Board Committees

Integrated Audit and Governance Committee (IAGC)

The IAGC is responsible for scrutinising and reviewing whether effective systems of integrated governance, risk management, internal and financial control are operating across the whole of the organisation’s clinical and non-clinical activities that support the achievement of the Trust’s objectives.

View the IAGC Terms of Reference

Finance and Performance Committee

The Finance and Performance Committee oversees the Trust’s financial strategy, financial policies, financial and budgetary planning, monitors financial and activity performance and reviews proposed major investments in line with the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation.

View the Finance and Performance Committee Terms of Reference

Quality and Safety Committee 

The Quality and Safety Committee is responsible for seeking and obtaining assurance on all aspects of quality and safety of care across the Trust (including the statutory and mandatory requirements relating to quality and safety of care).  If not assured, the Committee will oversee the appropriate actions for improvement or escalation of relevant issues to the Board for consideration.

View the Quality and Safety Committee Terms of Reference

Nominations and Remuneration Committee

The Nominations and Remuneration Committee determines, and agrees with the Board, the Trust’s Policy for determining the remuneration, terms of service and other contractual arrangements of the Chief Executive and Executive Directors, and monitors their performance.

View the Nominations and Remuneration Committee Terms of Reference

Charitable Funds Committee

The Charitable Funds Committee, oversees the administration of the many donations, legacies and investments that are held within the renamed East Kent Hospitals Charity.

View the Charitable Funds Committee Terms of Reference

People and Culture Committee

The purpose of the People and Culture Committee is to provide strategic overview and board assurance in relation to workforce, education, organisation and cultural development matters and identify any risks to delivery of the strategic objectives.

View the People and Culture Committee Terms of Reference

Clinical Ethics Committee

The purpose of the Clinical Ethics Committee is to encourage critical analytical thinking concerning ethical aspects of patient care and the operation of the Trust, and related university functions.  It is an advisory Committee, to assist with complex moral and ethical decisions.  Responsibility for decision making rests with the responsible clinician(s). 

View the Clinical Ethics Committee Terms of Reference

Further details and statements from the Chairs of Committees are documented with the Trust’s Annual Report.