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Governance framework

Good governance is important. An organisation with good governance makes the right decisions in the right way and ensures appropriate systems are in place to ensure those decisions are implemented correctly.

The NHSBSA uses a Corporate Governance Framework to link its governance arrangements. It’s reviewed as required by the NHSBSA Board at least once each year. 

If you have any questions about the Framework, please contact Mark Dibble, the NHSBSA’s Corporate Secretary, at

Department of Health

NHSBSA's Statutory Instruments

SI 2005 No. 2414 (PDF: 24KB)SI 2006 No.632 (PDF: 51KB)SI 2005 No. 2415 (PDF: 98KB)SI 2006 No.633 (PDF: 49KB)SI 2013 No.469 Primary Dental Services (PDF: 96KB)SI 2015 No.124 The Social Security Regulations (PDF: 147KB)SI 2015 No. 570 Charges for Drugs and Appliances Regulations (PDF: 486KB)SI 2015 No. 1776 Travel Expenses and Remission of Charges Regulations (PDF: 289KB)

NHSBSA's Directions

NHSBSA Directions 2016 (PDF: 319KB)

Amendment to NHSBSA Directions 2016 (2018) (PDF: 89KB)

NHSBSA Pharmaceutical Services 2013 (PDF: 54KB)

NHSBSA Hosting and Shared Services 2013 (PDF: 25KB)

NHSBSA Injury Benefit Scheme 2015 (PDF: 99KB)

NHSBSA Payments and Charges 2015 (PDF: 293KB)

NHSBSA Social Work Bursaries 2013 (PDF: 157KB)

NHSBSA Infected Blood Payments Scheme 2017 (PDF: 35KB)

Directions to NHS Trusts and Special Health Authorities in respect of Counter Fraud 2017 (PDF: 330KB)

NHSBSA Welsh Directions (PDF: 58KB)

NHSBSA Welsh Directions TRS (PDF: 215 KB)

Framework Agreement with Department of Health and Social Care (PDF: 2.4MB)

C. Code of Conduct & Accountability for NHS Boards (PDF: 123KB)


A. Matters Reserved to the Board incorporating Standing Orders (Word: 259KB)B. Remuneration and Nominations Committee Terms of Reference (PDF: 144KB)C. Audit and Risk Management Committee Terms of Reference (Word: 285KB)D. Standing Financial Instructions (Word: 368KB)E. Scheme of Delegation (Word: 337KB)