professional executive committee

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professional executive committee

A 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
Strategic planning
• 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.
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THE CPHVA PROFESSIONAL EXECUTIVE Committee is the overarching strategic committee of the CPHVA, working alongside the professional, national and industrial officers of Unite to ensure that the professional needs of the membership are advanced through a work plan.
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