The NHS Trust Development Authority, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Monitor have committed to developing an aligned framework for making judgements about how well led NHS providers are.
By ‘well led’ we mean that the leadership, management and governance of the organisation assure the delivery of high quality care for patients, support learning and innovation and promote an open and fair culture.
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Three national NHS partners have agreed to work together to provide trusts with a single view of what good leadership looks like for NHS providers.
Monitor, CQC and NHS Trust Development Authority have committed to developing an aligned framework for making judgements about how well-led NHS providers are. The framework will ensure a consistent view which will form the basis of regulatory judgements.
This initiative will help organisations to improve as it provides clarity of expectation of what good looks like, and will allow them to benchmark themselves against that expectation. A joined-up approach will also remove unnecessary duplication and burden on NHS providers.
The partners intend to put these plans into action by October 2014 after testing the approach with trusts. Monitor’s contribution has been captured in guidance to NHS foundation trust boards on how to assess the quality of their leadership, the ‘Well-led framework for Governance Reviews’ also published today.
Monitor, CQC and the NHS TDA all test the quality of leadership in their assessments and inspection of NHS trusts and foundation trusts. The quality of leadership is one of the most important determinants of the quality and safety of services.