The Trust Board

Patient being taken down a corridor on a trolley

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust is run by a Trust Board that consists of full-time executive and part time non-executive chair and directors.

The role of the Trust Board is to manage the Trust by:

  • Setting our overall strategic direction within the context of the NHS priorities
  • Ensuring we provide high quality, effective and patient focused services through clinical governance
  • Regularly monitoring our performance against objectives
  • Providing financial stewardship through value for money, financial control and financial planning
  • Ensuring high standards of corporate governance, personal conduct and compliance with statutory duties, and
  • Promoting effective dialogue with the local communities we serve.

All of our non-executive members live locally and are therefore in touch with the major issues affecting healthcare in the area. They all agree that a large part of their role is to make sure that the Hospitals and community services focus on the needs of the people for whom they are providing services.

Board Members

You can find information about all of our board members, including pictures and biographies, via the link below.

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Register of Members' Interests

All board members are required to declare any conflict of interests that arise in the course of conducting NHS business.

On appointment, board members declare any business interests, positions of authority in a charity or voluntary body in the field of health and social care, or other body contracting for NHS services. These are formally recorded and entered into a register, held by the board secretary and available for the public to view.

Trust Board register of Interests 2019-20

Trust Board Meetings

Meetings of the Trust Board are held in public regularly and provide the opportunity for staff, patients and the public to observe the Trust’s decision-making process. Please note that dates, times or venues of Board meetings may change at short notice, although every effort is made to avoid such changes.

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As part of the Trust’s commitment to openness and accountability, you are invited to attend any public Trust Board meetings. All public Trust board papers are published on the Trust’s website.

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Members of the public are welcome to attend public meetings of the Board but must be aware that although the meeting is being held in public, it is not a public meeting. Members of the public and press do not have speaking rights but are invited to ask questions before the meeting starts during the 'Questions from the Public' section. Any questions or comments from the public should, however, be in relation to an item on the agenda for that meeting and should relate to a further explanation or clarification of that agenda item.

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Questions for the Trust Board Proforma

There are times when the Trust will need to consider agenda times which are confidential and cannot be discussed in public. The Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings Act) 1960 permits a Board of an NHS Trust to pass a Board resolution at the meeting to exclude the public and press from the meeting 'whenever publicity would be prejudicial to the public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the business, or for other special reasons stated in the resolution'.

The Chair has overall and final responsibility for the running of the Board meetings. The Chair has discretion to ensure that all business is transacted in accordance with the guidance and relevant legislation.

Further Information

Further information about Board meetings is available from:

Majella Ahwieh
Board secretary
Trust Offices
Lewisham Hospital
Lewisham High Street
London SE13 6LH

T: 020 8333 3000 ext 8131