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Quality Governance Framework

Published on: 6 July 2010

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The Quality Governance Framework assesses the combination of structures and processes in place, both at and below board level, which enable a trust board to assure the quality of care it provides. The framework now forms part of the assessment process, Risk assessment framework and risk assessment of transactions.

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The framework consists of 10 questions which are used to test the robustness of quality governance at applicant trusts. We are looking for evidence that:

  • boards accurately understand the quality of the care their organisation provides;
  • boards are able to assess and mitigate risks to quality;
  • quality is seen as a responsibility of the entire board, not only the medical and nursing directors; and
  • trusts are committed to continuous quality improvement, and have put in place the tools to address poor performance.


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