Governor documents

We want our Council of Governors to have a real and substantial role, creating relationships between us and the community we serve.  Our governors play a very important role in the Trust. They act as a link between Foundation Trust members, the public and the Board of Directors.

The main duties of the Council of Governors are:

  • to hold the Non Executive Directors individually and collectively to account for the performance of the Board of Directors
  • to represent the views of members, public and staff in the governance of the Trust 
  • to regularly feedback information about the Trust’ its vision and its performance to its members, the public and the stakeholder organisations that either elected or appointed them

We have produced a booklet regarding the role of governor and this is available here: The Role of a Governor at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

If you need more information please contact the membership office on 01535 294540 or email

Further information about the Role of Governor

NHS Improvement (formally known as Monitor), the independent regulator, has developed a number of documents regarding the role of governors that you may find useful: