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Audit Commission's Trust Practice Northern Governors event - Newcastle

09:30 to 14:00 on 14 Apr 2010

Location: LIFE Conference Centre, Newcastle

Audit Commission run event

Who should attend?

Foundation trusts and aspiring foundation trust governors.  The seminars are free to both trusts that already have foundation trust status and those aspiring to be foundation trusts.

Why attend?

This is essential attendance for governors working towards making a difference to their stakeholders.  By attending the conference you will:

  • learn how boards of directors and governors can work together to deliver better patient care
  • gain insight into how trusts are engaging with their membership to the benefit of the trust and patients
  • learn the fundamental aims of Quality Accounts and what information you need to be aware of
  • be able to network and share experiences and concerns with colleagues

Event Programme

09.30 Arrival and coffee

10.00 Conference opens

12.45 Close and lunch 

Presentations and Speakers

Presentation 1 - Quality accounts: What you need to know

Cameron Waddell, Trust Practice Engagement Lead, Audit Commission

Quality accounts are a key mechanism for communicating the quality of care provided by the Trust.  This session will offer an insight into the information that is available and the role of governors in quality accounts.

Presentation 2 - Working with the Board: Accountability and support

Peter Davidson, Chair, South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust

Research by Monitor indicated that some governors had difficulties in working with the board of directors.  Genuine engagement between both parties, facilitated by the chair of the trust, is therefore helpful.  This session will offer an insight into how constructive engagement can benefit both the trust and patients. 

Presentation 3 - Engagement with members and local accountability

Paul Tinnion, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation trust on behalf of the Foundation Trust Governors' Association.

Representing the views of trust members is a key part of the role of the board of governors, and is an important part of local accountability.  In research by Monitor, governors reported that better communication was necessary with their membership.  This session will offer an insight into communication techniques used by different trusts; and boards of governor's roles in securing local accountability.


Complete and return the PDF booking form on the right of this page to register for this event.  Please complete one form per delegate.

If you require the booking form in an alternative format, please contact the Events Team using the contact details below.

Events Team

t: 0844 798 8808

f: 0844 798 6281


Events Team, Audit Commission, Westward House, Lime Kiln Close, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS34 8SR