Committee Terms of Reference

The Trust Board has established a number of Committees in order to carry out functions on its behalf.  A list of these Committees is set out below.  A copy of the terms of reference for each committee can be found by clicking on the title of the Committee.

Audit Committee
Established to provide assurance to the Trust Board that appropriate and robust risk management and internal control procedures are in place. The Audit Committee oversees corporate and clinical governance, risk management and internal controls, including arrangements to enable staff to raise concerns about potential serious wrong-doing or malpractice within the Trust. It oversees the work of the Trust’s Internal Auditors, External Auditors and the Local Counter Fraud Service and monitors the integrity of the financial statements of the Trust.

Finance and Investment Committee
Established to oversee the Trust’s financial performance management functions, the strategic Capital Programme, the Treasury Management function, the business planning process, the Estates Strategy and the IM&T Strategy, and reviewing new investment and business proposals. 

Mental Health Law Committee
Established to provide assurance to the Board on all matters relating to the functions of Hospital Managers and all aspects of the Mental Health Act 1983, its subsequent amendments and the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The Committee also oversees all the duties of the Hospital Managers as set out in Chapter 30 of the Mental Health Act Code of Practice. 

Quality and Safety Committee
Established to provide scrutiny and challenge with regard to all aspects of quality and clinical safety, including strategy, delivery, clinical governance and audit, in order to provide assurance and make appropriate reports or recommendations to the Board in relation to patient safety, clinical effectiveness and patient experience.

Remuneration Committee
Established to determine the remuneration and conditions of service of Executive Directors, ensuring that these properly support the objectives of the Trust, represent value for money and comply with statutory and Department of Health requirements. The Committee is also responsible for monitoring and evaluating the performance of the Chief Executive and Executive Directors and receiving the Annual Report and recommendations of the local awards committee in respect of the Clinical Excellence Awards Scheme.

Trust and Charitable Funds Committee
Established to act on behalf of the Corporate Trustee (the Trust) in all charitable fund matters in relation to the Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust Charity, (Registered Charity Number 1103407), including all subsidiary funds, except day to day management of fund-raising, which is an executive function of the Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust.

People and Culture Committee

Established to monitor the development and delivery of the workforce and organisational development strategy and to provide scrutiny and constructive challenge in this regard to ensure the Trust can deliver its strategy and be sustainable in the long term. The committee reports to and will make recommendations to the Trust Board and provide assurance against regulatory requirements relating to workforce.