There are three types of governor:

Although these governors are appointed in different ways, all governors have an equal seat at the Council of Governors.

Governors represent the views of Trust Members and so raise questions with or bring issues to the Board of Directors for response or comment.

Working groups

There are four working groups made up of different governors:

Finance and Staffing Working Group

This meets to consider the Trust's budgetary position.

Membership and Governor Training Working Group

This meets to consider membership engagement projects, strategies and governor's skills and training.

Nomination and Remuneration Working Group

This meets to consider the appointment of non-executive directors.

Patient Quality and Operational Performance Working Group

This meets to consider issues affecting patient safety and quality.

How to contact your Governors

You can get in touch with any of our Governors by contacting the Corporate Governance Administrator (please see below), where your queries or comments will then be forwarded to the relevant Governor.

How to become a Public Governor

You must be a Member of the Trust and 18 years or over in order to stand for election as a Governor - please see How to become a Member.

You must stand for election in the constituency in which you reside.

Please see How to become a Governor.

Your Governors

You can find out who your Governor representatives are by looking below and finding the area you live in.

For example, if you live in Swindon, you will be represented by our Swindon Governors.

If you live in Calne, you will be represented by one of our Wiltshire Governors.

If you are a staff member or a volunteer, then you should contact one of our staff representatives.

If you are at all unsure about which Governor represents you, please contact the Corporate Governance Administrator (please see below); they will be able to confirm which constituency you are in, and therefore who your Governor is.

Contact

Corporate Governance Administrator
Email: gwh.foundation.trust@nhs.net
Tel: 01793 604185