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Your governors


Elections to our inaugural Council of Governors were announced in August 2013, however further to the announcement to step off the Foundation Trust pipeline back in December 2015, the Governors and Board took the opportunity to review their Terms of Reference. Under the revised Terms of Reference the name of the Council was amended to reflect the strengthening engagement with the membership to ‘Members Council’.  

The responsibilities of the Members Council and Governors are to:


In addition, Governors are invited to participate in the Board level appointments process and observe a number of Board Committees.

The Council comprises 14 publicly elected governors and five staff elected governors representing the constituencies of Portsmouth, Southampton and Hampshire, as well as six appointed governors from partner organisations.   However, the Council does have a number of vacancies which we are holding pending a further review of the role of Governor in the changing health environment.