Board committees

The NHS England and NHS Improvement Boards and Board committees operate and meet in common, allowing the organisations to have joint discussions whilst retaining separate membership and taking their own decisions.

The NHS England and NHS Improvement Boards have established a number of Committees led by the Non-Executive Directors, these include:

Audit and Risk Assurance Committees

The Committees review and monitor the integrity of the financial statements, financial and regulatory compliance, the systems of internal and control and the external and internal audit process.

Digital Committees

The Committees provide advice and make recommendations to the Boards on the strategic implications of technology, providing assurance of the organisational alignment between NHS Improvement, NHS England and NHSX on technological priorities and strategic alignment of technology programmes to the NHS Long Term Plan commitments.

Quality and Innovation Committees

The Committees oversee and ensure continuous improvement in the quality of services and outcomes in relation to the safety  and effectiveness of services, and the quality of the experience undergone by patients.

People, Remuneration and Nominations Committees

The Committees’ duties include setting an overall people strategy for the NHS and overseeing delivery of the NHS People Plan, ensuring there is a single coherent remuneration policy for NHS England and NHS Improvement, approving senior remuneration across the NHS and assisting with Board composition.

Joint Finance Advisory Group

This Group has no executive responsibility and oversees and provides advice to the Boards on the financial position across the NHS, including delivery of system-wide efficiency savings, and implementation of NHS England/NHS Improvement’s national productivity programme.

The Board receives regular reports from each of these committees at their meetings.