The system through which NHS Organisations are accountable for continually improving the quality of their services and safeguarding high standards of care by creating an environment in which excellence in clinical care will flourish. Good governance ensures structures, systems and processes are in place; it enables scrutiny of performance and the ability to act on poor practice and other problems and how we identify and manage risks, whether in terms of patient care, to staff, and to the organisation as a whole.


The Governance and Risk Department provide support and guidance in relation to:

  • Care Quality Commission (CQC)
  • Central Alert System (CAS)
  • Clinical Audit  
  • Datix Cloud IQ (DCIQ)
  • Freedom of Information (FOI) requests 
  • Health and Safety
  • Information Governance 
  • Legal Services  
  • NICE  
  • Policy Management 
  • Risk Management

Our offices are based in the top floor of De La Court House which is situated next to the Oasis Centre.

We are open from 8.30am to 4.30pm on weekdays. 

Please telephone us at 02392 286000 extensions 5991 & 6906