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The ICSA Health Service Governance Handbook, 2nd edition

Author: Claire Lea

Published: September 2017 | ISBN: 9781860727191

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The most comprehensive guide to the field of governance within the NHS.

The ICSA Health Service Governance Handbook is an essential publication for everyone involved in the delivery of governance within the NHS, as well as being the approved text for those studying the Health Service Governance module of ICSA’s CSQS qualification.

This book offers vital insight into the governance landscape, exploring the principles and regulatory frameworks of governance and how they relate to the NHS; the board, directors’ and non-executive officers responsibilities; risk management, assurance and audit in the context of the health service, alongside up-to-date guidance on the governance of foundation trusts and clinical commissioning groups.

Key updates for this edition include:

• The 2016 UK Corporate Governance Code

• The new FRC guidance on Board effectiveness

• Governance issues for Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) and new models of care

• Alignment in regulation by CQC, NHSE and NHSI

• Updates to the NHS Constitution and Five Year Forward Review

• Well-led framework and single oversight mechanisms

Student information

For students using this as the approved text for the June 2019 ICSA Health Service Governance qualification programme module, there is a companion digital study guide. This is available to download from MyICSA or alternatively here.

Contents

Part One: The governance landscape

1. Definitions and issues in governance
2. Definitions and issues in health service governance
3. The structure of the NHS
4. The law and other regulatory frameworks

Part Two: The board's role and directors' responsibilities

5. The board's structure and its committees
6. Directors' duties and liabilities

Part Three: The effective board and its officers

7. Maintaining an effective board
8. The chair of the board
9. Executive directors
10. Non-executive directors
11. The company secretary

Part Four: NHS foundation trusts and clinical commissioning groups

12. Foundation trusts
13. Governance of clinical commissioning groups
14. Governance and new models of care

Part Five: Risk management, assurance and audit

15. Risk Management
16. Assurance
17. Audit

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