[PDF] King IV for Health and Social Care

Good Governance Institute
Good Governance Institute
Publication date:
07 November 2018


Developed with input from NHS Trust and Foundation Trust Board members as part of the 2018 national development programme with NHS Improvement.


publication of Judge Mervyn King’s KING III report on corporate governance. At the time we said that ‘there is much in the Code and Principles of KING III that lends itself to the new NHS Landscape in the UK’. Since then we have had further reform and retrenchment and the ensuing confusion suggests the need to focus on principles rather than rules for direction. The King IV Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa 2016 was published on 1 November 2016. GGI believes that applying the King IV approach will support NHS organisations to improve their governance arrangements and, as a result, deliver effectiveness and be able to evidence compliance with regulatory requirements.