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Board of Directors’ committees

The Board of Directors is supported by seven committees: 

Quality Committee

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).

The Quality Committee is chaired by, Dawn Leese Non-Executive Director and also comprises Non-Executive Directors Alison Pearson and Dave Vallance, as well as the Executive Medical Director, Executive Director of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, Executive Chief Operating Officer and the Director of Corporate Assurance. 

People and Organisational Development Committee 

The People and Organisational Development Committee provides focus and scrutiny to the areas of workforce, organisational development and learning development.

The People and Organisational Development Committee is chaired by Alison Pearson, Non-Executive Director and also comprises Non-Executive Directors Dawn Leese and Dave Vallance, as well as the Executive Medical Director, Executive Director of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, Executive Director of Workforce and Organisational Development, Executive Chief Operating Officer and the Director of Corporate Assurance.

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 the Chief Executive and Executive Director of Finance and Performance, Executive Chief Operating Officer, Director of Health Informatics and the Director of Corporate Assurance.

Audit Committee 

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 Executive 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 Nigel Smith. Other members of the committee are Non-Executive Directors Tim Shaw and Dawn Leese, Executive Director of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, Deputy Director of Nursing, Executive Chief Operating Officer and Executive Medical Director.

Remuneration Committee

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 Alan Lockwood, Chair. 

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 Dave Vallance, Non-Executive Director, the Executive Director of Finance and Performance and the Executive Director of Workforce and Organisational Development.