A series of questions used to test the effectiveness of quality governance at current and aspirant NHS foundation trusts.
This framework for NHS trust and foundation trust boards forms part of the foundation trust assessment process, the Risk assessment framework and risk assessment of transactions.
It checks whether:
- boards accurately understand the quality of the care their organisation provides
- boards are able to assess and mitigate risks to quality
- quality is seen as a responsibility of the entire board, not only the medical and nursing directors
- trusts are committed to continuous quality improvement, and have put in place the tools to address poor performance