professional executive committee
professional executive committeeA group of front-line health workers—GPs, nurses, therapists, social service representatives, allied health professionals and NHS trust executives—who are involved in formulating trust strategy, planning budgets and strategies for implementing national policies to improve services for patients and advising the trust board on policy development to fulfil its remit. PECs in primary care trusts (PCTs) provide necessary clinical input to help the PCT board with decision making.
Professional executive committee’s remit
• Improving primary care services;
• Improving preventive services—e.g., increasing childhood immunisation rates and public health initiatives during the swine flu pandemic;
• Reducing morbidity and mortality—e.g., improving mental health and well-being, maternity services, vascular health;
• Improving outcomes—e.g., reducing cancer mortality, improving intermediate care;
• Supporting healthy behaviours—e.g., breast feeding.
Clinical Advisory role
• Public health planning;
• Infection control in nursing homes;
• Relationships with the wider community.