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As the Board of a public service body, it meets regularly, retains full and effective control over the organisation and monitors the executive management of the Trust.

The Board has corporate responsibility to:

  • Set the organisation’s strategic aims, taking into consideration the views of the Council of Governors, ensuring the necessary financial and human resources are in place for it to meet its objectives, and reviewing management performance
  • Be collectively responsible for ensuring the quality and safety of healthcare services, education, training and research delivered by the Trust and applying the principles and standards of clinical governance set out by the Department of Health, the Care Quality Commission and other relevant NHS bodies
  • Be collectively responsible for adding value to the organisation by promoting its success through the direction and supervision of its affairs
  • Provide proactive leadership within a framework of prudent and effective controls which enable risk to be assessed and managed
  • Set and maintain the organisation’s vision, values and standards of conduct, whilst ensuring its obligations to members, patients and other stakeholders including the local community and the Secretary of State are understood and met.
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