Ethics & Governance Board

The purpose of the E&G Board is:

  • To have an overview of the way in which Khiron operates, through observation and scrutiny of all its policies and procedures
  • To ensure that the therapeutic philosophy is established, maintained and developed
  • To facilitate and endorse best clinical and organisational practice 
  • To advise the Board of Directors when referral to external professional and regulatory bodies is needed 
  • To be a channel for complaints from residents and staff which have not been satisfactorily resolved by the normal operational procedures 



  • The Board will be made up of up to six internal and external members.
  • There will always be more external than internal members
  • It is chaired by the Medical Director
  • It includes the Khiron staff member, not a Director, who’s responsible for matters of regulation, registration, accreditation, compliance and administrative governance
  • External members include those with relevant clinical and professional expertise
  • It must also include at least two members who have lived experience of receiving treatment at Khiron Clinics



  • The normal pattern is to meet four times every year: twice at Khiron House, and twice by video conference call
  • Other Khiron staff can be invited to meetings of the E&G Board, to understand how Khiron works, or to offer feedback to the E&G Board
  • Other advisors or experts can be invited when the E&G Board decides that it is necessary.
  • When the meetings are at Khiron House, it includes informal meetings with residents and staff



  • The E&G Board receives regular operational information from Khiron Clinics, as agreed annually
  • The Board of Directors (BoD) can refer other issues to the E&G Board
  • The E&G Board discusses these, and can make recommendations to the BoD
  • The E&G Board discussions are confidential
  • The E&G Board can contribute a summary of its work to any annual report compiled by Khiron Clinics
  • Email is used for matters requiring discussion between scheduled meetings

Just a few words to express my deepest gratitude to you for enabling me to be here and finally start my process of healing.

Charlie, 39, Newcastle

I slept 9 hours last night, unheard of. I am already truly grateful for the change I have seen.

Michael, 30, USA

I want to acknowledge all the magic you did and the fact that its still working. I never dared to imagine things could be going as well as they are

Rosemary, 31, Somerset

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