Our Council of Governors
An essential feature of being an NHS Foundation Trust is that our patients, public and staff are involved in the decision making process through our Council of Governors. A key role of the Council of Governors is to hold the Non-Executive directors, both individually and collectively, to account for the performance of the Board of Directors and to represent the interests of NHS foundation trust members, our staff and of the public.
Our Council of Governors meet four times each year. More details of the Council meetings, which are open to the public, can be found here.
Membership of the Council of Governors
We have a total of 17 Governors on the KGH Council comprising:
- 10 public elected governors representing the four districts (known as constituencies) in which the majority of our patients live: Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough and East Northants. Each of the four districts is represented by up to three Governors.
- 3 staff elected governors who represent our staff groups.
- 4 stakeholder appointed governors drawn from organisations that represent patient or public interests and academic institutions with whom we have a strong relationship. Our appointed governors come from the following organisations:
- Northamptonshire Healthwatch
- Northamptonshire Age UK
- Kettering MIND
- Local Authority Representative
Each of our Governors has a term of office of three years and can stand for re-election or re-appointment for a maximum of three terms.