The role of a governor is to provide a link between the local community and the Board of Directors. They represent the interests of members of the Trust as a whole and the interests of the public, contributing to the future direction of our Trust and holding the non-executive directors (collectively and individually) to account for the way our Board of Directors performs.
They are a 'critical friend' giving their support to the Trust whilst keeping an eye over its performance against targets and standards.
Governors have certain statutory powers which are set out in the NHS Act 2006 as amended by the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and a number of other duties set out in Monitor's NHS Foundation Trust Code of Governance. There are also some duties that the Trust will decide locally. The 2012 Act places a greater emphasis on local responsibilities and accountabilities.
A description of a governor's role can be read here.
You can also view a list of Governors or find out more about Elected Governors and appointed governors. The terms of reference can be found here.
You may be interested in standing for election as a governor. As a member you will automatically be informed when elections are to be held, and given the chance to vote and stand for election (if your constituency has a vacancy). If you would like more information on how to stand for election please contact the membership office or visit the Governor Zone.
If you're thinking of standing as a governor, you may be interested to read our FAQs.
If you are not yet a member, you can join today by completing a quick registration form. Click here to join today.
Contacting your Governor.
If you would like to contact your governor today you can do so via the membership office, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.