As we move into 2014/15, the leadership challenge for NHS providers remains significant. Improving quality for patients at a time of growing financial constraint is an increasingly demanding goal for NHS trusts, one which we must take on at a time when the scrutiny applied to the NHS is rightly more intense than ever before. This Accountability Framework sets out how the TDA will work alongside NHS trusts to meet this challenge.
The following documents provide further detail to help trusts understand the processes set out in the Accountability Framework.
Oversight & Escalation
1. Delivering for Patients: Oversight and Escalation supporting guidance
NHS Trust Development Authority Oversight and Escalation Technical Guidance 2014/15.
If you are from a Trust and have any questions or comments on the document please put these in writing, with “Technical Guidance” in the subject heading and send to Tda.email@example.com.
The supporting guidance on FT approvals and transactions is provided to give further detailed information on both the FT approvals and transactions processes. Items 3 and 12 set out the details of the FT approvals and transactions processes. Additional documentation is also provided at Links 4 to 11; these provide useful guidance and templates to Trusts so they are aware of the tools which the NHS TDA will be using as Trusts progress through the FT pipeline.
Foundation Trust pipeline assurance process
Stage 1: Diagnosis and preparation
Stage 2: Development and application
9. Standard assurance report for readiness review – to follow
Stage 3 Assurance and approval
11. Executive Team/TDA Board paper template – to follow
Supporting guidance: Transactions pipeline assurance process