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About the governors
The governors are central to the local accountability of a Foundation Trust and have an important role in ensuring that the Trust board takes account of the views of the members and stakeholders when making major decisions.
What do they do?
- Appoint, and if appropriate, remove the trust chairman;
- Appoint, and if appropriate, remove the non-executive directors;
- Decide the remuneration and terms and conditions of office of the chairman and the non-executive directors;
- Approve the appointment (by the non-executive directors) of the chief executive;
- Appoint, and if appropriate, remove the Foundation Trust’s external auditor;
- Receive the Foundation Trust’s annual accounts, any report of the auditor on them, and the annual report; and
- Approve ‘significant’ transactions that the Trust is seeking to undertake.
In addition, the board must consult the Council of Governors when it is preparing the Foundation Trust’s annual plan. The board must present its proposals for generating income from non-NHS activities to the governors and the Council of Governors vote each year on whether these activities are at the detriment of the core NHS activities. The Council of Governors must approve increases in such income above a certain level.
The governors have a strategic role and should not get involved in:
- Individual complaints;
- Staff grievances or appeals;
- The day to day running of the Foundation Trust;
- Ensuring that the Trust meets healthcare standards and targets.
Governors should hold the board to account for the performance of the Foundation Trust, but not veto decisions of the board. They must abide by a governor_code_conduct.pdf [pdf] 161K.
Who sits on the Council of Governors?
Public Constituency – North
- Mr Graham Bartram
- Mr Ian Bendall
- Mr John Philip Clark
- Mr Tony Ellis
Public Constituency – Central
- Mrs Rosemary Jenkins
- Mr Ian Burnell
- Mr Mohan Sharma
- Mrs Beulah Mary East
Public Constituency – South
- Mrs Marian Thompson
- Mr Des Brown
- Mr Ahmet Moustafa
- Mr Harjinder Singh Hoonjan
Rest of England
- Mrs Karen Johnson
- Mrs Gillian Pearce
- Mrs Lubna Hussain
- Mr Arun Natarajan
- Mr Jack Creagh
- One vacancy remains
- Mrs Lynn Hill
- Mrs Mary O'Connor
- Ms Natasha Wills
- Dr Angela Joseph
- Miss Nicole Rennison
How do I contact a governor?
If you would like to contact a governor or would like to find out more about the Foundation Trust then contact the Foundation Trust Office on 0800 8766953, email:firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to: Foundation Trust Membership Office, The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Pield Heath Road, Uxbridge UB8 3NN.
Can I join the Council of Governors?
Public Governors are voluntary, unpaid and elected for three years. To join the Council of Governors, you will first need to become a member of the Foundation Trust. Elections are run independently of the Trust according to rules set out in the Trust’s constitution.