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Board Meeting

Attending a board committee

This workshop will be particularly suitable for associate directors and clinicians, and any person who is required to present to board committees.

Aims of the course

Many staff members are required to present papers or provide an update on a key issue at board committees. Some do this already as part of their existing roles; others may be
called upon to do so in the future.

This workshop explores and examines the key areas and skills that will enhance the ability and confidence of those attending board committees to perform well.

At the end of the session, you will have:

  • an enhanced understanding of the trust’s governance structure and the significance and purpose of board committees

  • explored what is required to produce an effective board paper or information to be submitted

  • how to understand your audience and how to design your presentation to suit it

  • a working understanding of what assurance is and the questions you could or should be asked by committee members and how to respond to them effectively

This course is delivered over 45 minutes, the attendee has the opportunity to learn in their own time, and the learning is split over 3 videos. The Governance Academy remains available post-training to answer any questions.

Meet the trainer

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Howard Scott - Howard has worked in the NHS for over thirty-four years. A former nurse, he is a leader with
extensive experience of working at ward, directorate, divisional, trust, regional and national levels in clinical
and managerial posts. 


He has wide-ranging experience in governance, risk and change management, including quality and safety systems and processes.

He has worked within and across the NHS, local authority social services, and the Audit Commission, and has been the lead director for quality and governance at numerous organisations.


Howard has led many independent and serious incident investigations. He has worked with Facere Melius on the following assignments:

  • delivering RCA training

  • an independent investigation into multiple adult deaths

  • safety and well-led improvement at an NHS foundation trust

  • improvement and development of risk management systems at several NHS hospital and foundation trusts, and at a partnership trust Howard will lead and support many of the workshops, and coordinate the operational and logistical requirements.


from previous courses

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