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Governors Role

The Council of Governors (CoG) will represent the views of members and ensure that the Trust carries out its duties in line with NHS principles and values. The CoG will not be responsible for the day-to-day management of the organisation. That will be a matter for the Board of Directors

The CoG is an advisory council with the following statutory powers:

Statutory Responsibilities
  • Appoint or remove the chairman of the Trust
  • Appoint or remove the non-executive directors of the Trust
  • Determine the remuneration and allowances, and other terms and conditions of office, of the Non-Executive Directors
  • Appoint or remove the Trust’s financial auditors
  • Approve the appointment of the chief executive
Other Responsibilites
  • Represent the public interest in the services provided by the Trust
  • In partnership with the Trust officers establish systems and lines of communication with the membership
  • Review annually the extent to which the Trust is meeting its objective of delivering high quality services
  • Work in partnership with the board of directors in setting the longer term vision of the Trust and influence proposals to make changes to services
  • Receive copies of, consider and approve the Trust’s annual accounts and reports, and the auditor’s reports.
  • Attend CoG meetings and actively and constructively contribute to the meeting
  • Participate as required in CoG sub-committees
  • Abide by the Governor Code of Conduct
  • Declare any conflict of interests that may arise
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