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Specimen matters reserved for the council of governors - NHS foundation trust

Research into NHS governance highlighted the need for governors to be provided with additional training and support if they are to successfully perform their enhanced roles.

This guidance note is written to crystalise matters of relavance for the council of governors of NHS foundation trusts, which under the proposed new NHS framework will acquire more onerous roles and responsibilities.

The matters reserved specifically for the council encompass:

  • General duty to oversee trust performance
  • Strategy
  • Structure and capital
  • Financial reporting and controls
  • Member relations
  • Board membership and other appointments
  • Remuneration
  • Corporate governance matters.

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