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Governance and management: good

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W4. Are there clear responsibilities, roles and systems of accountability to support good governance and management?

Characteristics of services we would rate as good in this area

The board and other levels of governance in the organisation function effectively and interact with each other appropriately. Structures, processes and systems of accountability, including the governance and management of partnerships, joint working arrangements and shared services, are clearly set out, understood and effective. Staff are clear about their roles and accountabilities.

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Only applies to specialist mental health services

CQC's Mental Health Act (MHA) reviewer reports are reviewed by non-executive members and the board is aware that any required action has been taken to address identified issues. Statistical information on MHA operation is monitored and statistical information on patterns of admission and length of stay is considered and compared with national data.

The board receives reports on the performance of the MHA managers in reviewing detention and on second opinion appointed doctor (SOAD) requests and activity. Action is taken as required. The board makes sure that relationships with stakeholders, such as local authorities and the police, raise issues about MHA implementation.

Last updated:
13 October 2017