Bitesize course / Models of governance in the NHS

Discover the different governance structures that NHS organisations have and how these are governed

6 hours Intermediate
6 CPD hours Free to NHS

This course is FREE to NHS staff. In partnership with NHS England, the HFMA are providing this course free of charge to all NHS staff. To see the options to access this course for free, please click here. If you are not a member of NHS staff and wish to purchase this course, please click the 'purchase' button in this banner.

HFMA bitesize course, Models of governance in the NHS


This course looks at the governance arrangements in each of the three main types of NHS organisation: integrated care boards, NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts. It explores how the models differ.

Once completed, you will be able to illustrate the effect of lessons learned from governance failings in the NHS, as well as being able to identify and describe the role of clinical governance in the NHS.   

This course is suitable for budget and operational managers, clinical and medical, finance staff, governors and board members, new to the NHS, primary care staff.


  • Governance structures
  • The role of the board of directors
  • The role of committees
  • Introduction to clinical governance
  • Governance across organisations

What's included?

Up to date, easy to understand content, written by NHS experts

Access to your course online for 12 months

6 hours of accredited CPD

Certificate of completion

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