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The RD&E Council of Governors

Working alongside the Trust's Board of Directors, the RD&E's Council of Governors collectively hold the Directors to account and ensure that the interests of the Trust's members are taken into account. RD&E Governors have shown great commitment in representing the views of local people and helping the RD&E to shape its plans for the future. 


This means discussing things like major new service developments, the annual report and accounts, and how members are being recruited and kept informed. They are also responsible for the appointment and remuneration of the Chairman and Non-Executive Directors of the Trust.


Governors also meet with people in their local community or staff group, to help report back on what happens at Council of Governor meetings, and to listen to ideas and opinions from members of the public and staff. Our Governors are elected by staff and the public, or nominated by some of our partner organisations. There are 26 Governors in total.


Have your say! Your hospital needs you! - Elections to Council of Governors 2017


We are seeking interested, willing and committed individuals with a wide-range of skills and backgrounds to join the Council of Governors.


View the notice of election. For further information about becoming a Governor and how to apply please visit our Governor page on the RD&E members’ website.


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