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HRA Governance structure - infographic long description

Last updated on 20 Jul 2021

Secretary of State (SoS) for Health and Social Care.

AO accountable via Framework Agreement with Department of Health and Social care to SoS.

Infographic features three tiers which have three blocks on each row.

First row:

  • (Left) Pay and Remuneration Committee: Advises Board and provides oversight of Directors remuneration and terms of service.
  • (Right) HRA Audit and Risk Committee
  • Both blocks above point to a middle block - HRA Board

Second row:

(Left) Strategic Leadership Team: Senior executive decision making body of the HRA responsible for leading the HRA and delivery of the HRA's strategic aims and objectives.

(Middle) Accounting Office (AO) Responsible for maintaining a sound system of internal control to support the achievement of HRA policies, aims and objectives whilst safeguarding public funds and the HRA's assets. AO accountable for discharge of functions to Board. This block points to HRA Board and has a double ended arrow to the HRA Audit and Risk Committee on the top row.

(Right) Independent auditors: Reviews and provides assurance on internal control measures and risk management processes. This block points to the HRA Audit and Risk Committee on the top row.

Third row:

(Left) Leadership Team: Responsible for management of day to day corporate business. Directorate teams and Governance Boards including Information Governance, Information Technology, Estates and Health, Safety and Welfare report to LT.

(Middle) Transformation Board: Responsible for overseeing the delivery of the HRA'S key programmes including research systems and transparency strategy. This block points to Accounting Officer (AO) block above.

(Right) Recruitment Panel: Responsible for review and authorisation of new roles and changes to existing posts.

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