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Specimen cover sheet for NHS trust board meetings

Following ICSA’s ‘Mapping the Gap’ research project, it became apparent that NHS trust boards were seeking some assistance in ensuring that information presented to the board facilitated good decision-making. Good decision-making is a cornerstone of a robust governance framework, and the quality of information presented to boards can prove essential as a catalyst for constructive challenge and discussion producing high quality decisions.

‘Every member of the board needs sufficient information at a high enough level to be confident that the organisation is well-run, but not so much information that it becomes difficult to tell what is important. This is as true for executive directors as it is for non-executives.’

The following provides a specimen cover sheet for board reports that organisations are encouraged to review and adapt as they see fit.

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