Our Board is ultimately responsible for the Trust’ s performance. It provides the strategic direction to help ensure we deliver high quality, safe services.
The Board holds regular meetings to discuss key issues around performance, quality and governance. Anyone is welcome to attend a public board meeting.
The Board is made up of our Executive Directors (paid employees who are responsible in their executive role for managing the organisation and, as board members, for the leadership and direction of the Trust) and Non-Executive Directors (who do not have a managerial role but are responsible for challenging the Executive Directors in decision-making and on the Trust’s strategy). Collectively they are responsible for our overall performance and our plans for the future.
We also have a Council of Governors (staff, public and appointed), who represent the views of Foundation Trust Members. Governors help the Trust make decisions about our services and hold our Non-Executive Directors to account.
Most of the Governors who make up our council are voted for by local people (members). Governors are there to listen to your views, advise the Trust on what their local community needs and ensure the Trust carries out its plans.