Irish Health Service Executives publishes its Framework for Corporate and Financial Governance, including risk management

The Health Service Executive (HSE) in Ireland has published its Framework for Corporate and Financial Governance, which includes risk management.

The Framework for Corporate and Financial Governance of the HSE sets out the guiding principles by which the HSE is governed. Document 1.1 outlines the purpose of each of the Framework documents which is divided into two parts:

Part 1 – Board related governance documents which set out the:

Board Terms of Reference (Document 1.2)

Audit Committee Terms of Reference (Document 1.3)

Internal Audit Function (Document 1.4)

Remuneration Committee Terms of Reference (Document 1.5)

Risk Committee Terms of Reference (Document 1.6)

Part 2 – Governance documents of more general relevance:

Code of Standards and Behaviour (Document 2.1)

Good Faith Reporting Policy (Document 2.2 )

Policy Statement on Fraud (Document 2.3)

Integrated Risk Management Policy (Document 2.4)

Procurement Policy (Document 2.5)

Customer Service Charter and Customer Complaints Procedure (Document 2.6)

According to the HSE, “Best practice in the area of governance is recognised as being evolutionary in nature. Standards need to be responsive to the changing environment and will continue to develop and evolve. The standards set out in this suite of documents are the minimum standards of best practice at this time.”

The various documents comprising the HSE Framework for Corporate and Financial Governance, described above, can be downloaded here.

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