Governors are vital to a foundation trust's success

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Since 2003, when the previous Health and Social Care Act created the concept of foundation trust governors, their role has been frequently debated but seen by many as offering only a weak form of accountability.

Most agree that this changed with the introduction of new statutory duties for representation and holding non-executive directors to account in last year’s act. However, this change has so far introduced more confusion and uncertainty, not less. So who would be an FT governor now?

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