Second stage – guidance for aspirant foundation trusts

The second stage of the Board Governance Assurance Framework – the Development Modules – is available. The modules cover quality governance, organisational strategy and values, and financial governance. In December 2011, the Department published the first stage of the assurance framework, which is a mandatory Board Governance Memorandum for all aspirant Foundation Trusts.

Kings Fund: Design approach to violence in A&E

Design Council

Reducing violence and aggression in A&E
According to the National Audit Office, violence and aggression towards frontline hospital staff is estimated to cost the NHS at least £69 million a year in staff absence, loss of productivity and additional security. This project aimed to use a design-led approach in order to help reduce violence in A&E departments.