How We Make Decisions
Our Trust Board heads up a governance structure made up of key committees that provide assurance to the Board about different aspects of our work. Good governance leads to better patient care and allows the Trust Board to demonstrate proper accountability to local people for the safe running of their health service.
In September 2011 the Trust Board approved a revised structure for future governance arrangements and the sub committees of the Board.
The committees of the board are:
- Audit and Assurance Committee
- Finance and Performance Committee
- Quality Assurance Committee
- Workforce and Organisational Development Committee
- Remuneration Committee
The Trust Board commissions task and finish groups around specific programmes of work as required, and has established a Foundation Trust Programme Board
Any risks that might emerge on which LPT needs to make decisions and take responsive action are reviewed and dealt with at the appropriate level in the governance structure.
To understand how we make decisions, in particular relating to finance, and how we delegate decision-making, click on Standing Orders, Standing Financial Instructions and Schemes of Reservation & Delegation (SOs, SFIs and SORD). SFI changes and SORD changes were made in April 2010, and further changes to delegated limits were made in July 2011 to reflect current governance arrangements and should be read alongside the main SFI and SORD documents. At such time as LPT gains Foundation Trust status, these changes will be fully incorporated into new SFI and SORD documents.
The LPT integrated governance handbook explains how decision making processes work within our Trust, and gives information on how key committees support delivery of the Trust’s objectives