The Governance Handbook for NHS Dorset Integrated Care Board (ICB) brings together key documents which support the Constitution and promote good governance. It contains practical procedural details for applying the Constitution including the:
- Scheme of Reservation and Delegation (“SoRD”)
- Standing Financial Instructions (“SFI”)
- Terms of Reference for Committees
- Personal Specifications and Role Descriptions of ICB Board
This handbook is not a legal requirement; however, it is an approach that will assist the ICB to build a consistent corporate approach and form part of the corporate memory.
If there is any ambiguity between the Constitution and this handbook, the interpretation in the Constitution will apply.
This handbook will be updated by the Corporate Governance team with the appropriate Committee/ICB Board approval where required. The handbook will then be taken to the Board on an annual basis. Where there are changes to the documents referenced in the Constitution, an application, when necessary, will be made for approval to NHS England.
The full collated handbook is available, but for ease, a summary of the key sections within the handbook and associated links are set out below.