GGI and NHS Confederation announce partnership

05 September 2022

The Good Governance Institute (GGI) is pleased to announce that it is the official governance partner of the NHS Confederation, the membership body for the healthcare system in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Under the new partnership, GGI will work with the NHS Confederation’s ICS Network to promote integration and partnership working across health and social care.

GGI’s support will include events exploring system governance, drawing together learning that can be shared among members, and bringing together system leaders to develop ICS governance in a new legislative landscape.

The fluid programme of support will be designed to adapt to member needs as they continue through this first year of integrated care as statutory organisations.

The inaugural partnership event, chaired by NHS Confederation chair Lord Victor Adebowale in June, provided an opportunity for non-executive directors from integrated care boards across different systems to get to know each other and explore how they were approaching their new roles.

A follow-up event held in July focused on systems quality, in particular how to chair an integrated care board quality committee. Details will be released soon of further events planned for the months ahead.

Professor Andrew Corbett-Nolan, Chief Executive, GGI, said: “The months ahead will not be easy for ICS leaders as they tackle the challenge of establishing new ways of working against a backdrop of economic and political uncertainty. Success will depend on unprecedented levels of collaboration and a relentless focus on good governance.

“We are delighted to be working with the NHS Confederation’s ICS Network and its many experienced members and looking at how we can best support them as they establish their governance structures in order to best serve their populations.”

Sarah Walter, Director of the ICS Network, said: “Our partnership with GGI will enhance the membership offer we provide for all our ICS leaders, and we look forward to working with them.”

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