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 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.