Governance resources

Applying hybrid working models to board meetings

November 2021

This time of year, as health boards look to finalise their meeting calendars for 2022, board chairs are likely to considering when to go face to face, virtual or hybrid.

In September 2020, board members from health and community services came together to share tips on virtual governance, and to explore the lasting potential of virtual board meetings and importance of adapting good governance principles for a virtual environment. While it was acknowledged building and maintaining informal relationships is difficult in a virtual environment, members were provided with some inspired and informed guidance from experienced board member Susan Pascoe AM.

Susan cited increased independence, board diversity, brevity, and focused agendas as examples of the ways the virtual approach contributed to an effective and enhanced governance regime.

The VHA has now created a resource sheet which outlines considerations when planning your board meeting schedule, including benefits and challenges, tips, and good principles for both virtual and hybrid meetings.

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Governance Support Tool for Quality and Safety of NDIS Services

June 2020

The Governance Support Tool for Quality and Safety of NDIS Services is designed to assist Boards and quality managers in health and community services that are delivering NDIS services.

The tool integrates quality and safety indicators, along with requirements of the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, with the Victorian Community Services Quality Governance Framework. It is also easily translatable to the Victorian Clinical Governance Framework.

The tool aims to embed monitoring and reporting of NDIS services within organisations’ existing quality management processes, at the same time as ensuring that NDIS-specific indicators are kept in sight.

Clinical governance support tool for public sector residential aged care providers

7 November 2019

The VHA has developed a tailored clinical governance checklist and decision making tool with the aim of assisting boards to strengthen their governance and oversight processes. The tool allows users to fill in the document as they work their way through it.

Integrity Governance Framework Action Plan

3 May 2019

The ACHG was commissioned by the Department of Health and Human Services to develop an integrity capability framework and assessment tool which includes an action plan for Victorian health services.

Integrity Governance Framework and Assessment Tool

1 May 2019

The ACHG was commissioned by the Department of Health and Human Services to develop an integrity capability framework and assessment tool for Victorian health services.