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Corporate Governance, Risk and Assurance

We offer a comprehensive corporate governance, risk and assurance service to our customers.

Our team has significant experience of governance in both the NHS and the wider public sector, and is fully equipped to offer flexible and pragmatic advice and support on changes to the form and structure of organisations. This includes ensuring robust governance for local delivery units (LDUs), STPs, ICSs, alliances, federations, partnerships and ACOs.

Examples of our work with customers include:

  • Working with local CCGs to update their constitutions, facilitating working at LDU, alliance and STP level

  • Establishing shared CCG posts and committee in common arrangements to more effectively conduct business

  • Assisting with reviews of governance arrangements at LDU level to ensure working arrangements complement those being established in alliances and STPs

  • Working with local CCGs to evolve current risk management arrangements to meet the emerging needs of LDUs, alliances and STPs

Freedom of information

Our Freedom of information (FOI) team is one of the largest and most experienced in the country. We deliver the service to 29 CCGs, who rely on us to provide a cost effective and efficient service, ensuring their organisation develops a reputation for being helpful and easy to access.

We understand that customers want a service you can trust and have confidence in while discharging their statutory and moral obligations. As well as complying with all relevant codes of practice, we make sure we follow national best practice.

Information Governance

Our Information Governance (IG) team delivers a wide range of service including thought-leadership, strategy development and policy advice to NHS England and health and social care organisations (including CCGs, providers and those outside the NHS). We believe this to be the leading IG support offer across the public sector, and we strive to continually improve our knowledge, learning from national and local IG forums.

Emergency preparedness, resilience and response and business continuity management

Our team ensures customers have robust plans and infrastructure in place to discharge their responsibilities in the event of disruptions or incidents.

We provide end-to-end delivery from development through quality assurance to communication to your key stakeholders.

We also provide tactical support team on call support to customers’ directors on call 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

Our expert team audits, assesses, advises and trains on health and safety, fire and security.

“I have personally benefitted from the additional level of scrutiny and level of confidence that the documentation that you have provided has added to this process.

I also note that the CCGs that are using your services continue to have above average results in the CCG assurance ratings, to which NEL can be rightly proud.”

Matthew Drinkwater, Head of Emergency Preparedness Resilience and Response, NHS England – South

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