Centre for Quality in Governance

Dedicated to effective leadership and high quality governance through sustainable personal and organisational development

E-learning resource

Our suite of quality in governance training materials are designed for current and aspirant board members, managers and clinicians supporting the governing body and all those concerned with improving outcomes through better governance.

 The programme is CPD approved for 10 points.

More resources

Maturity matrix

Maturity Matrices provide a simple ready reckoner of board performance in tackling specific issues.

We have developed a generic matrix for governing bodies which is used throughout the eLearning modules.

Matrix web app

A new app has been developed which allows users to record their scores individually or as a group (board).

The matrix can also be used as a benchmarking tool allowing comparison and learning from those who have achieved greater maturity.

Key reading list

A selection of essential documents from the across the governance community as well as the Centre for Quality Governance, updated and added to on a regular basis.

What we do

Centre for Quality in Governance (CQG) is an organisation which delivers e-learning and face-to-face bespoke training and development to improve quality in governance across both public and private organisations. Facilitated by an expert faculty and supported by an international advisory group.

Our values include:

Fair for all
Sustainability and community well-being
Agility and preparedness
Designed for diverse organisational teams/boards and senior management, regulators and auditors and those aspiring to become senior effective leaders.

CQG Definition of Governance

The systems, processes and behaviours by which we lead, direct and control our purpose and functions, in order to achieve organisational objectives shaped by our relationships to our partners and the wider community.

 

For example in healthcare a high quality organisation would deliver a service which is safe, provides good outcomes and is cost-effective, with good patient and staff experience.

We define quality in governance as asking the right questions at the right time, to get the right answers to achieve the right outcomes.

“We must reformulate our governance of Trusts, because governance is the architecture of accountability, and that accountability, Covid has forced us to recognise, is to our populations and not just to our regulators. So, it is clear that this programme is timely indeed.

I commend this course to non executives, executives, governors, clinicians and all those interested in the improving the governance of our health and social care systems and partnerships.”

David Rogers

Chairman (previous), North Staffordshire Combined Health NHS Trust

Who we are

Professor Derek Bell OBE

Professor Derek Bell OBE

Chair of two NHS trusts (North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust).

Past roles: President of Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, director of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) CLAHRC unit for Northwest London, Professor of Acute Medicine at Imperial College London and continues to be an emeritus Professor.

Dr Nicholas Blackwell

Dr Nicholas Blackwell

A fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute, director of OCB Media, CliniSkills and World Medical Education.

A multi-award winning producer of over 200 digital healthcare resources for the NHS, Health Education England, medical academia and industry.

Dr John Bullivant

Dr John Bullivant

A fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Royal Society of Medicine and the Chartered Quality Institute. Author of the Department of Health Integrated Governance Handbook and many guides and reports on benchmarking, quality improvement and good governance. He is also past Chair of the Good Governance Institute Advisory Board, Advisor to the Wales Minister of Health and a director of Governance Benchmarking.

Dr Milla Marinova

Dr Milla Marinova

A medical doctor and Clinical Research Fellow at Imperial College London, with a focus on hospital patient flow. Worked with the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in partnership with the World Health Organisation on quality governance in healthcare, as well as with the Scottish Government for the Redesign of Unscheduled Care Programme. Founder and CEO of R8ER; a digital evaluation platform to help assess medical technology companies for investors.

Key reading list

h

Equality and Diversity in Health Governance Systems: Are We Getting it Right and are There Lessons from Covid-19?

PDF paper opens in new tab.
h

Benchmarking code of conduct from Governance Benchmarking

PDF paper opens in new tab.

h

A multi-level governance framework, Centre for Quality in Governance, 2022

PDF paper opens in new tab.
h

The CQG Early warning signal and response framework, Centre for Quality in Governance, 2022

PDF paper opens in new tab.
i

The ICSA Health Service Governance Handbook, 3rd Edition, Claire Lea.

PDF handbook opens in new tab.
i

Good Governance Handbook, HQIP/GGI, 2015

PDF handbook opens in new tab.

Contact us

8 + 2 =