A governor must be a member of Leicestershire Partnership Trust and they are elected by the members within their constituency. There is more information here.
The Council of Governors is the "voice" of the local community within the Foundation Trust and ensures that the views of members, as well as those of the wider community, are represented.
Members can self-nominate during the election process, which is independently conducted on our behalf by Electoral Reforms Services.
If you are interested in becoming a governor in the future or would like more information about what the role involves, please contact our Membership Office on 0800 013 2530 or email email@example.com. You might also find the ‘useful governor information' list below helpful.
Council of Governors
The Council of Governors will work alongside the Board of Directors to present the views of members and local communities to the Board of Directors, to advise on the strategic direction of the Trust, to examine plans and to ensure that, as a NHS Foundation Trust, LPT complies with its terms of authorisation. They will also make sure that there is two-way communication so that members are kept updated, informed and involved.
Following a public consultation, it has been decided that there will be 31 governors. It is felt that this is a manageable size which will optimise good representation and discussion at meetings. The public governors will hold the majority of seats on the Council.
Click here to see the allocation of seats on the Council of Governors.
Useful Governor Information:
• Frequently Asked Questions
• Governors Code of Conduct
• The Governors Functions
• Description of the Governors role
• Election Information
• Disqualifications for becoming, or continuing as, a Governor
Governor and Members Expenses Policy
The Governor and Members Expenses Policy document is for members and governors who may wish to claim expenses. For help, please call the Membership Office on 0800 0132 530.