third and independent sectors. Over the course of her career Sara has worked predominantly within children and families services; starting her management experience in a statutory support and protection team before moving on to provide preventative family support. Prior to coming to Falkirk Council Sara was the Managing Director of a national residential child care organisation and spent time overseas developing home based nursing services for people with critical health issues and at end of life. Sara’s current role as Head of Service includes responsibility for Criminal Justice Services. As Chief Social Work Officer Sara is a non-voting member of the IJB and a member of the Clinical and Care Governance Group.
Dr David Herron, Professional Lead – GP
David graduated from Manchester in 2002 and has been a GP Partner in a practice in Polmont since 2006. He is also involved in training medical students and GP Trainees and arranging educational events for GPs across Forth Valley. David chair’s NHS Forth Valley’s Local Medical Committee which provides advice on a wide range of issues affecting General Practice. He is also the GP Clinical Lead for the Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership.
Professor Angela Wallace, Nurse Director
Ms Angela Wallace has dedicated her nursing career to the NHS in Scotland and brings over 20 years continuous service to her post.
Following extensive critical care charge nurse experience in Glasgow, she moved from her clinical specialist role, gaining her MBA. She quickly progressed through senior nurse posts, which included Senior Nurse Manager across a large medical, intermediate care, rehabilitation and care of older people directorate, and was then appointed Deputy Director of Nursing in NHS Fife. In late 2002, Ms Wallace came to NHS Forth Valley as Interim, and then Director of Nursing within the Acute Operating Division.
She was appointed Nurse Director for NHS Forth Valley in 2004, and is the professional head of Nursing and Midwifery. In addition she has a particular focus on Improving Patient Care, Safety and Experience and the involvement of patients in this work.
Angela is Executive Lead for Spiritual Care with NHS Forth Valley.
In December 2008 Angela was made an Honorary Professor in recognition for the development of Nursing and Midwifery and Improving Patient Experience by Stirling University, Department of Nursing.
Lorraine Paterson, Head of Integration
Lorraine is a chartered physiotherapist and started her career in NHS Tayside working in various hospitals across the area, latterly specialising in spinal conditions and contributing to orthopaedic waiting list initiatives as a spinal specialist practitioner.
She moved into senior management when she became head of Physiotherapy for Perth and Kinross, leading the amalgamation of separate units into a single service and developing new initiatives.
Lorraine moved to Argyll and Bute in 2006 and took the opportunity of a general management position as Clinical Service Manager for the Cowal Locality. This position brought a wealth of experience managing community hospitals and community services in a rural location.
With the implementation of integration Lorraine was appointed to Head of Adult Integrated Services for West Argyll and Bute. Lorraine enjoyed the challenges this position brought, transforming and developing integrated services while ensuring high quality care.
Lorraine is delighted to be the new Head of Integration for Falkirk HSCP and is looking forward to working with the leadership teams across the partnership, building on the existing work and supporting the next steps towards a fuller integrated partnership. She is passionate about integrated health and social care services, and believes in working with staff and communities to develop and provide efficient services.
Martin Thom, Head of Integration
Lynda Bennie, Head of Clinical Governance