How we work

As an acute NHS trust we are accountable to NHS Improvement as well as the public and our patients.

Our board

We are governed by a board of executive and non-executive directors who oversee the day-to-day running of the organisation, exercising its power through various sub-committees. These committees include:

  • Audit committee
  • Quality governance assurance committee
  • Finance, performance and investment assurance committee
  • Service transformation assurance committee
  • Workforce and organisational development assurance committee
  • Assurance committee
  • Clinical executive committee
  • Board membership comprises the chairman and chief executive, together with a mix of other executive and non-executive directors

The chief executive and executive directors are full time employees of the Trust, appointed through open competition procedures. Their selection process includes an interview panel involving the chairman, non-executive directors and independent advice.

The non-executive directors are independent people, drawn from the local community and are appointed by NHS Improvement on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health.

The Trust board meets in public every month to approve new polices, receive reports on performance and make decisions about how the Trust is run. The board then delegates actions to each of the sub committees.

Our commissioners

As a provider of health services we are accountable to our commissioners who are responsible for designing, developing and buying local health services for local people.

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGS) are the main commissioners of health services. They are led by local clinicians such as GPs and nurses.

As our four hospitals are in different areas we work with four CCGs: Lincolnshire East, Lincolnshire West, South Lincolnshire, South West Lincolnshire. NHS England Leicestershire and Lincolnshire Area Team also commission specialist services such as vascular services from ULHT.