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 icon Audit Committee ToR & Auditor Panel ToR.pdf

Southmead Hospital Charity

PDF icon Charity Committee Terms of Reference January 2020.pdf

Finance and Performance

PDF icon Finance & Performance Committee ToR.pdf

Quality and Risk Management

PDF icon Quality Risk Management Committee ToR -December 2019.pdf

Renumeration and Nominations

PDF icon Remuneration and Nominations Committee ToR.pdf

People & Digital Committee

PDF icon People & Digital Committee ToR.pdf

Patient & Carer Experience Committee

PDF icon Patient Carer Experience Committee Terms of Reference - April 2019.pdf