Events for governors

Governor Focus Conference

We run national annual conference for NHS governors - Governor Focus conference which features a governor showcase giving trusts the chance to exhibit the exciting work their governors are doing and share their examples of best practice. Bookings are now open for this year's event.

Regional development workshops

In addition to our GovernWell training programme, we also run regional development workshops for governors across England offering NHS governors the opportunity to make contacts that will prove helpful in exercising their statutory duties to a high standard. Governors are not charged a delegate fee to attend these events. 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 events are well received and 94-96% of governors recommend these workshops to other governors. Some feedback from recent workshops included:

This event was well worth travelling to”

“Very informative”

“Thank you. A great opportunity to learn and network”

Why attend a regional development workshop?

  • Apply 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 yourself both professionally and personally
  • Hold non-executive directors to account for the performance of your 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
  • Build competency and confidence throughout your council of governors
  • Use the latest thinking to analyse your personal style and learn new techniques
  • Broaden understanding, challenges assumptions and encourage new insights and innovative ways of working

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.

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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