The Board

The Board of Directors of the Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust meets bi-monthly and has overall responsibility for both leading and setting the strategic direction for the organisation.

Meetings of the Board of Directors are structured into a public meeting, which the public, staff and media can attend to observe, and a closed meeting where the Chairman will ask that members of the public, staff and media be excluded because publicity of the confidential nature of the business to be undertaken would be prejudicial to the public interest.

The responsibility and functioning of the Board is governed by the Trust’s Foundation Trust Constitution. This Constitution also governs the responsibility and functioning of the Trust’s Council of Governors.

The Members of the Board comprise a Chairman, five Executive Directors and seven Non-Executive Directors, all of whom have voting rights. The Board is also routinely attended by the Director of People, Planning & Development and by the Trust Secretary, neither of whom are entitled to vote.

The Members of the Board comprise a Chairman, six Executive Directors and seven Non-Executive Directors, all of whom have voting rights. The Board is also routinely attended by the Trust Secretary, who is not entitled to vote.

The Executive Director posts are as follows:

  • Chief Executive
  • Director of People and Organisational Development
  • Executive Director of Strategic Development
  • Director of Finance
  • Medical Director
  • Chief Nurse and Director of Quality

The Chairman and Non-Executive Directors are recruited from the local community and are appointed for the additional knowledge and expertise that they can bring to the organisation.

The structure of the Board enables it to assure itself through a process of challenge that the organisation is performing well and is being managed effectively.

There are four formal Committees of the Board which enable it to deliver on these responsibilities, namely the Audit Committee, Finance and Investment Committee, Quality and Safety Committee and Nominations and Remuneration Committee, each of which is chaired by a Non-Executive Director.

Trust Board meetings

Details of the Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Board meetings which are held at various locations in the communities we serve are available using the Board Meetings link shown below.

The Nolan Principles

The ‘Nolan Principles’ code of practice has been written with regard to the 7 principles of public life identified by the Nolan Committee in their First Report on Standards in Public Life in May 1995 and subsequently endorsed by the Government.

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust actively promotes and strives to adhere to the principles set out here.


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