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 meetings in public are still being held virtually on Microsoft Teams due to the ongoing pandemic. Once we are able to hold our meeting in person venues will be confirmed, and added here.
|3 February 2022||tbc|
|7 April 2022||tbc|
|9 June 2022||tbc|
|4 August 2022||tbc|
|6 October 2022||tbc|
|1 December 2022||tbc|
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 2021:
- February 2021
- April 2021
- June 2021
- July 2021 (Performance report)
- August 2021
- September 2021(Performance report)
- October 2021
- November 2021
- December 2021
Meeting agendas and papers 2020:
If you would like to access agendas and or minutes from meetings prior to January 2020 please email DCHST.firstname.lastname@example.org
The DCHS Board works to understand and manage risks to ensure the Trust delivers quality services.
There are four sub-committees which meet at least once a month 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 is 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 is supported by Michelle Bateman, Director of Quality and Chief Nurse.
- 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 who is supported by Chris Sands, Director of Finance and Strategy/Deputy Chief Executive
- QBC makes sure DCHS is an effective, efficient & 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.
- Mental Health Act Committee (MHAC) chaired by non-executive director, James Reilly, and supported by Deborah Brennan, our legal services manager. The Mental Health Act Committee 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, our associate director of corporate governance/Trust secretary, leads on supporting the committes and Andrea Graham, our corporate governance manager, arranges them.
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.