Ann is an associate of our Board development programme, delivering training across our full programme of modules and providing key input into all aspects of the programme content.
Prior to joining the NHS, Ann had over 20 years experience at a senior level within the private sector and has held director posts with responsibility for finance, HR, legal and IT in a number of organisations. Ann has extensive experience in preparing trusts for foundation trust status and has worked for Monitor and the Department of Health assessing the quality of trust’s applications. Ann is interested in all aspects of NHS governance particularly the role of the board and the governors in ensuring that the services provided meet the needs of the local community.
This guide covers best practice in terms of meeting logistics, agenda setting, papers, chairing and post meeting actions.
The consensus of those working in the NHS recognises the importance of ‘getting out of the boardroom’ or ‘bringing the ward into the boardroom’
The need for a formal process of ‘quality impact assessments (QIA) over cost improvement plans’ has been in place for some time and a focus on
Assurance goes to the heart of the work of any NHS board of directors. The provision of healthcare involves risk and being assured is a major factor in successfully controlling risk
The Quality Governance Assurance Framework (QGAF) has four key elements strategy and planning, capabilities and culture, processes and structure and measurement.