Governors play a vital role in helping to plan and develop
future services and respond to feedback from their constituents and
the wider community. We have several Governor Working Groups which
are looking at practical ways to make a difference to patient care
within our hospitals, and to reduce health inequalities in the
The Working 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
Advises and engages with the Trust's Corporate Citizenship
programme, including Manchester Health Academy, Corridor
Manchester, employment initiatives and sustainable development.
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 Working 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
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