Source: Health Policy [Epub ahead of print]
Date of publication: June 2013
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: The authors looked at the ways that NHS Foundation Trusts achieve inclusive governance by involving local communities and analysed this by studying lay governor involvement in the formal governance structures to improve patient safety. Interviews were conducted and observations of meetings and documentary analysis were carried out at a case study site. A national survey and follow up telephone interviews were conducted with the Foundation Trusts. Findings from the survey showed some involvement of governors in the governance of patient safety. The study revealed a lack of inclusivity by Foundation Trusts of lay governors in patient safety governance and it is suggested that action is needed to empower governors to undertake their statutory duties more effectively.
Length of Publication: Unknown
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