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Chairman's Bulletin September 2013

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Welcome to the September e-bulletin which gives Governors news and information about our organisation and what is going on in the NHS.

You should have now received  the updated version of 'Your Statutory Duties: A reference guide for NHS Foundation Trust Governors' issued by Monitor which reflects the new roles and responsibilities of governors as set out in the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

Some of you attended the recent Governors' Board Up-date Meeting and following your request received a briefing about CQUINs (Commissioning for Quality and Innovation) - the payment framework which enables commissioners to reward excellence, by linking a proportion of English healthcare providers' income to the achievement of local quality improvement goals.

We have just held our latest round of Divisional Consultant Meetings. At these meetings consultants have been in discussions around the development of the new performance figures which will show the performance of individual consultants. This is a development of work started by Heart Surgeons in recent years.  Consultants are now working and looking at ideas as to what these will be and how they will be developed.

As you are aware, this year's Annual Members' Meeting  takes place on Tuesday 1st October between 1.00 - 4.00 pm in the Nowgen Centre on Grafton Street (MRI).  Board presentations will begin at 1.30 pm and from 2.30 pm there is a valuable opportunity for you to speak and engage with the members who elected you to represent them.  The theme this year is Proud to Care for You with staff running information stands about the innovative and high quality care provided by all our hospitals and community services and I look forward to seeing you there.

You should have all received a copy of our Foundation Focus Newsflash which features Agimol Pradeep who you may recall presented to you at our recent Governor Development Sessions (Summer Lunch Events) about raising awareness of the Organ Donation and Transplantation programme in South Asian communities.  Two of our Governors (Ivy and Richard) also share their personal transplant experiences in this edition.

A copy of our latest newsletter and past editions can be found on our Foundation Trust News webpage (www.cmft.nhs.uk/foundation-trust/latest-news)

Another date of note in October is the 16th October when it will be our next Council of Governors' Meeting and I hope to see you there.

If there is anything I can do to assist you in your role as a Governor, please contact me on 0161 276 8661 or at peter.mount@cmft.nhs.uk.