The Trust Board is the ultimate source of authority in the Trust and gives the overall sense of direction and purpose to the Trust’s activities. It consists of a part-time Non-executive Chairman and five Non-executive Directors drawn from the local community and five Executive Directors, headed by the Chief Executive.
The current members of the board are:
Stephen Graves, Chief Executive
Dermot O'Riordan , Medical Director
Jan Bloomfield, Executive Director Workforce and Communications
Craig Black, Executive Director of Resources
Nichole Day, Executive Director Chief Nurse
Andy Graham, Director of Major Projects
Pen portraits of individual Directors and Non-executive Directors can be found on the page Members of the Board .
The Trust's management structure can be seen in more detail in the organisational charts .
The Trust Board's Role
The Board’s role can be characterised as five P’s:
Planning (where we are going, what shall we do?)
Performance (how are we doing?)
People (having the right people in place to implement the Board’s policies and deliver services)
Pounds and Pence (keeping the money under control)
Patients (are we delivering services at the right time, place and quality?)
The Board meets monthly - see Trust Board Meetings .
More information about the Trust can be found in the Annual Plan, the Annual Report and in various policies and strategy documents; these can be found on the Trust Publications page.
The Trust Board - Additional Information