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. For details of Council meetings, which are open to the public, please see the information box on the right of this page.

Membership of the Council of Governors

We have a total of 25 Governors on the KGH Council comprising:

  • 13 public elected governors representing the four districts (known as constituencies) in which the majority of our patients live: Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough and East Northants and one governor representing the rest of the UK. Each of the four districts is represented by three Governors.
  • 3 staff elected governors who represent our staff groups.
  • 8 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:
Appointed Governors
  • Northamptonshire Healthwatch 
  • Northamptonshire Age UK
  • University of Leicester
  • Access Corby – Voluntary Community Services
  • Kettering MIND
  • Corby Clinical Commissioning Group
  • 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.

Register of Interest

Our Council of Governors is required to declare any interests and these are recorded on the Register of Interests