How we are managed
University Hospitals Bristol is managed by the Trust Board, which
consists of executive directors including the chief executive and
non-executive directors, and is led by the chairman.
We are a Foundation Trust, which enables greater
local accountability and greater financial freedom.
The Council of Governors is part of the
governance structure and holds the Trust Board to account.
This means it has a number of duties which include the appointment
of the non-executive directors and external auditors and can
scrutinise the performance of the Trust Board. Some of the
governors are elected by the Trust's public and staff membership,
while others are appointed by local stakeholders such as the local
clinical commissioning groups and councils.
The Trust is organised into five clinical divisions (Women's and
Children's Services, Medicine, Surgery Head and Neck, Specialised
Services and Diagnostics and Therapies) and a sixth division which
consists of all corporate services. Each clinical division is led
by a Clinical Chair, appointed on a three-year term, and a
Divisional Director who are jointly responsible for leading their
divisions. All divisions and departments and
divisions ultimately report to the chief executive.
The Trust's general services are commissioned by the local
clinical commissioning groups, mainly Bristol Clinical
Commissioning Group, North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group
and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group. Specialist
services are nationally commissioned.
We are a major centre for teaching and research and this is
reflected in our mission to is to improve the health of the people
we service by delivering exceptional care, teaching and research
every day. We have close partnerships and working relationships
organisations such as the University of Bristol, University of the
West of England, Severn Deanery and National Institute for Health