Realising the Benefits of Reform
In May 2009 the Modernisation and Improvement
Programme Board (MIPB)
was reconstituted to take forward the benefits
realisation phase of the reform process for health and social care. There are five strategic benefits
that the reform programme aimed to deliver:
- More accessible and responsive services through
improved commissioning, performance and financial management arrangements
- Better quality and safety of services through improved governance and
- Improved health and wellbeing and a reduction in health inequalities
through a new focus on the determinants of health and wellbeing in conjunction with partners in local
- Improved involvement of individuals and communities in the design, delivery
and evaluation of services.
- Achievement of efficiency savings by meeting RPA and CSR savings targets
and reinvestment in front-line services.
overall aim of the reconstituted MIPB is to provide assurance to the Minister that mechanisms are in
place to oversee the realisation of the benefits of the health and social care reform process and to
direct corrective action where possible and appropriate.
The reconstituted MIPB involves representation from the Department and
the new HSC organisations and it meets on a quarterly basis. At each MIPB meeting members receive
an update on progress towards realising the benefits and an update on any potential risks to the achievement
of the benefits.