Our corporate and planning services are an integral part of the overall structure and smooth running of the UHB and include:
The progress and scrutiny of the Corporate Services Directorates are through a combination of governance, executive director and senior management accountability and progress mapped against key projects within their areas of expertise.
The Board consists of 21 members including the Chair, Vice Chair and Chief Executive. We have nine Independent Members, all of whom are appointed by the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Social Services and Sport and several Associate Members.
The Board is the corporate engine of the UHB and is also responsible for governance, scrutiny and public accountability. Openness and transparency are key to the Board’s operating, and public meetings are held every six weeks. All of the agenda and Board papers are published on the website.
The Board has robust governance arrangements in place to ensure probity, strategic and delivery plans are in place, risks are mitigated and assured, and we have the appropriate controls in place to govern corporate and clinical situations.
The Board is supported by a Board Secretary who provides advice on corporate governance and ensures that our statutory and corporate standards are in place and up to date.
Protecting the confidentiality of the information of patients is essential, and there are strict controls in place to govern how we store, record and share data.
Ensuring that data is only shared appropriately and standards are retained is the responsibility of the Caldicott Guardian. This role is currently undertaken by the Medical Director.