SWPC finalist at the NHS Providers Governance Showcase 2023

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in News, South West Provider Collaborative on 15th August, 2023

This year’s NHS Providers Governance Conference took place on Tuesday 11 July 2023 at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London.

The theme of the conference was ‘Boards in times of challenge and change’ and the role Trust Boards play in making the duty to co-operate a reality.

In the run up to the Conference, Trusts were given the opportunity to apply to the Governance Showcase awards. This year's showcase explored the practices that have improved governance within NHS trusts, including approaches to board oversight of partnerships, integrated performance reports, efforts to build common cultures and approaches to strategy, planning and decision making with local authorities and/or non-NHS partners.

Our South West Provider Collaborative (SWPC) was selected as one of this year’s winners, with our integrated performance reporting for Provider Collaboratives. This has enabled us to build a shared understanding of progress across all our Provider Partners and to clearly assess and report on achievement against our strategic aims. It also provides a clear, concise and consistent view of our overall performance, successes and key challenges.

Anne Forbes, SWPC Programme Director, said: "This is a fantastic achievement for our Collaborative. The introduction of integrated performance reporting has given us greater visibility of our operational activity, financial performance, quality and risk. It also provides comprehensive assurance to Devon Partnership NHS Trust, our Lead Provider, that we are discharging our roles and responsibilities effectively. Well done to everyone involved.