Risk mediation through governance
Soon after receiving Foundation Trust status, the Heart of England NHS Trust opted to further develop its committee structure to increase their effectiveness on risk and governance issues. This project advised on the design of a committee structure which would allow reporting mechanisms to adequately satisfy the needs of the organisation in terms of quality and assurance. Over four months, we collaborated with a range of stakeholders throughout the organisation, particularly those at Director level who were most involved in the existing committees. Using the principles of Viable Systems Modeling, we analysed the current arrangement and made a suite of recommendations which would further strengthen the reporting and assurance activities of committees across the Trust.
John S Edwards