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Members’ council objectives 2018 – 20

At its meeting on 2 November 2018, the members’ council agreed their refreshed objectives for 2018-20 as follows:

  1. Fulfil and comply with statutory duties (see below)
  2. Contribute to the induction of new members
  3. Use connections to promote the Trust and its services
  4. Provide support to improve the engagement and involvement of members
  5. Contribute to the Trust’s governance and assurance processes to improve the quality of its services
  6. Promote the role of the members’ council to staff and ensure the view/feelings of staff are communicated
  7. Inform the preparation of the Trust’s forward plan
  8. Engage in wider partnership working

Statutory duties:

  • To appoint and, if appropriate, remove the chair
  • To appoint and, if appropriate, remove the other non-executive directors
  • To decide the remuneration and allowances and other terms and conditions of office of the chair and other non-executive directors
  • To approve (or not) any new appointment of a chief executive
  • To appoint and, if appropriate, remove the NHS Foundation Trust’s auditor
  • To receive the NHS Foundation Trust’s annual accounts, any report of the auditor on them, and the annual report at a general meeting of the council of governors
  • To hold the non-executive directors, individually and collectively, to account for the performance of the board of directors
  • To represent the interests of the members of the trust as a whole and the interests of the public
  • To approve “significant transactions”
  • To approve an application by the trust to enter into a merger, acquisition, separation or dissolution
  • To decide whether the trust’s non-NHS work would significantly interfere with its principal purpose, which is to provide goods and services for the health service in England, or performing its other functions
  • To approve amendments to the Trust’s constitution

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