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.
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)
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 pdf found here .
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 2019, the Board of Directors declared full compliance with this condition. document You can view the associated report considered by the Board of Directors at its meeting here .