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Governance

HOW WE ARE RUN

We are proud to be a registered charity and a Care Quality Commission registered healthcare provider, delivering the best possible care for critically ill and injured patients across the Thames Valley.

Our governance structure ensures our charity is well run, compliant with the relevant regulations and operating effectively. So our team can give you the best chance when the worst happens.

HOW WE ARE REGULATED

As a charity and an independent healthcare provider we are regulated by a number of organisations to ensure that we are operating to the high standard that our patients and supporters expect.

Care Quality Commission

On 1 October 2018, we became independently registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and social care in England. We had to apply to become registered and as part of the application had a registration inspection in August 2018.

The CQC carry out inspections on healthcare services to ensure that clinical care continues to be of a high quality and after our next inspection, will publish a publicly available report. They will inspect our service across five areas: Safe, Effective, Caring, Responsive & Well Led. Information about our CQC registration can be found here.

Civil Aviation Agency

Our aircraft and pilots are regulated by the Civil Aviation Agency who ensure that our aircraft and pilots meet the highest safety standards. Our aircraft is subject to strict safety inspections and our pilots and technical crew members must maintain high standards of training in order for us to operate.

Charity Commission

As a charity we are subject to the regulations of the Charity Commission, which ensures that the public can support charities with confidence. The Charity Commission hold charities to account, deal with wrongdoing and harm, help to inform public trust, provide charities with tools to guide them in their work and understanding and keep charities relevant for today’s world.

Fundraising Regulator

We are registered with the Fundraising Regulator and are committed to abiding by the Fundraising Regulator’s Code of Practice. With this registration we have committed to the fundraising promise:

  • We will commit to high standards
  • We will be clear, honest and open
  • We will be respectful
  • We will be fair and reasonable
  • We will be accountable and responsible

Further information on the fundraising promise can be found here.

Gambling Commission

As a lottery provider we are licensed by the Gambling Commission (Licence No. 5167) and therefore we abide by its regulations. Further information can be found here.

Our Trustees

Our Trustees are collectively responsible for ensuring we are well funded, properly managed and compliant with the relevant legislation, so we can carry out our charitable mission.

The Trustees set our strategic priorities, vote on major policy decisions and monitor our performance.

Our Board is made up of 12 Trustees, bringing decades of experience and expert knowledge – legal, financial, medical, aviation, marketing and fundraising.

Our leadership team

Our Chief Executive works with our Director of Operations, Director of Fundraising and Director of Finance as our leadership team. Together, they ensure we deliver our vital services every day.

The leadership team oversees all aspects of our work, from frontline care, research and innovation to fundraising, awareness building and finance.

The Directors also manage the delivery of our organisational strategy and report to the Trustees on the charity’s performance.

annual rEVIEW & accounts

Annual reviews

ANNUAL REVIEW 2018(FOR THE YEAR ENDED SEPTEMBER 2018)

2188_Impact_Report_2019_AW.pdf

29 MB

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ANNUAL REVIEW 2017(FOR THE YEAR ENDED SEPTEMBER 2017)

Annual_Review_2017.pdf

2 MB

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ANNUAL REVIEW 2016(FOR THE YEAR ENDED SEPTEMBER 2016)

2015-16-Annual-Review.pdf

1 MB

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accounts and trustee annual reports

Details of our accounts and Trustees’ annual reports can be found on the Charity Commission website