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Monitor’s guidance examines different ways of establishing strong director-governor interaction in NHS foundation trusts. The areas of best practice covered include:
building strong relationships
shaping an organisation’s culture and mind-set
defining the processes and structures that work best
helping NHS foundation trust governors meet their statutory duties
developing NHS foundation trust governors as individuals and as a group
the future role of NHS foundation trust governors
advice for NHS trusts applying for NHS foundation trust status
NHS foundation trusts are not required to adopt the approaches featured in this guide. They are ideas of best practice shared by NHS foundation trusts that are considered to have good director-governor interaction.