Risk Summits – National Guidance

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The purpose of the document is to set out a clear and consistent framework for all NHS bodies across England to assist in the management of serious quality risks and failures.



This document is the third edition of National Quality Board (NQB) guidance on how to organise and run a Risk Summit. It describes:

  • the purpose of, and potential triggers for calling a Risk Summit;
  • the roles and responsibilities of the different participants;
  • governance arrangements for Risk Summits; and
  • practical advice on preparing for and conducting a Risk Summit.