Governance and accountability


The NHS Confederation is a charity and our charitable purpose set out in our Articles of Association is “the relief of sickness and the preservation and protection of public health”.

The charity is governed by a board of trustees, it also has a small trading company The NHS Confederation (Services) Company Limited through which all of our non-charitable activity is managed such as conferences, sponsorship and exhibitions.

We are subject to the regulations of both the Charity Commission and Companies House. 

2017 Board of Trustee meeting dates

The board of trustees will meet six times this year.  We have an extended meeting once a year when the trustees discuss the strategic plan for the organisation.

The meeting dates are:

•         2 February 2017
•         23 March 2017
•         25 May 2017
•         13 July 2017
•         28 September 2017
•         14 December 2017


We have two committees that support the work of the board of trustees.

Audit Committee

The audit committee advises the board on the process for risk, control and governance. The audit committee is chaired by Louise Scull and other members are Julia Hickey and Graham Jackson.
The committee is supported by two independent members Roger Swain and our second member will be appointed shortly. 

Remuneration Committee

The committee agrees the remuneration for the directors, considers any staff pay awards and oversees the pay and reward strategy for the organisation. It is chaired by Prem Singh  and the other members are Colm McKenna and Bev Humphrey.

Scheme of Delegation

Our Scheme of Delegation sets out who has the authority to make decisions across the organisation and specifically who can authorise expenditure. 

Standing Orders

Our Standing Orders are currently being revised and set out the role of the NHS Confederation chair, chief executives and directors. 

Register of Interests

Our register of interests lists all interests declared by our directors, trustees and independent members of audit committee. 

Annual Financial Statements

The NHS Confederation produces financial statements which are filed with Companies House. Read our 2015/16 Annual Statement for further information. 

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