IoD seminar and guidance: The Governance of NHS Foundation Trusts: Making it Work

The Institute of Directors (IoD) Policy Unit will be hosting a half-day seminar on the subject of governance of National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trusts on Monday 29 June 2009 at 2pm in London.

According to the IoD, “The NHS employs something like 1.3 million people to deliver health and social care. Ensuring that the NHS delivers effective and efficient care means that good leadership is required.

The NHS is not a single entity. It is delivered by a variety of boards, trusts, authorities and other organisations. Although structures may differ across the UK, all of these have boards of directors.

The Institute of Directors – whose membership includes directors in the health sector, both executive and non-executive – takes a keen interest in having the best leadership in place at board level in all organisations.

The seminar will bring together directors from the NHS, policy-makers and others to discuss some of the existing experiences in the NHS. This will include the pioneering NHS trust model in England. The scope for more autonomy and accountability and extension of good leadership practices will also be on the agenda.”

The programme is currently being finalised and will be available at in due course. To register your interest, email

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