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Trust Board

The Trust Board has overall responsibility for the activity, integrity and strategy of the Trust.

Its role is largely supervisory and strategic, and it has six key functions:

  • to set strategic direction, define objectives and agree plans for the Trust
  • to monitor performance and ensure corrective action
  • to ensure financial stewardship
  • to ensure high standards of corporate and clinical governance and personal behaviour
  • to appoint, appraise and remunerate executives
  • to ensure dialogue with external bodies and the local community.

More on Trust Board roles and membership


In common with all NHS trusts and NHS Foundation Trusts in England, OUH is accountable through its Board to NHS England and NHS Improvement, which holds the Trust to account by means of the NHS System Oversight Framework 2021/22.

Board Committees

The Board has the following committees:

  • Integrated Assurance Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • Remuneration and Appointments Committee
  • Investment Committee

Terms of reference

Disclosures and declarations

Board of Directors' Registers of Interests

Board of Directors' Register of Interests 2021/22 (pdf, 727 KB)

Board of Directors' Register of Interests 2020/21 (pdf, 160 KB)

Board Registers of Gifts, Hospitality and Sponsorship

Board Register of Gifts, Hospitality and Sponsorship 2021/22 (pdf, 94 KB)

Board Register of Gifts, Hospitality and Sponsorship 2020/21 (pdf, 104 KB)

Last reviewed:30 June 2022