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Learning from the LINks: resources for Healthwatch
These resources aim to preserve examples of good practice from the work of Local Involvement Networks (LINKs) and are also intended to help volunteers and staff feel supported in the transition to local Healthwatch. Resources are grouped around four themes: leadership and governance; representation; engagement; and influencing.

Clinical Effectiveness training

The Clinical Effectiveness Team is offering 4 x 1 hour, training sessions to all trust staff on Clinical Audit, NICE and Research Governance to support and develop staff in all areas of audit on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 17 April: How to suceed in clinical audit
  • Tuesday 24 April: Are you on the right pathway for NICE?
  • Tuesday 1 May: Research governance
  • Tuesday 8 May: How to suceed in clinical audit

More information

Places are limited, reserve your place on the session most relevant by emailing


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

from Modernisation of health and care » News

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.

See more information on Board Governance Assurance Framework