NHS Foundation Trusts are part of and committed to the NHS but have more freedom in how they run their services and hospitals.

NHS Foundation Trusts are established as independent public benefit organisations. They are ‘owned’ by the local communities they serve, with local accountability being held by patients, colleagues and members of the public, including Trust Members.

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How are we goverened? 

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is managed by our Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for the management of the Trust, and with input from the Council of Governors and Non-Executive Directors, sets the direction for the future of our organisation.

Our Trust Members and hospital colleagues directly elect representatives to serve on our Council of Governors, which hold to account the Board of Directors and appoint the Chair and Non-Executive Directors. 

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Our Membership Strategy – (our refreshed version) 

Our Membership Strategy  sets our vision and commitment for engagement with our Foundation Trust members and the community we serve. Their involvement is important in helping us to achieve our goal of providing outstanding patient care, every time. As a Foundation Trust, we are accountable to our patients and the public. More information can be found here.