Updated standards for NHS leaders

The review considered the recommendations made by Robert Francis QC, Sir Bruce Keogh, Don Berwick, Dame Fiona Caldicott, and Camilla Cavendish.

The Government, in its final response to the Francis report, published last week said that the standards would form 'the basis for assessing the fitness of senior board-level leaders and managers' in the proposed fit and proper person test.

The standards for members of NHS boards and CCG governing bodies were first published in 2012 by the Professional Standards Authority.

Developed through wide consultation with patients and the public, the NHS and with professional organisations, the standards outline the essential skills that are expected of all executive and non-executive leaders in the NHS in England.

The standards aim to put care and compassion at the heart of leadership and governance. They cover personal behaviours, technical competences and business practices.

Access the revised standards on the Professional Standards Authority Website

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