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 elaine.doyle6@nhs.net.

STATEMENT ON RESTRICTION OF PUBLIC ACCESS

Due to the NHS operational response to COVID-19 we will be unable to allow the public to join this meeting in person so have been having our meetings via Microsoft Teams.  The 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.

Board Meeting Dates and Papers

Due to the impact of Coronavirus COVID-19, the Trust has taken the decision to suspend face to face non-urgent and non-essential meetings until further notice.

The Board will continue to meet 'virtually' during this period on the dates below. If you would like to attend a Board meeting please email elaine.doyle6@nhs.net and we will send you the link to join the meeting.

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 elaine.doyle6@nhs.net and we will respond to them.

When the standard Public Board Meetings resume there will be further notice on this page.

 

2021

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 10.30am     
 September 7th 9.30am     
October 5th  9.30am     
November 2nd   9.30am    
 December 7th  9.30am    

2020

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

Harry Turner - Chair

Harry Turner - Chair

Harry has extensive experience, having served as a Non-Executive Director and then Chairman of Worcestershire Acute NHS Trust between 2008 and 2016.

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David Gilburt - Non-Executive Director

David Gilburt - Non-Executive Director

David Gilburt is a qualified accountant and has worked as Director of Finance in roles across the NHS at Health Authority, CCG, Trust and Regional level. 

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Ian Buckley - Non-Executive Director

Ian Buckley - Non-Executive Director

Ian has worked as Chief executive for a number of UK and US businesses and served on both PLC and private company boards.

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Martin Evans - Non-Executive Director

Martin Evans - Non-Executive Director

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. 

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Dr George Solomon - Non-Executive Director

Dr George Solomon - Non-Executive Director

George is a retired GP who worked in general practice for thirty-one years. He graduated from Glasgow University in 1978 and worked in Junior Doctor posts in Glasgow and Somerset.

 

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Valerie Little - Non-Executive Director

Valerie Little - Non-Executive Director

Valerie was born and brought up in Dudley, attending school in the Borough. She has studied both science and social science at Bristol, LSE and Birmingham Universities.

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Gillian Love - Associate Non-Executive Director

Gillian Love - Associate Non-Executive Director

Dr Gillian Love was locally educated in Kinver and Stourbridge and qualified from Medical school in Birmingham in 1991.

 

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Dr Stephen Cartwright - Associate Non-Executive Director

Dr Stephen Cartwright - Associate Non-Executive Director

Stephen has worked as a GP for 35 years with 30 of those years in Dudley.

 
 

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Billie Lam - Associate Non-Executive Director

Paul Assinder - Chief Executive (Interim)

Paul Assinder - Chief Executive (Interim)

Paul is one of the most experienced and respected Chief Financial Officers currently working in healthcare in the UK.

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Caroline Brunt - Director of Nursing and Allied Health Professionals (Interim)

Caroline Brunt - Director of Nursing and Allied Health Professionals (Interim)

Caroline commenced training as a nurse at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham in 1981, registering in 1984.

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Matthew Gamage - Director of Finance (Interim)

Matthew Gamage - Director of Finance (Interim)

Matt is local resident with 25 years’ experience in NHS Finance.

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Stephanie Cartwright - Director of Operations, Strategy and Partnerships (Interim)

Stephanie Cartwright - Director of Operations, Strategy and Partnerships (Interim)

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.

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Bev Edgar - Associate Director of People (Interim)

Bev Edgar - Associate Director of People (Interim)

Bev is an experienced HR Board Director working for the last 17 years in NHS England and NHS Wales including 18 months as Head of People Strategy at NHSI.

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James Young -  Associate Director of Quality and Governance

James Young - Associate Director of Quality and Governance

James Young is the Associate Director of Quality and Governance. 

Elaine Doyle - Board Secretary

Elaine Doyle - Board Secretary

Elaine Doyle is the Board Secretary.

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  pdf DIHC Board - Declaration of Interest Register (205 KB)

 

Current Register of Interests for Decision Making Staff

Standing Orders
 
Scheme of Delegations Including Matters Reserved for the Board

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