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Trust Board Meetings

Trust Board Meetings

Important Notice Regarding Trust Board Meetings

Due to the impact of Coronavirus COVID-19, the Trust Chairman has taken the decision to suspend non-urgent and non-essential meetings until further notice.

The Trust has also stopped all non-essential visits to all of our hospitals including patient’s visitors as well as reducing outpatient appointments and postponing some operations.

The Trust Board will continue to meet ‘virtually’ during this period on the dates to the right but is unable to invite people to attend the public session due to these restrictions.

The Chairman has therefore agreed to extend the option for members of the public to submit any questions they may have to the Board for consideration using the email link; rwh-tr.TrustBoard@nhs.net

Please keep any questions brief and to the point. Responses will either be posted on this web page following the meeting or be found in the minutes published in due course.

You can also submit them to the Trust Company Secretary by leaving a message as per below.

When the standard Public Trust Board Meetings resume there will be a further notice on this page.

Contact

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 2020, 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 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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Trust Board Papers

Given the current situation regarding Coronavirus Covid 19 the Trust Board will receive, read and note the published papers. At the meeting the detailed discussion, examination and decision making will be focused on the current epidemic and the Trust Services as part of the local and national response. This will be reflected in the minutes where most papers will be noted. The Chair and Chief Executive will provide an update on the current situation and the Trust’s response. If you have a question of substance and urgency to put to the Board please submit it at least 24 hours prior to the meeting using the email available. The process described herein will apply to future Trust Board meetings for the time being. As and when this changes further notification will be posted on this page.

The Board, Chairman and Chief Executive would all like to extend their thanks for the great community spirit demonstrated by the people of Wolverhampton and the Black Country.

Please note: All Trust board papers are now contained within the document below.

Trust Board Papers (PDF, 17Mb)

Given the current situation regarding Coronavirus Covid 19 the Trust Board will receive, read and note the published papers. At the meeting the detailed discussion, examination and decision making will be focused on the current epidemic and the Trust Services as part of the local and national response. This will be reflected in the minutes where most papers will be noted. The Chair and Chief Executive will provide an update on the current situation and the Trust’s response. If you have a question of substance and urgency to put to the Board please submit it at least 24 hours prior to the meeting using the email available. The process described herein will apply to future Trust Board meetings for the time being. As and when this changes further notification will be posted on this page.

The Board, Chairman and Chief Executive would all like to extend their thanks for the great community spirit demonstrated by the people of Wolverhampton and the Black Country.

Please note: All Trust board papers are now contained within the document below.

Trust Board Papers (PDF, 36Mb)

Given the current situation regarding Coronavirus Covid 19 the Trust Board will receive, read and note the published papers. At the meeting the detailed discussion, examination and decision making will be focused on the current epidemic and the Trust Services as part of the local and national response. This will be reflected in the minutes where most papers will be noted. The Chair and Chief Executive will provide an update on the current situation and the Trust’s response. If you have a question of substance and urgency to put to the Board please submit it at least 24 hours prior to the meeting using the email available. The process described herein will apply to future Trust Board meetings for the time being. As and when this changes further notification will be posted on this page.

The Board, Chairman and Chief Executive would all like to extend their thanks for the great community spirit demonstrated by the people of Wolverhampton and the Black Country.

Please note: All Trust board papers are now contained within the document below.

Trust Board Papers (PDF, 13Mb)

Given the current situation regarding Coronavirus Covid 19 the Trust Board will receive, read and note the published papers. At the meeting the detailed discussion, examination and decision making will be focused on the current epidemic and the Trust Services as part of the local and national response. This will be reflected in the minutes where most papers will be noted. The Chair and Chief Executive will provide an update on the current situation and the Trust’s response. If you have a question of substance and urgency to put to the Board please submit it at least 24 hours prior to the meeting using the email available. The process described herein will apply to future Trust Board meetings for the time being. As and when this changes further notification will be posted on this page.

The Board, Chairman and Chief Executive would all like to extend their thanks for the great community spirit demonstrated by the people of Wolverhampton and the Black Country.

Please note: All Trust board papers are now contained within the document below.

Trust Board Papers (PDF, 12Mb)

Given the current situation regarding Coronavirus Covid 19 the Trust Board will receive, read and note the published papers. At the meeting the detailed discussion, examination and decision making will be focused on the current epidemic and the Trust Services as part of the local and national response. This will be reflected in the minutes where most papers will be noted. The Chair and Chief Executive will provide an update on the current situation and the Trust’s response. If you have a question of substance and urgency to put to the Board please submit it at least 24 hours prior to the meeting using the email available. The process described herein will apply to future Trust Board meetings for the time being. As and when this changes further notification will be posted on this page.

The Board, Chairman and Chief Executive would all like to extend their thanks for the great community spirit demonstrated by the people of Wolverhampton and the Black Country.

Agenda (PDF, 108Kb)

1. Directors Interests (PDF, 155Kb)

2. Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors held on 3 March 2020 (PDF, 163Kb)

3. Board Action Points (PDF, 66Kb)

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

5.2. Chief Executive's Report of the Trust Management Committee (TMC) 21 February 2020 (PDF, 87Kb)

6.1. Chief Nurse’s Nursing Report (PDF, 275Kb)

6.2. Chief Nurse’s Governance Report (PDF, 452Kb)

6.3. Chair’s Report Quality Governance Assurance Committee (QGAC) (PDF, 167Kb)

6.5. Board Attendance Return (PDF, 141Kb)

6.6. Proposal to form a Trust Clinical Ethics Committee (PDF, 393Kb)

7.1. Report of the Chief Financial Officer - Month 11 (PDF, 973Kb)

7.2. Chair’s Report Finance and Performance (PDF, 210Kb)

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

10.1. Learning from Deaths Update (PDF, 411Kb)

Finance & Performance Minutes 26 February 2020 TMC Minutes 21 February 2020 and QGAC minutes 26 February 2020 (PDF, 483Kb)

Agenda (PDF, 117Kb)

1. Directors Interests (PDF, 154Kb)

2. Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors held on 2 December 2019 (PDF, 147Kb)

3. Board Action Points (PDF, 71Kb) 

4.2. Midwifery Services Report (PDF, 198Kb)

5.1. Chief Executive’s Report (PDF, 90Kb) 

5.2. Chief Executive's Report of the Trust Management Committee (TMC) 24 January 2020 (PDF, 87Kb) 

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

6.2. Freedom to Speak up Report (PDF, 2Mb)

6.3. Workforce & Organisational Development Committee (WODC) Terms of Reference (PDF, 393Kb)

7.1. Learning from Deaths Update (PDF, 435Kb)

7.2. Patient Experience Report - Q3 Activity (October to December 2019) (PDF, 835Kb)

7.3. Continuous Quality Improvement Programme Update (PDF, 935Kb) 

8.1. Chief Nurse’s Nursing Report (PDF, 2Mb)

8.2. Chief Nurse’s Governance Report (PDF, 561Kb)

8.3. Chair’s Report Quality Governance Assurance Committee (QGAC) (PDF, 172Kb)

8.4. Chair's Report Audit Committee (PDF, 66Kb)

8.5. Board Assurance Framework (PDF, 1Mb)

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

9.2. Chair’s Report Finance and Performance (PDF, 569Kb)

9.2.1. Chair's Report Finance and Performance - 18 December 2019 (PDF, 569Kb)

9.2.2. Chair's Report Finance and Performance - 22 January 2020 (PDF, 546Kb)

9.3. Terms of Reference Finance and Performance Committee (PDF, 110Kb)

9.4. Integrated Quality and Performance Report (PDF, 3Mb)

10.1. Innovation, Integration and Research, Director’s Report (PDF, 118Kb)

12.1. Finance & Performance Minutes 20 November 2019 and 18 December 2019, TMC Minutes 22 November 2019, Workforce Organisational Development Committee Minutes 25 October 2019 and Quality Governance Assurance Committee Minutes 20 November 2019 (PDF, 1Mb)

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