Compliance Statements

Register of interests

Following guidance from NHS England, senior managers and officers in certain categories are now required to make annual declarations of interest. Read the staff declarations for 2017/18 or read the directors and Trust Board declarations.

Compliance with the 'Eliminating Mixed Sex Accommodation' Programme

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to confirm that we are compliant with the Government’s requirement to eliminate mixed-sex accommodation, except when it is in the patient’s overall best interest, or reflects their personal choice. Read the Trust's declaration of compliance on mixed sex accommodation.

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Statement on Francis Report

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust declares that it supports in principle the recommendations outlined in the Report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry: February 2013 and the subsequent reports ‘Patients First and Foremost’ (March 2013) and ‘Hard Truths the Journey to Putting Patients First’ (November 2013). The Trust has an action plan in place and all actions taken to achieve the recommendations will be made in line with national policy and standards.

Governance Manual

This Manual sets out in high level terms how the Trust is governed. Well governed organisations have been shown by research to deliver better results.

This Manual highlights several over-arching governance concepts including:

  1. The characteristics of assurance (confirming for oneself) and reassurance (taking things on trust);
  2. The complementary but differing roles of Executive and Non-Executive Directors on a unitary Board.
Corporate Documents