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People, Planning and Performance Assurance Committee

The purpose of the People, Planning & Performance Assurance Committee is to assure the Board on the following:

Provide assurance to the Board on compliance with legislation, guidance and best practice around the workforce and OD agenda.

Provide assurance to the Board on the implementation of the UHB’s Workforce & OD Strategy and Enabling Plan, ensuring it is consistent with the Boards overall strategic direction and with any requirements and standards set for NHS bodies in Wales.

Provide assurance to the Board that the planning cycle is being taken forward and implemented in accordance with University Health Board and Welsh Government requirements, guidance and timescales.

Provide assurance to the Board that all plans put forward for the approval of the Health Board for improving the local population’s health and developing and delivering high-quality, safe and sustainable services to patients, and the implementation of change, are consistent with the Board’s overall strategic direction and any requirements and standards set for NHS bodies in Wales.

Provide assurance to the Board that, wherever possible, University Health Board plans are aligned with partnership plans developed with Local Authorities, Universities, Collaboratives, Alliances and other key partners, such as the Transformation Group who form part of A Regional Collaboration for Health (ARCH).

Provide support to the Board in its role of scrutinising performance and assurance on overall performance and delivery against Health Board plans and objectives, including delivery of key targets, giving early warning on potential performance issues and making recommendations for action to continuously improve the performance of the organisation and, as required, focus in detail on specific issues where performance is showing deterioration or there are issues of concern.

Provide assurance to the Board that the data on which performance is assessed is reliable and of high quality and that any issues relating to data accuracy are addressed.

Seek assurance on the management of principal risks within the Board Assurance Framework (BAF) and Corporate Risk Register (CRR) allocated to the Committee and provide assurance to the Board that risks are being managed effectively and report any areas of significant concern e.g. where risk tolerance is exceeded, lack of timely action.

Recommend acceptance of risks that cannot be brought within the UHBs risk appetite/tolerance to the Board through the Committee Update Report.

Receive assurance through Sub-Committee Update Reports that risks relating to their areas are being effectively managed across the whole of the Health Board’s activities (including for hosted services and through partnerships and Joint Committees as appropriate).

The full role of the Committee is detailed in the PPPAC Terms of Reference (PDF, 674KB, opens in new tab)

Click here to view the approved People Planning and Performance Assurance Committee Meeting Minutes (opens in new tab)

Click below to access papers from the PPPAC meetings:




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