Council of Governors

Every foundation trust has a Council of Governors whose main purpose is to represent the views and opinions of the organisation's 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:

  • Lincolnshire Integrated Care Board (ICB)
  • Lincolnshire County Council
  • Healthwatch
  • University of Lincoln
  • SHINE Lincolnshire
  • 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.

What do Governors do?

Governors have very important roles and undertake a range of functions through committees, task groups and workshops. They:

  • represent the interests and views of local people and raise members' concerns
  • attend meetings (currently a minimum of three per year)
  • are ambassadors for the Trust and can be involved in visits to Trust sites, meeting service users and staff
  • agree our future by providing views to the Board of Directors on what sort of organisation we will be and what sort of services we will provide
  • appoint or remove our Chair and other Non-Executive Directors and approve the appointment of our Chief Executive
  • scrutinise our performance to ensure that agreed plans are carried out properly
  • receive annual reports and accounts
  • appoint the Trust's external auditors

The Chair of the Council of Governors is also the Chair of the Board of Directors.

How do I contact a Governor?

You can contact a governor to ask a question or raise any issue by using our online contact form.

If you are interested in standing to become a Governor

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.

Find out more about the latest Governor Elections and how to stand. 

Governors must be members of Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to stand in elections.

How to become a member. 

Council of Governors' meetings

The Council of Governors meet four times per year.

View details of the next meeting, agendas, minutes and papers for previous meetings.

Related Links

Contact details


Membership office
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
St George's

Telephone numbers

Telephone 01522 309176

Telephone 01522 309202

Email address

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