The Council of Governors, led by our Chair, is made up of elected members of the public, staff and representatives from partner organisations.

Governors are responsible for ensuring the views of our diverse local communities and members are considered in decisions about how we develop our services. They meet four times a year. Click here to find out more about Council of Governor meetings.

Choose your governor

The nominations are in. If you're a member, or if you work for us, you'll soon have the chance to vote for a governor to represent your local area or staff group. 

This year we have seven public and five staff governor vacancies.

Click here for more about our 2021 governor elections.

If you're not already a member, please contact our membership team on: 0161 716 3374 or ftmembership.penninecare@nhs.net

Meet our current governors

Our governors represent the following constituencies; click the links to find out more about our current governors:

Why governors are important

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, but they hold the Non-Executive Directors individually and collectively to account for the performance of the board.

This includes:

  • Representing the interests and views of members
  • Meeting with members, where possible, to provide an opportunity to share information about us, our direction and vision, and how we're 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 we meet our responsibilities to the wider community
  • Monitoring how well we are doing
  • Appointing and, if appropriate, remove our external auditor
  • Receiving our annual accounts and the annual report

For more information about the Council of Governors, please contact ftmembership.penninecare@nhs.net or visit our documents page.