advancing_side.gif (5706 bytes) agenda.gif (1704 bytes)
providing_navnewt.gif (1231 bytes)





AGENDA FOR HUNDRED AND SEVENTEENTH BOARD MEETING

DATE: Thursday 8 March 2001
TIME: 10.30 a.m.
PLACE: Board Room, 22 Queen Street, Edinburgh

* = item for substantive discussion.

1. Chairman’s Introductory Remarks

2. Recommendations for Agenda Variations

3. Apologies for Absence

4. Minutes of The Hundred and Sixteenth Meeting held on 18 January 2001

5. Matters Arising from the Minutes

5.1 Paragraph 18 - Accountability Review 2001

: to receive an update on the position.

5.2 Paragraph 34 - SHEFC Consultation

: to receive an update on the position.

6. Administration of Business

*6.1 NBS Open Seminar - 13 September 2001

: to agree a topic for the next Open Seminar.

6.2 NBS Annual Report 2000-01

: to agree the outline contents and production schedule.

6.3 Board Meeting Dates

: to agree dates for the period to March 2002.

6.4 Press Release(s)

: to identify any agenda items which may benefit from publicity.

7. Chairman’s Report

7.1 Eighth Annual Meeting with UKCC - 8 February 2001

: to approve a draft Note of the meeting.

8. Chief Executive’s Report

8.1 Progress with Review of Statutory Framework

: to receive an oral report.

8.2 Creation of SNMEC : Update

: to receive an oral report on progress.

8.3 Report of the Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland’s Group on Free Nursing Care

: To receive an oral report.

9. Strategic and Operational Issues

*9.1 Update Report of Progress on 2000-01 Corporate Plan

: to approve the report for submission to the Scottish Executive

9.2 Corporate Plan 2001-02

*(a) Schedule for Submission of Draft Plan to the Scottish Executive

: to approve a revised schedule.

*(b) Provision for Transitional Elements

: to consider a section of the draft plan highlighting specific activity in relation to the transition from NBS to SNMEC.

10. Standards

10.1 Consultation on QAA’s Benchmarking Proposals

: to receive a report on the development of the NBS response.

10.2 Themes and Issues from Programme Approval and Monitoring - 2000

: to receive an oral report on the stage reached in preparing the paper for publication.

11. Report by Executive Director (Standards)

11.1 Implementation of Fitness for Practice in Scotland

: to receive an oral report on progress.

11.2 Collaboration with QAA

: to receive an oral report on progress.

11.3 Competence Development

: to receive a report on in-house work in this area.

12. Research and Developments

12.1 GNC (Education) Fund 1983 – Awards for Session 2001/02

: to note the awards made recently by the R & D Committee.

13. Finance and General Purposes

13.1 Budgetary Monitoring Statement, including Projected Outturn of Expenditure - 2000/01

: to note the position as at 31January 2001.

13.2 Planning of Expenditure - 2001/02

: to note the notification of the Board’s allocation for 2001/02.

13.3 GNC for Scotland (Education) Fund 1983 - Formal Statement of Accounts - 1999/2000

: to receive and note.

14. Report by Executive Director (Resources)

*14.1 Standards in Public Life : Consultation on the Codes of Conduct for Members of Public Bodies and Councillors

: to consider a draft response.

*14.2 Review of Public Bodies - Discussion Paper

: to consider a draft response.

15. Other Items for Consideration

16. Items for Noting

17. Items for Information on Members’ Table

18. General Correspondence

19. Any Other Business

20. Date and Time of Next Meeting

: Thursday 10 May 2001 at 10.30am

21. In Camera Items

21.1 Human Resources Issues arising from Transition to New Arrangements

: to receive an oral report.

21.2 Pension Scheme Update

: to receive an oral report.

21.3 Evaluation of Senior Staff Pay - Update

: to receive an oral report.

 


For further information contact :

NBS
22 Queen Street
EDINBURGH EH2 1NT

Tel: 0131-247-6619 (Direct Dial - David Ferguson)
Fax: 0131-220-4207
E-mail: david.ferguson@nbs.org.uk