The board of directors has overall responsibility for the strategic direction of the trust, taking into account the views of the Council of Governors.
The board of executive and non-executive directors is responsible for ensuring the day to day operation of our hospitals is as effective as possible and that all areas of identified risk are managed appropriately.
Detailed regulations are in place, which set out explicitly those decisions reserved for the board, those that may be determined by standing committees, and those that are delegated to managers.
In April 2019, the trust implemented a revised governance structure with the following committees, each of which is chaired by a non-executive director, with the exception of the Appointments and Remuneration Committee which is chaired by the trust chair. The committees provide assurance to the board of directors:
- Appointments and Remuneration Committee
- Audit Committee
- Charitable Funds Committee
- Finance Committee
- People Committee
- Quality Committee
The balance, completeness and appropriateness of members of the board is reviewed periodically and when vacancies arise among executive or non-executive directors.
In compliance with the requirements of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, the board holds part of its meetings in public, followed by a private business section.
Boards are held bi-monthly with a private board development session held on the months in between formal meetings.Board of directors meetings and papers