What Does the Board Do?
The Board sets the strategic goals and objectives for the organisation. They monitor how the Trust is performing against these objectives and make sure appropriate action is taken where necessary.
Our Board of Directors is made up of a Chief Executive and six Executive Directors who deliver the strategy and a Chair and seven Non-Executive Directors (NEDS). The Chair and NEDS are not employed by the Trust and work part-time providing advice to the Board and challenge where appropriate.
Paula Head, Chief Executive, is responsible for leading the organisation. She has overall accountability for the operational management of the Trust and is supported by the six executive directors.
Our Chair, chairs both the Board of Directors and Council of Governors meetings and is responsible for providing leadership and ensuring the Trust Board and the Council of Governors communicate effectively, gaining the views of Governors as necessary for consideration by the Board.
The Board is structured in line with the Trust’s Constitution which allows it to fulfil its statutory and constitutional functions and to comply with Monitor’s terms of authorisation. The balance of independent non-executive directors (including the Chairman) meets the NHS Foundation Code of Governance.
Our NEDS have a wide range of skills and experience essential for an effective foundation rust board. They provide independent judgement and advice on issues of strategy, vision, performance, resources and standards of conduct and constructively challenge, influence and help the executive team develop proposals and implement strategies.
Board members have an appropriate balance of clinical, financial, business and management backgrounds and skills. They work together to ensure we continue our success as a foundation trust.
For a copy of the Trust Constitution click here