Within the NHS, governance falls into two main categories:
- Corporate governance – the application of systems, principles and practice in order to strategically manage the organisation
- Clinical governance – a systematic approach to maintaining and improving the quality of patient care within a health system
Governance systems are intended to collectively provide assurance to all stakeholders and patients that the organisation is being run efficiently, ethically, legally, and transparently. NHS Harrow CCG works within the context of our own governance framework, which is set out in our CCG constitution.