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Introduction

This document is the policy for the management of risk at Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Risk management is an integral component of the Trust’s governance arrangements. By complying with the organisational arrangements described in this document, services will ensure the effective identification, assessment and control of risk thereby ensuring the delivery of objectives.

The achievement of the Trust’s strategic objectives is subject to uncertainty, which gives rise to both opportunities and threats. Uncertainty of outcome is how risk is defined. Risk management includes identifying and assessing risks, and responding to them.

The Trust will take all reasonably practicable steps to protect patients, staff, visitors and contractors from the risk of harm.

The Trust’s governance arrangements shall be supported by an effective risk management system that delivers continuous improvements in safety and quality, minimises losses, and maximises opportunity for growth and development.

 

Policy Details

Download: PDF version
Compiled by: Sal Maughan, Associate Director of Corporate Affairs & Governance
Jacqui Rees, Assistant Director of Patient Safety
Ratified by: Trust Executive Committee
Date Ratified: September 2019
Date Issued: October 2020
Review Date: August 2021
Target Audience: All staff
Contact name: Sal Maughan, Associate Director of Corporate Affairs & Governance
Jacqui Rees, Assistant Director of Patient Safety

 

See also:

  • Any relevant trust policies / guidelines or procedures