Governance in the NHS

A one-day course exploring governance challenges in the NHS and the wider health and social care system, and lessons for service providers. 9.30am - 5pm. Central London.


Pressure on every part of the health and social care system is triggering profound changes in the organisation of care in the UK – with significant governance implications for providers and commissioners alike.

By using real-life case studies, course delegates will gain critical insights into the underlying principles of good governance in public healthcare. Attendees will also be encouraged to consider the challenges they face in their own organisations and receive guidance on how to embed robust governance practices.

What you get

Highlights of the course include:

  • Plain speaking, practical advice from an experienced but independent course leader
  • An outline to the political, economic and demographic causes of the current crisis
  • Governance lessons for NHS commissioners and providers of NHS services
  • The principles of best governance practice in a transformed NHS
  • An opportunity for commissioners and providers to meet and work together to establish robust governance arrangements. 

You will also receive:

  • A Delegate Pack containing comprehensive course notes and presentation slides
  • A Certificate of Attendance with 6 hours credit towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • 6 months complimentary professional subscription of the Chartered Governance Institute (see below) 

Your complimentary 6-month professional subscription

We support our attendees long after they complete the course. Your professional subscription includes a subscription to G+C Magazine, as well as access to briefings, discounts and our knowledge base.

For more information call +44 (0)20 7580 4741 or contact us.

Get your copy of Health Service Governance Handbook, 3rd edition and Corporate Governance Unlocked

Delegates to this course get the opportunity to buy the accompanying books. For more info about our books, please visit our book shop.


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9:30   Registration, tea/coffee

10:00   The underpinning political, economic and demographic causes of crisis in the health and social care system

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The key governance implications for NHS commissioners and for providers of NHS services

11:30   Tea/coffee

12:00   The principles of effective governance and the crisis of trust generated by a number of highly publicised failures in NHS system leadership, national regulation and organisational governance

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The key governance lessons for NHS commissioners and for providers of NHS services

13:15   Lunch

14:00   A post Health & Social Care Act 2012 landscape of care: the principles of value based and transparent governance in an emergent integrated NHS and social care system

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The key governance challenges for NHS commissioners and for providers of NHS services

15:30   Tea/Coffee

15:45   Beyond structural reconfiguration: the governance implications of profound transformation in the funding, commissioning and delivery of local health and social care services

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The principles of best governance practice in a transformed NHS

17:00  Close

Course leader

Paul Stanton

Paul Stanton is a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences at De Montfort University, having previously been Visiting Professor at the Newcastle Business School.

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The course was very informative and well delivered, and provided a deeper level of understanding to support me in my role.
Shannon Higginbotham, Corporate Governance Manager, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust



£505 + VAT (NHS sector)
£565 + VAT (Non-sector)

Next course: 27 May 2020
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Location: Saffron House, 6-10 Kirby St, London, EC1N 8TS


29 October 2020

Saffron House
6-10 Kirby St

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   +44 (0)20 7580 4741

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   Saffron House, 6–10 Kirby Street, London, EC1N 8TS

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