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December 4 2013

Postgraduate Centre, Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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    1. Apologies for absence
    2. Declarations of interest
    3. Minutes and matters arising
      1. Minutes of October 2, 2013 board meeting
      2. Matters arising - action log
      3. Draft minutes of the October 8, 2013 Council of Governors meeting
    4. Clinical quality, patient safety and experience
      1. PLACE inspection
      2. Nursing metrics
      3. Mortalities update
      4. Barbara's story - dementia awareness presentation
      5. Minutes from September 25, 2013 Quality Committee
      6. Minutes from October 30, 2013 Quality Committee
      7. Verbal report from November 27, 2013 Quality Committee
    5. Chairman and CEO reports
      1. Chairman's report
      2. Chief executive's report and Q2 objectives report
    6. Performance dashboard
      1. Summary of performance and key issues
      2. review of trust key performance indicators
    7. Finance report
    8. Risk management
      1. Board assurance framework and summary
      2. Verbal report - risk update
    9. Estates
      1. Healthwatch survey of main reception - verbal report and appendix B
      2. Estates strategy - presentation
    10. Trust secretariat
      1. Board and committee timetable and appendix
      2. Chairman's action - paediatric business case
    11. Items for noting / information
      1. Verbal report of the December 3, 2013 Audit Committee
    12. Questions from members of the public
    13. Communications from the meeting
    14. Resolution to exclude press and public: The Chair to request the Board to pass the following resolution exclude the press and public and move into private session to consider private business.
       “that representatives of the press and other members of the public be excluded from the remainder of this meeting having regard to the confidential nature of the business to be transacted.”
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    There is to be a period of national co-ordinated strike action on Thursday 29 January 2015.

    This will take place from 9am to 9pm for all unions involved, with the exception of the Society of Radiographers who will take action between 8am and 2pm.

    There are a number of activities, including clinics, operations and radiology (x-ray) planned to take place during the industrial action that will be re-scheduled and patients will be contacted prior to 29 January 2015 to arrange a suitable alternative time and date.

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  • Prime Minister praises independent medical school at Milton Keynes Hospital

    David Cameron joined Iain Stewart MP in praising the new independent medical school, which has seen its first set of students start at Milton Keynes Hospital.

    During Prime Minister Questions today, Milton Keynes MP Iain Stewart asked: “While people are quick to criticise problems in the NHS, it is right also to celebrate its successes.”

    He added: “Will the PM join me in congratulating Milton Keynes Hospital and the University of Buckingham for establishing a new medical school which will train the next generation of clinicians and enhance the standard of Milton Keynes Hospital?”

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    Mitlon Keynes Hospital remains under significant pressure today (Monday, 5 January 2015) as increasing numbers of patients seek treatment through the Accident and Emergency Department.

    The hospital has opened 34 additional beds in the past 24 hours to enable patients needing acute care to be admitted. Doctors and nurses are also struggling to discharge patients into community care settings as nursing homes and other care centres are full.

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  • Hospital agrees continued improvement with sector regulator

    Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has committed to continued improvements in its A&E performance, financial position and governance as part of a formal undertaking with health sector regulator Monitor.

    The enforcement undertaking, made under section 106 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, has seen the Trust agree its plans with Monitor as part of a collaborative approach to continued improvement.

    This undertaking replaces the previous agreements (also made under section 106 of the Act) the Trust had with Monitor, and recognises progress in delivery against improvement plans over the past 12 months.

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