Governance arrangements

The NHS Institute was established as a Special Health Authority under section 11 of the NHS Act 1977 and operates as an arm's length body (ALB), as part of the NHS.

The NHS Institute is funded by Grant-In-Aid. Our funding is governed by the Arm's Length Bodies Review Team/Commercial Directorate within the DH as an integral part of the annual planning and review process.

The NHS Institute's governance structure operates at two levels and reflects the framework of the Department of Health's proposed model:

  • NHS Institute governance
  • Priority governance

NHS Institute equality workforce report 2010

NHSI Equality Workforce rpt June 29 2010 NHSI Equality Workforce rpt June 29 2010 (646.64 KB)

NHS Institute Services Equality Impact Assessment

NHS Institute Services Equality Impact Assessment NHS Institute Services Equality Impact Assessment (201.54 KB)

Single equality scheme: consultation document

We are currently updating our Single Equality Scheme and action plan.

For any queries or comments, please e-mail:

This draft document explains how we plan to meet our statutory duties to promote race, disability and gender equality. It brings together the NHS Institute's race, disability and gender equality schemes and sets out an equality action plan to address these issues. 

pdf Single equality scheme and action plan ( 321.39 Kb)


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