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Corporate Governance

These are essential but non-clinical governance arrangements for our organisation.

Finance Audit and Risk

This committee will maintain an overview of financial matters within the organisation. This will include consideration of budgets and financial reports. It also has responsibility for Human Resource issues, policies and procedures, risk management and other related matters. The committee consists of a Chair, at least 3 trustees, the CEO, Deputy CEO, Director of Risk and Governance, IT Director, Director of Marketing and Innovation, Director of Operations and Director of HR. It meets at least four times per annum.

This Committee will meet at least once per annum as the Audit Committee to receive and consider external audit reports and ensure a rolling programme of internal audit covering areas of perceived risk is in place.

Information Governance Committee

This committee is responsible for setting information governance strategy, defining IG policy and procedures and monitoring the service in relation to adherence to IG policy and procedures. Information Governance is an initiative introduced by the NHS Information Authority, to provide a framework for organisations and individuals to ensure that information is dealt with legally, securely, effectively and efficiently to deliver the best possible healthcare service.

Board of Trustees

The board of trustees hold ultimate responsibility for ensuring BPAS fulfils its organisational/charitable purpose though effective leadership which demonstrates honesty, openness, and integrity. The board focuses on BPAS’ decision making, and risk management and control to assure the resilience of BPAS.

Governance, Remuneration and Nomination Committee

This is a sub-committee of the board of trustees. It assesses aspects of the organisation such as the board of trustees’ effectiveness, benchmarking employee pay, defining procedures for appointing new board members and leadership succession plans.

Strategic Leadership team Meetings.

This meeting focuses on ensuring the organisation is meeting its charitable objectives, stays financially viable and ensures that a safe, accessible, high-quality service is provided to all clients.