The Foundation Trust Governors Association has called for the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to assess the quality of governors.
The Association's proposal, if implemented, would mean that a trust could potentially lose its registration with the regulator if it did not have sufficient evidence to prove that its governors met all of the required quality standards.
The request comes after the Health Bill confirmed plans in the white paper to strip Monitor of its role in assessing governance in the foundation trust sector. In removing these powers from Monitor, governors rather than the regulator will ultimately become responsible for safeguarding the public's interest in a particular healthcare trust.
Chair Sharon Carr-Brown said: “There is no standard level of training for governors and their effectiveness is a quality issue. There should be a quality standard, however that is actually framed.
“There needs to be a decent induction process and ongoing training. By April 2012 we would want to have a very clear idea of where it is going. It is important to make sure governors are fulfilling their role in the transition time.”
Ms Carr-Brown also called for a governor presence on health and wellbeing boards.Do you have to provide evidence to the CQC to secure registration? Words Worth Reading Ltd are experienced in CQC assessments and documentation completion. If you're in need of a little support, give us a call.