Our Council of Governors has been in place since DCHS was authorised as a Foundation Trust in November 2014.
The Council of Governors provides an opportunity for our patients, public, staff and partner organisations to influence the services that we provide. The governors also feedback to the people they represent information about the Trust's vision and performance.
The Council of Governors holds the Board to account for the performance of the Trust and the quality of the services that we provide.
Our Council has 30 Elected and Appointed Governors. 17 of these Governors have been elected by the public, 10 by our staff and three have been appointed by our key partner organisations:
- North Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group
- Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group
- Derbyshire County Council.
The Governors meet formally at public meetings at least six times a year to feed back on their work for the Trust. Governors are also involved in lots of interesting activities such as:
- Projects and initiatives where their particular expertise or perspective is valuable
- Insight Visits and other audits
- Important events across Derbyshire
- Governor groups that focus in detail on DCHS activities
- Trust groups such as the Patient Experience and Engagement Group
The Council of Governors is also responsible for a range of responsibilities. If you would like to learn more about the role of a DCHS Governor please click here.
The Trust Board has the responsibility of running the organisation and preparing the Trust's strategy. Governors do not deal with patient complaints, staff grievances or concerns on an individual basis.
Dates, agendas, papers
Meet our governors