Although we are not an NHS Foundation Trust, we recognise the value of a Council of Governors
The main role of the Council of Governors is threefold:
The Chair of the Council of Governors is also to be the chair of the Trust. The Council of Governors does not “run” the Trust, or get involved in operational issues. This is the job of the Board. However, it has a key role in advising the Board on issues and ultimately in holding the Board to account for the decisions the Board makes.
There are certain requirements about how Council of Governors should be made up. For example, there must be representation from local CCG’s, local authorities and staff constituencies. However, as long as the majority of Governors are public/patient representatives, the Trust can make its own decisions about how the Council is made up.
There are two types of Governors:
There will be a total of fourteen public/patient governors, elected by the public/patient constituencies. This number is drawn from the different constituencies in the following way:
There will be four elected staff Governors, who must be members of staff. These will be elected by the members of the five staff classes in the following way:
There will be a number of appointed partner Governors. The range of partner organisations would include: