Balancing an NHS board – getting ‘board dynamics’ right

An article in the Health Service Journal by Jo Davis, chair of Birmingham Children’s Hospital foundation trust, believes that “Board dynamics are potentially the most powerful, unseen and misunderstood force influencing a trust’s decision-making and strategy. Appointing the right mix of non-executive directors for a particular board is” she says “often the most important and difficult part of creating the best dynamic. For a chairman, getting that right is therefore an act of crucial importance.”

Ms Davis believes that “Selecting the right person and giving them the right induction will go a long way towards achieving the best possible balance at board level. And it will make the chairman’s job that much easier once those board meetings are under way.”

To read the full article, click here.

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