The Chairman and Non-Executive Directors are appointed by the Secretary of State for Health, via the NHS Trust Development Authority. Non-Executive Directors are members of the public who live in the area that the Trust serves. Their role is to provide independent judgement on strategic issues facing the Trust and help the board make decisions about the Trust's services.
There are six Executive Directors who are Board members (though only four have voting rights should Board decisions require a vote), and the Chief Executive. The Chief Executive and all Executive Directors are full-time salaried members of staff.
All Board members are required to declare any interests they may have that have the potential to conflict with the decisions they be make. The Register of Directors’ interests is updated annually, and received at the Trust Board meeting. It is also updated each time there is a new Board member. Each Board meeting also asks for any interests to be declared at the start. An up to date copy of the Register of Directors’ interests can be obtained from the Trust Secretary (contact details below).
In this section, you can find out more about our Trust Board members and their claimed expenses, organisational structure (pdf format), board meeting dates and agendas, minutes and papers from past meetings.
For further information on the Trust's organisation please view the organisational structure, the Trust Board committee structure or the Annual Reports.
For full details of each Trust Board member please visit the Board Members (who's who).
Kevin Rowan, Associate Director of Corporate Development (Trust Secretary), is happy to answer any enquiries about the workings of the Trust Board. He can be contacted via email: email@example.com and by telephone on 01322 428150, or by letter at Trust Headquarters, Darent Valley Hospital, Darenth Wood Rd, Dartford, DA2 8DA.