Reflecting on good governance practices in the NHS

Health NHS governance white paper

Governance in the healthcare

Changes in the role of governance in the healthcare sector are being driven by policy and regulation shifts. Boards that take a forward-looking approach to keep up with these changes find they can make demonstrable improvements and drive efficiency, even at the top of the organisation. Technology can facilitate such an approach by providing a robust framework for the board, which can not only aid compliance and help achieve targets, but can also make board member’s work easier.

Our latest report reviews how software can best support healthcare governance. It considers the increasing pressure of responsibility and accountability on board members, taking a look at the effect of publications, such as the Francis Report, and the impact of financial pressures since the 2009 recession.

Governance software can help the leadership of a Foundation Trust or Clinical Commissioning Group in a number of ways. It can improve the decision-making process and aid in the monitoring and tracking of risks, and it can make board meetings more effective and efficient to run by bringing meeting papers online. Above all, governance software uses the latest technology to ease the increasing pressure on health boards, helping them focus on providing good quality patient care.

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