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Improvement focused governance - what non-executive directors need to know

Published: 21 Feb 2017
Part of:
Health and social care

Resource booklet for NHSScotland board members with an interest in improvement governance.

32 page PDF


32 page PDF


Improvement focused governance - what non-executive directors need to know
References and Resources

32 page PDF


References and Resources

NHSScotland Booklet Series: What Non-Executive Directors Need to Know

Quality Improvement and Measurement

Being Effective

Induction Approach

Quality, Efficiency and Value

Safety Checklist

Person-centred Care

Reducing Inequalities

Further Reading

Donabedian, A. (2002). An introduction to quality assurance in health care. Oxford University Press.

Good Governance Insititute and Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (2015).
Good Governance Handbook.
(Available at

Kaiser Permanente (2016). 'Thorough, Credible and Effective Toolkit, Root Cause Analyses and Action Plan Toolkit for Sentinel Events'.
(Available at:

NHS Leadership Academy (2013) ' The Health NHS Board 2013. Principles for Good Governance'.
(Available at

Orlikoff, J.E. & Totten, M.K. (2001). Trustee Handbook for Healthcare Governance (Second Edition). Josey-Bass: New York, USA.

Annex A also includes links to further reading materials to support reliable implementation of improvement focused governance.