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This document has bee superseded by: National Guidance on Quality Risk Response and Escalation in Integrated Care Systems



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.