Articles in Category: GRC

Is Your Healthcare Board Assurance Framework Fit For Purpose?

How to ensure your Trust's BAF is up to the job

Is Your Healthcare Board Assurance Framework Fit For Purpose?

Change happens fast and so do risks, so how certain are you that your Trust’s BAF is actually up to the job?

The world has changed, and keeps changing. NHS and healthcare providers are continuously expected to deliver more for their money, even under unprecedented circumstances and in the midst of challenges that few could have foreseen.

The Human Cost of Failing Quality Assurance

How systemic failures lead to more than just fines

The Human Cost of Failing Quality Assurance

Last week, the CQC issued a press release announcing that a Nottinghamshire care home had been fined over £150,000 for failing to protect its residents from avoidable harm, after a resident with a history of problematic and aggressive behaviour caused another resident to fall and sustain a head injury.

How Technology can Enable the NHS and Healthcare Recovery Journey - 7 Lessons from Industry Experts.

How can healthcare providers arm themselves for the battle to reduce the backlog, and what are the challenges that await them?

How Technology can Enable the NHS and Healthcare Recovery Journey - 7 Lessons from Industry Experts.

A great many Trusts are feeling daunted by the mammoth task of restoring normal services. We drew together some of the UK’s preeminent Healthcare Service experts for a comprehensive round-table discussion on Healthcare Service Restoration.

Working Smarter, Not Harder – Why Public Service Providers Need an Integrated Solution

When the world demands frenetic change, you need to keep up with the pace

Working Smarter, Not Harder – Why Public Service Providers Need an Integrated Solution

In the wake of COVID and the flood of problems and challenges that came with it, councils and public services providers, including Social Care and Housing, were suddenly forced to think fast and act faster. The ability to react to change and adjust work patterns at speed became more crucial than ever, but that vital speed simply couldn’t be allowed to come at the cost of quality assurance.

Defeating Frankenstein - Integrating Fire Service Planning, Performance, Actions and Risk

When cobbled-together systems hold you back, you'll need an elegant solution

Defeating Frankenstein - Integrating Fire Service Planning, Performance, Actions and Risk

It is time to change...

Fire Services, like every other public service, are dealing with a world of unprecedented, unexpected and unplanned changes. We need to be able to adjust, re-think and execute plans more quickly and more frequently than ever before.

Why the future of the NHS assurance and Crisis Management needs to be integrated.

Our definitive list of reasons why integrated NHS assurance is a the way forward

Why the future of the NHS assurance and Crisis Management needs to be integrated.

Assurance is a vital aspect of governance within an NHS Organisation. Boards need to ensure that their organisations can deliver the financial sustainability and quality care that they declare within their annual governance statement, be this business as usual or mid crisis. 

It is well known that it is vital to have effective assurance systems in place to ensure that reality is not distorted from ward to board. However with increasing pressures on the NHS, regular and continued organisational change and the need for constant innovation what does an effective assurance system look like in 2020?

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