Board Development

The strong relationship between leadership capability and performance is well demonstrated in the evidence. Good leadership leads to a good organisational climate and good organisational climates lead, via improved staff satisfaction and loyalty, to sustainable, high performing organisations.

The updated NHS Healthy Board guide has been enormously enriched by the insights of experienced, thoughtful leaders of NHS, regulatory and patient advocacy organisations who have generously responded to our call to contribute their time and their wisdom. We hope that boards of NHS organisations will find that it can also serve as a cornerstone for your board development.

As individual Board Members you may opt to apply for and access the Director Programme offer.

As individuals and as a Board it may be useful to undertake individual 360 feedback and also consider this as a whole Board to better understand the strengths, dynamics and areas for development.

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The paper has been written as a practical guide for board members in strengthening leadership and culture and in preparing for CQC inspections. 

The Five Year Forward View, Scotland 2020 and public statements by leaders of the Northern Ireland and Welsh health care systems envisage a reformed NHS where prevention and self-care are emphasised, there is better integration between health and social care, and where much of what is presently delivered in secondary care (hospital settings) will be shifted into community-based integrated primary care settings. This paper explores the challenges facing this critical shift of resources from secondary to primary care and will make recommendations to encourage the implementation of these policies.