Each NHS Foundation Trust has the freedom to design its own Constitution in accordance with the legislation that creates NHS Foundation Trusts as Public Benefit Corporations. The Constitution forms part of the terms of a Foundation Trust’s provider licence as granted by Monitor, the Independent Regulator of Foundation Trusts.
The Constitution deals with, among other things:
- The name, purpose and powers of the Foundation Trust
- How the Governors and Board of Directors will work together
- How the Trust will be accountable to local people
- Who is eligible to be a member or a Governor
- The composition of the Council of Governors and Board of Directors
- How Governors and Directors will be appointed.
Other Corporate Governance published by the Trust:
- Annual Members Meeting
- Council of Governors – Members, meeting dates and minutes
- Council of Governors – Standing Orders
- Council of Governors – Register of Interests (Updated 23 September 2021)
- Board of Directors – Members, meeting dates and minutes
- Board of Directors – Standing Orders, Scheme of Delegation and Standing Financial Instructions
- Board of Directors – Register of Interests (Updated 03 September 2021)
- Conflicts of Interest (For policy and declaration forms)
- Francis Report – Our response to its recommendations
- Membership information
- Self-certification 2020/21 – FT4 and G6/CoS7
- Statement from our Chief Executive on bribery
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