Understanding the roles of NHS trust board members

John Deffenbaugh (Frontline Management Consultants, Stirling, UK)

Journal of Management in Medicine

ISSN: 0268-9235

Publication date: 1 April 1996


The establishment of NHS trust boards on a business format was a recent innovation resulting from the NHS reforms. In order to realize benefits for patients, it is essential that boards operate effectively. Explores within the framework of corporate governance, the practical implications of board member roles. Drawing on experience of strategy formulation at board level, analyses and clarifies the roles, and presents recommendations to increase board effectiveness.



Deffenbaugh, J. (1996), "Understanding the roles of NHS trust board members", Journal of Management in Medicine, Vol. 10 No. 2, pp. 54-61. https://doi.org/10.1108/02689239610117834

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