Committee Terms of Reference

The Trust Board has overall responsibility for the activity, integrity and strategy of the Trust and is accountable, through its Chairman, to the NHS Trust Development Authority and the Secretary of State for Health.

Its role is largely supervisory and strategic and it has six key functions:

  • to set strategic direction, define objectives and agree plans for the Trust

  • to monitor performance and ensure corrective action

  • to ensure financial stewardship

  • to ensure high standards of corporate and clinical governance and personal behaviour

  • to appoint, appraise and remunerate executives

  • to ensure dialogue with external bodies and the local community.

Download committee terms of reference:


PDF iconAudit Committee Terms of Reference.pdf

Southmead Hospital Charity

PDF iconSouthmead Hospital Charity Committee Terms of Reference - March 2017.pdf

Finance and Performance

PDF iconFinance Performance Committee Terms of Reference - February 2017.pdf

Quality and Risk Management

PDF iconQuality Risk Management Committee Terms of Reference - May 2017.pdf

Renumeration and Nominations

PDF iconRemuneration Nominations Committee Terms of Reference - May 2017.pdf

Trust Management Team

PDF iconTrust Management Team Terms of Reference.pdf

Workforce Committee

PDF iconWorforce Committee Terms of Reference - April 2017.pdf