Council of Governors election information
This page provides current information on the election process for joining our Council of Governors, as well as providing a summary of their responsibilities. More information is available on the Monitor website, or you can contact our FT Membership Office.
What is an NHS Governor? Is it the same as being a Director?
Our Board of Governors works with our Board of Directors – who are responsible for the day-to-day running of our foundation trust – to ensure that the foundation trust delivers NHS care and acts in a way that is consistent with the terms of its authorisation. In this way, the Board of Governors plays a role in helping to set the overall direction of the organisation.
The Board of Governors can:
- appoint or remove the chairman and the other non-executive directors;
- approve an appointment (by the non-executive directors) of the chief executive;
- decide the remuneration and allowances, and the other terms and conditions of office, of the non-executive directors;
- appoint or remove the foundation trust’s auditor;
- be presented with the annual accounts, any report of the auditor on them and the annual report; and
- provide their views to the Board of Directors when it is preparing the foundation trust’s forward planning publications.
Current election information:
Council of Governors elections 2016
- Barrow and West Cumbria
- Lancashire and North Yorkshire
- South Lakeland and North Cumbria
- Nursing and Midwifery
Previous Election Information:
Council of Governor elections 2015
Council of Governors elections 2014
Council of Governors elections 2013
Council of Governors elections 2012
- Uncontested report - staff Governor
- Notice of election - Staff governor
- Election report 22/10/2012
- Uncontested report
- Notice of poll
- Notice of election
- Statement of candidates - 13 September 2012
Reviewed September 2016