Decision details

Council's Improvement Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A report by the Chief Executive, presented to the Cabinet by Councillor Anne McLachlan and the Director of Public Health set out the Council’s Improvement Plan and proposed the mechanism for its successful management and delivery.  The Plan set out the key targets and objectives for improvement as well as the anticipated success criteria and a delivery timetable.


The report proposed how delivery of the Improvement Plan would be managed through a governance model which illustrated clear lines of responsibility in relation to programme management and assurance.  The report included an outline of the resource requirements to set up and initiate the programme supported by a delivery model which detailed how the initial resource plan would be expanded upon.  The report also set out the proposed reporting arrangements and a summary of how risk would be managed. 


The Improvement Plan had been presented to the Improvement Board at its last meeting on 20 July 2012.  The Cabinet was requested to formally approve the Plan in order that delivery could commence as a matter of urgency.


Councillor Anne McLachlan told the Cabinet that the Improvement Plan would be integral to the Council’s Corporate Plan as it was developed.  The planning approach had been strengthened and all Members of the Council were to be fully engaged with the process.  She went on to thank the Director of Public Health, the Executive Team and the Officer Team behind the Improvement Agenda who were all carrying out very good work behind the scenes.


The Director of Public Health informed that it was her intention to present a further report to the Cabinet on how Members were to be involved in shaping the improvements.  She also requested Members’ feedback on what worked for them in terms of Member engagement.




That the Plan be formally approved in order that delivery can commence as a matter of urgency.

Publication date: 12/09/2012

Date of decision: 06/09/2012

Decided at meeting: 06/09/2012 - Cabinet

Effective from: 20/09/2012

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