Council of Governors

The Council of Governors is responsible for representing the views and interests of Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust members and the general public.

The Council of Governors does not undertake the operational management of the Trust; rather they provide a vital link to the wider community, liaise with the Board of Directors and collectively hold them to account for the performance of the Trust. They are responsible for regularly feeding back information about the Trust, its vision and its performance to the constituencies and stakeholder organisations that elected and/or nominated them.

We have 20 elected and six nominated Governors on the Council:

  • Staff Governors are elected by staff
  • Public Governors are elected by members
  • Stakeholder Governors are nominated by partner organisations like North Yorkshire Council

Meet our current Governors here!

Governors usually serve a term of three years.  Subject to re-election, they may serve a maximum of nine years. This ensures consistency within the Council of Governors and provides an opportunity to introduce fresh faces, skills and experience on an ongoing basis.

Find out more about the Council of Governors: Please click here to download our Constitution.

Becoming a Governor

You will find lots of useful information on the NHS Providers website. NHS Providers is the membership organisation and trade association for NHS acute, ambulance, community and mental health services that treat patients and service users in the NHS.

If you’re interested in standing as a Governor at the next election in your constituency, please contact the Foundation Trust Office to let us know. We will update your profile and notify you when the next election is due. Find out more about our Governor Elections.

Annual General Meeting

ALTERNATIVE LOCATION:
OUR ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING WILL NOW BE TAKING PLACE AT THE PAVILIONS OF HARROGATE, GREAT YORKSHIRE SHOWGROUND, HARROGATE, HG2 8QZ ON TUESDAY 21 NOVEMBER

Notice is hereby given that the Annual Members’ Meeting of Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust will be held on Tuesday 21 November 2023 from 5pm until 6.15pm. Registration for the formal meeting will take place from 4:15pm.

This will be held at the Pavilions of Harrogate, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 8QZ.  It will also be livestreamed live on the Trust’s YouTube channel here.

The following business will be considered at the Annual Members’ Meeting:

  • Annual Report and Accounts 2022/23

To receive the following items:

  • Annual Report for 2022/23
  • Audited Accounts for 2022/23
  • Auditor’s Report for 2022/23
  • Quality Account 2022/23

Copies of the agenda and the Annual Report and Accounts 2022/23 will be available at the meeting or on the Trust’s website here.

For further information or to book your place at the meeting please contact the Foundation Trust Membership Office by email at [email protected].

Contact us

The Foundation Trust Team is available to answer any questions you may have about the Council of Governors.

Corporate Affairs and Membership:

Please call us on 01423 557351  or email [email protected].

Alternatively, you can write to:

Foundation Trust Office
Trust HQ
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Harrogate District Hospital
Lancaster Park Road
Harrogate
HG2 7SX