Board and Organisation Development Tools

The NHS Board Development Tool (BDT) is a facilitated diagnostic tool that provides a framework for reviewing and improving Board effectiveness. There are two versions of the tool at present, one tailored to the needs of providers, the other to commissioners.  The Board Development Tool is part subsidised by the NHS Institute, if you are interested in learning more about it please contact

The NHS Institute is currently developing an Organisation Development Tool. This new tool is due to be piloted over the coming months and it is anticipated that it will provide a useful complement to the existing Board Development Tool. If you want to be kept informed of developments please email your contact details to As this is a general email address, please state your interest in the Organisation Development Tool.



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