The Clinical and Care Governance Committee provides assurance to the Partnership’s Integration Joint Board on the systems for delivery of safe, effective, person-centred care in line with its statutory duty for the quality of health and care services. The Board has approved a Governance Framework and Terms of Reference for this committee.
Meeting Schedule and Documents
|23 Feb 2022||0930||Virtual||Reports||Youtube|
|20 May 2022||0930||Virtual||Reports|
|26 Aug 2022||0930||TBC|
|25 Nov 2022||0930||TBC|
|26 Feb 2021||0930||Virtual||Reports||N/A|
|21 May 2021||0930||Virtual||Reports||YouTube|
|27 Aug 2021||0930||Virtual||Reports||YouTube|
|26 Nov 2021||0930||Virtual||Reports||Unavailable|
|28 February 2020||9.30am||Denny Town House||Reports||N/A|
|26 June 2020||2.30pm||Virtual Meeting||Reports||N/A|
|28 August 2020||9.30am||Virtual Meeting||Reports||YouTube|
|27 November 2020||9.30am||Virtual Meeting||Reports||YouTube|
|7 February 2019||9.30am||Denny Town House||Reports||N/A|
|20 June 2019||9.30am||Denny Town House||Reports||N/A|
|22 August 2019||9.30am||Denny Town House||Reports||N/A|
|7 November 2019||9.30am||Denny Town House||Reports||N/A|
|2 October 2018||9.30am||Denny Town House||Reports||N/A|
|6 December 2018||10.30am||FVRH||Reports||N/A|
Clinical and Care Governance Committee Members
In line with the IJB standing orders, the Clinical and Care Governance Committee is compromised of five members of the IJB, including two voting members from its partner organisations (one each from Falkirk Council and NHS Forth Valley), and one non-voting member from each of the following categories: third sector, public and staff representative.
Councillor Fiona Collie, Falkirk Council (Chair)
Fiona is a Councillor for Falkirk’s Denny and Banknock Ward and is Falkirk Council’s Portfolio Holder for Health and Social Care. With extensive experience within the third sector, Fiona has worked in a wide range of roles including policy development, campaigning and advocacy, advice and support. Fiona combines her employment with the charity Carers Scotland, and sits on the volunteer board of a charity providing support to carers of people affected by HIV & AIDS.
Stephen McAllister, NHS Forth Valley (Vice Chair)
Stephen is a former senior Police Officer, with expertise in leadership, governance and performance management. Having held the position of Police Division Commander in Forth Valley prior to his retirement, Stephen understands the complexities of delivering a unitary service across three local authorities, and has a good knowledge of the Falkirk’s physical and social geography. Since leaving Police Scotland, he has built up non-executive board experience in both the voluntary and public sector and as a consultant in mental health improvement and negotiation.
Margo Biggs, Service Users Representative
Margo has extensive experience of representing patients’ interests and monitoring the quality and suitability of service provision. She currently sits on the Patient Public Panels covering Forth Valley Hospitals and the interests of patients and carers in Falkirk. She is a member of the RCGP P3 Patient Group looking at ways in which patients can become more involved and has previously been a lay review visiting GP practices.
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. Prior to taking early retirement, Margo taught Modern Studies, tackling political issues nationally and internationally and concentrating on health and social care.
Roger Ridley, Staff representative
Roger is the union representative from Falkirk Council on the committee. Roger has worked in social work for thirty five years. Working in children and families social work as a social worker and manager most of that time but moving to adults services as a mental health officer over the last few years.
Thus, Roger feels the values that brought him in to social work all those years ago still motivate him both in his work with Unison but also his role as representative on the board, trying to see individuals and communities holistically
Victoria McRae, Third sector representative
Appointed as CEO of CVS Falkirk at the end of 2020, Victoria has extensive experience in both the private and third sector, working with the organisation since 2010.
CVS Falkirk & District is the third sector interface for the Falkirk area, with a primary role in ensuring the continuation and development of a vibrant local third sector.
Victoria and the CVS team support local partners in creating change and making a lasting, valued, difference to the communities of Falkirk.
Patricia Cassidy, Chief Officer
Originally training as a nurse, Patricia has worked with a various health boards in a range of roles, including health education and health promotion. She has served as a specialist visiting lecturer in health studies and community nursing at Glasgow Caledonian University and has also worked in national roles with sportscotland, the Scottish Consumer Council and the Health Education Board for Scotland. Patricia has considerable experience and knowledge of working in local authorities, having previously held senior positions at Aberdeen City Council and Inverclyde Council.
Sara Lacey, Chief Social Work Officer
Sara is Falkirk’s Chief Social Work Officer and is head of Falkirk Council’s social work children’s services. Since becoming a qualified social worker in 1996, she has worked in a variety of practice and leadership roles within local authority, third, and independent sectors. Prior to joining 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.
Dr Andrew Murray, Medical Director
Andrew is Medical Director for NHS Forth Valley. He graduated from Glasgow University in 1988 and worked in Scotland and New Zealand until 2001, when he moved to NHS Ayrshire and Arran as a Consultant ENT surgeon, Clinical Director, Associate Medical Director and then Medical Director with NHS Borders before taking his current post of Medical Director at NHS Forth Valley.
Andrew is a founding member of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management and has led the redesign of a wide range of medical services. He has also developed and implemented new models of care across community and acute hospitals.
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. David chair’s NHS Forth Valley’s GP Subcommittee 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 and is involved in training medical students and GP Trainees and arranging educational events for GPs across Forth Valley.
Professor Angela Wallace, Nurse Director
Angela is Executive Lead for Spiritual Care in NHS Forth Valley and holds and Honorary Professorship from Stirling University in recognition for the development of Nursing and Midwifery and Improving Patient Experience.
Angela’s dedication to nursing includes over 20 years continuous service to the NHS in Scotland. Following extensive critical care charge nurse experience and gaining her MBA in Glasgow, she quickly progressed through senior nurse posts.
This included the role of Senior Nurse Manager across a large medical, intermediate care, rehabilitation and care of older people directorate, and as Deputy Director of Nursing in NHS Fife. Angela was appointed Nurse Director for NHS Forth Valley in 2004, and is the professional head of Nursing and Midwifery.
*Angela’s professional adviser role is deputised by Ellen Hudson, NHS Forth Valley Deputy Nurse Director, when appropriate.
Gail Woodcock, Head of Integration
Gail has over 28 years’ experience working within local authority, community, and health and social care settings. She joins the Partnership from adult social care provider Bon Accord Care, where she had overall responsibility for the delivery of services as Interim Managing Director. Her career also spans significant roles at Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership. Gail is a former chair of the Health and Social Care Scotland Strategic Commissioning Group. She has expertise in managing transformation projects, having established locality working within Aberdeen City and implemented improvement plans covering primary care, mental health, and digital services.
Martin Thom, Head of Integration
Martin has a strong commitment to working in partnership with NHS, voluntary and private sector partners. For over twenty years, he has worked as a practitioner and manager within Social Work and Social Care. His experience spans a range of services covering residential care for adults with learning disabilities, support for people affected by alcohol-related brain injury, criminal justice social work services, and offenders with problem drug use. Prior to joining Falkirk, Martin has held senior roles at Fife Council as Head of Older People Services and for Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council, where he was appointed Head of Community Care – Partnerships.
Lynda Bennie, Head of Clinical Governance
Lynda began her career in 1986 as a radiographer and during her clinical work has undertaken senior and specialist roles within Radiology including clinical teaching, Nuclear Medicine and was the Organisational Development Lead for the implementation of the PACS system in Forth Valley. Lynda has also worked as a lecturer in Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) the remit included Radiography, Risk Management in the NHS and supporting the development of modules, short courses and study days. She was also a visiting lecturer in Queen Margaret University supporting Radiography education. In NHS Forth Valley Lynda has undertaken Clinical Governance roles in Radiology, Laboratories and Women and Children’s departments and in 2010 she became Radiology Department Manager in the new Forth Valley Royal Hospital. In 2013 she became a Service Manager for Orthopaedic, General and Vascular Surgical Services and acute surgical wards. Prior to the Head of Clinical Governance appointment Lynda was Service Manager responsible for Ambulatory and Ageing and Health Services and the acute Ageing and Health wards in FVRH.
Meetings are currently being held remotely, with recordings made available via the Falkirk Council Youtube channel for committee meetings.