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Governance

As an NHS foundation trust, we remain part of the NHS family but have the freedom to innovate and develop in the best interests of our patients. The governance arrangements are designed to help trusts like ours reflect the needs of the communities they serve.

Our Board of Directors, which includes our Chair, seven Non-Executive Directors, the Chief Executive and four Executive Directors, make decisions about the operational management of the Trust.  The Board of Directors sets the overall strategic direction of the Trust within the context of NHS priorities.

Our Council of Governors, which includes our Chair and 35 Governors, brings the views and interests of the public, patients, carers, our staff and other stakeholders into the heart of our governance.

Both bodies meet in public and time is set aside at the Council of Governors for those attending to ask questions.

Within Oxford Health NHS FT our Trust Secretary is responsible for managing the Corporate Governance arrangements. If you have any questions about these or about Foundation Trusts in general then please contact the trust secretary’s office on 01865 902 148.

Last updated: 2 July, 2015

We are a Foundation Trust which is a special kind of organisation within the NHS

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