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Governor information

For UH Bristol governors: Links to useful documents and information

Governor role and responsibilities

The role description for a UH Bristol governor can be viewed here and all UH Bristol governors are also asked to sign a Code of Conduct on taking up office. You can find out more about the role of an NHS Foundation Trust governor generally in Your Duties: A Brief Guide from Monitor or if you would like more detail in Your Statutory Duties: A Reference Guide for NHS Governors. Governors should make sure that they are familiar with the Trust's current Membership and Governor Strategy and this 2015 guidance for governors from NHS Providers and NHSI/Monitor on Representing your Members and the Public.

 
Support for Governors

Support for governors is provided in the first instance by the UH Bristol Membership Team, Trust Headquarters, Marlborough Street, Bristol, BS1 3NU. Contact Kate Hanlon, Membership Engagement Manager, on 0117 34 23764 or Sarah Murch, Membership & Governance Administrator on 0117 34 23764 or by email: foundationtrust@uhbristol.nhs.uk.
 

Key publications

For the Trust's Constitution and other key Trust publications, such as Annual Reports and the Trust's strategic and quality objectives, please visit our Key Publications page.

You can also download the Terms of Reference for the Governor Focus Groups and the Nominations and Appointments Committee, a Governor Expenses Form (2015)    and the Expenses Policy for Governors.

Agendas, minutes and meeting papers for Council of Governors Meetings can be viewed  here, and for the Public Trust Board meetings  here.

Useful links and other sources of support

Governors may find the NHS Providers website useful. NHS Providers is the membership organisation for NHS public provider trusts and was previously known as the Foundation Trust Network/Foundation Trust Governors' Association. Other websites that you might find useful are those of NHS England, regulators NHS Improvement (formerly Monitor - in particular the NHS Foundation Trust Code of Governance) or the Care Quality Commission (CQC).