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.
*Click on the meeting date to view papers – when available.
|Date||Time||Venue||Reports Link||YouTube Video Link|
|26 February 2021||09:30||Online|
|21 May 2021||09:30||Tbc|
|27 August 2021||09:30||Tbc|
|26 November 2021||09:30||Tbc|
|28 February 2020||9.30am||Denny Town House||Agenda/Reports|
|26 June 2020||2.30pm||Virtual Meeting||Agenda/Reports|
|28 August 2020||9.30am||Virtual Meeting||Agenda/Reports||YouTube Video Link|
|27 November 2020||9.30am||Virtual Meeting||Agenda/ Reports||YouTube Video Link|
Clinical and Care Governance Committee Board Members
Councillor Fiona Collie, Falkirk Council (Chair)
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.
Stephen McAllister, NHS Forth Valley (Vice Chair)
Stephen is a former senior Police Officer, with extensive experience in leadership, governance and performance management. During his career, Stephen was a Police Hostage and Crisis Negotiator, which allowed him to develop excellent active listening skills and influencing skills. Stephen was the Police Divisional Commander in Forth Valley prior to retiring and as such has a good perspective on the delivery of a unitary service across three local authorities and a firm understanding of the physical and social geography of the area that Forth Valley Health Board covers.
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. Stephen hopes to bring these various strands of his Police career and post police experience to the benefit of Forth Valley Health board and community it serves.
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
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
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.
Mr Andrew Murray, Medical Director
Andrew 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. 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
Martin Thom has worked as a practitioner and manager within Social Work and Social Care for over twenty years, he began working in residential care services with Adults with Learning Disabilities and people affected by alcohol related brain injury, then trained as a Social Worker in Dundee and began working within Criminal Justice Social Work Services. Martin worked with drug using offenders for a number of years, initially as a Social Worker, Senior Social Worker then as the manager of the Fife Drug Court. It was whilst working in this role, that Martin developed his strong commitment to working in partnership with NHS, voluntary and private sector partners. Martin moved from Criminal Justice Services to Adult Social Work in 2009, initially as a service manager, then as Head of Older People Services for Fife Council. In 2016 Martin was appointed as Head of Community Care – Partnerships for Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council where he was responsible for all of the Councils Social Care services. He worked for three years, building and developing strong partnerships and establishing integrated teams with a common aim to improve the overall health and wellbeing for the locality.
Martin is strong advocate for Health and Social Care integration and says; throughout his career he has seen a wide range of benefits for individuals and communities that can be gained from strengthening professional practice and bringing together the best models of health and social care. When we work together with service users, carers, communities and wider community services, we can not only improve outcomes for individuals, but can also improve the life chances and wellbeing of others and empower and strengthen communities. It was the ambition of the Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership “to enable people in Falkirk to live full and positive lives within supportive communities” that really attracted me to this role.
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.