The board is responsible for setting strategy, ensuring that there are the necessary financial, human and physical assets to meet those strategic aims, monitoring the performance of the group, overseeing risk management, and setting the group's values.

The governors delegate day-to-day executive authority to the Group Chief Executive.

Nuffield Health also has unpaid non-executive members, comprised of individuals who played a significant role in the development of Nuffield Health, or in healthcare generally and who hold the board to account at each annual general meeting.