How we make decisions


The Trust has for some years published as a matter of routine a range of documents reflecting how decisions are made and recording both the decisions themselves and how they were reached, in particular agendas, minutes and papers for our regular Board meetings which are held in public.


Clinical governance is a framework through which NHS organisations are accountable for continuously improving the quality of their service and safeguarding the high standards of care by creating an environment in which excellence in clinical care will flourish.

The Trust has a Quality and Clinical Governance Committee, which sets out and monitors the overall direction for patient safety and experience and its governance within the Trust and agrees the programme of work with the Trust Board. 

Minutes of these meetings, governance annual reports and update reports are regularly presented to the Trust Board.


Patient and public involvement

The involvement of patients and carers helps us improve our services and ensures they are responsive to their needs. We also want to include patients and their representatives when we develop policies and strategies. 

Involvement also means working with our partners in health, the local council, the voluntary sector and our own Foundation Trust members.

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