I believe wholeheartedly in the Chief Executive’s vision of being the best performing Trust in the UK and a centre of excellence for patient care.
NHS Foundation Trusts are membership organisations, giving local people and staff, as members of the organisation, a greater influence in shaping its future.
Currently we have a Board of Directors that is legally accountable for running the Trust. It has a Chairman, six Non-Executive Directors (lay people appointed by the |council of Governors for three year terms) and six Executive Directors (who are employees).
In addition to this Board of Directors, Foundation Trust members have elected a Council of Governors. The Council is important and influential in the way that it represents workforce colleagues and the community, giving their views to the Board of Directors on the organisation’s future direction. It does not run the Trust or get involved with the day-to-day operational issues.
There are 26 members of the Council of Governors – 16 public members, five staff governors and five appointed governors from NHS, local authority and academic partners, including NHS Surrey, the local primary care trust which plans and buys services for the local population. Governors’ duties include the appointment of the Chairman and the Non-Executive Directors of the Foundation Trust. Governors do not receive a salary but do receive expenses.
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