DIGNITY & RESPECT STEERING GROUP TERMS OF REFERENCE 2009 Review Date February 2010 PURPOSE: To lead and oversee the World Class Commissioning Project ‘Dignity & Respect’ to ensure that all services commissioned by CECPCT can demonstrate high standards of dignity and respect in care. MEMBERSHIP: (Core Members in bold) Fiona Field, Director of Governance and Strategic Planning Chair - Yvonne Lochhead, Associate Director for Governance and Patient Safety Tracy Ault, Commissioning Manager Cathy Fulham, Clinical Quality Project Manager; Diana Bishop, Community and Patient Engagement Co-Ordinator Betty Wright, Older Persons Champion Representative and LAY rep Ruth Williamson/Ruth Knighton*, HR Advisor Stephanie Lawley, Project Manager, Equality & Diversity Bernadette Bailey, Commissioning Manager Alison Phillips, Joint Commissioning Facilitator Rose Smith, Community Services Manager, CECH Philippa Pordes/Jayne Hartley* MCHfT Audrey Fitzpatrick Deputy Director of Community Services CECH Hayley Reading Essence of Care Matron East Cheshire Trust )* Lyn Bailey, Patient & Public Involvement Manager, ECT ) Helen Kershaw East Cheshire Trust Ken Clemens Age Concern Cheshire, Policy and Campaigns Manager Marie Nelligan/Helen Wilcock,*, Cheshire & Wirral Partnership Trust Dawn Colvin, Primary Care, CECPCT, Sandra Murphy, Cheshire East Council Christine Pickthall, LAY rep * indicates one rep to attend from each organisation TASKS: GROUP TASKS 1) To ensure that the Project delivers the following outcome:- It is expected that by the end of year one that all major contracts will have standards and targets in place with year on year increases in the number of provider service contracts involved so that by year 5 every contract will have dignity and respect embedded within. 2) To lead and oversee the project as delivered through the three/four work-streams as follows:- a) Identify core standards of care in relation to dignity & respect based on local patient and public consultation and learning from national/local studies & initiatives; b) Agree targets and ways of monitoring and evaluating dignity & respect with local service providers through contract monitoring; c) Influence professional behavior by a) linking with SHA/Universities re- commissioning/provision of professional training to ensure dignity and respect are a core element in the curricular; b) developing plans to ensure dignity & respect remain high on everyone’s’ agenda. 3) To monitor progress against objectives and timescales as identified in the action plans from year one through to year five. 4) To receive updates from the Project Manager at each meeting. 5) To meet monthly and report through minutes and Project Lead to the PCT Leadership Team. 6) To regularly review membership to reflect priorities of the Group. INDIVIDUAL TASKS Members will be responsible for taking a lead in implementing the objectives and, within their own organisations, reporting on the work of the group and its implications.
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