NHS corporate governance map - Updated September 2019

Lisa Robertson

18 September 2019


The HFMA NHS corporate governance map has been updated. The map brings together the key guidance and models to support effective corporate governance within the NHS. This update provides links to new items, including guidance on strategic planning, system governance and workforce.

Robust governance policies and procedures must be in place, and regularly evaluated, to ensure they remain fit for purpose. Aimed at NHS boards, governing bodies, audit committees and those NHS staff with an interest in governance, the purpose of the NHS corporate governance map is to highlight the published resources that support the development and maintenance of effective governance arrangements.

The map is split into four sections: strategic framework; enabling good governance; specific areas for assurance; and devolved nations. It signposts the key model documents and guidance available, and when they were last updated.

The map will continue to be updated as new guidance is produced.


NHS corporate governance map - Updated September 2019

September 2019 (PDF 503KB)

Recommended further reading

HFMA: Introductory guide – NHS governance

HFMA: Practical guide – NHS audit committee handbook

HFMA/CIPFA: Guidance for chief finance officers working across health and local government

HFMA: Subsidiary companies: financial and governance considerations

HFMA: A summary of the NHS long term plan

HFMA: A summary of NHS operational planning and contracting guidance 2019/20

HFMA: How do you ensure robust system risk management arrangements?

HFMA: How do you support effective system decision-making?

HFMA: How do you align resource plans across the system?

HFMA: Ethical standards: roles and responsibilities of the NHS accountant

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