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Governance and management: inadequate

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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 inadequate in this area

The governance arrangements and their purpose are unclear, and there is a lack of clarity about authority to make decisions and how individuals are held to account. There is no process to review key items such as the strategy, values, objectives, plans or the governance framework.

Staff and their managers are not clear on their roles or accountabilities. There is a lack of systematic performance management of individual staff, or appropriate use of incentives or sanctions.

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Only applies to specialist mental health services

Mental Health Act (MHA) reviewer reports are not reviewed by the board. Information relevant to monitoring the MHA, including performance of MHA managers and SOAD activity, is not robustly collected, not reviewed appropriately or action is not taken as a result.

Last updated:
13 October 2017


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