What is Governance
Governance is "the system by which an organisation directs and controls its functions and relates to its stakeholders” HM Treasury
In other words, the way in which organisations:
- manage their business
- determine strategy & objectives
- go about achieving these objectives
Board Governance Self Assessment Tool
DoH Arm’s Length Bodies Boards are required to complete a Board Governance Self Assessment Tool on an annual basis.
The tool assesses the effectiveness of board composition & commitment; board evaluation, development & learning; board insight and foresight; and board engagement and involvement.
National Audit Office Audit Committee Checklist
DOH Arm’s Length Bodies are required to complete the National Audit Office Audit Committee Checklist, on an annual basis as recommended as best practice by the National Audit Office. Audit Committees can assess their performance against best practice using the checklist.
Controls Assurance Standards
From 1 April 2018 the Controls Assurance process ceased with more appropriate assurance mechanisms put in place for each of the areas formerly covered by the standards.
Reporting Compliance with Controls Assurance Standards
Guidance on Reporting Compliance with Controls Assurance Standards has been developed.
Code of Conduct and Code of Accountability For Department of Health Arm’s Length Bodies Board Members
This document comprises a Code of Conduct and a Code of Accountability for Board Members