Accountability of NHS Boards is clearly set out in legislation. NHS Boards are responsible through the Cabinet Secretary to the Scottish Parliament for the safe, effective and person-centred delivery of services. Appointed by Scottish Ministers, Non-Executive Directors of NHS Boards play an essential role in governing the quality and performance of the delivery of health and social care services to the people of Scotland.
Development of the Non-Executive Directors of NHS Boards supports good governance around all aspects of the organisations activities. This resource has been developed in recognition that our Non-Executive Directors all need to have an understanding of quality, efficiency and value within NHSScotland. It provides an overview of what quality is, how it is measured and how it can be used to improve service delivery for patients. This is one of a series of resources designed to help Non-Executive Directors understand how they too, can play an essential role in ensuring that the NHS Board maintains focus on quality.
On behalf of the Chairs of NHS Boards, I hope you find this resource useful.
Chair of Golden Jubilee Foundation Board
Email: Sarah Hildersley
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