The Board comprises five Executive Directors (one of whom is the
Chief Executive) who manage the Trust on a day-to-day basis, and
seven Non-Executive Directors including the Trust Chairman who
provide additional experience and an independent perspective to the
Board. The balance of Executive and Non-Executive Directors
broadens and strengthens the range of skills and experience
available in the boardroom. Non-Executive Directors also hold
Executive Directors to account for the effective management of the
Non-Executive Directors, including the Chair, are appointed by
NHS Improvement. Non-Executive Directors are appointed for a period
of not more than four years in the first instance. The appointment
of Executive Directors is approved by the Nominations and
Remuneration Committee of the Board.
NHS Boards are required to retain full and effective control
over Trust activities. Between meetings of the Board, directors are
involved in development workshops and seminars to focus on specific
matters such as horizon scanning, risk management, business
planning, quality governance and organisational development.
Full details of our Trust Board and how it operates
can be found here.