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Our Council of Governors

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The Council of Governors is made up of people of all ages and backgrounds who all share one thing in common – the continued development of The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust.

The council represents the interests of the Trust’s many members and the partner organisations with whom we work locally, for example local councils and commissioners.

The council is responsible for holding the non-executive directors to account for the Trust’s Board of Directors stewardship of the organisation. The council advises and supports the Board which is responsible for the management of the Trust on a day-to-day basis.

The council also helps the Trust carry out its duties in ways that meet with NHS values and the terms agreed with the regulator for NHS Foundation Trusts, NHS England (formerly Monitor) whose role it is to oversee foundation trusts.

The council was formed with effect from 1st October 2008 and originally had 39 governors made up of public and staff elected members, together with people appointed to represent the interests of our local partner organisations. Following the merger with Adult Community Services in April 2011, and a comprehensive review of the composition of the Council of Governors, this is now made up of 25 Governors.

The breakdown of the council is as follows:

  • Public elected governors – 13
  • Appointed by our local partner organisations – 4
  • Staff elected governors – 8

Click here for the Council of Governors Committee structure.