Representing the interests of members and the public: examples and guidance for NHS foundation trusts and governors

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Monitor (Agency : Great Britain); GovernWell
Date of publication
9 March 2015
Health Services
Social welfare
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This guide has been developed for governors of NHS foundation trusts to help them represent the interests of members of foundation trusts and the public. This is one of governors’ statutory (legal) responsibilities. This guide should help them to understand their role in engagement in their trust. With understanding comes the confidence to engage with local communities, helping to improve the NHS for patients and staff, now and in future generations.  This guide:

  • gives the context for governors’ work
  • gives examples of what governors could do
  • includes case studies of the practical experiences of trusts and governors.

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