Governance is the systems and processes by which our organisation directs and controls its functions to achieve organisational objectives, safety and quality within all its services. This is delivered by driving quality, promoting best practice, meeting national and locally agreed standards and above all improving patient safety.

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust strives to achieve this through adherence to standards monitored by the Care Quality Commission. It also seeks to deliver the best quality care as recommenced through guidance produced by NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence). Patient safety is assessed, controlled and monitored through Risk Management arrangements.