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Our Key Documents

On this page you'll be able to find out more about the Trust by reading through some of our key documents. You can read these by clicking on the links below. As an NHS organisation, we are required to make a number of documents available that relate to our day-to-day business.

Documents dated before 1st April 2011 refer to the previous name and constitution of the Trust - Sandwell Mental Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Available Downloads

Trust Board

pdf Trust Constitution

  pdf Trust Licence

pdf Annual Report 2015 - 2016

pdf Annual Report 2014 - 2015

pdf Annual Report 2013 - 2014

pdf Annual Report 2012 - 2013

pdf Annual Report 2011 - 2012

pdf Annual Report 2010 - 2011

pdf Caring Counts 2013 to 2016 - AHP and Nursing Strategy

pdf NAS2 Local Summary Report

  pdf Delivering Same-Sex Accommodation - Declaration of Compliance - 2016/17

pdf Care Quality Commission Certificate of Registration 2015 pdf

Equality Schemes and Action Plans

pdf Infection Control Annual Report

pdf Summary Annual Report and Plan 2013/14 - Our album of the year

pdf Summary Annual Report and Plan 2012/13 - A window on our world 

pdf Summary Annual Report and Plan 2011/12 - Mapping it out


Transparency in Spending

A key part of the government's Transparency agenda is the opening up of data held by government bodies, including NHS organisations. In summary, the Trust is required to publish all expenditure over £25,000 on an ongoing basis, on the 15th working day of each month.

Please see below a link to the data.gov.uk pages for the Trust’s expenditure over £25,000. The data within these documents is published on a monthly basis which includes all expenditure to a supplier which reaches an accumulative total spend of £25,000 or more. The  documents are proveded in CSV format and may take some time to load.

Click here to view the information (link to data.gov.uk)

Trust Constitution

The Trust has to have a Constitution, which is a document that describes how the Trust is to be governed. It includes those rules that are required legally together with others that have been locally determined. With effect from 19th November 2014, the Board of Directors agrees any amendments to the Constitution, but these have to be approved by the Assembly of Governors. The current version of the approved Constitution can be found here .


Compliance with Licence Conditions

As a provider of NHS commissioned services, the Trust is required to declare whether it complies with certain conditions of its pdf licence as issued by the Regulator. In particular, licence condition G6 provides that:

1: The Licensee shall take all reasonable precautions against the risk of failure to comply with:

a: the Conditions of this Licence; b: any requirements imposed on it under the NHS Acts; and c: the requirement to have regard to the NHS Constitution in providing health care services for the purposes of the NHS.

2: Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph 1, the steps that the Licensee must take pursuant to that paragraph shall include:

a: the establishment and implementation of processes and systems to identify risks and guard against their occurrence; and b: regular review of whether those processes and systems have been implemented and of their effectiveness.”

At its meeting in May 2017, the Board of Directors declared full compliance with this condition. You can view the associated pdf report considered by the Board of Directors at its meeting pdf here