We are aware that employees are keen to develop within our organisation and may wish to gain a greater understanding of how the Trust addresses issues at a more strategic level. Therefore, arrangements have been made for staff to have the opportunity to request whether they can attend any of the meetings listed below in an observer capacity to support their own personal development. Click each of the meeting titles to obtain further details about the remit of each of these meetings.
How to Request Attendance
Once you have identified the meeting you feel you would benefit from attending, it is proposed you make contact with the chair by writing (email is fine too). In this communication it is proposed you provide some information relating to your reasons for your request and what you would hope to learn as a result of your attendance.
Trust Board of Directors – Monthly
Quality Committee – Monthly
Chaired by Vanessa James, Non-Executive Director, this was formerly known as the Quality and Governance Committee. The work of the committee is to develop and implement effective quality and governance assurance systems and processes. Its focus is on patients, quality and outcomes and the agenda is structured under the three pillars of quality – safe, effective and patient experience.
Finance and Investment Committee – Bimonthly
Audit and Assurance Committee – Bimonthly
Council of Governors – Bimonthly
Clinical Effectiveness – Monthly
The Trust is committed to delivering clinical excellence and in ensuring that our patients receive the best care possible. In order to review clinical practice and develop the services we provide, the Trust has a Clinical Effectiveness Group which oversees the delivery of clinical care.
Chaired by Dr Andy Smith, Executive Medical Director, this group is made up of the Senior Clinical Managers, Education Managers, research and audit team, right care team and other senior colleagues. A number of sub groups feed into this group and allow the Trust to focus on those specific topics and clinical subjects which require in-depth review. These groups include those currently looking at Mental Health, Research and Audit, Sepsis, Infection Prevention and Control amongst others.
Joint Air Ambulance Group – Quarterly
Joint Negotiating and Consultative Committee (JNCC) – Quarterly
Chaired by Ken Wenman, Chief Executive, the JNCC provides an effective forum for discussion between the Trade Union and management representatives. The committee consists of Executive Directors, Deputy Directors, Heads of Department and Staff Side representation covering operational A&E staff from each county and non A&E staff groups. The meetings provide an opportunity to discuss a variety of issues by prior agreement of the Chair, including final approval of all policies reviewed by the Policy Review Alignment Group (PRAG).