They are responsible for ensuring the views of our local communities and members are considered in decisions about how we develop our services.
The governors meet four times a year. Click here to find out more about Council of Governor meetings.
We hold governor elections every year and members are eligible to stand for their local constituency.
If you would like to be more involved or are interested in the Governor role, please click the “express your interest” button and a member of the team will be in touch.
Our governors represent the following constituencies; click the links to find out more about our current governors:
Governors are an integral part all NHS foundation trusts, with certain statutory duties set out in the NHS Foundation Trust Code of Governance.
They don’t undertake operational management of the Trust; however governors hold the Non-Executive Directors individually and collectively to account for the performance of the board.
Representing the interests and views of members throughout the Trust
Meeting with members, where possible, to provide an opportunity to share information about the Trust, its direction and vision and how it is performing
Reviewing the performance of the Non-Executive Directors
Appointing, and if appropriate, removing the Chairman and Non-Executive Directors
Approving the appointment of the Chief Executive
Deciding the remuneration and allowances, and other terms and conditions of office, of the Chair and Non-Executive Directors
Ensuring the Trust meets its responsibilities to the wider community
Monitoring how well the Trust is doing
Appointing and, if appropriate, remove the NHS Foundation Trust’s external auditor
Receiving the Trust’s annual accounts and the annual report
For more information about the Council of Governors, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our documents page.