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Monday 20 September 2021
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The Group Council of Governors are the direct representatives of staff, public and member interest, particularly in relation to the strategic direction of the organisation.  We encourage members of the public, patients, service users and carers to liaise with Governors to help improve the way we work and deliver services.

There are several easy ways to contact your Governor.

  1. Email Foundation@srft.nhs.uk with the name of the Governor in the subject field
  2. Contact the Membership Office on 01706 517302 or 0161 206 3133
  3. Write to your Governor at :

Membership Department


Group Executive


Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust


Stott Lane




M6 8HD



Dates of Meetings

The Group Council of Governors meet regularly throughout the year, all meetings are open to the public.  All meetings of the Group Council of Governors will be followed immediately by a meeting of the Salford Royal Council of Governors where ratification of decision is required.

During the Covid-19 pandemic it is not possible for members or the public to attend in person. The CoG meetings are now being held via Microsoft Teams and are open for the public to observe.


If you would like to observe a forthcoming virtual CoG meeting, please register your interest at least two working days before each meeting, by emailing foundation@srft.nhs.uk (providing your name, role and email address) and we will reply with the protocol document for you to adhere to. 

On the day of the meeting, the MS Teams link will be shared via email with those who have registered an interest in attending to observe.  As always, there will not be the opportunity for interaction or questions from observers and we ask the protocol in place is adhered to.

CoG Meeting dates for 2021 are as follows:

  • Group CoG Meeting 24/03/21 from 10am till 1pm
  • Group CoG Meeting 18/06/21 from 10am till 12:30pm
  • Group CoG Meeting 22/07/21 from 9am till 11am
  • Group CoG Meeting 17/09/21 from 10am till 11am
  • Group CoG Meeting 09/11/2021 from 10am till 12:30
  • Group COG Meeting 21/01/2022 from 12noon till 2:30pm


If you have an queries regarding the Group Council of Governors meetings please email the Membership Team: Foundation@srft.nhs.uk 

Papers for the Group and Salford Royal Foundation Trust are available in the document section here.


Role of the Group Council of Governors

In broad terms the Group Council of Governors is responsible for :

  • Holding to Account - To hold the Non- Executive Directors accountable for the work of the Committees in Common and the performance of the Group. 
  • Representing - To represent the views of the membership, both staff and public members. 



Other roles and responsibilities of the Group Council of Governors are:

  • Appointing or removing the Chairman and Non-Executive Directors 
  • Being involved in the recruitment and appointment of the Group Chief Executive.
  • To decide the remunerations and allowances, and the other terms and conditions of office, of the Non-Executive Directors. 
  • To appoint or remove the Group Auditor 
  • To be presented with the annual accounts, any report of the financial auditor on them and the annual report. 
  • In preparing the annual plan, the directors shall have regard to the view of the Group Council of Governors 
  • All Governors shall, in discharging their roles and responsibilities, act at all times in the best interests of the Group. 


Contact the Membership Office if you would like to know more or click on 'information for potential governors'.