The Festival of Governance 2018 explored the way communities are created and sustained through good governance, hosting various events exploring issues of engagement, improvement, diversity, immigration, sustainability, technology, partnerships and the voice of communities.

2018 was the year that we celebrated 70 years of the NHS. Dame Julie Moore kindly accepted the 2018 GGI Good Governance Award on behalf of NHS leaders who have navigated and transformed our unique and valued National Health Service since 1948.

This year’s keynote speakers included the rt. Hon. Jacqui Smith, the former Home Secretary and chair of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and GGI’s chief executive, Andrew Corbett-Nolan. Both speakers later engaged in a A&A session with attendees.

Festival of Governance 2018

Good Governance award.

The recipient of the Good Governance award 2018 was Dame Julie Moore, on behalf of NHS managers. She was presented the award by Baroness Dido Harding, the chair of NHS improvement. The award this year was dedicated to the managers that work within the NHS to celebrate 70 years of the National Health Service.

During her time leading UHB in 2010, Dame Julie oversaw the completion of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, consolidating UHB’s services into the largest single-site hospital in the country. More recently, she has led the Trust through the merger, by acquisition, with Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. The new combined Trust, which retains UHB’s title, employs more than 20,000 members of staff, treats more than 2.2 million patients annually, and has an annual turnover of around £1.6 billion, making it one of the largest Trusts in the country. Incredibly, since Julie’s appointment, the Trust has roughly trebled in size.

Festival review

The Festival Review is the Good Governance Institute’s annual report on the world of good governance. This document pushes our collective creativity to the edge. It is a printed document that every year reviews the scope of good governance and its influence on everyday life.

The review is built by writers, artists, photographers, researchers, thought-leaders, designers, experts and editors to make for an impactful statement that can be both shared and treasured for generations to come.