What is a deep dive?

July 2016

This guidance has been produced to support the undertaking of deep dives within NHS organisations. It seeks to explain:

• What is the purpose of a deep dive?

• What triggers a deep dive?

• Who should be involved in a deep dive?

• What would justify a non executive director (NED) engagement?

• What does assurance would look like?

• How to exit with confidence that the issue is now resolved but that should it reappear it will be identified to the board promptly?

The Author
Dr John Bullivant FCQI CQP

Dr John Bullivant FCQI CQP

Chair, GGI Advisory Group

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