Governance & Accountability

Governance is about making sure that we meet all our obligations as an organisation, both legally and to our service users.

Our governance team work with specific agencies, such as the Care Quality Commission to monitor and improve standards of patient care. They also cover systems and processes to improve quality, identifying and managing risks, and for continuing professional development as an organisation.

Essentially, governance means treating patients safely and effectively in a way in which you would like to be treated yourself. Day-to-day, this is what we all strive to achieve, that is why we are all involved in or affected by governance. Livewell Southwest wants to ensure that all of our service users receive the highest possible standard of patient care and that the correct record keeping procedures are in place. All staff have a responsibility for governance.