The Trust’s Board sets the overall policy and strategic direction for the Trust, approves and monitors the Trust’s business plans, budgets and major capital expenditure, and monitors performance against objectives. The Board delegates authority to a number of committees for specific areas of work. These include the remuneration committee; audit and risk committee; finance, performance and planning committee; quality and safety committee; people committee and the charity trustee committee.
The Trust is committed to ensuring accountability in the day-to-day running of our organisation. We will ensure that decisions are taken in an open and transparent way and that the interests of patients and the public remain central to our goals.
Our Board has the following voting members:
- A non-executive chair
- Five non-executive directors
- Five executive directors – chief executive, director of finance, medical director, director of nursing and chief operating officer
Members of the public are welcome to attend our Trust Board meetings as we realise that our community is interested in the work we do. More information can be found on the Board meetings page of our website.
Gifts, hospitality and conflicts of interest
East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust and our staff work closely with other organisations to provide high quality, compassionate care for our communities
Our partnerships deliver a multitude of advantages for our communities, equally there is the potential that conflicts of interest may arise for our staff. Therefore, all our staff are required to declare any interests which may cause a conflict whilst carrying out their work duties, together with any gifts and hospitality staff receive during the course of their work.
The Trust asks that all senior employees whose role may comprise purchasing decisions, to make an annual declaration of interest, even if this is a Nil Return where they have nothing to declare.
The register can be viewed here: https://enht.mydeclarations.co.uk/declarations
NHS Provider Licence
The NHS Provider Licence was introduced in 2013 following the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to regulate providers and ensure the health sector works in the best interests of patients and was extended to cover all NHS Trusts from April 2023.