Last week, Laura Wareing was invited to observe the Lancashire Care Foundation Trust’s Council of Governors meeting at Salmesbury Hotel, which takes place every six weeks.  Laura observed the 45 minute Trust Governors pre-​meeting before the COG meeting, where each governor was able to share information on events they had been to and anything that was concerning them.  Following this, there was a formal three-​hour meeting supported by a 67-​page document containing ‘papers’, reporting and providing information on various issues for the Trust.  Following each section of the meeting, there was an opportunity for the governors present in the meeting to direct questions to the Cheif Executive, Heather Tierney-​Moore and have a discussion. 

The purpose of attending and observing was to look for opportunities for the governors to develop tools to help them report and share information from engagement events at their pre-​meeting with the possibility of feeding into the main COG meeting.   Following this, Laura shared the ideas with David Keddie, our main contact at the trust and we invited governors to share further ideas with us with the view to possibly set up another workshop if the interest was there.