Interested in being a Governor?

All members can stand for election to represent the area they live in.  We have divided the areas into ‘constituencies’ based on your postcode, similar to what happens in a local council election. Our constituencies are:

Bingley – Bingley, Eldwick and Micklethwaite
Bingley Rural – Cullingworth, Harden, Wilsden and Denholme
Craven – Addingham, Silsden, Steeton and Eastburn
Ilkley and Wharfedale – Ilkley, Burley in Wharfedale and Menston
Keighley West and Worth Valley – Braithwaite, Guardhouse, Laycock, Fell Lane, Exley Head, Bogthorn, Ingorw, Bracken Bank, Oakworth, Haworth, Crossroads, Stanbury and Oxenhope
Rest of England – All areas other than those in Bingley, Rural Bingley, Craven, Ilkley and Wharfedale, Keighley Central/East, Keighley West and Worth Valley, Settle and Mid Craven, Skipton, South Craven, West Craven, Pendle East and Colne
Settle and Mid Craven – Settle, Gargrave, Hellifield, Long Preston, Bentham, Ingelton and Clapham
Skipton – Skipton, Embsay, Grassington, Barden Fell
South Craven – Crosshills, Cononley, Kildwick, Bradley, Lothersdale, Sutton, Glusburn, Cowling, Carleton, Broughton, West and East Marton and Thornton in Craven

The role of the Council of Governors

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 our via email members@anhst.nhs.uk

Further information about the Role of Governor

NHS Improvement (formally known as Monitor), the independent regulator, on the role of governors that you may find useful:

For more information on the elections click here.