NHS boards: guidance on quality governance

Guidance to help boards of NHS organisations improve healthcare services for patients.

Applies to England


Quality governance: how does a board know that its organisation is working effectively to improve patient care?

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This guidance is for members of boards of NHS organisations. It can be used by all types of NHS providers, including existing and aspirant NHS foundation trusts in the acute, specialist, ambulance, community and mental health sectors.

It is designed to be used with Monitor’s well-led framework, which aims to help trusts satisfy themselves, patients and Monitor that they have effective arrangements in place to continuously monitor and improve the quality of healthcare provided to patients.

Published 22 April 2013