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Responsibilities of the Trust Board

The Board is held accountable by the NHS Executive on behalf of the Secretary of State, for the following key functions:

  • To set the strategic direction of the Trust within the overall policies and priorities of the Government and the NHS, define the Trust’s annual and longer term objectives and agree plans to achieve them
  • To oversee the delivery of planned results by monitoring performance against objectives and ensuring corrective action is taken where necessary
  • To ensure effective financial stewardship through value for money, financial control and financial planning and strategy
  • To ensure those high standards of corporate governance and personal behaviour are maintained in the conduct of the business of the Trust
  • To appoint, appraise and remunerate senior executives
  • To ensure that there is effective dialogue between the Trust and the local community on its plans and performance and that these are responsive to the community’s needs.