The Board leads the Trust and provides a framework of governance, within which high-quality mental health and social care services are delivered across south west London and beyond.
The Board is made up of a chairman, non-executive directors, the chief executive and executive directors. Day-to-day management is carried out by the chief executive, supported by the executive directors and other senior managers.
Responsibilities of the Trust Board
- Adding value to the organisation: The Board is collectively responsible for promoting the success of the organisation by directing and supervising its affairs.
- Providing leadership and control: Provide active leadership of the organisation within a framework of prudent and effective controls, which enable risk to be assessed and managed.
- Planning ahead: Setting our strategic aims, providing the necessary financial and human resources for the organisation to meet its objectives, and review management performance.
- Setting and embodying our values: Ensure our obligations to patients, the local community and the Secretary of State are understood and met.
There are statutory obligations such as health and safety that board members must meet. Each director has a role in ensuring the probity of the organisation's activities and helping it achieve its objectives in the best interest of patients and the wider public.
The Code of Conduct contains the rules and behaviours by which the Board collectively and individually, carries out the Trust's business