The NSS Board meets at least quarterly and is supported by the following 6 sub-committees:

Audit and Risk Committee

Assists the Board in delivering its responsibilities by providing assurance that an appropriate system of internal control has been implemented and is operating effectively. (Click here for the committee's 2018/19 Annual Report)

Clinical Governance Committee

Scrutinises all parts of our operation to ensure clinical governance mechanisms are in place and effective throughout our services. (Click here for the committee's 2018/19 Annual Report)

Finance, Procurement and Performance Committee (previously the Performance and Finance Committee)

Keeps the financial position of NSS under review and ensures arrangements are in place to secure economy, efficiency and effectiveness in the use of all resources, and that they work effectively. (Click here for the committee's 2018/19 Annual Report)

Information Governance Committee

Scrutinises NSS's compliance with relevant legislation, legal duties and performance against national standards with regards to information governance. (Click here for the committee's 2018/19 Annual Report)

Remuneration and Succession Planning Committee

Ensures the application and implementation of fair and equitable pay systems on behalf of the Board as determined by the Scottish Government.

Staff Governance Committee

Supports and maintains an NSS culture where delivery of the highest possible standard of staff management is understood to be the responsibility of every employee. This is built upon through partnership and collaboration within the direction provided by the Staff Governance Standard. (Click here for the committee's 2018/19 Annual Report)