In order to discharge its duties effectively, the Board is required to have a number of statutory Committees.  Information on each of the Committees is provided below.

The Audit, Risk & Assurance 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, Risk & Assurance 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.    

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. 

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. 

The Finance & Performance Committee has responsibility to provide the Trust Board with independent and objective oversight and assurance on the financial and operational performance of the Foundation Trust. 

View the Terms of Reference of the Finance & Performance Committee. 

The Workforce & Organisational Development Sub-Committee has responsibility for providing the Finance & Performance Committee with advice and assurance on the achievement of the Trust’s Workforce Strategy, and ensuring that the objectives thereof, are and continue to be, aligned with the Trust's longer-term strategic plans.   

View the Terms of Reference of the Workforce & Organisational Development Committee

Contact us 

Corporate Governance Team
Telephone: 023 8087 4314

Write to: Corporate Governance office, Sterne 7, Tatchbury Mount, Calmore, Southampton, SO40 2RZ

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