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Our board

Our board provides effective and proactive leadership of the Trust within a framework of processes, procedures and controls which enable risk to be assessed and managed.

They are responsible for the strategy and overall running of our organisation, and the way it is managed. We have 15 members on our board, and they are accountable to our Council of Governors.

There are two types of director: executive and non-executive.

  • Executive directors are senior staff members, clinical and non-clinical, who are responsible for the day-to-day running of the Trust.
  • Non-executive directors are independent people who offer a broad variety of skills and a commitment to our values. They work with the executive directors to set our strategy and ensure we perform well. They are appointed by our Council of Governors and can serve up to two terms of office of three years each.

The board is responsible for ensuring compliance with our terms of authorisation, its constitution, mandatory guidance issued by Monitor, relevant statutory requirements and contractual obligations. These include:

  • Ensuring the quality of care
  • Setting strategy
  • Ensure financial viability
  • Being accountable to members and stakeholders

Upcoming board meetings

  • Board meeting

    Tavistock Centre / Online

    Our Board of Directors meet six times a year, the dates of past and upcoming meetings are detailed below. As a student, patient or member of the public you are welcome to attend the Board of Directors’ meetings, and watch the Board in action. Part one of the meeting is open to the public, while part…

Board members

Executive directors

Non-executive directors

Appointment of board members

The governors are responsible at a general meeting for the appointment, re-appointment and removal of the Chair and the other non-executive directors.

The non-executive directors are responsible, as a committee of the board, for the appointment of executive directors to the board.

Appointments to the board are made on merit and are based on objective criteria. Care is taken to ensure that new appointees have relevant skills and experience to complement other members of the board and enough time to devote to the job.

Any vacancies are advertised through NHS Jobs