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Trust Board Meetings

Trust Board Meetings

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For further information about Trust Board meetings please contact the Trust Board Secretary on 01902 694294.

Trust Board papers from 2011 onwards are available on this website, please see the links in the left menu. For Trust Board papers for 2019, please see below.

Should you wish to attend a Trust Board meeting, you will need to notify Keith Wilshere, Company Secretary, prior to the meeting at keith.wilshere1@nhs.net.

Schedule of future meeting dates 2019/20

2 December 2019

4 February 2020
3 March 2020
7 April 2020
5 May 2020
2 June 2020
7 July 2020
4 August 2020
6 October 2020
3 November 2020
1 December 2020

All meetings commence at 10am and will be held in the Boardroom of the Corporate Services Centre, Building 12, New Cross Hospital.

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Agenda (PDF, 95Kb)

1. Declarations of Interest from Directors and Officers (PDF, 141Kb)

2. Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors held on 7 October 2019 (PDF, 197Kb)

3. Matters Arising and Board Action Points (PDF, 68Kb)

5.1. Chief Executive's Report (PDF, 86Kb)

5.2. Chief Executive's Report of the Trust Management Committee (TMC) 24 October 2019 (PDF, 87Kb)

6.1. Report of the Chief Financial Officer - Month 6 (PDF, 1Mb)

6.2. Report of the Chair of the Finance and Performance Committee 23 October 2019 (PDF, 603Kb) 

6.3. Integrated Quality and Performance Report (PDF, 1Mb)

6.4. West Midlands Clinical Research Network Update Report (PDF, 131Kb)

6.5. Research & Development - 6 Monthly Update (PDF, 204Kb)

7.1. RWT Charity Annual Report and Accounts 2018/19 (PDF, 15Mb)

7.2. University of Wolverhampton and The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Strategic Partnership Agreement (PDF, 281Kb)

7.3. Information Governance (IG) Data Protection and Security Toolkit (DPST) 2019/2020 (PDF, 225Kb)

8.1. Executive Summary Workforce Report (PDF, 1Mb)

8.2. Education and Training Report (PDF, 173Kb)

8.3. Health Care Worker Flu Vaccinator (PDF, 151Kb)

9.1. Patient Experience Report (PDF, 1Mb)

9.2. Children & Young People in Care (CYPiC) Annual Assurance Report - 2018/19 (PDF, 921Kb)

9.3. Learning from Deaths (PDF, 474Kb)

9.4. Clinical Quality Improvement Update Report (PDF, 771Kb)

9.5. Think Mood After a Stroke: Quality Improvement Presentation/Clinical Audit Winner (PDF, 1Mb)

11.1. Chief Nurse's Nursing Report (PDF, 666Kb)

11.2. Chief Nurse's Governance Report (PDF, 462Kb)

11.3. Chair's Report Quality Governance Assurance Committee (QGAC) (PDF, 175Kb)

11.4. Board Assurance Framework (PDF, 1Mb)

11.5. CQC Well Led and Action Plan Update Report (PDF, 293Kb)

12.1. Approved Board Committee Minutes - For Information Only (PDF, 1Mb)

Agenda (PDF, 118Kb)

1. Declarations of Interest from Directors and Officers (PDF, 140Kb)

2. Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors held on 5 August 2019 (PDF, 189Kb)

3. Matters Arising and Board Action Points (PDF, 66Kb)

5.1. Chief Executive's Report (PDF, 89Kb)

5.2. Chief Executive's Report of the Trust Management Committee (TMC) 27 September 2019 (PDF, 89Kb)

6.1. Chief Nurse's Nursing Report (PDF, 1Mb)

6.2. Chief Nurse's Governance Report (PDF, 475Kb)

6.3. Chair's Report Quality Governance Assurance Committee (QGAC) (PDF, 176Kb)

6.4. Board Assurance Framework (PDF, 1Mb)

6.5. CQC Well Led and Action Plan Update Report (PDF, 158Kb)

6.6. Chair's Report - Audit Committee (PDF, 65Kb)

7.1. Report of the Chief Financial Officer - Month 5 (PDF, 1Mb)

7.2. Chair's Report Finance and Performance (PDF, 533Kb)

7.3. Integrated Quality and Performance Report (PDF, 2Mb)

7.4. Annual Audit Letter 2018-19 from KPMG (PDF, 157Kb)  

8.1. Integration Director's Report (PDF, 128Kb)

8.3. Chair's Report Charity Committee (PDF, 88Kb)

8.4. Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR) Core Standards 2019/2020 (PDF, 227Kb)

8.5. EU Exit Planning (PDF, 273Kb)

8.6. The Innovation and Adoption Committee of the Board (IAC) - Terms of Reference (PDF, 103Kb)  

9.1. Executive Summary Workforce Report (PDF, 837Kb)

9.3. Chair's Report Workforce and Organisational Development Committee (PDF, 125Kb)  

9.4. Schwartz Rounds - Update Annual Report (PDF, 456Kb)

10.1. Learning from Deaths Update (PDF, 349Kb)

10.2. Patient Experience Quarter 1 Report (PDF, 2Mb)

10.3. Mental Health Position (PDF, 238Kb)

11.1. Finance and Performance Minutes 4 September 2019 and 24th July 2019, QGAC 24 July 2019, TMC Minutes 26 July 2019, Workforce Organisation Development Committee Minutes 28 June 2019 (PDF, 1Mb)   

The AGM will be held in the Lecture Theatre in the Wolverhampton Medical Institute (WMI) building, New Cross Hospital on Monday 7 October between 4:30pm to 6:00pm.

AGM Agenda (PDF, 125Kb)

Register of Director's Interest (PDF, 98Kb)

Minutes of AGM held on Monday 1 October 2018 (PDF, 79Kb)

Annual Report 2018/19 (PDF, 1Mb)

Annual Accounts 2018/19 (PDF, 4Mb)

Quality Account 2018/19 (PDF, 3Mb)

Agenda (PDF, 102Kb)

1. Declarations of Interest from Directors and Officers (PDF, 144Kb)

2. Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors held on 1 July 2019 (PDF, 190Kb)

3. Matters Arising and Board Action Points (PDF, 68Kb)

5.1. Chief Executive's Report (PDF, 88Kb)

5.2. Chief Executive's Report of the Trust Management Committee (TMC) 26 July 2019 (PDF, 126Kb)

6.1. Learning from Deaths Update Report (PDF, 520Kb)

6.2. Clinical Audit Programme Update (PDF, 1.4Mb)

7.1. Chief Nurse's Nursing Report (PDF, 1.7Mb)

7.2. Chief Nurse's Governance Report (PDF, 438Kb)

7.3. Midwifery Report (PDF, 174Kb)

7.3.1. NHS Resolution: Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trust (CNST) Maternity Incentive Scheme (PDF, 251Kb)

7.3.2. Perinatal Mortality Report Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trust CNST Safety Action 1 (PDF, 98Kb)

7.4. Chair's Report Quality Governance Assurance Committee (PDF, 244Kb)

7.5. Board Assurance Framework (PDF, 1.9Mb)

7.6. Health and Safety Annual Report (PDF, 540Kb)

7.7. Patient Quality and Safety Strategy (PDF, 478Kb)

7.8. Information Governance (IG) Data Protection and Security annual update 2018/19 (PDF, 119Kb)

8.1. Report of the Chief Financial Officer - Month 3 (PDF, 1.1Mb)

8.2. Integrated Quality and Performance Report (PDF, 2.2Mb)

8.3. Chair's Report Finance and Performance (PDF, 182Kb)

9.1. 7 Day Services Compliance and Progress (PDF, 202Kb)

9.2. Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Quarter 1 Update Report (PDF, 1.5Mb)

9.3. ICT Strategy (PDF, 996Kb)

10.1. Executive Summary Workforce Report (PDF, 1.7Mb)

10.2. Chair's Report Workforce Organisational Development Committee (WODC) (PDF, 129Kb)

10.2.1. Terms of reference - Workforce Organisational Development Committee (WODC) (PDF, 195Kb)

10.3. Annual Equalities Reporting (including WRES and WDES data submissions) (PDF, 1.8Mb)

11.1. Finance & Performance Minutes 19 June 2019, QGAC 26 June 2019 and Audit Committee Minutes 24 May 2019, TMC Minutes 24 May and 21 June 2019, Workforce Organisation Development Committee Minutes 26 April 2019 (PDF, 1.3Mb)

Agenda (PDF, 116Kb)

1. Declarations of Interest from Directors and Officers (PDF, 142Kb)

2. Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Directors held on 4 June 2019 (PDF, 171Kb)

3. Matters Arising and Board Action Points (PDF, 68Kb)

4. Board Attendance Return (PDF, 133Kb)

6.2. Executive Summary Workforce Report (PDF, 1.3Mb)

6.3. Learning Lessons to Improve Our People Practice (PDF, 237Kb)

6.4. Freedom to Speak Update Summary (PDF, 303Kb)

6.5. Interim NHS People Plan (PDF, 289Kb)

7.1. Chief Nurse's Nursing Report (PDF, 876Kb)

7.2. Chief Nurse's Governance Report (PDF, 430Kb)

7.3. Medical Staffing Report - Maternity Incentive Scheme (PDF, 637Kb)

7.4. Chair's Report of the Quality Governance Assurance Committee (QGAC) (PDF, 171Kb)

7.5. Quality Account (approved by the Quality Governance Assurance Committee (QGAC)) (PDF, 6.6Mb)

7.6. Board Assurance Framework (PDF, 1.9Mb)

7.7. Infection Prevention Annual Report 2018-19 (PDF, 10.3Mb)

7.8. Clinical Quality Improvement Governance and Oversight Proposals (PDF, 282Kb)

8.1. Report of the Chief Financial Officer - Month 2 (PDF, 1Mb)

8.2. Chair's Report of the Finance and Performance Committee (PDF, 528Kb)

8.3. Integrated Quality and Performance Report (PDF, 1.8Mb)

8.4. Annual Report of the Clinical Fellowship Programme - Medical and Nursing (PDF, 164Kb)

8.5. Revalidation of Medical Staff - Annual Report (PDF, 773Kb)

9.1. Integration Director's Report (PDF, 395Kb)

9.2. Chair's Report of the Trust Charity (PDF, 87Kb)

9.3. Risk Management Assurance Strategy (PDF, 398Kb)

10.1. Learning from Deaths Update Report (PDF, 314Kb)

10.2. Trust Organ Donation Performance (PDF, 746Kb)

11.1. Chief Executive's Report (PDF, 84Kb)

11.2. Chair’s Report of the Trust Management Committee (TMC) held on the 21 June 2019 (PDF, 89Kb)

Agenda (PDF, 114Kb)

1. Declarations of Interest from Directors and Officers (PDF, 141Kb)

2. Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Directors held on Monday 13 May 2019 (PDF, 135Kb)

3. Board Action Points (PDF, 67Kb)

6.1. Chief Executive’s Report (PDF, 85Kb)

6.2. Chair’s Report of the Trust Management Committee of the 24 May 2019 (PDF, 87Kb)

7.1. Learning from Deaths Update Report (PDF, 612Kb)

7.2. Chair’s Report of the Quality Governance and Assurance Committee (QGAC) May 2019 (PDF, 128Kb) 

7.3 Clinical Audit Case Study (PDF, 147Kb)

8.1. Integrated Quality and Performance Report (PDF, 1.8Mb)

8.2. Operational Plan 2019/20 Update on Strategic Objectives (PDF, 5.9Mb)

8.3. Integration Director’s Report (PDF, 777Kb)

8.4. Genomics Update (PDF, 95Kb)

8.5. Trust Charity Strategy (PDF, 1.7Mb)

8.6. Patient Experience, Engagement and Public Involvement Strategy 2019-2022 (PDF, 4.6Mb)

9.1. Report of the Chief Financial Officer - Month 1 (PDF, 1.7Mb)

9.2. Chair’s Report of the Finance & Performance Committee of 22 May 2019 (PDF, 284Kb)

10.1. Chief Nursing Officer’s Nursing Report (PDF, 1.4Mb)

10.2. Chief Nursing Officer’s Governance Report (PDF, 470Kb)

10.3. Trust Annual Report and Annual Governance Statement (approved by Audit Committee) (PDF, 729Kb)

10.4. Trust Draft Quality Account (PDF, 3Mb)

10.5. Chair’s Report of the Audit Committee of the 24 May 2019 (PDF, 71Kb)

11.1. Executive Summary Workforce Report (PDF, 1.4Mb)

12.1. Finance & Performance Minutes 24 April 2019, QGAC and Audit Committee Minutes 24 April 2019 (PDF, 613Kb)

14.1. For Reading – CQC Insight Report (PDF, 688Kb)

Agenda (PDF, 103Kb) 

2. Declarations of interest from Directors and Officers (PDF, 123Kb) 

3. Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors held on 1 April 2019 (PDF, 126Kb) 

5. Board Action Points (PDF, 68Kb) 

6. Chief Executive’s Report (PDF, 84Kb) 

7.2 Patient Experience Quarter 4 Activity and Annual Overview (PDF, 869Kb) 

8.1 Emergency Preparedness Resilience and Response Report (PDF, 313Kb) 

8.2 NHSI Self Certification Licence Requirements (PDF, 188Kb) 

9.1 Integrated Quality and Performance Report (PDF, 2.5Mb) 

9.1.1 Integrated Quality and Performance Report 2019/20 Review (PDF, 131Kb) 

9.2 Executive Summary Workforce Report (PDF, 1.6Mb) 

9.3 NIHR Budget update (PDF, 887Kb) 

9.4 Report of the Chief Financial Officer Month 12 (PDF, 1.1Mb) 

9.5 Stroke Transfer – Post Project Evaluation (PDF, 298Kb) 

10.1 Nursing & Midwifery Biannual Skill Mix Review – Adult Inpatient (PDF, 496Kb) 

10.2 Nursing & Midwifery Workforce Safeguards Current Compliance and Gap Analysis (PDF, 158Kb) 

10.3 Annual Report from the Guardian of Safe Working Hours (PDF, 309Kb) 

11.1 Report of the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) against the Nursing System Framework 2018-2020 (PDF, 1.7Mb) 

11.2 CNO Governance Report including Trust Risk Register (PDF, 437Kb) 

11.3 Maternity Incentive Scheme Year Two ATAIN Action Plan (PDF, 167Kb) 

11.4 Board Assurance Framework (PDF, 1.8Mb) 

11.5 G102 Financial Management Policy Review of Standing Orders and Standing Financial Instructions and Scheme of Delegation (PDF, 974Kb) 

11.6 Draft Trust Annual Report and Annual Governance Status (PDF, 785Kb) 

12.1 Chairs Report of the Trust Management Committee of 26 April 2019 (PDF, 89Kb) 

12.2 Chairs Report of the Finance & Performance Committee of 24 April 2019 (PDF, 306Kb) 

12.3 Chairs Report of the Quality Governance and Assurance Committee (QGAC) of 24 April 2019 (PDF, 209Kb) 

12.4 Chairs Report of the Audit Committee of 24 April 2019 and QGAC (PDF, 135Kb) 

12.5 Chairs Report of the Workforce Organisational Development Committee 26 April 2019 (PDF, 122Kb) 

12.6 Approved Minutes of the Trust Management Committee of 26 April 2019 (PDF, 151Kb) 

12.7 Approved Minutes of the Finance and Performance Committee of 20 March 2019 (PDF, 367Kb) 

12.8 Approved Minutes of the QGAC Committee of 20 March 2019 (PDF, 217Kb) 

12.9 Approved Minutes of the Workforce Organisational Development Committee of 22 February 2019 (PDF, 155Kb) 

13.2 Developing Workforce Safeguards current compliance and gap analysis for Nursing and Midwifery (PDF, 158Kb) 

Agenda (PDF, 96Kb)

2. Directors Interests (PDF, 123Kb)

3. Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Directors held on Monday 4 March 2019 (PDF, 98Kb)

5. Board Action Points (PDF, 66Kb)

6. Chief Executive’s Report (PDF, 83Kb)

8.1. Integrated Care System Report (ICS) (PDF, 473Kb)

8.3. Capital Programme Update (PDF, 201Kb) 

9.1. Integrated Quality and Performance Report (PDF, 2Mb)

9.2. Executive Summary Workforce Report (PDF, 1Mb)

9.3. Report of the Chief Financial Officer Month 11 (PDF, 1Mb)

10.1. Research and Development – 6 Monthly Update (PDF, 164Kb)

11.1. Report of the Chief Nursing Officer against the Nursing System Framework 2018-2020 (PDF, 1Mb)

11.2. CNO Governance Report including Trust Risk Register (PDF, 453Kb)

11.3. Mortality Strategy (PDF, 1Mb)

11.4. Infection Prevention Strategy (PDF, 238Kb)

11.5. Clinical Audit and Quality Improvement Strategy (PDF, 206Kb) 

11.5.1. Clinical Audit Presentation (PDF, 357Kb) 

11.6. Palliative and End of Life Care Strategy (PDF, 443Kb) 

11.7. Board Attendance Return (PDF, 124Kb)

11.8. Information Governance (IG) Data Protection and Security Toolkit (DPST) 2018/19 (PDF, 236Kb)

11.9. GI02 Financial Management Policy including Standing Orders, Standing Financial Instructions and Scheme of Delegation (PDF, 988Kb)

12.1. Chairs Report of the Trust Management Committee of 22 March 2019 (PDF, 87Kb)

12.2. Terms of Reference (ToR) Trust Management Committee (PDF, 115Kb)

12.3. Chairs Report of the Finance and Performance Committee of 20 March 2019 (PDF, 161Kb)

12.3.1. Terms of Reference (ToR) Finance and Performance Committee (PDF, 158Kb)

12.4. Chairs Report of the Quality Governance and Assurance Committee of 20 March 2019 (PDF, 106Kb)

12.5. Terms of Reference (ToR) Quality Governance and Assurance Committee (QGAC) (PDF, 133Kb)

12.7. Chairs Summary of the Charity Committee of 18 March 2019 (PDF, 90Kb)

12.8. Approved Minutes of the Trust Management Committee of 22 February 2019 (PDF, 124Kb) 

12.9. Approved Minutes of the Finance and Performance Committee of 20 February 2019 (PDF, 414Kb)

12.10. Approved Minutes of the Quality Governance and Assurance Committee of 20 February 2019 (PDF, 222Kb)

12.11. Approved Minutes of the Charity Committee 26 November 2018 (PDF, 111Kb)

Agenda (PDF, 105Kb)

2. Directors Interests (PDF, 122Kb)

3. Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors held on Monday 4 February 2019 (PDF, 169Kb)

5. Board Action Points (PDF, 66Kb)

6. Chief Executive’s Report (PDF, 85Kb)

7.2. Patient Experience Quarterly Report – Q3 2018/19 (October – December 2018) (PDF, 1Mb)

9.1. Report of the Chief Financial Officer Month 10 (PDF, 1Mb)

9.2. Integrated Quality & Performance Report (PDF, 2Mb) 

9.3. Executive Summary Workforce Report (PDF, 1Mb) 

9.4. National Staff Survey (PDF, 3Mb) 

10.2. Education Academy Report (PDF, 195Kb)

11.1. Report of the Chief Nursing Officer against the Nursing System Framework 2018-2020 (PDF, 1Mb)

11.2. Chief Nursing Officer Governance Report including Trust Risk Register (PDF, 441Kb)

11.3. Maternity Incentive Scheme – Year Two (PDF, 165Kb) 

11.4. Board Assurance Framework (PDF, 1Mb)

11.5. Well-led Review – Revised approach to Strategies, Frameworks, Policies, Procedures and Guidelines Governance 4 (PDF, 92Kb)

11.6. Mortality Strategy 2018-19 (PDF, 1Mb)

11.7. The Kark review of the Fit and Proper Person Test (PDF, 122Kb) 

11.8. 7 Day Services: Compliance and Progress (PDF, 228Kb)

11.9. Cleaning Strategy Review (PDF, 8Mb)

12.3. Chairman of the Finance and Performance Committee (PDF, 158Kb)

12.4. Chair of Quality Governance Assurance Committee Report (PDF, 158Kb)

12.5. Chairs Report of Audit Committee (PDF, 113Kb)

12.6. Audit Committee Terms of Reference (PDF, 140Kb)

12.7. Workforce & Organisational Development (WOD) Chairman's Summary Report (PDF, 255Kb)

12.8. Minutes of the Meeting of the Trust Management Committee (PDF, 129Kb) 

12.9. Minutes of the Finance and Performance Committee (PDF, 424Kb)

12.10. Minutes of the Quality Governance Assurance Committee (PDF, 254Kb) 

12.11. Minutes of the Audit Committee (PDF, 248Kb)

12.12. Minutes of the Workforce and Organisational Development Committee (PDF, 216Kb)

Agenda (PDF, 108Kb)

2. Directors Interests (PDF, 166Kb)

3. Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors held on Monday 3 December 2018 (PDF, 143Kb)

5. Board Action Points (PDF, 65Kb) 

6. Chief Executive’s Report (PDF, 86Kb)

7.2. Learning from Deaths Update Report (PDF, 430Kb) 

8.3. Black Country and West Birmingham STP Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) (PDF, 1Mb) 

8.4. Brexit Planning (PDF, 88Kb)

8.5. The NHS Long Term Plan – Summary (PDF, 347Kb)

8.6. Estates Strategy Update – Nov 2018 Progress and Direction of Travel (PDF, 1Mb) 

9.1. Report of the Chief Financial Officer Month 8 & Month 9 (PDF, 1Mb)

9.2. Integrated Quality & Performance Report (PDF,2Mb)

9.3. Executive Summary Workforce Report (PDF, 1Mb)

9.4. Midwifery Service Report (PDF, 630Kb) 

11.1. CNO Governance Report (PDF, 330Kb)

11.2. Report of the Chief Nursing Officer against the Nursing System Framework 2018-2020 (PDF, 1Mb)

11.3. Board Assurance Framework (PDF, 1Mb)

11.5. Trust Board Meeting Attendance (PDF, 128Kb)

11.6. Care Quality Commission Action Plan (PDF, 380Kb)

12.1. Chair's Report of Management Committee (PDF, 159Kb)

12.2. Chair of Finance & Performance Committee Report (PDF, 290Kb) 

12.3. Finance and Performance Committee Terms of Reference (PDF, 101Kb) 

12.4. Chair of Quality Governance Assurance Committee Report (PDF, 171Kb)

12.5. Chairs Report of Audit Committee (PDF, 72Kb) 

12.6. Chair of Workforce & Organisational Development Committee Report (PDF, 137Kb) 

12.7. Workforce & Organisational Development (WOD) Committee Terms of Reference (PDF, 187Kb) 

12.8. Minutes of the Meeting of the Trust Management Committee (PDF, 115Kb) 

12.9. Minutes of the Finance and Performance Committee (PDF, 530Kb)

12.10. Minutes of the Quality Governance Assurance Committee (PDF, 194Kb)

12.11. Minutes of the Audit Committee (PDF, 232Kb)

The Board of Directors

The Board meets monthly. Its role is to set overall strategy for the Trust, including approving major plans and policies and setting budgets, and monitoring operational performance against local and national standards and targets.

The Board comprises Executive Directors (full time Trust employees) and Non-Executive Directors (currently appointed by the NHS (Improvement).

Board values and conduct

Public service values are at the heart of the NHS and Trust Boards play a critical role in shaping and exemplifying an organisational culture that is open, accountable, compassionate, and puts patients first. Respect, compassion and care are at the centre of good leadership and governance in the NHS, and organisational and personal interests must never be allowed to outweigh the duty to be honest, open and truthful with patients and the public. All directors are therefore expected to:

  • Understand and commit to the personal behaviours, values, technical competence and business practices outlined in “The Standards for Members of NHS Boards and Clinical Commissioning Group Governing Bodies in England” produced by the Professional Standards Authority

  • Reflect the standards of selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership set out in the Seven Principles of Public Life (the Nolan Principles);

  • Be honest, open and truthful in all dealings with patients and the public; and uphold the policies and procedures adopted by the Trust, in so far as they are applicable to their roles. Trust Policy GP01 “Corporate Governance” is particularly relevant in this regard.
Board meetings
The Trust Board normally meets on the fourth Monday of the month (except in August and December) at 10am in the Boardroom, Building 12, Corporate Services Centre, New Cross Hospital. This building is situated near the east car park.
Agendas and papers
The agenda and supporting papers for each meeting are normally available above, a few days before the scheduled meeting date.   
Public attendance

Meetings of the Board are open to members of the public and press, but please note:

  • Members of the public and press may attend to observe, but not to speak
  • There is an opportunity towards the end of the meeting to ask the Directors questions about topics discussed during the meeting
  • You can take written notes of the meeting, but cannot record the proceedings in other ways.

A small number of confidential items of business, for example about individual members of staff, or contract negotiations, are discussed during a confidential Board session after the public session has ended. The agenda and papers for this part of the meeting are not available to the public, and the press and public are not allowed to observe these proceedings.

Board Committees

The Board maintains an appropriate balance between strategic matters and supervising the management of the Trust.  To assist in this, the Board has established several committees with specific remits, which are summarised below.  The committees meet on a regular basis and after every meeting the committee chair prepares a report for the next meeting of the Board, to whom committee minutes are also presented for information in due course.

Audit Committee 
The aims of this Committee are to provide the Board with an independent and objective review of its financial systems, financial information, risk management and compliance with laws, guidance and regulations governing the NHS.  The Committee oversees the work of the local counter fraud specialist, security, and the work of internal and external audit.

Quality Governance Assurance Committee
The Quality Governance Assurance Committee provides assurance to the Board that patient care is of the highest achievable standard and in accordance with all statutory and regulatory requirements.  It also provides assurance of proactive management and early detection of risks across the Trust.

Finance and Performance Committee
This Committee provides assurance to the Board on the effective financial and external performance targets of the organisation and also supports the development implementation and delivery of the medium term financial plan and the efficient use of financial resources.

Remuneration Committee
The purpose of this Committee is to advise the Board about appropriate remuneration and terms of service for the Chief Executive and other Executive Directors.

Charitable Funds Committee
The aim of this Committee is to administer the Trust’s charitable funds in accordance with any statutory or other legal requirements or best practice required by the Charity Commission.

Trust Management Committee
The Trust Management Committee provides a formal platform for the major decision making process for the clinical and non-clinical operations, and as such is attended by all of the Executive Directors, together with Divisional Medical Directors and heads of service.

Abbreviations and Acronyms


A Teaching Trust of the University of Birmingham