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This event is aimed primarily at Audit Committee and Quality Committee members, although open to all officers who attend these committees.

This event will focus on the relationship between the Quality Committee and the Audit Committee, examining their different functions in relation to receiving and providing assurance around quality.

Liz Libiszewski (NED and QC Chair/AC Member at ULHT and LCHS) will open the day with an examination of the differing roles of the Audit Committee and the Quality Committee in relation to quality and quality governance

Dr Kieran Mullan, Clinical Lead for Outcomes Publication, HQIP (Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership) will provide an overview of HQIP/NCAPOP, how submitted data is used nationally and how it can be best used locally, including HQIP’s data sharing project National Clinical Audit Benchmarking https://ncab.hqip.org.uk/.

There will also be presentations on:

  • Setting clear organisational objectives in relation to quality and the governance required to achieve them;
  • The role of auditors and the support they can offer, including an examination of the role of the Audit Committee and its relationship with other Board/Governing Body Committees, with practical examples from across the 360 Assurance/Audit Yorkshire client base;
  • An examination of the expectations of the regulators (CQC (inc Well-Led with NHSI) and NHSE).

Thus touching on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th lines of defence against materialisation of risks.

The event will also include a panel discussion involving external speakers and NED/Lay Member and Executive representatives from client organisations. Attendees will be invited to submit questions for the panel beforehand as well as on the day. Panel members include Dr Julie Hankin, Medical Director, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS FT and Lynn Andrews, Chief Nurse, Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS FT

We will be providing further information about the event using the Twitter hashtag #NHSQualityAssurance and you can tweet any thoughts, comments or questions for the panelists using this hashtag.