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How we are governed

Board of Directors

The Board is made up of our Executive Directors and Non-Executive Directors. They’re responsible for our Trust’s performance and our plans for the future. They hold regular board meetings and anyone can attend the meetings held in public.

Equality and diversity committee

Council of Governors 

Our Council of Governors is the ‘voice’ of local people. Governors help the Trust make key decisions about our services and hold the Trust Board to account. Most of the Governors who make up our council are voted for by local people (members).

Members of the Trust

Anyone over the age of 14 (if you’re under 16, please check with a parent) can become a member of our Trust. Being a member means you can have your say about how we run our services. You can also elect Governors.


Our Constitution defines how the Trust’s governance arrangements work.  It sets out the rules by which the Trust Board and the Council of Governors operate.  Changes to the Constitution must be in line with current legislation, and require approval by the Board and the Council.

View the Southern Health Constitution.


All NHS Foundation Trusts are regulated by Monitor – an independent regulator who makes sure we manage our finances and leadership.

The care and treatment we provide is also regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). They make sure we meet government standards. 

Meet our Board

Find out about our Executive and Non-Executive Directors who make up our Trust Board

Get involved - become a member

Are you passionate about your local healthcare? Being a member means you play an active role in our Trust