Events for governors

Governor Focus Conference

Find out more about the national annual conference for NHS governors - Governor Focus conference. This year we had a governor showcase where trusts got the chance to exhibit the exciting work their governors are doing and share their examples of best practice. 

View the speaker presentations and notes from Governor Focus 2018 and see what our delegates had to say about the event.

Regional development workshops

In addition to our GovernWell training programme, we run regional development workshops for governors across England as well as our Governor Focus conference. These offer NHS governors the opportunity to make contacts that will prove helpful in exercising their statutory duties to a high standard. Topics covered in the workshops include the NHS in a local context, working in partnership with stakeholders, sharing good practice and exploring key governor duties.

These workshops will allow governors to:

  • Apply their understanding of the organisations, systems and processes that define, sustain and regulate the NHS to your activities as a governor
  • share their experiences, challenges and successes with others, and enrich themselves both professionally and personally
  • Hold non-executive directors to account for the performance of the board using knowledge/skills gained
  • Use financial information to support effective challenge and informed judgements
  • Re-invigorate thinking to identify, share and apply good practice where relevant
  • Build competency and confidence throughout their Council of Governors
  • Use the latest thinking to analyse their personal style and learn new techniques
  • Broaden understanding, challenges assumptions and encourage new insights and innovative ways of working
  • Support the delivery of strategic goals for their Council of Governors and trust


Upcoming workshops  
 26 February 2019  Derby
 6 March 2019  Newcastle
 4 April 2019  Leeds                         


If you are would like to find out about upcoming workshops in your area or are interested in hosting one please contact

Governor networks 

Working together is one of the principles of the NHS Constitution and we are keen to link with existing governor support networks and clusters where they may exist across England to help improve the service trusts offer their patients/service users. This year we hope to run four regional events in the Midland, Kent, the South West and Yorkshire.

Other NHS governor networks (not managed by NHS Providers) take place across England including:

If you are would like to find out about upcoming workshops in your area or are interested in hosting one please contact

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