As a Foundation Trust it is essential that the Trust has the highest standards of governance and risk management. The Board has a range of formal sub committees, and the day to day operation and management of the Trust is supported by a range of committees and groups. This document builds on the existing system and helps the establishment, review, awareness and reinforcement of our strategic objectives, critical success factors through succinct reporting and use of key performance and risk indicators. Its focus will be to put in place a framework for considering risk, which will help facilitate the achievement of the Trust’s objectives.



The Policy sets out the framework within which committees/groups are expected to operate, and aims to improve their efficiency.

The Policy ensures that committees/groups work to a common framework that outlines the working processes and promotes overall efficiency.

The Policy details templates for the effective working of committee/group meetings and ensures that there is a robust and standardised process.

The Policy relates to the Board and all the committees/groups identified on the Integrated Governance and Risk Management Structure, see APPENDIX 1.

Essentially this document describes the internal corporate committee structure but excludes time limited groups, project groups, team meetings, individual operational management groups and external relationships. Groups not part of the Integrated Governance and Risk Management structure are however encouraged to apply the principles and formats outlined in the policy.


Policy Details

Download: PDF version
Compiled by: George Roe, Head of Corporate Affairs
Ratified by: Trust Executive Committee
Date Ratified: January 2014
Date Issued: January 2014
Review Date: January 2017
Target Audience: All staff
Contact name: George Roe, Head of Corporate Affairs


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