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Governors and Members

As one of the members of MKUH, you will be able to help shape the future of healthcare in Milton Keynes and beyond.

In 2007, Milton Keynes Hospital became a Foundation Trust (FT). This means the hospital has a greater say in the care it provides and the way it spends its money. Becoming a FT means that the Board of Directors is accountable directly to its members through the Council of Governors (CoG).

The Trust remains part of the NHS and is regulated by the same public bodies – MONITOR and the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We believe that our members (made up of patients, public and staff) are an invaluable resource. They help to tailor services to the changing needs of the local community, work with us to improve patient experience and as well as helping to develop the future of MKUH and the local healthcare community.

As a member, you will:

  • receive invitations to members’ meetings and special events
  • receive newsletters and updates about the hospital’s activities
  • have access to Members’ Council representatives to raise any concerns or offer ideas
  • be able to elect Members’ Councillors who will help involve patients, families and the public in how we can do things better
  • and also have the opportunity to influence the development of the trust and its services

It’s completely up to the individual how involved they want to be. We value any input local citizens are able to offer.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Board of Directors and the Council of Governors

Governors and MembersIn this section

Become a member
Council of Governors
Agendas and Meetings