• Safe & Effective
  • Kind & Caring
  • Exceeding Expectation
2016 Trust Board Papers

2016 Trust Board Papers

Linked below are the Trust Board Papers for 2016. 

Trust board papers from 2011 onwards are available on this website, please see the links in the left menu.

If you would like copies of previous board papers, please contact the Trust Secretary on 01902 694294. 

Printable agenda (PDF, 317Kb)

2 - Register of Directors' Interests (PDF, 197Kb)

3 - Minutes of the meeting  of the Board of Directors held on Monday 25 July 2016 (PDF, 320Kb)

5 - Board Action Points (PDF, 85Kb)

6 - Chief Executive's Report (PDF, 124Kb)

8.1 - Single Oversight Framework and Planning and Contracting Timetable (PDF, 308Kb)

8.2 - The People and Organisation Development Strategy 2016-2020 (PDF, 566Kb)

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

9.2 - Chair's report of the meeting of the QGAC held on 21 September 2016 and Revised Terms of Reference of the Committee (PDF, 177Kb)

9.3 - Nursing Workforce Report (PDF, 472Kb)

9.4 - Executive Summary HR Report (PDF, 360Kb)

9.5 - Finance Report August 2016 (Month 5) (PDF, 1006Kb)

9.6 - Chair's report of the meetings of the Finance and Performance Committee held on 7 and 21 September 2016 (PDF, 240Kb)

9.7 - Education and Training Report (PDF, 473Kb)

9.8 - Participation in early Implementation of 7 day services (PDF, 114Kb)

9.9 - Research undertaken across the Trust (PDF, 465Kb)

10.1 - Emergency Preparedness Resilience and Response (EPRR) Core Standards 2015 (PDF, 161Kb)

10.2 - Workforce Race Equality Standard Indicators Annual update (PDF, 209Kb)

11.1 - Board Assurance Framework / Trust Risk Register (to follow)

11.2 - Annual Audit Letter 2015/16 (PDF, 184Kb)

11.3 - Annual Report and Annual Accounts for Charitable Funds 2015/16 (PDF, 2Mb)

11.4 - Board meeting dates 2017/18 (PDF, 21Kb)

12.1 - Chair's report and draft minutes of the meeting of the Trust Management Committee held on 22 July 2016 (PDF, 118Kb)

12.2 - Chair's report of the meeting of the Audit Committee held on 8 September 2016 (PDF, 37Kb)

12.3 - Chair's report of Charitable Funds Committee held on 2 August 2016 (PDF, 141Kb)

12.4 - Quality Governance Assurance Committee 20 July 2016 (PDF, 613Kb)

12.5 - Finance and Performance Committee 20 July 2016 (PDF, 293Kb)

12.6 - Finance and Performance Committee held on 7 September 2016 (to follow)

12.7 - Audit Committee 27 May 2016 (PDF, 332Kb)

12.8 - Charitable Funds Committee 13 June 2016 (PDF, 30Kb)


 Printable agenda (PDF 251Kb)

To receive declarations of interest from Directors and Officers (PDF 196Kb)

Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors held on Monday 23 May, 2016 (PDF 271Kb)

Board Action Points (PDF 76Kb)

Chief Executive’s Report (PDF 104Kb)

Infection Prevention Annual Report 2015/16 (PDF 108Kb)

Independent Auditor's Limited Assurance report to the Directors of The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust on the Annual Quality Account 2015/16 (PDF 1Mb)

Quality Account 2015/16 Representation Letter (PDF 235Kb)

Quality Account 2015/16 (PDF 2Mb)

Consultant Outcome Report 2015 Publication (PDF 2Mb)

7 Day services - early deliverer - progress update (PDF 35Kb)

Integrated Quality and Performance Report (PDF 2Mb)

Chair’s report of the meeting of the Quality Governance Assurance Committee held on 22 June 2016              (PDF 251Kb) 

Nurse Staffing Report (PDF 407Kb)

Executive Summary HR Report (PDF 424Kb)

Finance Report May 2016 (Month 2) (PDF 882Kb)

Education Quarterly Report (PDF 233Kb)

Workplace Wellbeing Charter - National Award for England (PDF 530Kb)

Update on Freedom to Speak Up Plan (PDF 334Kb)

Membership of Committees (PDF 90Kb)

External Audit - Final ISA260 (PDF 516Kb)

Financial Summary of Year Ending 31 March 2016 (PDF 319Kb)

Audited Annual Accounts 2015/16 (PDF 16Mb)

Chair's report and draft minutes of the meeting of the Trust Management Committee held on 20 May 2016      (PDF 116Kb)

Chair’s report of the meeting of the Audit Committee held on 27 May 2016 (PDF 37Kb)

Chair’s report of Charitable Funds Committee held on 13 June 2016 (PDF 99Kb)

Quality Governance Assurance Committee 18 May 2016 (PDF 430Kb)

Finance and Performance Committee, 18 May 2016 (PDF 159Kb)

Audit Committee, 25 February 2016 (PDF 303Kb)

Charitable Funds Committee, 8 March 2016 (PDF 43Kb)

 Printable agenda (PDF 315Kb)

To receive declarations of interest from Directors and Officers (PDF 202Kb)

Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors held on Monday 29 February, 2016 (PDF 289Kb)

Board Action Points (PDF 88Kb)

Chief Executive’s Report (PDF 99Kb)

Patient Experience and Engagement Strategy (PDF 135Kb)

Income and Expenditure Plan 2016/17 (PDF 214Kb)

Integrated Quality and Performance Report (PDF 3Mb)

Chair’s report of the meeting of the Quality Governance Assurance Committee held on 23 March 2016 (PDF 201Kb)

Safe Staffing; Planned Versus Actual Staffing by Ward - February 2016 data (PDF 421Kb)

Executive Summary HR Report (PDF 384Kb)

Finance Report February 2016 (Month 11) (PDF 1Mb)

Chair's report of the Finance and Performance Committee held on 23 March 2016 (PDF 258Kb)

Research and Development at RWT (PDF 733Kb)

Education (PDF 202Kb)

WM NIHR Network Annual Plan and Budget (PDF 1Mb)

Board Assurance Framework/Trust Risk Register  (PDF 204Kb)

Annual Report of Directors' Interests  2016-17 (PDF 60Kb)

Information Governance Toolkit Submission 2015/16 (PDF 303Kb)

Audit Committee Revised Terms of Reference and Establishment of an Audit Panel (PDF 347Kb)

Chair's report and draft minutes of the meeting of the Trust Management Committee held on 26 February  2016 (PDF 115Kb)

Chair's report of Charitable Funds Committee held on 8 March 2016 (PDF 31Kb)

Quality Governance Assurance Committee 24 February 2016 (PDF 428Kb)

Finance and Performance Committee, 24 February 2016 (PDF 274Kb)

Audit Committee, 1 December 2015 (PDF 314Kb)

Charitable Funds Committee, 14 December 2015 (PDF 46Kb)




  Printable Agenda  (PDF 332Kb)

Directors Interests (PDF 191Kb)

Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors held on Monday 30 November, 2015 (PDF 268Kb)

Board Action Points (PDF 90Kb)

Chief Executive’s Report (PDF 181Kb)

CQC  (PDF 212Kb)

100,000 Genomes Project (PDF 431Kb)

IPM Community Migration to Silverlink PAS business case (PDF 3Mb)

NHS Preparedness for a Major Incident - Statement of Preparedness (Gateway ref no 04494) (PDF 125Kb)

Integrated Quality and Performance Report (PDF 3Mb)

Securing Sustainability- TDA Planning Process (PDF 408Kb)

Chair’s report of the meeting of the Quality Governance Assurance Committee held on 20 January 2016          (PDF 194Kb)

Safe Staffing; Planned Versus Actual Staffing by Ward - November and December 2015 data (PDF 581Kb) 

Finance Report - M9: December 2015  (PDF 648Kb)

Chair’s report of the Finance and Performance Committee - 20 January 2016 (PDF 346Kb)

Executive HR Report (PDF 424Kb)

Revalidation (PDF 160Kb)

Midwifery (PDF 328Kb)

Clinical Audit - 6 monthly report (PDF 625Kb)

R and D - quarterly report (PDF 567Kb)

Board Assurance Framework/Trust Risk Register (PDF 411Kb)

Chair’s report and minutes of the meeting of the Trust Management Committee held on 27 November 2015 (PDF 122Kb)

Chair's report and draft minutes of the meeting of the Trust Management Committee held on 18 December 2015 (PDF 110Kb)

Chair's report of Charitable Funds Committee meeting held on 14 December 2015 (PDF 3Kb)

Chair's report of the Audit Committee meeting held on 1 December 2015 (PDF 15Kb)

Chair’s report of the Finance and Performance Committee meeting held on 22 December 2015 (PDF 345Kb)

Quality Governance Assurance Committee, 25 November 2015 (PDF 429Kb)

Finance and Performance Committee, 25 November 2015 (PDF 369Kb)

Finance and Performance Committee, 22 December 2015 (PDF 360Kb)

Charitable Funds Committee, 25 August 2015 (PDF 70Kb)

Audit Committee, 3 September 2015 (PDF 297Kb)


Attending Board Meetings
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