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NHS: Hospital Trust Boards

Volume 709: debated on Wednesday 1 April 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether elected members of the boards of hospital trusts are entitled to be provided with a list of the trust members who form their electorate, and to communicate with them. [HL2502]

Neither the executive nor the non-executive directors of a National Health Service trust board or NHS foundation trust board are elected.

Over half of the board of governors of an NHS foundation trust must be elected by the members of the trust, other than those members who come within the staff constituency.

Arrangements regarding the register of members are a matter for each individual NHS foundation trust subject to the general provision of data protection rules.