Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is made up of non-executive directors who are lay members drawn from the public and appointed for their skills and experience, and executive directors who are responsible for the day to day running of the organisation.

The Board of Directors works closely with our Governors' Council, whose meetings are held in public. The Governors' Council provides essential community representation within the Trust and includes public, service-user, carer and staff governors elected by our members. Find out more about Governors and the role of the Governors' Council within the Trust.

Board of Directors meetings

Our Board of Directors meets in public on a quarterly basis and you are welcome to attend. If you are attending we would very much appreciate you giving us prior notice to ensure we have enough room at the meeting for members of the public. Further information on how the Board of Directors meeting operate can be found here.

If you would like to raise a question for the Board of Directors you can do so in the following ways:

1. Complete a Board of Directors meeting question and feedback form at the meeting and hand to Daniel Scheffer, Joint Company Secretary.

OR

2. Complete the Board of Directors meeting question and feedback form and return by email to Governance.Corporate@cumbria.nhs.uk  

Or post to Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Corporate Governance Team, Maglona House, 68 Kingstown Broadway, Carlisle, CA3 0HA

We will aim to respond to your query within five working days.

View our details of upcoming Board meetings and minutes of past meetings.

** Members of the Executive Team are also members of the joint executive team with North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust -

 View the joint governance and accountability structure.

Board of Directors Agendas, Papers and Minutes

For Board of Directors agenda and papers prior to 2018 is available on request.

Public information

Declarations of Interest

You will find our NHS Provider Licence and Constitution on the NHS Improvement website


Professor Stephen Eames awarded CBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Professor Stephen Eames awarded CBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

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Community and voluntary groups join health and care teams in north Cumbria

Community and voluntary groups join health and care teams in north Cumbria

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Dr John Howarth guest blog for CLIC

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Non-Executive Director awarded honorary fellowships from the University of Cumbria

Non-Executive Director awarded honorary fellowships from the University of Cumbria

Heike Horsburgh MBE is recognised for her contribution to the County by University of Cumbria