How do you ensure robust system risk management arrangements?

Lisa Robertson

17 December 2018


The third briefing in our mini-series on system finance and governance issues explores how to support robust system risk management arrangements.

There is now a clear direction of travel towards collaborative working across health and care systems, requiring risks to be viewed through the system lens. As health and care systems work more closely together, a clear understanding of overall system risks, how they impact on each organisation and how they will be managed, is vital to deliver improvements for patients within the system. Recognising that these systems are not statutory bodies, a foundation of effective relationships and a shared vision are essential.

Each health and care system is different and one size does not fit all. However, there are some common essential ingredients to developing good system-wide finance and governance arrangements. This briefing considers the key challenges, shares experiences from across the country and draws out the top tips to help readers as they think about how to develop their own governance arrangements.

The briefing is intended to be particularly helpful for health and care system leaders, finance officers, non-executive directors and lay members.


How do you ensure robust system risk management arrangements?

December 2018 (PDF 333KB)

Previous briefings in the mini-series:

How do you align resource plans across the system?

How do you support effective system decision-making?