Board Sub-committees

Board Sub-committees have been established to discuss Board matters in further detail. Each Sub-committee is made up of members of the Board of Directors and subject matter experts attend to assist and inform the members in discussion. Each Sub-committee is chaired by a Non-executive Director.

More information on the Quality Committee, Audit Committee, Finance and Performance Committee, Workforce Committee and the Mental Health Legislation Committee can be found below. The minutes from recent Committee meetings can also be found below.

The Chair of each sub-committee makes an assurance and escalation report, regarding the most recent meeting of the Committee, to the next available Board of Directors’ meeting. Each report seeks to assure the Board on the main items discussed by the Committee and, should it be necessary, to escalate to the Board any matters of concern or urgent business which the Committee is unable to conclude. The Board may then decide to give direction to the Committee as to how the matter should be taken forward or it may agree that the Board deals with the matter itself. Where the Board wants greater assurance on any matters that are within the remit of the Terms of Reference of the Sub-committee, the Board may ask for these to be looked at in greater detail by the Committee.

 

Quality Committee

The Quality Committee has responsibility for providing assurance to the Board of Directors on the effectiveness of the Trust’s quality and safety systems and processes, control and management of quality and safety related risk within the Trust, and the quality and safety of our services. The Quality Committee is chaired by Professor John Baker, Non-executive Director, and meets 11 times per year.

Minutes of the Quality Committee

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee has the responsibility of providing assurance to the Board of Directors that clinical, financial reporting, compliance, risk management, and internal control principles and standards are being appropriately applied and are effective, reliable and robust. It also provides assurance that an effective governance framework is in place for monitoring and continually improving the quality of health care provided to service users to enable the Trust’s strategic objectives to be achieved. The Audit Committee is chaired by Martin Wright, Non-executive Director, and meets five times per year.

Minutes of the Audit Committee

Finance and Performance Committee

The Finance and Performance Committee has the responsibility of providing assurance to the Board of Directors on financial governance and performance, strategic matters in relation to procurement, estates, information technology and information management, and key performance indicators. The Finance and Performance Committee is chaired by Sue White, Non-executive Director, and meets eight times per year.

Minutes of the Finance and Performance Committee

Workforce Committee

The Workforce Committee has the responsibility of providing assurance to the Board of Directors on all aspects of strategic workforce matters relating to the provision of care and services in support of getting the best clinical outcomes and experience for patients and staff. The Workforce Committee is chaired by Helen Grantham, Non-executive Director, and meets six times per year.

Minutes of the Workforce Committee

Mental Health Legislation Committee

The Mental Health Legislation Committee has the responsibility of providing assurance to the Board regarding compliance with all aspects of the Mental Health Act (1983). The Mental Health Legislation Committee is chaired by Sue White, Non-executive Director, and meets four times per year.

Minutes of the Mental Health Legislation Committee