As a Foundation Trust we are directly accountable to Parliament
and we are regulated by Monitor, the Independent Regulator of
Foundation Trusts. The Trust Board has overall responsibility for
leading the Trust. The Board has the following key
The Board consists of:
The Chair is responsible for the overall conduct of the Trust,
managing the Board and for appointing and reviewing the performance
of the Chief Executive and, with him/her,
of other Executive Directors.
The Non-Executive Directors do not
have any managerial or executive responsibilities but are available
to provide support, advice and skills and have responsibility for
ensuring robust challenge of the Board on matters relating to the
The Chief Executive is directly
accountable to the Board for ensuring that its decisions are
implemented. The Chief Executive is personally
responsible for ensuring that the organisation works effectively in
accordance with national policy and good governance and maintains
proper financial stewardship.
The Executive Directors are responsible
for the management of the Trust in all its aspects, including the
delivery of services, the management of staff and resources and the
development of plans and strategies.
The Board meets on a monthly basis in public and any member of
the public is welcome to attend the meeting throughout the year and
members of the public are welcome to attend these meetings.
The agenda and papers for these meetings are published in advance
on to our website. Members of the public can also ask a
question on matters on the agenda at the meeting.
For latest board meeting dates and papers.
Representing the views of our members to the Trust Board is the
Council of Governors who have specific statutory responsibilities
as set out in our constitution.
The Council of Governors consists
of elected and nominated governors who provide an important link
between the Trust, local people and key stakeholder organisations
by sharing information and views that can be used to develop and
improve patient services. For more information about the
Council of Governors including its membership click here.