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Good Governance

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Leadership of the Trust Board is provided by an experienced Chairman and a recently appointed Chief Executive who, prior to appointment, held the post of Chief Operating Officer. They provide strong visible leadership both internally and externally, espousing the Nolan values and principles. The Chairman and Chief Executive provide a clear approach, encouraging excellence, which provides confidence to the workforce, key external partners and the local community. They are supported by an experienced and diverse team of executive and non-executive directors with complementary professional skills, backgrounds and qualifications.  

The Board has completed a self assessment with the support of KPMG and all Board members are currently working towards a personal development plan founded on the ‘Board Governance and Assurance Framework’. The review has also promoted a thorough review and streamlining of Board business as well as the review of board paperwork and an alignment with Foundation Trust principles.

  • The Chief Executive has ultimate responsibility and accountability to ensure that the organisation meets all its statutory and legal requirements and adheres to guidance issued by the Department of Health in respect of Governance. This responsibility encompasses the elements of Financial Control, Organisational Control, Clinical Governance, Health and Safety and Risk Management. The Chief Executive has overall responsibility for the Board Assurance framework delegating ownership of specific risks and assurances to other Executive Directors as appropriate.
  • The Executive Medical Director and Executive Director of Nursing and Workforce have delegated responsibility for the performance management of the clinical directorates including risk management.  In practice this means they are responsible for the development of clinical directorate management plans ensuring these are compatible with the organisation’s strategy and reflect individual directorate risk profiles.
  • The Executive Director of Finance is accountable to the Chief Executive for the strategic development of financial management, financial controls assurance and corporate governance within the organisation.
  • The Executive Director of Nursing and Workforce has responsibility for the strategic development of quality and clinical governance within the Trust.
  • All executive directors have accountability for specific risks identified in the Board Assurance framework and on the corporate risk register as directed by the Chief Executive.

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