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					The Role of Governors in
 NHS Foundation Trusts
    Neil Ashford, Karen O’Sullivan,
   Gillian Oaker and Duncan Double;
  Staff Governors, Norfolk & Waveney
         Mental Health NHS Trust
    NHS Foundation Trusts
Public institututions
   NHS Foundation Trusts
Public institututions
But not subject to
direction by Secretary
of State
   NHS Foundation Trusts
Public institututions
But not subject to
direction by Secretary
of State or Department
of Health performance
management
requirements
    NHS Foundation Trusts
Set own strategy within
context of contracts with
purchasers, especially
primary care trusts
    NHS Foundation Trusts
Set own strategy within
context of contracts with
purchasers, especially
primary care trusts
Can borrow
commercially, retain
surpluses (but can also
become insolvent) and
invest to serve local
needs
   NHS Foundation Trusts
Authorised and
monitored by Monitor -
Independent Regulator
of NHS Foundation
Trusts
   NHS Foundation Trusts
Authorised and
monitored by Monitor -
Independent Regulator
of NHS Foundation
Trusts
Accountable to local
people, who can
become members and
governors
      Board of Governors
Elected governors
constituencies:
      Board of Governors
Elected governors
constituencies:
    Public
      Board of Governors
Elected governors
constituencies:
    Public
    Users and carers
      Board of Governors
Elected governors
constituencies:
    Public
    Users and carers
    Staff
      Board of Governors
Elected governors
constituencies:
    Public
    Users and carers
    Staff
Appointed governors –
partner organisations
       Board of Governors
Elected governors
constituencies:
    Public
    Users and carers
    Staff
Appointed governors –
partner organisations
Chair is also chair of
Board of Directors
    Governors’ statutory roles
These include
  appointing, removing
  and deciding the terms
  of office of the chair and
  other non-executive
  directors, and approving
  the appointment of the
  chief executive;
    Governors’ statutory roles
These include
  appointing, removing
  and deciding the terms
  of office of the chair and
  other non-executive
  directors, and approving
  the appointment of the
  chief executive;
  appointing and
  removing the auditor
    Governors’ statutory roles
These include
  reviewing the annual
  accounts, auditor’s
  report and annual report
  at a general meeting;
    Governors’ statutory roles
These include
  reviewing the annual
  accounts, auditor’s
  report and annual report
  at a general meeting;
  expressing a view on
  the board’s forward
  plans for the NHS
  foundation trust.
Representing the constituency
 Boards of governors are
 expected to focus on
 ensuring NHS
 foundation trusts
 respond to the needs
 and preferences of
 stakeholders, especially
 local communities

				
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