To advise the trust on how it carries out its work so that it is consistent with the needs of the members and wider community. The governors:
· help the trust to carry out its duties in ways that meet with NHS values and the terms agreed with Monitor, the independent regulator for NHS Foundation Trusts.
· advise the trust on its longer term strategy.
· provide advice and support to the Board of Directors, who are responsible for the overall management of the trust.