Council of Governors Duties

What are the statutory powers and duties of the Council of Governors?

  • Appoint and, if appropriate, remove the Chair.
  • Appoint and, if appropriate, remove the other Non-Executive Directors.
  • Decide the remuneration and allowances, and the other terms and conditions of office, of the Chair and other Non-Executive Directors.
  • Approve the appointment of the Chief Executive
  • Appoint and, if appropriate, remove the Trust’s auditors.
  • Receive the Trust’s Annual Report and Accounts

In addition

  • In preparing the Trust’s forward plan, the Board of Directors must have regard to the views of the Council of Governors.

Other duties are likely to include:

  • holding meetings to consider ways in which to engage with members and the public regarding the Trust’s services and plans;
  • patient and service user liaison regarding patient experience;
  • providing a Governor perspective on Trust performance;
  • developing and reviewing the membership engagement plan;
  • working with hospital volunteers;
  • giving talks to interested stakeholders.