There are several committees which carry out of some of the more detailed work on behalf of the Board of Directors. These committees have the power to make decisions.
Audit and Risk Committee
The audit and risk committee provides assurance to the Board of Directors, in consultation with the other board committees, that adequate and appropriate governance structures, processes and controls are in place throughout the Trust.
The committee’s membership is made up of three of the Trust’s Non-Executive Directors (excluding the Trust’s Chair). The meetings are chaired by one of the Non-Executive Directors drawn from its membership and the current Chair is Anne Dray.
The other members are the Executive Director of Finance, the Director of Corporate Governance (Board Secretary), the Deputy Director of Finance and other Executive Directors when they are needed. There are also representatives from internal and external audit, and the Trust’s Local Counter Fraud Specialist.
The audit and risk committee terms of reference.
Finance and Performance Committee
The finance and performance committee keeps a check of the Trust’s financial processes. The committee ensures that the Trust’s finances are managed correctly so we can deliver an effective and efficient service.
The committee’s membership is made up of both Non-Executive and Executive Directors. Also in attendance at the committee’s meetings are the Deputy Director of Finance and the Director of Corporate Governance (Board Secretary).
The current Chair of the committee is Richard Mills.
The terms of reference for the finance and performance committee.
Quality Assurance Committee
This committee was created by the board in response to the recommendations in the Francis Report (on the service failures at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust).
Heather Smith is the current committee Chair.
This committee makes sure the Trust's systems and processes for safeguarding are effective and that the quality of the Trust's services are always improving.
Members of the committee include all the Non-Executive Directors (except for the Trust’s Chair), the Executive Medical Director, the Executive Director of Nursing, Professions and Care Standards, the Executive Director of Finance and the Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director of Operations.
Also in attendance at the committee’s meetings are the Board Secretary, the Head of Integrated Governance, the Director of Planning and Performance and a representative of NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (the main commissioners of the healthcare services which the Trust provides). Other people, including senior members of staff within the Trust attend when needed by the committee.
The terms of reference for the quality assurance committee.
Remuneration and Nominations Committee
The Non-Executive Directors sit on this committee. It is chaired by the Trust’s Chair.
The committee is responsible for agreeing the remuneration (pay) and terms and conditions of service of the Executive Directors (including the Chief Executive) to make sure they are properly rewarded.
The Chief Executive attends the committee’s meetings in an advisory capacity and The Director of Human Resources and the Board Secretary attend meetings to provide advice and professional support.
The terms of reference for the remuneration and nominations committee.
Workforce and Organisation Development Committee
This committee makes sure that the Trust’s systems and processes support employees in the provision and delivery of high quality, safe service user care. It also makes sure that the Trust is meeting its legal and regulatory duties to all employees.
It is made up of Non-Executive Directors and Executive Directors and is chaired by Heather Smith.
The Director of Human Resources and the Director of Organisation Development (Board Secretary) attend the committee’s meetings to provide advice and professional support to its members.
The terms of reference for the workforce and organisation development committee.
The People Committee was created to give assurance to the Board (in consultation with the other Board committees) that adequate and appropriate governance structures, processes and controls are in place in respect of the workforce, organisational development and any other matters that could be agreed fall within its remit.
The committee is made up of three Non-Executive Directors, the Executive Director of Nursing, Professions and Operations and the Executive Director of People. It is chaired by Heather Smith.
The terms of reference for the People Committee.
Mental Health Legislation Committee
The Mental Health Legislation Committee is responsible for the effective application and administration of the Mental Health Act (MHA), the Mental Capacity Act (MCA), including its Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) or, when they come into effect, Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) and any associated safeguarding matters, Human Rights Legislation and adherence to the associated Codes of Practice.
The committee is made up of three Non-Executive Directors, the Executive Medical Director, the Director of Quality and the Director of Corporate Governance. It is chaired by Dr. Olayinka Monisola Fadahunsi-Oluwole.
The terms of reference for the Mental Health Legislation Committee.