The Board of trustees (‘the Board’) is the body with the legal duty to protect the mission and vision of the FSRH and to ensure that it is run in accordance with legal requirements.
The role of the Board is to provide good governance and leadership by:
- Determining policy and strategy
- Appointing the Chief Executive (who is overseen by the Chair of the Board on behalf of the Board)
- Agreeing an annual budget and business plan and monitoring these
- Setting salary levels, and agreeing the salary of the CEO
- Setting and monitoring procedures for assessing and managing risk
- Taking advice from members, Council, Committees and from specialist advisors
- Ensuring good communications between the Board, the Council and the membership, and providing feedback on Board decisions and discussions to these groups
- Monitoring performance
- Representing the FSRH externally, nationally and internationally when relevant.
The Board meet 4 times a year. Board members are not remunerated for their Board/trustee work.
Membership of the Board is laid out in the FSRH Articles of Association currently:
- the President;
- the Senior Vice-President;
- one other member of Council elected by Council (“Elected Trustee”);
- the Treasurer (an “Appointed Trustee”);
- up to 4 persons being Fellow, Members, Diplomates or Nurse Diplomates (“Appointed Trustees”);
- up to 4 other trustees (“Appointed Trustees”).
Meet the Board in the tab below.
The Board can establish committees to carry out aspects of its work and are responsible for overseeing the work of these committees. See the details of the board committees on the tab below.