What do governors do?

Our governors represent the interests of our members, staff and local public sector organisations in influencing the development of our trust. Governors relay information about the trust, our vision and our performance and take account of the views of the groups they serve. They are elected or nominated to their positions and together they form our council of governors.


View or download terms of reference for the council of governors and its committees:

Council of governors

Our council of governors is made up of:

  • 36 members of the public, elected to their positions by members
  • 23 members of staff, elected to their positions by employees
  • 11 representatives of local public sector organisations, nominated to their positions by these organisations

Contacting your governor

To be put in touch with your governor call our foundation membership team on 0191 203 1296 or email governors@northumbria.nhs.uk