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Board Assurance Processes

12 July 2013

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To be fully effective Boards need to be focused on care quality and excellent patient experience, have a deep understanding of their business, be able to articulate and oversee the delivery of a strong strategic vision, and be able to demonstrate robust financial control.

Our independent reviews of Board governance are shaped by recognition that effective governance is not a static process, but is a living dynamic state, characterised by values, behaviours and relationships, informed by professional judgement and underpinned by effective processes.

Our approach is based on the Department of Health's Board Governance Assurance Framework. This involves triangulating evidence from documents, observation, interviews and focus groups with staff, patients and managers. It is designed to flush out any weaknesses in controls or their application including any 'blind spots' the Board may have.

Our findings are presented in a supportive and developmental way so that Board's agree the deficiencies and co-produce the solutions thus ensuring the required improvements are embedded for the long term.

Please click on the following case studies demonstrating successful projects we have undertaken in this area.

London CCGs, Leadership & Organisation Development Support

Department of Health, BGAF