Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for the Trust’s activities and gives the overall direction and aims for the Trust.  The Board’s role is to direct and control the organisation in the public interest and is tasked with ensuring accountability to the public.

Our board is made up of a part-time Non-Executive Chairman and six Non-executive Directors drawn from the local community and five Executive Directors, headed by the Chief Executive. Details of executive director remuneration are published in our Annual report.

We have what is termed a unified board made up of appointed non executive and executive directors. All the Board members take collective responsibility for the Board’s decisions and performance.

Executive directors are appointed by the Board of Directors and non-executive directors are appointed by the Council of Governors.

The main functions of the Board of Directors are to:

  • establish strategic direction, aims and values
  • ensure accountability to the public
  • assure that the Trust is managed with integrity

In order to ensure the strategy is delivered and that the Trust achieves its aims, the Board of Directors has to:

  • allocate resources and monitor organisational and executive performance
  • delegate operational matters to management
  • oversee senior management arrangements and appointments
  • understand and manage risk

Standards of Conduct

Non Executive Directors are governed by the Codes of Conduct and Accountability and Executive Directors by the Code of Conduct for NHS Managers. All members of the Board of Directors subscribe to the seven principles of conduct in public life (known as the Nolan principles):

  • Selflessness
  • Integrity
  • Objectivity
  • Accountability
  • Openness
  • Honesty
  • Leadership

Trust Board Terms of Reference

Download the Trust Board Terms of Reference .