• Take stock of the state of your organisation

• Present yourself in the best possible light

• Empirical evidence to support what you think is happening

Fail to prepare, prepare to fail. Yes, it’s a cliché but it rings so true when it comes to visits from the regulator.

Whatever sector you work in, it makes sense to be in a state of permanent readiness for inspection.

That means connecting the executive leadership with preparation plans – throughout preparations, not just at the last minute. It means taking steps to ensure that you have the empirical evidence to support what you think is happening across your organisation. And it means knowing what to expect from an inspection and being ready to answer the regulator’s questions.

GGI can help you pinpoint what evidence you need to gather. We offer coaching to help you and your staff present your case as strongly as possible. And we can support your efforts to implement key actions arising from inspections. Our assessment goes beyond the board to the entire workforce, helping to ensure ward-to-board assurance.

Staying on top of everything to set you up for possible inspections brings much greater benefits than merely preparing you for a visit from the regulator. It gives you a stronger handle on your organisation’s performance, it delivers more reliable assurance, and it gives you early sight of any issues.

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Trust (UHMBT) has been working with GGI for around eight months now; the core part of this work is a review of our trust governance and assurance structures and processes. The GGI team have acted with professionalism and integrity throughout this period. Each phase of the programme has been conducted at pace but with the relevant evaluation processes in place to ensure sustainability for the future and longev...

Aaron Cummins

Chief Executive

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