Governance for health equity in the WHO European Region – WHO Regional Office for Europe – 2013

Posted on December 2, 2013. Filed under: Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , , , |

Governance for health equity in the WHO European Region – WHO Regional Office for Europe – 2013

ISBN 978 92 890 0055 0

“This report analyses why policies and interventions to address the social determinants of health and health inequities succeed or fail. It also discusses important features of governance and systems for service delivery that increase the likelihood of success in reducing inequities. The report presents a systems checklist for governing for health equity as a whole-of-government approach. This is intended for further discussion and as a framework to support countries in strengthening their governance for health equity in practice, through action on the social determinants of health.”

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Regulatory cultures and research governance – RAND – 2013

Posted on March 12, 2013. Filed under: Research | Tags: , |

Regulatory cultures and research governance – RAND – 2013

by Catriona Manville, Petal Hackett, Salil Gunashekar, Molly Morgan Jones

“This report is intended to help improve understanding of health research governance in the UK by exploring the regulatory practices and cultures in other countries and sectors. It is a comparative study of the practice of those who are subject to regulatory requirements in the health research, medical drugs, environmental and financial sectors. The report is informed by a review of a small subset of literature which is particularly relevant to this question, and focuses on different elements of regulation and regulatory governance for each of the different sectors.”

 

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Regulatory cultures and research governance – RAND – 2013

Posted on March 5, 2013. Filed under: Research | Tags: , |

Regulatory cultures and research governance – RAND – 2013

by Catriona Manville, Petal Hackett, Salil Gunashekar, Molly Morgan Jones

“This report is intended to help improve understanding of health research governance in the UK by exploring the regulatory practices and cultures in other countries and sectors. It is a comparative study of the practice of those who are subject to regulatory requirements in the health research, medical drugs, environmental and financial sectors. The report is informed by a review of a small subset of literature which is particularly relevant to this question, and focuses on different elements of regulation and regulatory governance for each of the different sectors.”

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Effective governance to support medical revalidation – General Medical Council [UK] – 1 March 2013

Posted on March 5, 2013. Filed under: Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality, Medicine, Patient Safety, Workforce | Tags: , , , , |

Effective governance to support medical revalidation – General Medical Council [UK] – 1 March 2013

A new guide to help Boards check their organisations are placing quality and safety at the heart of their services for patients is published today.

‘Effective governance to support medical revalidation’ is a handbook for Boards and governing bodies to help them assess if their organisations have strong enough systems in place to support quality patient care and revalidation.

The General Medical Council (GMC) developed the handbook in partnership with England’s Care Quality Commission, Monitor, Healthcare Improvement Scotland, Healthcare Inspectorate Wales, Northern Ireland’s Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority as well as the Government Procurement Service.

Revalidation – which this handbook is designed to support – is a new system of checks on doctors and was launched by the GMC in December 2012 to provide patients with greater confidence that UK doctors are keeping up to date and fit to practise.

Doctors need access to a regular appraisal focusing on the GMC’s professional standards and their organisation’s clinical governance systems to complete their revalidation. Organisations need these same systems to be working effectively to deliver safe and high quality care to patients.”

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Canadian Health Accreditation Report. Quality Starts at the Top – The Pivotal Role of the Governing Body – Accreditation Canada – September 2011

Posted on September 23, 2011. Filed under: Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality | Tags: , |

Canadian Health Accreditation Report. Quality Starts at the Top – The Pivotal Role of the Governing Body – Accreditation Canada – September 2011

“The focus of this year’s Canadian Health Accreditation Report is governance and its relationship to quality and patient safety. Data collected from the application of Accreditation Canada’s Governance Standards and the Governance Functioning Tool survey for board members provide a comprehensive picture of governance in Canadian health care. Furthermore, the relationship between governance and patient safety is explored.”

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Governance for health in the 21st century: a study conducted for the WHO Regional Office for Europe – 18 August 2011

Posted on September 20, 2011. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: , |

Governance for health in the 21st century: a study conducted for the WHO Regional Office for Europe – 18 August 2011

Extract from the executive summary:

“In this study, ‘governance for health’ is defined as the attempts of governments or other actors to steer communities, countries or groups of countries in the pursuit of health as integral to wellbeing through both a ‘whole-of-government’ and a ‘whole-of-society’ approach. It positions health and well-being as key features of what constitutes a successful society and a vibrant economy in the 21st century and grounds policies and approaches in values such as human rights and equity. Governance for health promotes joint action of health and non-health sectors, of public and private actors and of citizens for a common interest. It requires a synergistic set of policies, many of which reside in sectors other than health as well as sectors outside of government, which must be supported by structures and mechanisms that enable collaboration. It gives strong legitimacy to health ministers and ministries and to public health agencies, to help them reach out and perform new roles in shaping policies to promote health and wellbeing.”

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NHS Information Governance Guidance – Updated January 2011

Posted on January 20, 2011. Filed under: Health Informatics, Pharmacy | Tags: |

NHS Information Governance Guidance – Updated January 2011

“The IG requirements are reviewed and updated annually. There have been a number of changes to the NHS Pharmacy Information Governance Requirements in 2010/11.”

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Intelligent Monitoring: New guidance to help cut red tape for charitable, voluntary and community organisations – UK National Audit Office – June 2009

Posted on July 1, 2009. Filed under: Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality, NGOs / Third Sector | Tags: , , , |

Intelligent Monitoring: New guidance to help cut red tape for charitable, voluntary and community organisations – UK National Audit Office – June 2009

“The National Audit Office has published some practical guidance. This will help Government reduce the red tape involved in monitoring the £12 billion it gives to charities and other voluntary and community organisations each year.

Charities that receive public funding have to account to government funders for how they have spent this money. They also need to show the impact they achieve with it.  But the burden and cost of this must be appropriate to the risks and benefits involved.

Cutting unnecessary red tape can free up time and money that would be better spent focusing on the key services that these organisations provide. The term we use for achieving this balance and avoiding poor practice is ‘intelligent monitoring’.

Our guidance: Intelligent Monitoring is part of ‘Financial relationships with third sector organisations – a decision support tool for public bodies in England‘.

It is designed to:

  • be a step by step guide that will help Government to apply the ‘Principles of proportionate monitoring and reporting’ produced by the Office of the Third Sector.
  • encourage Government to think about monitoring as early as possible in a funding relationship and not simply as an add-on.
  • highlight the importance of monitoring for the providers of services as well as funders.
  • include practical case studies to illustrate the guidance and how the principles can be applied.

The National Audit Office plans to expand on these practical examples of intelligent monitoring with the help of users of the guidance as best practice emerges.  If you would like to contribute to, or comment on, the guidance please email better_funding@nao.gsi.gov.uk.

Intelligent Monitoring builds on the existing National Audit Office decision support tool ‘Financial Relationships with Third Sector Organisations: a Decision Support Tool‘. This is an online toolkit designed to help Government funders work through the key considerations and issues involved in funding third sector organisations such as charities and voluntary and community organisations.

The guidance has the support of HM Treasury, the Office of the Third Sector  and the Commission for the Compact.”

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