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Joint working agreements

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We work with other organisations to make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care.

We have agreements that set out:

  • What we expect to achieve from working together
  • How we will operate together and share information
  • How we evaluate the success of our joint working.

Types of agreement

These are:

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

A statement of intent between two organisations to work together and outlining what this aims to achieve.

View our MoUs

* Monitor / NHS Trust Development Authority: NHS Improvement formed 1 April 2016, bringing together Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority. The MoUs with these organisations still stand and will be reviewed.

Joint Working Protocol (JWP)

Sets out detailed working arrangements to support an MoU, including what they can expect from each other, how work will be managed and commitments to consultations and involving others in the work. We do not have a joint working protocol with every organisation we work with – an MoU is often sufficient.

Information sharing agreement (ISA)

Sets out what information will be shared, how, when and with who. ISAs are created when we need to share sensitive data with other organisations and detail any necessary security requirements.

Current ISAs
  • Dr Foster
  • General Dental Council
  • General Medical Council
  • Good Care Guide
  • Health and Safety Executive
  • Health and Social Care Information Centre
  • Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership
  • HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
  • Independent Sector Complaints Advisory Service
  • Local Government Onbudsman
  • MBRRACE-UK (Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK)
  • Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland
  • Monitor
  • Most Recommended Care
  • National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness (NCISH)
  • NHS Dental Service (NHS Business Services Authority)
  • NHS England
  • NHS Improvement
  • NHS Protect
  • Public Health England
  • Office of National Statistics
  • Patient Opinion
  • Skills for Care

Chief Executives Health and Social Care Regulatory Forum

This meets to foster closer and more effective working between regulators.

Forum members
  • Care Quality Commission (current Chair and Secretariat)
  • General Dental Council
  • General Medical Council
  • General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • Local Government Ombudsman
  • Monitor
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Parliamentary & Health Service Ombudsman
  • Professional Standards Authority

 

Last updated:
28 September 2017

 


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