Council of Governors
Our governors have an important role to play and make a contribution to how we deliver services. They work with, and represent, the members of their constituency and oversee the activities of the Trust.
A key role is shaping the mind-set of the Trust towards the needs and experience of patients and local people, in effect by making sure ‘patients are always in the room’ when services are being discussed and decisions made.
The governors are elected by members of the constituency of which they are a member, and which they represent.
How many governors are there?
Public governors = 15
Staff governors = 4
Partner organisation governors = 8
What is the role of a governor?
Act as a conduit and a voice between patients, members, others and the Trust leadership both bottom up (raising issues, concerns and suggestions) and top down (communicating and advocating Trust strategies and plans)
Act as a critical friend and advisor, representing the interests of the organisation, staff, members and the wider public with opportunities to use their expertise in the following way:
- Shape the Trusts PPE Strategy & Action Plan
- Input into Trust strategy development
- Play an active role in the improvement work for the Trust as part of SASH+
- Feedback on quality account
- Support the Trust in public consultations
- Membership on key working groups
- Participate in the interview process for senior staff
- Trust ambassadors for joint working with voluntary & community sector
- Fundraising champions
- Patient information review and development
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Mole Valley District
Reigate and Banstead
Janet Hall Sally Brady
Partner organisation Governors
Partner organisation Governors
East Surrey CCG
Surrey Downs CCG
West Sussex County Council
Surrey County Council
Helyn is currently the Cabinet member for Health for Surrey County Council and the co-Chair for the Health and Wellbeing Board.
Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Surrey Community Action (voluntary sector)
Jo is a Trustee of Surrey Community Action who handles communications projects for other voluntary sector organisations in Surrey and nationally. Prjoects include writing and editing, developing website content, producing newsletters, leaflets, reports, and giving presentations and media training for mental health, HIV and family support sectors.
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