The Trust Board
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.
Find information about all of our board members, including pictures and short biographies.
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 Meetings
Attending a board meeting
Patients, staff, carers, members of the public and stakeholders are welcome to observe the Trust Board meetings. Due to limited room capacity, Covid and health and safety requirements, observers are required to register in advance. To register please email: firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and email address.
Please note registrations to attend will be taken up to 5pm on the day before the meeting. Any observers who do not register, or register after this deadline, will not be permitted to access the meeting.
Please also note that no recordings may be made of the meeting and no recordings may be disseminated without prior permission from the Trust Board.
Questions from Observers
Questions from observers will be taken at the end of the meeting. To enable informed answers, questions should be submitted by email to: email@example.com no later than 9am on the day before the meeting.
The Trust will provide a response to questions submitted after this deadline, or at the meeting, within 20 working days of receipt.
- More information on asking questions.
- Board meeting papers can be found here.
The Public Bodies Admission to Meetings Act
There are times when the Trust will need to consider agenda items 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.
For queries and comments please contact:
Majella Ahwieh, Board Governance Manager
Lewisham High Street
London SE13 6LH
T: 020 8333 3000 ext 8131