The need for good hospice governance is greater than ever. We know that the challenges faced by hospice boards and leadership teams right across the UK are increasing in number and complexity.

Alongside this, the complexity of the strategic decision making required of them is increasing too, along with the risk of negative impact if they make poor decisions.

Activities of quality governance include:

• ensuring required standards are achieved

• investigating and taking action on sub- standard performance

• planning and driving continuous improvement

• identifying, sharing and ensuring delivery of best practice

• identifying and managing risks to quality of care

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