Governance

Boards of foundation trusts and trusts face a range of complex challenges and demands. NHS Providers has a vital role in supporting boards as they respond to a challenging policy and financial environment, as well as helping boards maintain robust governance and accountability mechanisms - both within trusts and in the context of system working. 

 

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Survey
01 Oct 2019

Governance survey 2019

The results of a survey of company secretaries looking at aspects of governance

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Blog
25 Sep 2019

NEDs are part and parcel of the decision making process

John Coutts discusses the vital role of NEDs and the common misconceptions of their role.

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Briefing
19 Sep 2019

Managing conflicts of interest

This briefing explores the management of conflicts of interest, sharing good practice from compliant trusts to provide you with signposts to helpful tools and support.

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Blog
27 Aug 2019

Is organisational altruism possible for foundation trusts?

John Coutts argues that it is time to reconsider the emphasis placed on supposed legal constraints on foundation trusts to make decisions for the benefit of the broader public.

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Blog
07 Jun 2019

Public involvement, councils of governors and system working

Policy advisor John Coutts discusses the role of governors in system working.

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Blog
15 May 2019

Why talk about boards?

John Coutts discusses the role of boards, and states that as the NHS transforms to become more collaborative, there is a gap at system leadership level, where ideally a board should be.

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Blog
11 Mar 2019

Governing the gap: helping organisations collaborate while the law catches up with NHS planning

John Coutts and Sharon Lamb explore why some boards of NHS providers report unease about existing collaboration arrangements, and give practical advice about how to manage risks.

Blog
08 Nov 2018

The future shape of the NHS

John Coutts explores what can be achieved to remove unnecessary barriers and support collaborative working in health and care systems.

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Report
07 Nov 2017

Accountable care - the art of the possible

This joint publication with Hempsons sets out eight steps and considerations in working more closely with partners in accountable care systems

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Blog
16 Nov 2016

STPs: collaboration makes sense, but it needs leadership and direction

John Coutts looks at the lack of governance and accountability of STPs and why this presents a risk to the process

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Report
07 Jul 2016

New care models: Lessons learned

Our new report with Hempsons explores the lessons learned so far from new care models and gives tips for moving forward

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Blog
27 May 2016

Let’s hang on to good corporate governance

Ahead of this year's governance conference, John Coutts looks the risks to take into account during times of change

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