Board of Directors Meeting 30 Report

Agenda Item:
Board of Directors
Meeting 30th October 2014
Lead Director:
Service Line Management
October 2014
OPL Associates (David Seymour)
Peter Wozencroft, Director of Strategic Planning and Commercial
Executive Summary
Following the formulation of the Trust Strategic Plan, and the ensuing discussions about its
implementation and governance, the Executive commissioned OPL Associates to undertake
a review of Service Line Management (SLM) at Sherwood Forest Hospitals and make
recommendations to better embed it as a modus operandi for the Trust over the next two
The work began with a SLM maturity assessment, based upon Monitor’s self-assessment
tool, which illustrated minimal or partial implementation of all aspects of SLM. The report
builds upon these findings and goes on to make practical suggestions aimed at
strengthening implementation, with associated timelines.
The report has been presented to a number of forums including the Finance Committee, and
there is an overall consensus that its recommendations should be adopted and that the
Director of Strategic Planning and Commercial Development should be asked to leads its
The Board of Directors is asked to note the content of the report and accept the
recommendation from the Finance Committee that it be accepted and that implementation
should begin.
Relevant Strategic Objectives (please mark in bold)
Achieve the best patient experience
Improve patient safety and provide high
quality care
Attract, develop and motivate effective
Links to the BAF and Corporate
Risk Register
Details of additional risks
associated with this paper (may
Achieve financial sustainability
Build successful relationships with
external organisations and regulators
The implementation of Service Line Management is
fundamental to the future of the Trust and therefore
links to organisational viability.
include CQC Essential Standards,
NHSLA, NHS Constitution)
Links to NHS Constitution
Links to well-managed organisations delivering high
quality services in line with the NHS constitution.
Financial Implications/Impact
Legal Implications/Impact
Limited implementation resources to be discussed by
the Executive on an ongoing basis in line with overall
approach to organisational leadership.
Partnership working & Public
Will enable Trust to build more productive partnerships
Engagement Implications/Impact in pursuit of its aims and objectives.
Committees/groups where this
item has been presented before
Finance Committee
Monitoring and Review
Implementation reports at regular intervals
Is a QIA required/been
completed? If yes provide brief