Our governance arrangements
Our governance structure is designed to widen involvement in the Network and further strengthen support to our programmes; all of which will ensure that we are accountable to our members and are able to deliver a successful portfolio of activity, which achieves the four AHSN core objectives.
Steering and delivery groups
Three steering and delivery groups oversee our clinical, patient safety and industry and enterprise programme areas: providing expertise and guidance, scrutiny, leadership and advocacy. Membership includes representatives from East Midlands providers, commissioners, industry, the East Midlands Strategic Clinical Networks and Clinical Senate, the East Midlands PPI Senate, subject specialists, partner organisations and third sector.
The remit of the groups includes:
- Subject and topic specific advice and guidance
- Subject and topic specific expertise and scrutiny
- System ownership and leadership
- Driving forward delivery of agreed objectives
- Advocacy for the programme
- Advisory Council
The Advisory Council
The Advisory Council is chaired by our Independent Chair. It is made up of senior leaders from throughout the region, bringing together researchers, clinicians, patients, industry and educators with a wealth of strategic, financial and operational experience and a strong track record in delivery.
The remit of the Council includes:
- Advice and guidance at a regional level
- Consultation with constituent organisations to determine priorities and spot opportunities
- Forward planning and agreeing overall portfolio
- System wide leadership
- Creating dynamic partnerships
- Mobilisation of wider resources
EMAHSN Governance Board
Remit includes scrutiny and assurance of:
- Financial, performance and risk management
- Delivery against EMAHSN strategy and business plan
- Equality impact and action
Board members are required to adopt governance best practice including upholding the ‘Standards for members of NHS boards and CCG governing bodies in England’ published by the professional standards authority.
Governance Board members:
- Independent Chair
- Vice Chair
- Independent Directors
- Managing Director
- Deputy Managing Director/Head of Programme Office
- PPI Senate representative
Governance overview and reporting cycle
Please refer to our business plan for more background to the cycle of reporting and continuous assessment. This aims to quickly and effectively identify if and when remedial action is needed and enable timely decisions to be made about the continuation of a project or programme.generates return on investment. We have developed a robust performance management system that will ensure we deliver against our core strategic goals.
Details of forthcoming meetings amd minutes of previous meeting can be found in the meetings section.