Strategic Risk Register
Decision Maker: Integration Joint Board
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Board heard from Martin Allan who presented the report ‘Brexit Risk’.
This paper supplied additional detail to the existing mitigation contained within the Strategic Risk Register. Martin updated that the Partnership had been invited to attend the EU Health and Social Care Exit Planning event in Stirling which assisted influence the report.
The Chair expressed appreciation for the report and highlighted that the document remained fluid as the developing Brexit position modified and changed. The Chair then sought input from the members who actively participated with questions and comments.
Concerns were expressed that the report did not fully detail the impact of staff and staff numbers especially in areas of speciality which were particularly at risk. Whilst it was accepted that greater detail would be of benefit, the developing position and continuing volume of unknown impacts did not allow for this inclusion at this time. It was agreed that those staff at risk of impact had been the subject of much discussion by the official and staff sides with appropriate recognition of their value in all forums. It was confirmed that the Unions were satisfied at the level and volume of inclusions within such discussions.
As such, there was an agreement that whilst further detail would be of benefit, at this time, the report was satisfactory.
The report recommended that the Board:
a) Note the risk associated with the Brexit transition process (as contained
within the strategic risk register), as attached at appendix A; and
b) Consider the following wording as a Policy Statement for issue:
The Board resolved:
(i) to note the risk associated with the Brexit transition process (as contained within the strategic risk register), as attached at appendix A; and
(ii) Agreed to issue the Policy Statement subject to amending the last sentence to read ‘The IJB will continue to work closely with Aberdeen City Council and NHS Grampian to mitigate the risks as far as is possible to patients, clients and staff.’
Note that the Risk Register was to be reported to the Audit and Performance Systems Committee for discussion and that a further report would be reported to the IJB in March 2019
Publication date: 12/02/2019
Date of decision: 22/01/2019
Decided at meeting: 22/01/2019 - Integration Joint Board