Non Clinical Risk Committee - Terms of Reference
Chair Non Executive Director (Stephen Wheeler)
Vice Chair Non Executive Director (Jonathon Lloyd)
Executives Director of Human Resources (Executive Lead)
Director of Facilities
Director of Planning and Strategic Development
Trust Board Secretary
Others Chief Executive and Chair (non-voting members)
Co-opt Health & Safety Manager
as necessary Assistant Director Development
Quorum One third of the voting members which must include:
1 Non executive
Secretary The Director of Human Resources or their nominee shall
act as secretary of the Committee.
In addition from time to time lead managers may be invited to attend to
present papers, but would not be voting members.
To provide assurance to the Trust Board that all non-clinical risks
within the Trust are appropriately identified, assessed and
managed. To ensure that non-managed risks are reported to the
Board and where appropriate are entered onto the Trust risk
register. The committee will agree the programme of work with the
In addition the Committee should provide assurance to the Trust
Board that horizon scanning takes place on a regular basis to
ensure that new risks are identified, quantified and allocated a risk
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3. Terms of Reference
To seek assurance that the Trust has a robust framework for
the management of risks arising from or associated with
estates and facilities, environment and equipment, health and
safety, workforce, reputation management, information
governance, business continuity.
To seek assurance that the Trust has a robust framework to
manage poor performance and monitor managerial
To review and prioritise non clinical risks, making
recommendations to the Trust Board where necessary and/or
reporting committees to further review or take action.
To review non clinical elements of the assurance framework
and risk register, in order to report regularly through to the
Trust Board and facilitate the statement of internal control at
To monitor action plans, in relation to non-clinical risk,
resulting from improvement reviews/notices from the Audit
Commission, the Healthcare Commission, Health and Safety
Executive and other external assessors.
To contribute towards compliance against all non clinical core
and developmental standards for better health, together with
ensuring the declaration submission dates are achieved.
To seek assurance that the Trust has appropriate Human
Resources, and Patient Choice strategies and policies and that
these are implemented consistently.
To receive direct reports from and oversee the work of the
To ensure the Audit Committee is regularly updated in relation
to areas of performance and risk.
To work with other assurance committees to ensure that
clinical and non clinical risks are managed appropriately.
To seek assurance that the Management Board effectively
balances the delivery of operational performance with the
management of risk, across the organisation.
To seek assurance that external governance links with PCTs
and SHA are resulting in appropriate frameworks to ensure
governance principles extend across primary & secondary
(d) Reporting to the Trust Board:
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To provide a written report to the Trust Board, after each
meeting to report on assurance and non-clinical risks
The minutes of this meeting will be formally recorded and
available to the Trust Board.
To oversee the production of a Health and Safety annual
(f) Review of Terms of Reference:
The terms of reference are to be reviewed every two years.
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4. Areas for Assurance Reporting
Risk Area Lead Director Reporting Sub-
Estates and Director of Health & Safety Environment
Facilities, Facilities Committee Committee
Environment & Health & Safety
Equipment of Staff
Workforce Director of HR Three Initiatives
Information Director of Information
Governance Planning and Governance
Reputation Director of
Management Planning and
Business Chief Executive Major Incident Pandemic Flu
Continuity Planning Group
Equality and Director of HR Equality and
Human Rights Diversity
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