Quality governance structure

Release date: November 2020

You asked

Please can you provide the following information?

  • What the quality governance structure looks like across the entire Integrated Care System, including Integrated Care Partnerships and Local Authority. This includes staff numbers, job titles and pay banding
  • Whether or not you have a quality and nursing directorate across the ICS and if not, where the statutory duties this directorate would be accountable for now sit in the system
  • What the wider workforce structure of the ICS looks like, including merged functions with Local Authority

Our response

Manchester CCG does not hold information relating to the Integrated Care System please contact Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership. Contact details can be found on their website.

What roles you specifically have around patient safety and quality governance and improvement 

Within Manchester CCG, the responsibility for patient safety, quality governance and improvement sit with the MHCC Director for Performance and Quality Improvement and Reform. The team reporting to this Director support this work.

To enable this work MHCC have developed a Performance and Quality Improvement Framework that clearly sets how this is done across the different sectors:

  • Acute Hospital Provision
  • Community Services
  • Primary Care
  • Mental Health Services
  • Independent providers (Including the voluntary sector)
  • Adult Social Care Services

There is a dedicated lead for each sector and their portfolio includes both performance and quality improvement of this commissioned service. This includes patient safety and oversight of quality governance. This is reported to both the Performance and Quality Committee and MHCC Board on a monthly basis.

The teams work very closely with subject matter experts such as GP Clinical Leads for quality and performance, nursing, safeguarding, equality, diversity and inclusion leads, engagement and experience lead and our patient and public advisory groups.

This team also covers the performance management of serious incidents.


Senior Leaders
Senior leadership structure
Performance and Quality Team
Performance and quality team structure
Adult Social Care and Quality Team
Adult social care and quality team