Our governance

What is governance?

Governance is about doing the right thing, leadership, running an organisation well, providing better services, identifying and managing risks and being able to provide assurance that these things are being done well.

How we run Lambeth CCG

NHS Lambeth CCG works within the context of our own governance framework, which is set out in our CCG constitution.

Within the NHS, governance falls into two main categories - corporate and clinical. Corporate governance is about the day to day management of the organisation. It makes sure we have the correct processes for decision making. Our clinical governance is our approach to maintaining and improving the quality of patient care in Lambeth. It is how we make sure all patients are protected through commissioning and in particular children and vulnerable adults.

Key aspects of our governance arrangements are standing orders; reservation and delegation of powers; and standing financial instructions. You can read more about the CCG governance structure in the Lambeth CCG constitution.

The CCG maintains a Board Assurance Framework (BAF) which includes risks to our main objectives as an organisation. The BAF also includes the actions we are taking to reduce the risk to the delivery our services.

Our Information Governance lead is Una Dalton and ​she can be contacted at unadalton@nhs.net