Due to the impact of Covid-19, we have refocused our Board and committee agenda’s to concentrate on items of statutory or regulatory significance, items for decision and issues relating to Covid-19. The Board continues to meet formally on a monthly basis, via virtual means, and we are also, at this point, still holding all our committees albeit with streamlined agendas.
We are still publishing papers for our public meetings (although they be published a little later than usual due to operational pressures) and would welcome questions from members of the public on the reports. Written questions can be submitted to the Company Secretary up to 5pm on the working day prior to the Board meeting (email firstname.lastname@example.org). Any such questions will be read out by the Chairwoman and a written response provided after the meeting – both will be reported in the minutes. Questions can also be submitted during the meeting using the Q&A function on TeamsLive. The protocol for public questions is listed on the agenda.
All Trust board meeting will take place in the Knowledge Spa, unless otherwise stated.
All Trust Board meetings in Public will commence at 10.00am unless otherwise specified.
Members of the Public that wish to raise a question ahead of the Trust Board meeting please email email@example.com.
Members of the Public will be asked whether they wish to raise a question prior to the start of the meeting by a member of the Corporate Secretariat and these will be recorded and provided to the Chairman of the Trust Board. The Chairman of the Trust Board may permit an oral question to be asked at the end of the meeting of the Trust Board without notice having been given.
Kate joined the Trust as Deputy Chief Executive in 2017 and took on the role of Chief Executive in July 2018. Kate is an experienced NHS leader having worked as Director of Strategy and Partnerships at University Hospitals Leicester. She was a registered nurse and mental health nurse at the beginning of her NHS career. Kate has also worked for NHS England as a Regional Director of Specialised Commissioning and as the National Head of Specialised Commissioning.
Bernadette joined RCHT in June 2018 having previously been Head of Safety Risk and Patient Experience at Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust.
Kim is a passionate and highly visible professional leader, with extensive strategic and operational experience at a senior management level, gained across different health care systems both here in the UK and South Africa.
Kim returned to the UK in 1999 undertaking various roles within the Dudley Group of Hospitals and went on to complete her MSc Professional Health Care Studies at Wolverhampton University in 2006.
Kim is passionate about non-medical work force development / leadership and engendering a ‘just culture’ work place climate. Evidenced based practice ensures patients receive patient centred quality care and this is further supported by Kim’s role as an Honorary Associate Professor of Nursing, University of Plymouth.
Kim took on her joint role with CFT in late 2019 and since May 2020 is also Deputy Chief Executive at RCHT.
Susan took on the role of Director of Operations in February 2019 and was appointed substantively in April 2019. She was formerly the Deputy Director of Operations, having joined RCHT in March 2018.
Allister joined the Trust on 1 November 2019 and brings his experience in medical management, governance and quality, as well as extensive working with health and care partners and patient groups. As well as being part of the RCHT Board, Allister will also be part of our clinical team working alongside colleagues in Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Kelvyn Hipperson joined the RCHT Board in Jan 2019 taking on a dual role as Chief Information Officer across RCHT and Cornwall Partnership Foundation NHS Trust.
Sally May, joined the RCHT Board in May 2016 taking on a dual role as Director of Finance across RCHT and Cornwall Partnership Foundation NHS Trust (CFT)
Thomas was appointed Director of Strategy & Performance in October 2018 having joined the Trust as Director of Corporate Affairs in January 2017. He was previously Director of Corporate and Legal Affairs at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Kerry joined RCHT in September 2018. Kerry is an experienced NHS leader and was previously the Director of Workforce for East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust. Kerry has experience in organisational change, staff engagement, quality and financial transformation.
A substantive director of commissioning with NHS Kernow CCG, Karen has been operating as Director for Urgent & Emergency Care on behalf of the whole system since 2017.
This system director post is now hosted by RCHT and Karen is an associate member of the RCHT Board as part of our move towards an increasingly integrated care system.
Prior to moving into NHS commissioning in Devon and Cornwall in 2009, Karen worked for 25 years in local government; spending 20 years working with vulnerable families and adults, homeless people, asylum seekers and refugees; qualifying with a BA in Housing and Urban Studies in 2000. Karen then moved on to senior management roles in Neighbourhood Regeneration, local strategic partnership; customer care and business and service planning
Mairi has been a non-executive director since 2014. She has a background in social work, psychology and leadership and has held senior positions in local government and is a former Council Chief Executive Officer.
Paul joined the Trust Board in February 2016. Paul is the Chief Executive of the CSW Group which is owned by the local authorities in Cornwall and Devon.
Sarah is a former Head of Human Resources and Organisational Development at the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). She joined the Trust Board in February 2016 and is
Gillian joined RCHT as a Non-Executive Director in October 2018. Dr Vivian is familiar with the Royal Cornwall Hospitals having previously worked in Cornwall as a consultant radiologist in nuclear medicine.
Non Voting Member
Ruth joined the RCHT Board in October 2018. Having been a regular visitor to Cornwall all her life, Ruth Allarton has held roles as Head of Department of Allied Health Professions at Sheffield Hallam University since 2009 and Partner Governor at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust since 2012.
Non Voting Member
Rob joined RCHT in October 2018. He is a senior executive with 17 years’ experience, including operating at board level in a variety of regulated roles within large, complex organisations in the UK and overseas.
Margaret is an experienced non-executive director and joined the Trust on 1st November 2016 bringing expertise in finance and strategy.
Non Voting Member
Richard joined the Board as an in March 2019. He is inaugural Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor for the University of Exeter Medical School, and Professor of Health Economics.
Sarah joined the Trust in March 2020 and has extensive experience in the public, business and voluntary sectors. She has held several leadership and change management roles, most recently…
Sarah has 30 years’ experience of strategic planning, reputation management, innovation with a focus on sustainability and inclusion.
Sarah was the Director of the ILC -UK a ‘think and do’ tank tackling demographic change and Director with responsibility for fundraising and marketing at Age Concern – now Age UK. Sarah also has 10 years’ experience in financial services, as Marketing and New Business Development Directors for American Express Europe, at Citibank and on the Board of Age Concern Enterprises.
Having started his career as a physiotherapist, Richard spent over 30 years in higher education holding executive leadership positions as Dean of Faculty (Health) in two institutions, pro vice-chancellor, and then…