NHS corporate governance map - Updated September 2019
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.
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