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Management Structure

Trust Governance

The Board of Directors

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust is managed by a Board of Directors. The role of the Board of Directors is to:

  • set the overall strategic direction of the Trust
  • provide effective financial control
  • ensure high standards of corporate governance
  • ensure that the Trust provides high quality, effective patient-centred care

Role of the Board of Directors - full description

The Board of Directors meets in public every month in the Oasis Boardroom, Combe Park, Bath BA1 3NG (expect during August).

Forthcoming meeting dates

The hospital is managed by a Trust board, which consists of a chair, six non-executive directors and eight executive directors. The day-to-day management of the hospital is the responsibility of the chief executive assisted by the executive directors, and supported by the three clinical divisions.

Executive directors: Chief Executive, Chief Operating Officer, Director of Finance, Chief Nurse, Medical Director, Director for People, Director of Strategy, and Director of Estates & Facilities.

The different Board of Director roles are set out below:

All members of the Board of Directors meet the "fit and proper persons test" and Non-Executive Directors are considered to be independent in accordance with the criteria set out in Monitor's NHS Foundation Trust Code of Governance.

At the present time the Board is satisfied as to its balance, completeness and appropriateness and will keep these matters under review. Click here for further information about the members of the Board of Directors.

Click the following link for a specimen Non-Executive Director appointment letter which sets out the Terms of Office of Non-Executive Directors.

The Board of Directors welcomes the views and opinions of its members, patients, the public and stakeholders who have an existing connection, or might have a future connection, with the Royal United Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The Board of Directors undertakes to involve the local community in all its forms, as appropriate, in any significant aspect of physical or service change.

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Trust Governance Structure

The Board of Directors has seven main sub groups as set out below:

Click on the links below for the Terms of Reference:

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Council of Governors

The Council of Governors is responsible for representing the views and interests of the NHS Foundation Trust Members and the general public. They have an important role in acting as the eyes and ears of the membership with regards to the quality of service the Trust provides.

The Council of Governors does not undertake the operational management of the Trust; rather they provide a vital link to the wider community, challenge the Board of Directors and collectively hold the Non-Executive Directors to account for the performance of the NHS Foundation Trust.

Governors are responsible for regularly feeding back information about the Trust, its vision and its performance to the constituencies and stakeholder organisations that either elected or nominated them.

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