Volunteers' week took place on 1-7 June 2017, and is an annual campaign organised by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). The aim is to thank volunteers and celebrate the difference they make. Our research shows that many NHS governors feel that members and the public are unclear about the role.

Our participation in Volunteers' week was a great opportunity to raise awareness of what NHS governors do and recognise their contribution.

Take a look at how governors have made a positive difference and hear governors share their stories. We also shared ways that you could get involved, with many trusts collaborating with us on this campaign. Examples included: 

  • Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS FT sharing a patient governor story that showed the added value of governors in sub-groups and annual Patient Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE) assessments.

  • Two young governors at Hertfordshire Partnership NHS FT emphasising the importance of getting input from young people to help improve Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) services. 

You can also read more about the governor training and support we provide. 




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