Getting to grips with governance: assurance framework for aspiring NHS foundation trusts

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Aspirant foundation trusts boards (FTs) will now receive extra guidance to help develop strong and sustainable governance arrangements, through the launch of a new board assurance framework.

Laura Roberts, Head of Provider Leadership Development at DH and a former primary care trust chief executive, led the development of the framework as part of the overall work in provider development.

Listen to Laura’s view as on why this new framework will be so valuable for NHS trusts: Original audio source (562385-laura-roberts-on-the-board-governance-assurance-framework.mp3)

With strong governance in place, patients and the public can have confidence that their local trust board will be equipped to effectively and efficiently deal with future challenges and deliver high quality health outcomes for their patients.

Laura worked in partnership with chief executives and other board members in existing FTs, as well as other stakeholders, to create the framework, which will offer valuable support and guidance to NHS trusts.

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