Trustees and Committee Members

We are delighted to work together with our Board of Trustees to set the Charity’s strategy for our key activities and ensure we follow good governance practices in everything that we do.

Meeting Dates 2024

Trustee Meetings

  • Wednesday 13 March 2024
  • Wednesday 19 June 2024
  • Wednesday 11 September 2024
  • Wednesday 4 December 2024

Charitable Funds Committee Meetings

  • Tuesday 6 February 2024
  • Tuesday 11 June 2024
  • Tuesday 13 August 2024
  • Tuesday 5 November 2024

If you are a Trustee or Committee Member and would like more details about these meetings, please contact Elaine Blaney.

Useful documents

All charities have a formal governing document, such as a Trust Deed or Articles of Association. All NHS Boards in Scotland have as their statutory remit powers to hold and use trust funds including funds held for charitable purposes. The charitable object and the equivalent “governing document” for the Health Foundation is the 1978 NHS (Scotland) Act. As an extension to this legislation, the Trustees drew up a Charter in 2011. You can download and read the charter by clicking on the link below.

The role of Trustee is quite distinct from the role and remit as a member of the health board and all Trustees are inducted on appointment.

A large proportion of our funds are held as Specific Funds, held for specific purposes related to use (for example patient welfare, research), location (for example ward, department, or distinct area of research). Each fund has a steward, appointed at the discretion of Trustees, to oversee the fund. A Guide to Managing Funds is issued to all stewards, to help them in their duty.

The Trustee Role Description describes general and specific duties of trustees and investment powers of trustees, and the code of Conduct provides a structure for the responsibilities and expectations of the trustees to help avoid or address problems. Both documents were introduced in 2014.

Visit our Policies, Procedures and Governance page for a full list of policies and procedures

Keep up to date with what’s happening across the Charity

Our newsletters provide a great source of information, with highlights, feature stories and upcoming events.