Our Mortality Governance Assurance Framework (MGAF)
About the Framework
Our Mortality Governance Assurance Framework (MGAF) has been
developed as the result of our work with a number of different organisations. The Framework can work if applied in a holistic way, i.e. if undertaking a whole-scale mortality governance review, or, aspects of the framework can be applied within services. The MGAF can also be applied across systems to enable broader learning and shared improvement to take place.
We understand how accountable healthcare organisations work
Our practitioners have worked extensively with, and within the NHS. We have a good mix of clinical, investigative and governance experience which underpins our unique methodology in this field.
We understand the challenges you face in applying limited resources to best effect, particularly in the vital sphere of learning from deaths. Our work has helped many organisations to improve care, to become safer and to demonstrate their commitment to continuous quality improvement.
Our way of working
Throughout our work in this specialist area, we have demonstrated our unerring commitment to meaningful engagement with all stakeholders and partners. Many of our recent assignments were high profile and delivered successful outcomes for our clients due to our pro-active and productive engagement approach.
Our way of working is collaborative and flexible. We will work in a supportive manner whilst providing appropriate levels of challenge and use our experience to provide external perspectives, insight and honest appraisal of the current state.
We develop good collaborative working relationships with our clients and their stakeholders at all levels. We have a reputation for honest advice whilst developing mutually supportive partnerships, enabling joint learning and relationship building. Our co-production approach means working alongside clients to capitalise on respective skills, facilitate knowledge transfer and secure buy-in. We have demonstrated this way of working repeatedly on all of our large scale, system-wide projects involving data collection and analysis, investigations and case reviews.
Our work often involves running engaging and inclusive workshops/focus groups for cross-sector audiences on specific topics and programmes of work. Team members have held recent numerous, regional collaborative workshops on mortality governance and a wide number of local/bespoke workshops with NHS and local authority partnership forums and other professional groups.
Mary-Ann Bruce – Associate Partner, Governance & Assurance
Mary-Ann led the first system-wide Clinical Quality Audit using Structured Judgement Review methodology.