Decision details

Corporate Risk and Opportunity Register Quarter 3

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: No


A report was presented by Paul Bond, Head of Legal and Democratic Services, providing an updated (Quarter 3) Corporate Risk and Opportunity Register for the Cabinet Committee to consider and comment upon.


The Cabinet Committee noted that the Register would be presented to the next Audit, Risk and Governance Committee on 28th January 2019.


It was reported that, for this quarter, there were two new entries and one deletion.  The two new entries were:


CR13 – Children's Social Care: 'Increase in demand, including rise in number of contacts and referrals, and an increase in Children Looked After numbers'. It was noted that the number of children looked after had continued to increase, and that similar and larger increases had been reported both nationally and regionally. The Cabinet Committee were informed that the service had put several mitigating actions in place and was undertaking demand analysis work to inform the next steps.


CR14 – 'Intermediate care for older people in a residential setting'. It was reported that a review of the Lancashire intermediate care system was underway and would include consideration of the best practice model for each service area, including community beds. Councillor Gooch reported that three service providers, currently contracted to the county council, would be delivering the service. County Councillor Turner informed the Cabinet Committee that he had recently attended the new Board Meeting which had been set up to monitor progress, and reported that the ongoing work on the review had received positive feedback.


The deletion was:


CR9 – 'Discharge of patients from hospital into their own home or enablements/short term care in a safe and timely manner'.  It was reported to the Cabinet Committee that performance for this had improved dramatically and therefore it was no longer a business critical risk. However, it was noted that the risk would be retained on the service register for the purposes of managing winter pressures.


It was reported that discharge planning started to take place as soon as people were admitted to hospital.  The delayed transfer of care figure had reduced by 43% and it was noted that work was ongoing in relation to prescription waiting times.


Paul provided an update of the risks that remained on the Register and an explanation of the scores key.


Resolved:  That the Cabinet Committee on Performance Improvement note the updated Corporate Risk and Opportunity Register.

Report author: Paul Bond

Date of decision: 05/12/2018

Decided at meeting: 05/12/2018 - Cabinet Committee on Performance Improvement

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