Have your say: draft guidance on good governance in a local health economy

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Draft guidance for NHS trusts and foundation trusts on how to work with partners in their local health economy.

Guidance for providers on good governance in local health economy working PDF, 278.9 KB

This guidance sets out what we expect from providers in terms of good governance in a local health economy context, and where we may take action when those expectations are not met.

How to respond

We’d like to hear your views on the guidance and the intent behind it. Please send comments to nhsi.policy-consultations@nhs.net by 20 June 2016.

What's in the guidance

As the Five Year Forward View sets out, better outcomes for patients can be achieved if providers collaborate across local health economies (LHE) to improve the quality and sustainability of services.

A number of providers are already doing this, through their Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) or as part of a new care model.

In this guidance, we set out what we expect as a matter of good governance from providers when working in a LHE.

The guidance also contains:

  • what we mean by a LHE
  • how we can help
  • when and how might we consider taking action against a provider

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