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 members@anhst.nhs.uk

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: