These are essential but non-clinical governance arrangements for our organisation.
Finance and General Purposes Committee
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, Director of Finance and Corporate services, Director of Service Delivery and Strategy, and Director of HR. It meets at least three 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.