Responsibilities of the Trust Board
All directors are required to act in the best interest of the NHS. They all share responsibility for the direction and control of the organisation. The role of the Board is to:
- Add value to the organisation - The Board is collectively responsible for promoting the success of the organisation by directing and supervising the organisation's affairs.
- Provide leadership and control - provide active leadership of the organisation within a framework of prudent and effective controls, which enable risk to be assessed and managed.
- Plan ahead - setting the Trust's strategic aims, ensure that the necessary financial and human resources are in place for the organisation to meet its objectives, and review management performance.
- Set and maintain values for the Trust and ensure that its obligations to patients, the local community and the Secretary of State are understood and met.
- Responsibility - There are statutory obligations such as health and safety that Board members need to meet. Each director has a role in ensuring the probity of the organisation's activities and contributing to the achievement of its objectives in the best interest of patients and the wider public.
- Code of Conduct - The Code of Conduct sets out the rules and behaviours by which the Board collectively and individually, shall conduct business on behalf of the Trust. Click here for code of conduct document.