Our board

Our board consists of:

  • The chair (Dr Linda Sheridan)
  • Four voting non-executive directors
  • A non-voting associate non-executive director
  • Our executive directors. 

The board is responsible for setting and developing the strategic direction of the organisation, sustaining business viability and holding the executive directors to account for all aspects of the organisation’s activities, including quality and safety of patient services, financial management and legal compliance.

The board also seeks assurances from the executive directors that risks to the organisation are being appropriately assessed and managed.

The board normally meets every other month, with briefings and development sessions held in the intervening months.

Board register of interests

 

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Luke Edwards

Luke Edwards

Luke Edwards

Associate Non-Executive Director (non-voting member)

Luke was appointed as an Associate Non-Executive Director in June 2019. He is Director of Strategy in Public Safety Group in the Home Office and previously worked for Lord Carter of Coles at NHS Improvement, undertaking a number of reviews aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of health services, including community services. He has over 15 years’ experience in a range of public services, including in the Home Office, Ministry of Justice, Revenue and Customs and the NHS. His previous roles include developing the payment by re-offending outcomes programme at the Ministry of Justice, managing the collection of student loans and being responsible for police finance and efficiency.

Committee membership and other responsibilities:

  • Member - Strategy, Involvement and Planning Committee

Appointment history:

  • Appointed 25 June 2019 (unremunerated)
  • Extended in 2020 until 30 June 2021 (unremunerated)
  • Extended in 2021 until 30 June 2022 (unremunerated)
  • Extended in 2022 until 31 March 2023 (unremunerated)’
  • Extended in 2023 until 31 March 2024 (unremunerated)

Board meetings

Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe meetings of the Trust Board. Currently Board meetings are held remotely by video conference. 

Board papers and minutes of public Board meetings are published on this website in advance of meetings.

Meeting agendas include time for the public to put questions to the Board. If there is not enough time to respond to all questions, a response will be sent after the meeting. Questions from the public can be submitted by email either in advance or after the meetings.

Meetings start at 9.30am and end at 12.30pm (unless otherwise indicated). Dates of future meeting are below. This includes a Microsoft Teams link to join each meeting. 

This page features our Board papers 2024. Should you wish to receive papers from a meeting held before 2015 or require information about our Board and Board meetings please contact our Assistant Trust Secretary, Lorna Boyd-Bell or send an email, setting out details of the papers you require, to FOI@hchs.nhs.uk.

Board meeting papers 2021 - 2016

On this page you will find Board papers 2021 - 2016. Should you wish to see papers from a meeting held before 2016 or require information about our Board and Board meetings please contact Assistant Trust Secretary, Lorna Boyd-Bell or send an email, setting out details of the papers you require, to FOI@hchs.nhs.uk.

Board papers 2021

Board papers 2020

Board papers 2019

Board papers 2018

Board papers 2017

Board papers 2016

Board meeting papers 2022

This page features our Board papers 2022. Should you wish to receive papers from a meeting held before 2015 or require information about our Board and Board meetings please contact our Assistant Trust Secretary, Lorna Boyd-Bell or send an email, setting out details of the papers you require, to FOI@hchs.nhs.uk.

Board meeting papers 2023

This page features our Board papers 2023. Should you wish to receive papers from a meeting held before 2015 or require information about our Board and Board meetings please contact our Assistant Trust Secretary, Lorna Boyd-Bell or send an email, setting out details of the papers you require, to FOI@hchs.nhs.uk.

Board meeting papers 2024

This page features our Board papers 2024. Should you wish to receive papers from a meeting held before 2015 or require information about our Board and Board meetings please contact our Assistant Trust Secretary, Lorna Boyd-Bell or send an email, setting out details of the papers you require, to FOI@hchs.nhs.uk.