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Governor Groups

Governors play a vital role in helping to plan and develop future services and respond to feedback from their members (public and staff) and the wider community. We have several Governor Groups which look at practical ways to make a difference to patient care within our hospitals, and to reduce health inequalities in the surrounding communities.

The Governor Groups cover:

Staff Health & Wellbeing

Work programme initiatives include Trust's Staff Health & Wellbeing Strategy Group involvement, Appraisal System reviews, Leadership Strategy and Recognition Strategy involvement.

Corporate Citizenship

Advises and engages with the Trust's Corporate Citizenship programme, including Manchester Health Academy, Corridor Manchester, employment initiatives and sustainable development.

Patient Experience

Supports the implementation of the Trust's Quality Strategy by advising on patient experience including accessibility, customer focus, front of house/reception areas, interpretation services, patient information, and developing meaningful involvement with patient partnership groups.


Helps to recruit and engage with a representative membership, is involved in establishing a close relationship with the community, especially the hard to reach groups.

Role within Governor Groups

Governors assist in the development of ideas, advise on issues and act as the Trust's 'eyes and ears' in the community and throughout the Trust with Governors having the following distinct roles:

Advisory - providing a steer on how the Trust can carry out its wider business to satisfy the needs of members and the wider community.

Guardianship - acting as guardians to ensure that the Trust operates in accordance with its purpose and authorisation and as "trustees" for the welfare of the organisation.

Strategy - advising on the longer term direction of the Trust so that the Board of Directors can develop effective policies.