The NHS Leadership Academy recognises the crucial importance of effective, engaged, accountable board leadership and has commissioned this refreshed edition of ‘The Healthy NHS Board 2013 - Principles for Good Governance’. This guidance supports the NHS Leadership Academy’s mission to develop outstanding leadership in health in order to improve people’s health and their experience of the NHS.
This document sets out the guiding principles that will allow NHS board members to understand the:
- Collective role of the board including effective governance in relation to the wider health and social care system.
- Activities and approaches that are most likely to improve board effectiveness in governing well.
- Contribution expected of them as individual board members.