How we are run
The management of the Trust is led by a Board of Directors, this is made up of the Chair, five other Non-Executive Directors and Executive Directors including the Chief Executive. Through the unitary board they are responsible for the day-to-day running of the organisation and are accountable for ensuring high standards of clinical and corporate governance, monitoring of performance and ensuring effective financial stewardship through value for money principles.
The Board provides leadership, to set the organisation's strategic aims, and to identify and maintain its values. All members are committed to the Seven Nolan Principles of Public Life and have met the Fit and Proper Person Test to be a member of an NHS organisation Board. They meet monthly and hold at least ten meetings in public session. Stakeholders, partners and members of the public are all welcome to attend and you can find a list of upcoming dates below.
If you wish to observe the public session of our Board meetings, please email Elaine Doyle, Trust Secretary on email@example.com.
STATEMENT ON PUBLIC ACCESS
Due to the NHS operational response to COVID-19 we have been unable to allow the public to join the public board meeting in person so have been having our meetings via Microsoft Teams. and papers and minutes of the meeting will be posted to the Trust website as soon as these are approved for publication.
Please be aware that Government social isolation requirements constitute ‘special reasons’ for exclusion of the public as permitted by legislation and as such the Trust had been meeting virtually since it's creation in April 2020.
Following relaxation of the restrictions and the Trust 's commitment to maintaining transparency and accountability to the public have taken the decision to allow members of the public to attend meetings in public session. In order to allow this we will be working to ensure safety of staff and the public through maintaining appropriate Covid security at these meetings. If you wish to observe the public session of our Board meetings, please email Elaine Doyle, Trust Secretary on firstname.lastname@example.org. We are asking that everyone attending the 'in person' meetings:
a) Wear a mask
b) Maintain social distancing
c) Undertake a lateral flow test the day before attending and anyone who has any symptoms does not attend
Hand sanitiser will also be available at the 'in person' meetings.
If you have any questions in advance of the meeting, please do not hesitate please email Elaine Doyle, Trust Secretary on email@example.com.
Board Meeting Dates and Papers
The Board will continue to meet 'virtually' and when appropriate hold meetings 'in person' with dates and venues listed below. If you would like to attend a Board meeting please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions or queries you would like to put to the Board please submit them through the Elaine Doyle, Trust Secretary via email@example.com and we will respond to them.
|Date||Time||Venue||Agenda and Papers|
|Tuesday 1st February 2022||9:30am||Virtual Meeting||pdf February 1st 2022 (3.74 MB)|
|Tuesday 1st March 2022||9:30am||Dudley College of Technology, The Broadway, Dudley, DY1 4AS||pdf Board Papers PUBLIC 1st March 2022 (4.22 MB)|
|Tuesday 5th April 2022||9:30am||Black Country & Marches Institute of Technology, Zoological Drive, Dudley, DY1 4AL||pdf DIHC Public Board Papers 5 April 2022 (4.39 MB)|
|Thursday 5th May 2022||9:30am||Dudley College of Technology, The Broadway, Dudley, DY1 4AS||pdf DIHC Public Board Papers 5 May 2022 Final (6.52 MB)|
|Tuesday 7th June 2022||09:30am||Brierley Hill Health and Social Care Centre, Venture Way, DY5 1RU||pdf DIHC Public Board Papers 7 June 2022 (4.93 MB)|
|Tuesday 5th July 2022||09:30am||Himley Hall, Himley Rd, Himley, Dudley DY3 4DF||folder DIHC Public Board Papers 5 July 2022|
|Tuesday 2nd August 2022|
|Tuesday 6th September 2022|
|Tuesday 4th October 2022|
|Tuesday 1st November 2022|
|Tuesday 6th December 2022|
|Date||Time||Venue||Agenda and Papers|
|January 12th||9.30am||Virtual Meeting||pdf January 12th 2021 (4.34 MB)|
|February 2nd||9.30am||Virtual Meeting||pdf February 2nd 2021 (1.93 MB)|
|March 2nd||9.30am||Virtual Meeting||pdf March 2nd 2021 (3.02 MB)|
|April 12th||9.30am||Virtual Meeting||pdf April 12th 2021 (2.10 MB)|
|May 5th||9.30am||Virtual Meeting||pdf May 5th 2021 (3.82 MB)|
|June 3rd||9.00am||Virtual Meeting||pdf June 3rd 2021 (2.77 MB)|
|July 6th||09.30am||Virtual Meeting||pdf July 6th 2021 (2.37 MB)|
|September 8th||10.30am||The Village, Castlegate Dr, Dudley, DY1 4TB||pdf September 8th 2021 (7.24 MB)|
|October 5th||9.30am||Virtual Meeting||pdf October 5th 2021 (2.64 MB)|
|November 2nd||9.30am||The Broadway, Dudley College, DY1 4AS||pdf November 2nd 2021 (3.32 MB)|
|December 7th||10.00am||Virtual Meeting||pdf December 7th 2021 (3.82 MB)|
|Date||Time||Venue||Agenda and papers|
|April 1st||9am||Virtual Meeting||pdf (1.55 MB) pdf April 1st 2020 (1.55 MB) pdf (1.55 MB)|
|May 5th||10am||Virtual Meeting||pdf May 5th 2020 (2.82 MB)|
|June 2nd||9.30am||Virtual Meeting||pdf (1.24 MB) June 2nd 2020|
|July 9th||9.30am||Virtual Meeting||pdf July 9th 2020 (1.52 MB)|
|August 4th||9am||Virtual Meeting||pdf August 4th 2020 (1.87 MB)|
|September 1st||9.30am||Virtual Meeting||pdf September 1st 2020 (2.92 MB)|
|October 6th||9.30am||Virtual Meeting||pdf October 6th 2020 (1.13 MB)|
|November 3rd||9.30am||Virtual Meeting||pdf November 3rd 2020 (1.11 MB)|
|December 1st||9.30am||Virtual Meeting||pdf December 1st 2020 (1.29 MB)|
Meet our Board Members
Martin has worked within the public sector for over 30 years and has recently retired from the Police Service where he served latterly as an Assistant Chief Constable with West Mercia Police having responsibility for delivery of 24/7 policing services across the counties of Shropshire, Telford, Worcestershire and Herefordshire.
Stephen has worked as a GP for 35 years with 30 of those years in Dudley.
Dr Lucy Martin is a GP in Dudley.
Dr Richard Bramble is a GP in Dudley.
Stephanie has responsibility for the day to day operation of our organisation and services, the development of our organisational strategies and for managing our relationships with our partners and stakeholders.
Philip joins us as Interim Chief Operating Officer. Philip has over thirty years experience within Health and Social Care. He has held a number of long term interim Executive Director roles within provider, commissioner, and regulatory organisations, in the NHS and within the commercial sector.
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