Constitution of the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
The Trust is required to have a constitution in place that sets out how it is accountable to local people, who can become a member and what this means, the role of the Members’ Council, how Trust Board and the Members’ Council are structured and how Trust Board works with the Members’ Council. The constitution also contains a set of model rules that provide the basis for elections to the Members’ Council.
Trust Board self-certification – compliance with NHS provider licence conditions G6(3), CoS7(3), FT4(8)
The Trust is required to self-certify whether or not we have complied with the conditions of the NHS provider licence (which itself includes requirements to comply with the National Health Service Act 2006, the Health and Social Care Act 2008, the Health Act 2009, and the Health and Social Care Act 2012, and have regard to the NHS Constitution), have the required resources available if providing commissioner requested services, and have complied with governance requirements.
As part of the annual planning arrangements, NHS Improvement required the Trust to make a number of governance declarations which were certified at the Trust Board:
Scheme of Delegation
The purpose of the Scheme of Delegation is to describe those powers that are reserved to Trust Board (generally those matters for which the Trust is accountable to the Secretary of State or to NHS Improvement) whilst at the same time delegating the detailed application of Trust policies and procedures to the appropriate level. Trust Board remains accountable for all its functions, even those delegated to the Chair, individual directors or officers, and will put in place arrangements to receive information about the exercise of delegated functions to enable it to maintain a monitoring role.
Modern Slavery statement
The Trust fully supports the Government’s objectives to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking. We are committed to ensuring respect for human rights, treating people fairly and equitably, and recognising the needs of the diverse communities we serve and meeting local needs.
Chief executive anti-bribery statement
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is committed to applying the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity in its business activities in the UK and overseas. Every employee and individual acting on the Trust’s behalf is responsible for maintaining the organisation’s reputation and for conducting Trust business honestly and professionally.
The Trust considers that bribery and corruption has a detrimental impact on Trust business by undermining good governance. We benefit from carrying out our functions in a transparent and ethical way and helping to ensure that there is honest, open and fair competition in the NHS. Where there is a level playing field, the Trust can lead by example and deliver excellent services to our patients.
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