The role of a governor is to provide a link between our local community and our Board of Directors.

They represent the interests of members of our Trust as a whole and the interests of the public, contributing to the future direction of our Trust; 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 our Trust whilst keeping an eye over our 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 our Trust will decide locally. The 2012 Act places a greater emphasis on local responsibilities and accountability.

Meet our Council of Governors
Read a description of a governor’s role
Read our Council of Governors’ Terms of Reference

Contacting your governor

If you would like to contact your governor you can do so through our Membership Team, please email