Cornwall Partners in Care hold weekly briefings with Cornwall Council and Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation trust. These meetings involve Jonathan Price (Joint Director Adult Care and Health for Cornwall Council and NHS Kernow) and Phil Confue (Chief Executive of Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation trust), as well as David Smith (CPIC Chairman) and representatives from the CPIC Committee.
Daily update - 30th April 2021
The meeting today was with Jonathon and Val, with Mary, Christine, Phil and myself representing CPIC. We discussed the following;
1/ Jonathon suggested John Groom, Karen Kay and Keith Cheeseman attend future meetings to discuss their roles.
2/ Mary asked why Corserve had placed an advert on a Council Portal to procure Agency staff for the Care Sector. Jonathon and Val agreed to look into this.
3/ Christine and Phil expressed their concerns that at the last Steering Group meeting a proposal to introduce 6 new localities from 10th May had been introduced without any consultation.. Phil stated that he felt that the sector was being "talked at" and Christine asked what the objectives were as this had not been made clear. Jonathon stated that the objective was not to replace the DPS but to supplement it with a human face when unmet demand continued to be a problem, and agreed to attend the next Steering Group Meeting to clarify the objectives. David stated that the new arrangements were subject to a 3 month trial, and that there could be a formal evaluation at the end of this period.
4/ Jonathon stated that Keith Cheeseman as Interim Director of Transformation was undertaking a review of back office functions, and it was suggested that he be invited to a future meeting to discuss this. The new Area Director roles were also being firmed up and it was agreed that a n organisational structure be circulated to explain the new roles.
5/ Mary stated that Louisa Forbes had raised the issue of payment of CPIC members for attending meetings as is the case with GPs. The unanimous view was that this would not be appropriate as it would compromise the independent nature of the Trade Association. It was felt that a grant would be more appropriate as Jonathon confirmed that he would like to support the infrastructure of CPIC.
6/ Mary had been asked at the ICC about the top barriers to achieving rapid discharges. These had initially been identified as staffing, medication and inaccurate information, and limited backup at weekends.An email will be sent to Providers to see if there were any other issues.
7/ Mary stated that Simon Harvey from Christies had expressed an interest to attend a future Care Home Development Forum.
8/ Phil asked if there was any progress with addressing unhelpful staff attitudes from SWAST. Jonathon stated that he had discussed this with Karen Kay who could feed back when she attends a future Friday meeting.
No meeting on the 7th May 2021