Board committees

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust has four main board committees:

Audit committee

Chair – Peter Phillips

Key roles:

  • Overview of risk management processes to ensure that they are comprehensive and fit for purpose, taking an integrated view combining clinical and non‐clinical factors
  • Maximising the contribution made by internal audit
  • Ensuring that a whistle blowing policy is in place
  • Scrutiny of annual accounts
  • Management of the relationship with external auditors
Quality & safety committee

Chair ‐ Rolf Levesley

Key roles:

  • Monitoring progress on the Trust’s quality improvement plan
  • Review of clinical risk management and assurance control system, including of other committees engaged in clinical quality or safety activities
  • Commissioning and monitoring evidence of the patient experience, including complaints
  • Monitoring of the Trust’s systems for serious untoward incidents
  • Scrutiny of the Trust’s quality accounts
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of clinical auditA Clinical Advisory Board will report to this Committee. The Advisory Board will be chaired by the Medical Director to the Trust Board. A key role of the Advisory Board will be to provide assurance to the Trust Board on professional standards within the organisation.
Resources and performance committee - (including Business Risk and Investment)

Chair – Steve Jones

Key roles:

  • Review of financial control systems
  • Monitoring achievement of Cost Improvement Programmes
  • Review of performance systems
  • Review of business risk management, including markets and competition, reputation, business continuity, information security, workforce and performance
  • Review of business cases
  • Review of capital investment programme and make recommendations to the Board on prioritisation
  • Review of procedures for investment of surplus working capital
  • Review and management of the investment of charitable funds

A Charitable Funds Sub‐Committee will report to this committee.

Nomination & remuneration committee

Chair – Mike Ridley

Key roles will be:

  • Succession planning and development of Trust senior managers
  • Overseeing the appointment of Executive Directors
  • Approving remuneration of Executive Directors