Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust Board

The role of the DCHS board:

  • Provide leadership and promote the achievement of the Trust's principal purpose
  • Agree and implement the Trust's values and strategic objectives, including approval of the annual business & financial plans, annual report and accounts.
  • Ensure the Trust has effective governance and risk management systems in place & fulfils the requirements of registration with the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
  • Promote and develop appropriate partnerships with other organisations in accordance with the Trust's values and strategic direction
  • Monitor the performance of the Trust
  • Manage the executive directors to ensure the Trust: 
    • delivers high quality care and safety for our patients
    • protects the health and safety of the Trust’s employees and all others to whom the Trust owes a duty of care
    • promotes the prevention and control of Healthcare Associated Infection
    • complies with all relevant regulatory, legal and code of conduct requirements
    • maintains high standards of ethical behaviour, corporate governance and personal conduct
    • maintains the Trust's high reputation with both local stakeholders and the wider community
  • Act as Corporate Trustee for The Derbyshire Community Health Services Charitable Trust, a registered charity

Upcoming DCHS Board meetings

Our Board meeting will be returning to in person meetings from June 2022.  

All confirmed venue details will be added below.

All Board meetings start at 1.30pm.

Meeting date Venue Live stream details
9 June 2022

St Thomas’ Centre,
Chatsworth Road,
S40 3AW

Start time 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Here’s the link to the live stream:

4 August 2022

Microsoft Teams meeting

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Start time 1.30pm - 3.30pm

6 October 2022

The Post Mill Centre

Market Street

South Normanton



DE55 2EJ

Start time 1.30pm - 3.30pm

1 December 2022

Agricultural Business Centre

Agricultural Way


DE45 1AH

Start time 1.30pm - 3.30pm


If you have a question you would like to raise with our Board please contact Melanie Curd in advance (see contact us details).

DCHS Board meetings

Agendas and Papers 2022:

Agendas and papers 2021:

Meeting agendas and papers 2020:

If you would like to access agendas and or minutes from meetings prior to January 2020 please email

The DCHS Board works to understand and manage risks to ensure the Trust delivers quality services. 

There are four sub-committees, each of which meet at least six times a year and support the Board to manage these risks by:

  • reviewing performance
  • making decisions and agreeing actions
  • approving policies
  • ensuring we have high standards and behaviour

DCHS Board sub-committees

  • Quality People Committee (QPC) chaired by Kaye Burnett, non-executive director, and supported by Darren Tidmarsh, Director of People Services and Organisational Effectiveness. QPC makes sure the Board know that DCHS has the right staff, in the right place, doing the right things.
  • Quality Service Committee (QSC) chaired by Kay Fawcett, non-executive director, and supported by Michelle Bateman, Director of Nursing, AHPs and Quality. QSC shapes and influences the quality of our services including patient safety, patient experience and effectiveness of care.
  • Quality Business Committee (QBC) chaired by Ian Lichfield, non-executive director, and supported by Lee Outhwaite, Director of Finance and Strategy. QBC ensures that DCHS is an effective, efficient and economical organisation.
  • The Audit and Assurance Committee (AAC) helps the Trust maintain a sound system of internal control. It provides assurance to the Board through the oversight, assessment, review and scrutiny of functions, process and systems within the Trust.
  • The Charitable Funds Committee (CFC) chaired by Prem Singh, Chair of DCHS. The Derbyshire Community Health Services Charitable Trust has responsibility for the administration of the charitable funds of two organisations: Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust and Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
  • The Mental Health Act Committee (MHAC) chaired by James Reilly, non-executive director, and supported by Deborah Stevens, Legal Services Manager. MHAC provides assurance to the Board that confirms the experience of all of our patients is fully compliant to the Mental Health Act 1983, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Care Quality Commission’s Essential Standards of Quality and Safety.

The sub-committees also have sub-groups that report to them and are responsible for particular performance and management issues on behalf of the sub-committees. 

Melanie Curd, Associate Director of Corporate Governance/Trust Secretary, leads on supporting the committees, alongside Andrea Graham, Deputy Trust Secretary and Sara Parkin, Corporate Governance Manager.

Please click on a month to access the key messages from the public board meeting for that particular month.



Members of the Board are required to complete a declaration and any changes during the year must be notified to the Associate Director of Corporate Governance/Trust Secretary immediately and formally.

This is reviewed annually and, in addition, at the start of each meeting, members are required to declare any interests that may affect the papers being considered.

DCHS Trust Board Register of Interests.