The remuneration committee has delegated responsibility for the remuneration and terms of service for the chief executive and executive directors of the Trust.  Its responsibility includes all aspects of salary, provision for other benefits including pensions, arrangements for termination of employment and other contractual terms. The nomination and selection of candidates for appointment as chief executive or executive director is undertaken separately by an appointment committee.

Membership

All the Trust's Non-executive Directors are members of this committee.

The audit and risk committee is established as a committee of the Board of Directors (the Board) to support the Board in discharging its responsibilities by providing objective assurance that effective arrangements are in place across the Trust and its subsidiaries (the Group) for governance and internal control.

The Audit and Risk Committee provides the Board with a means of independent and objective review of financial and corporate governance, assurance processes and risk management across the whole of the Trust’s activities (clinical and non-clinical) both generally and in support of the annual governance statement. In addition the Committee:

  • Champions and promotes highly effective risk management and ensures that the risk management process and culture are embedded throughout the Trust;
  • Improves the standard of decision making on risk management throughout the Trust;
  • Maximises patient safety through effective and integrated control systems;
  • Ensures that appropriate standards are set and compliance with them is monitored, in non-financial, non-clinical areas that fall within the remit of the Committee;
  • Monitors corporate governance (e.g. compliance with terms of authorisation, constitution, codes of conduct, standing orders, standing financial instructions, maintenance of register of interests);
  • Provides assurance of independence for external and internal audit.

Membership

The following Non-executive Directors form the membership of the audit and risk committee:

  • Ian Ailles (Chair)
  • Keith Nurcombe
  • Jayne Stringfellow

The key purpose of all assurance committees is to assure, and where necessary, advise and alert; supporting the Board in its delivery of Trust’s strategic objectives. As appropriate the committee will also consider its work within the context of system working receiving assurance and updates on collaborative working as necessary.

The Committee is a formal committee of the Board and has delegated authority from the Board in line with the Scheme of Delegation.

The Committee will seek assurance where necessary from within the areas identified below:

  • Finance & use of resources
  • Capital & Business cases
  • Strategic change
  • Operational performance

In addition, the Committee will seek assurance with regard to other data included in the Integrated Performance Report (IPR) (with links to Single Overview Framework) that relate to its terms of reference.

Membership:

  • Keith Nurcombe (Chair),
  • Nora Senior
  • Paul Scriven

The Quality Assurance Committee (the committee) is established as a non-executive committee of the Board of Directors (the Board). The Committee has no executive powers other than those specifically delegated in these terms of reference and, as appropriate, from time to time, by Trust Board.

The Committee is established to:

  • Support the Board of Directors’ by obtaining objective assurance that the systems for the strategic delivery of all aspects of the Trust’s quality agenda and strategies are robust and effective.
  • That quality metrics and priorities are built from reliable sources of information and agreed though stakeholder engagement.
  • The risks to delivery of targets and standards are being managed and that action taken will result in the intended outcomes.
  • To provide assurance to the Board of Directors that supports the Trusts strategic objectives.
  • Alert the Board and inform the Audit and Risk Committee where assurance cannot be given or further work or consideration at Board level is recommended.
  • Advise the Board on matters within the Committee’s terms of reference and, where requested by the Board or a Board member;
  • Seek information from executive directors where the opinion of the Committee is sought on matters relating to its portfolio.
  • Provide Oversight for the processes identified in the NHSI/E document ‘A New Approach to Non-Executive Director Champion Roles’ 2021 which identified roles for this committee in relation to:
    • Doctors Disciplinary: The Chair of the Committee has designated non-executive oversight of the doctors’ disciplinary process.
    • Hip Fractures, Falls & Dementia linked hip fractures & falls: the Committee provides oversight of the Trusts protocols to ensure patient safety, prevention, and risk management in this area.
    • Palliative and end of life care (PEoLC): providing assurance to Board that the Trust is aware of, and adhering to, standard of care in relation to PEoLC and reviewing PEoLC complaints.
    • Resuscitation: providing assurance that the resuscitation policy is agreed, implemented and regularly reviewed within the clinical governance framework.
    • Learning from Deaths:  providing assurance on the implementation of the learning from deaths framework.
    • Health & Safety: scrutiny of and assurance to Board of the quality of health and safety structures within the Trust.
    • Safeguarding: scrutiny of and assurance to Board of the Trust’s safeguarding performance.
    • Safety & Risk: provide scrutiny of and assurance to Board of the Trusts governance of safety.
    • Children & Young People: provide scrutiny & assurance to the Board of the Trust’s governance structure to ensure the appropriate care of children & young people.

 

The Committee consists of 3 Members and they are:

  • Jayne Stringfellow (Chair)
  • Jeremy Wight
  • Atul Patel

The key purpose of all assurance committees is to assure, and where necessary, advise and alert; supporting the Board in its delivery of Trust’s strategic objectives. As appropriate, the committee will also consider its work within the context of system working receiving assurance and updates on collaborative working as necessary.

The Committee is a formal committee of the Board and has delegated authority from the Board in line with the Scheme of Delegation.

The Committee will seek assurance where necessary from within the areas identified below:

  • Leadership & improvement capability
  • Operational performance
  • Finance and use of resources
  • Strategic change

Membership 

  • Jeremy Wight (Chair)

  • Sue Glew

  • Atul Patel

The oversight committee provides an overview, to the board of directors, on service provision, cost, performance monitoring of the Trust’s wholly owned subsidiary Derbyshire Support and Facilities Services (DSFS) and a route of escalation for any service failures against agreed KPI’s that should remain unresolved following the contractual Dispute Resolution Procedure between the Trust representative and the service provider.

Membership

The following Non-executive Directors and Executive Directors form the membership of the oversight committee:

Oversight membership is now as follows:

  • Paul Scriven (Chair)
  • Hal Spencer (Deputy Chair)
  • Steve Heppinstall
  • Berenice Groves
  • Krishna Kallianpur
  • Caroline Wade
  • Jon Cort
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