Core standards for managers


20 / 5 / 2015 5pm

Guidance and policy documents for employers that cover the core standards for NHS managers and the relevant employment practice for NHS organisations.

Codes of conduct and good governance

  • The Standards for members of NHS Boards and Clinical Commissioning Group governing bodies in England (2012). The standards were produced by the Professional Standards Authority and were developed to cover personal behaviour, technical competence and business practices in NHS leaders.
  • The Code of Conduct for NHS Managers (2002) - the core standards of conduct that is expected of NHS managers. Employers are required to incorporate the code in the employment contracts of chief executives and other directors.
  • The NHS Foundation Trust Code of Governance - Monitor's code of governance that outlines the principles of good governance for Foundation Trusts and how they should be applied.  
  • Guidance on the fit and proper person requirements (FPPR) for directors and how they should be applied. These new standards came into force for all NHS bodies that are required to register with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) from 27 November 2014. The fit and proper person requirements focus on assessing the applicant's honesty, integrity, suitability and fitness (for example, that all directors have the right level of qualifications, skills and experience; and with all reasonable adjustments, are able to undertake the roles and responsibilities of the position being offered.

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