Terms of Reference

Purpose and authority

NAHH is the representative body for all hospice at home services in the United Kingdom whose participants are involved in the provision of hospice and/or palliative care services.

Responsibilities

  • NAHH will support Hospice at Home services to widen their access so that more people may benefit from their care.

  • NAHH will work closely with Help the Hospices and other national organisations to identify and disseminate best practice in end of life care.

  • NAHH will continue to work with members to share best practice in Hospice at Home and end of life care.

  • NAHH will continue to promote and support evidence based research into the significant, but as yet unquantified contribution of Hospice at Home services to end of life care.


Role expectations for executives of professional associations

Members of the Management Committee are elected by the general membership at the Annual General Meeting or can be co-opted to the committee at any time during the year.

Members will be representatives of a hospice at home service as defined by the constitution of the NAHH, and should be prepared to attend 4 meetings of the committee per year.

  • Committee members are expected to promote hospice at home when appropriate at both national and regional level.

  • Committee members will attend the annual NAHH conference and take part in working groups as appropriate.

  • Committee members will act as a resource for hospice at home issues and feed relevant information through the committee and the NAHH website.

  • The committee members are representatives for the National Association for Hospice at Home rather than their individual services.

  • Any conflicts of interest should be declared as soon as these arise.


The NAHH welcomes interest from staff working in hospice at home services who may wish to join the management committee.

Chairperson

  • To be a full and active member of the Committee

  • To take the lead, in consultation with other committee office holders and stakeholders, in providing strategic direction to the NAHH

  • To be the principal representative for the NAHH with other external bodies

  • To chair the NAHH's Committee meetings

  • To chair the Annual General Meeting

  • To promote the NAHH

  • To be responsible for the timely organisation of the annual conference, in conjunction with other serving committee members

  • (To be a signatory of the Association’s expenses)


Vice Chairperson

  • To be a full and active member of the Committee

  • To assist and support the Chairperson in providing strategic direction to the NAHH

  • To assist and support the Chairperson in striving to maintain the NAHH’s presence at national level and to link with other appropriate bodies

  • To preside at any relevant meetings in the absence of the Chairperson

  • To assist in organising the annual conference, in conjunction with other serving committee members

  • To authorise the NAHH’s expenses


Secretary

  • To assist the Chairperson in the effective administration of the NAHH

  • To act as Secretary at committee meetings, and Annual General Meeting, and be responsible for the timely circulation of papers for Annual General Meeting

  • To accurately record the minutes from all Committee, AGM, EGM and other meetings where appropriate.

  • To put together agenda in preparation for the above meetings, as directed by the Chairperson

  • To book rooms and venues for meetings, and ensure dietary requirements are managed.

  • To ensure all documents relating to ownership of property and equipment, and other official or legal documents are kept in a safe and secure place, with full recovery if electronic

  • To assist as required in organising the annual conference, in conjunction with other serving committee members


Treasurer

  • To report on the Association’s finances at each Committee meeting, AGM and EGM, including written reports, assist NAHH membership management company with preparation of annual budget report and to monitor finances

  • To monitor accounts managed by membership management company

  • To authorise NAHH expenses or invoices as necessary

  • To liaise with membership management company and accountant to ensure financial accounts are accurate and comply with legislation

  • To assist as required in organising the annual conference and other events in conjunction with other serving committee members


Website lead

  • To be a full and active member of the Committee

  • To be the nominated web author for the NAHH’s website

  • To liaise with appropriate external IT and Web support personnel

  • To ensure information is kept up to date and is relevant

  • To be the spokesperson for the design and maintenance of the NAHH’s website

  • To ensure that queries and e-mails received via the website are responded to in a timely and appropriate manner


Other roles

  • Research Lead

  • Conference organiser, training lead

  • Communications (newsletter, general website)

  • Regional Groups

  • Publicity (fundraising, sponsorship)

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