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Board Committees

In order to discharge its duties effectively, the Board is required to have a number of statutory Committees.  In 2012/13 the Trust reviewed its corporate governance arrangements, and the role, responsibilities and function of its Committees.  The new structure was implemented from 1 February 2013.  Information on each of the Committees is provided below.

Audit, Assurance & Risk Committee

The Audit, Assurance & Risk Committee is responsible for providing the Board of Directors with a means of independent and objective review of the financial and corporate governance, assurance processes and risk management across the whole of the organisation’s clinical and non-clinical activities to support the achievement of the Trust’s objectives.
View the Terms of Reference of the Audit, Assurance & Risk Committee.

Nominations & Remuneration Committee

The Nominations & Remuneration Committee fulfils the role of the Nominations Committee (for Executive Directors) and of the Remuneration Committee as described in the Trust’s Constitution and the NHS Foundation Trust Code of Governance.  The Committee approves the appointment of the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Directors, and makes decisions about their remuneration.
View the Terms of Reference of the Nominations & Remuneration Committee.

Charitable Funds Committee

The Charitable Funds Committee is responsible for monitoring the income and expenditure of charitable donations and for considering how charitable funds are invested.  The Trust Board is the corporate trustee of the charitable funds; the Charitable Funds Committee oversees the charity’s operation on behalf of the corporate trustee.
View the Terms of Reference of the Charitable Funds Committee.

Quality & Safety Committee

The Quality & Safety Committee has responsibility for ensuring that appropriate arrangements are in place for measuring and monitoring quality including patient safety and health and safety, and for assuring the Board that these arrangements are robust and effective.
View the Terms of Reference of the Quality & Safety Committee

Service Performance & Transformation Committee

The Service Performance & Transformation Committee has responsibility for monitoring the development and delivery of the strategic action plan, for monitoring the strategic financial performance of the Trust and overseeing the Trust’s financial strategy, and for overseeing the Trust’s “Customer” strategy, ensuring that patient and service user experience is effectively monitored.
View the Terms of Reference of the Service Performance & Transformation Committee.

Strategic Workforce Committee

The Strategic Workforce Committee has responsibility for providing the Board with assurance on the development and delivery of the Trust’s Workforce Strategy, for ensuring that there are mechanisms in place to support the development of leadership capacity and capability within the Trust and for ensuring that there are mechanisms in place for improving how the Trust engages with its workforce.
View the Terms of Reference of the Strategic Workforce Committee.