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Table 3 Types and numbers (percentage) of Non-Executive Director intervention observed during board meetings

From: Interaction between non-executive and executive directors in English National Health Service trust boards: an observational study

  PCT FT SGT ALL
A B C D E F G H  
Supportive comments 5(11 %) 0(0 %) 0(0 %) 6(25 %) 7(16 %) 1(4 %) 3(8 %) 1(3 %) 23(9 %)
Lessons learnt 2(4 %) 0(0 %) 3(9 %) 1(3 %) 3(7 %) 0(0 %) 0(0 %) 2(6 %) 11(4 %)
Contextual comments, Questions 8(18 %) 7(27 %) 3(9 %) 4(17 %) 10(23 %) 5(20 %) 7(18 %) 6(18 %) 50(19 %)
Option assessment 14(32 %) 8(31 %) 7(23 %) 5(21 %) 15(36 %) 8(32 %) 7(18 %) 9(27 %) 73(27 %)
Strategy seeking 11(24 %) 7(27 %) 10(31 %) 4(17 %) 7(16 %) 10(40 %) 9(24 %) 4(12 %) 62(23 %)
Requesting further work 5(11 %) 4(15 %) 9(28 %) 4(17 %) 1(2 %) 1(4 %) 12(32 %) 11(34 %) 47(18 %)
TOTALS (100 %) 45 26 32 24 43 25 38 33 266