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Council of Governors

A. What is the Council of Governors and what do they do?

Q. The Council of Governors is made up of 35 governors who each represent members from the following constituencies:

  • Patient Members (which includes patients, and carers)
  • Public Members
  • Staff Members

In addition, there are also seven appointed governors who each represent the Trust’s partner organisations, such as County Councils, Universities and other voluntary sector organisations.

The Council of Governors has a number of statutory roles, including:

  • Appointing, removing and deciding the terms of office, including the remuneration of the Chairman and other Non-Executive Directors
  • Approving the appointment of the Chief Executive
  • Expressing a view on the Board of Directors’ forward plans

For more information about our NHS Foundation Trust Membership, please contact us either by email: or call 01865 902068.


Last updated: 14 August, 2017

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