Holding to Account again

Category: 2getherHere is a further draft proposal for the Council of Governors of the 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, concerning the ways in which the Council can hold the Trust’s non-executive directors (NEDs) to account. This is the version that was tabled at the Council of Governors meeting on November 12th.

The previous, and much more verbose, draft of this proposal can be found here: Holding to Account

This 3rd draft introduces the new idea of a steering group for the Council, with responsibility for managing the Council’s work in collaboration with the Chair, and on behalf of governors collectively. The steering group would take on the coordinating role described in the previous draft. Several safeguards are proposed to ensure that the steering group does not take other governors for granted.

Otherwise, the proposal is much the same as the previous draft, although it is very much simplified so that it fits on one side of one page. There are a couple of pages of supporting rationale. Here is the document:

Ways of working and holding NEDs to account (PDF)

The Council formed a task group consisting of governors and NEDs to look into the proposal (together with papers by other governors describing underlying principles and supporting protocols). I’m not a member of the task group, although I might provide some additional input. The task group will report back to the Council meeting on January 8th.

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About Rod

Chairman of the Gloucestershire charity Suicide Crisis, Vice Chair of Relate Gloucestershire & Swindon, and an enthusiast for public involvement in the NHS.
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