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Every foundation trust has a Council of Governors whose main purpose is to represent the views and opinions of the organisations members.
Governors stand for a term of three years and can stand for re-election on two more occasions. Governors are made up of those elected by members and those appointed by our partner organisations including: local GP Clinical Commissioning Groups, Lincolnshire County Council, Healthwatch, University of Lincoln, SHINE network and our own LPFT volunteers.
Governors work with the Board of Directors (which is legally responsible for our day-to-day running and strategic development) and agree what needs to be done to meet the needs of the community.
The Council of Governors link the Board of Directors to our membership and community.
Governors have very important roles and undertake a range of functions through committees, task groups and workshops. They:
The Chair of the Council of Governors is also the Chair of the Board of Directors.
You can contact a governor to ask a question or raise any issue by using our online contact form.
Firstly you must be a member of Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. As a member you will be able to have a greater influence on how the Trust develops and will receive regular information and feedback. You must also be over 16 years of age to become a governor.
Find out how to become a member
Governors are not paid - the position is voluntary. However, all expenses incurred attending meetings and/or events are paid - such as mileage allowances or public transport costs.
The Council of Governors meet, in public, at least three times a year.
View details of the next meeting, agendas, minutes and papers for previous meetings.
Telephone: 01522 309176 / 309202