Governance and accountability


The NHS Confederation is a charitable company, registered with the Charity Commission (1090329) and Companies House (04358614). Our charitable purpose, as set out in our Articles of Association, is “the relief of sickness and the preservation and protection of public health”.  

We are governed by a Board of Trustees and are subject to the regulations of both the Charity Commission and Companies House.

We also have a subsidiary trading company, The NHS Confederation (Services) Company Limited, through which all of our non-charitable activity is managed, such as conferences, sponsorship and exhibitions.


2018 Board of Trustee meeting dates

  • 01 February 2018
  • 22 March 2018
  • 19 July 2018
  • 20 September 2018
  • 06 December 2018


We have two committees that support the work of the Board.

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee advises the board on the process for risk, control and governance. The committee is chaired by Julia Hickey and the other trustee member is Tony Stevens, with a vacancy of a third trustee member to be filled shortly.

The committee is supported by two independent members Roger Swain and Liz May.

Remuneration Committee

The Remuneration Committee agrees the remuneration for the directors, considers any staff pay awards and oversees the pay and reward strategy for the organisation. It is chaired by Prem Singh and the other trustee member is Julia Hickey with a vacancy of a third trustee member to be filled shortly.

Scheme of Delegation

Our Scheme of Delegation sets out who has the authority to make decisions across the organisation and specifically who can authorise expenditure.

Register of Interests

Our register of interests lists all interests declared by our directors, trustees and independent members of audit committee.

Annual Report and Financial Statements

The NHS Confederation produces financial statements which are filed with Companies House. Read our 2016/17 Annual Report and Financial Statements for further information.

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