The Board of Directors Committees
The Board of Directors is supported by six committees:
The Quality Committee has a range of duties relating to the delivery of high standards of care across the Trust across the three domains of quality (clinical effectiveness, patient safety and patient experience) and relation to all aspects of workforce, organisational development and learning development.
The Quality Committee is chaired by Alison Pearson, Non-Executive Director and also comprises Non-Executive Director Dawn Leese, as well as Kathryn Singh, Chief Executive and Dr Nav Ahluwalia, Medical Director, Andrew MacCallum, Director of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, Rosie Johnson, Director of Workforce and Organisational Development and the Chief Operating Officer Debbie Smith.
Finance, Performance and Informatics Committee
The Finance, Performance and Informatics Committee has a range of duties relating to the financial, performance, infrastructure and business development agenda of the Trust.
The Finance, Performance and Informatics Committee is chaired by Tim Shaw, Non-Executive Director and also comprises Non-Executive Directors Justin Shannahan and Nigel Smith, as well as Kathryn Singh, Chief Executive and Steve Hackett, Director of Finance and performance, Richard Banks, Director of Health Informatics and the Chief Operating Officer Debbie Smith.
The Audit Committee has a range of duties relating to governance, risk management and internal control. In discharging these duties, the audit committee reviews the work of internal audit, external audit, clinical audit and other assurance providers and works closely with the Trust’s performance and assurance group. The audit committee is also responsible for reviewing the Trust’s annual report and accounts.
The Audit Committee comprises four Non-Executive Directors and is chaired by Justin Shannahan. The other members of the committee are Alison Pearson, Tim Shaw and Nigel Smith. Also in attendance at the meetings are the Director of Finance and Performance, Director of Corporate Assurance, representatives from internal audit and external audit and the Trust’s local counter fraud specialist (LCFS).
Mental Health Legislation Committee
The Mental Health Legislation Committee is responsible for ensuring that:
- There are systems, structures and processes in place to support the operation of mental health legislation in inpatient and community settings, and to ensure compliance with associated codes of practice and recognised best practice
- The Trust has in place and uses appropriate policies and procedures in relation to mental health legislation and to facilitate the publication, distribution and explanation of the same to all relevant staff, service users and managers
- Hospital managers and appropriate staff groups receive guidance, education and training in order to understand and be aware of the impact and implications of all new relevant mental health and associated legislation.
The Mental Health Legislation Committee is chaired by Dawn Leese. Other members of the committee are Non-Executive Directors Tim Shaw and Alison Pearson, Chief Executive, Director of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, Deputy Director of Nursing, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Medical Director.
The Remuneration Committee is responsible for deciding the remuneration and terms of service of the Chief Executive and other Directors.
The Remuneration Committee comprises the seven Non-Executive Directors and is chaired by Non-Executive Director Dawn Leese.
Charitable funds committee
The charitable funds committee is responsible for overseeing the administration of the charitable funds held by the Trust.
The committee is chaired by Justin Shannahan, non-executive director. Other members of the committee are Dawn Leese, non-executive director, the finance director, executive director of workforce and organisational development, head of financial services and charitable funds manager. Governors are also represented at the meetings of the Charitable Funds Committee.