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Our Vision, Values and Priorities

Shadow council of governors

The shadow council of governors represents the interests of our members, staff and local public sector organisations in influencing the development of our Trust. 

Governors relay information about our work, our vision and our performance and take account of the views of the groups they serve. They are elected or nominated to their positions and together they form our shadow council of governors. 

We currently have 23 shadow governors – we can have up to 40.

Of the 40 potential governors, 28 positions are elected from the membership – which includes staff, patients, carers and members of the public and 12 positions are nominated from our partner organisations.

What does the council do?

  • It acts as our council of governors would, but without their statutory powers.

  • It works with our board of directors to guide the direction of the Trust and see that quality is central to everything we do.

  • It also acts as the voice of our membership. It strengthens our relationships with staff, patients, carers and local communities by ensuring that we consider the views of all our stakeholders whenever we make a decision.

 

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