Good governance

  • Care Quality Commission (CQC) guidance

The provider of your care must have plans that ensure they can meet these standards.
They must have effective governance and systems to check on the quality and safety of care. These must help the service improve and reduce any risks to your health, safety and welfare.

NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE, ENGLAND SOCIAL CARE, ENGLAND PUBLIC HEALTH, ENGLAND The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014
17.—(1) Systems or processes must be established and operated effectively to ensure compliance with the requirements in this Part.
(2) Without limiting paragraph (1), such systems or processes must enable the registered person, in particular, to—
(a) assess, monitor and improve the quality and safety of the services provided in the carrying on of the regulated activity (including the quality of the experience of service users in receiving those services);
(b) assess, monitor and mitigate the risks relating to the health, safety and welfare of service users and others who may be at risk which arise from the carrying on of the regulated activity;
(c) maintain securely an accurate, complete and contemporaneous record in respect of each service user, including a record of the care and treatment provided to the service user and of decisions taken in relation to the care and treatment provided;
(d) maintain securely such other records as are necessary to be kept in relation to—
(i) persons employed in the carrying on of the regulated activity, and
(ii) the management of the regulated activity;
(e) seek and act on feedback from relevant persons and other persons on the services provided in the carrying on of the regulated activity, for the purposes of continually evaluating and improving such services;
(f) evaluate and improve their practice in respect of the processing of the information referred to in sub-paragraphs (a) to (e).
(3) The registered person must send to the Commission, when requested to do so and by no later than 28 days beginning on the day after receipt of the request—
(a) a written report setting out how, and the extent to which, in the opinion of the registered person, the requirements of paragraph (2)(a) and (b) are being complied with, and
(b) any plans that the registered person has for improving the standard of the services provided to service users with a view to ensuring their health and welfare.