Governors represent the interests of Trust members and hold the Non-Executive Directors to account for the performance of the Board of Directors. EPUT is committed to having a diverse Council of Governors that is representative of the communities we serve.
The Council of Governors is a key part of a ‘can do’ organisation and acts as a link between the Trust’s members and the Board of Directors. Together, the Board and Council ‘drive’ the Trust ensuring that we provide quality services and the highest standards of care.
Governors have no operational influence and are not about ‘rubber stamping’ decisions made by the Board of Directors. The Council advises the Board of public opinion and acts as guardians of the public interest. Public Governors develop links between their local community and EPUT. This will ensure we remain rooted in and responsive to our communities’ needs.
Elected staff Governors represent their staff group on the Council and play a vital role in sharing information about the way the Trust is developing and in the delivery of high quality and safe patient care.