Our Council of Governors

Governors are the 'voice' of members of partner organisations in the running of our hospitals, so our hospital services always reflect the needs and expectations of local people.

Any members over the age of 16 years can nominate themselves to stand for election to the Council of Governors, and then other members will need to vote you in.  A full list of eligibility/qualification criteria is available from nwangliaft.membership@nhs.net  

Our Council of Governors is made up of:

  • Public Governors - elected by Members of the Trust and represent local areas
  • Staff Governors - elected by staff at the Trust
  • Partner Governors - nominated from partner organisations

Responsibilities of the Council of Governors:

  • Hold the Non-Executive Directors and individually and collectively to account for the performance of the Board of Directors
  • Represent the interests of the members of the Trust as a whole and the interests of the public 
  • Ensuring the Trust is operating in accordance with its Terms of Authorisation
  • Advising the Board to effectively determine strategies
  • Appoint Non-Executive Directors including Chairman and Deputy Chairman
  • Respond to matters of consultation from the Board
  • Consider the Trusts annual accounts and appoint the Trusts Auditors

Governors can have a wider influence both within and outside of the Trust:

  • Represent the interests and views of our Trust Members in their constituency
  • Play an ambassadorial role, representing the interests of the Trust
  • Help recruit more members
  • Contribute to member communications, surveys and consultations
  • Attend members' meetings, events and talks
  • Attend local events on behalf of the Trust
  • Provide an important link with the local community

The Council of Governors currently meets four times per year in public and is to have three annual members meetings per year, as well as the annual public meeting where members will receive and consider the Trust's annual report and accounts.

Council of Governors' Gifts and Hospitality 2021 - 2022 Q2 Jul - Sep 2021

Council of Governors' Declaration of Interests      

Notice of Poll: Election to the Council of Governors


Amanda Buckenham

Reverend Kevin Burdett

Rob Gardiner

Professor Zbys Fedorowicz

Kenneth Leafe

Bob Mason


Greater Peterborough 

Baron Junaid Bhatti

David Evans

Rebecca Wade

Vacancy x 3


Stamford and South Lincolnshire

Duncan Lawson

Sue Prior

Joe Wey

Vacancy x 2

Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Michelle Turnball

Vacancy x 2

Peterborough City Hospital

Asif Mahmood

Linda Parker

Vacancy x 1

Stamford and Rutland Hospital

Vacancy x 1

Peterborough City Council - Cllr Irene Walsh

Cambridgeshire County Council - vacancy

Lincolnshire County Council - vacancy
South Lincolnshire CCG - Rebecca Neno
Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Peterborough - vacancy
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG - vacancy

Access the Council of Governor meeting papers since the formation of North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust below:

Friday 19 November 2021         Link to join the meeting here

Tuesday 17 August 2021            Link to Join meeting here

 Tuesday 18 May 2021

Tuesday 16 March 2021

Thursday 6 February 2020 - Peterborough City Hospital

 Tuesday 28 April 2020 - Virtual Meeting due to Covid-19 Pandemic

Tuesday 9 June 2020 - Virtual Meeting due to Covid-19 Pandemic

Tuesday 8 September 2020, 10am-11.30am - Virtual Meeting due to Covid-19 pandemic
Please click here to watch the meeting

 Wednesday 8 December 2020, 2.30pm-4.30pm - Virtual Meeting due to Covid-19 pandemic
Please click here to watch the meeting (only available from 8 December)

Please note that due to technical issues we are unable to show Council Of Governors this afternoon. Full minutes will be available after the meeting. 

Our Council of Governors Meetings are held in public. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we have run these meetings online via MS Teams. These can be watched live or on catch-up. Recordings of these meetings remain live for six months.

Meeting for 19 November 2021