Welcome to Hospice UK's Good Governance programme. On this page you'll find a range of helpful guides, networks and toolkits for hospice chairs, trustees, boards and management.

What is governance?


Governance is an umbrella term for the systems, processes and types of behaviour that enable trustees to hold the organisation in trust, steer its work and optimise the benefit to current and future beneficiaries. 

Key resources


Hospice UK's Good Governance programme helps member hospices improve their governance, ensuring they are fit for purpose, and helps equip them to be leaders in providing high quality palliative and end of life care.

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Charity Trustee Welcome Pack

As a new charity trustee, this Charity Commission guide will help you in your role. It can also be used by existing trustees to refresh knowledge and skills.

Read the trustee welcome pack
Newsletter 1

Trustee Network Bulletin

The bi-monthly trustee network bulletin offers an opportunity for trustee and their boards to hear about the work of others and to share examples of innovation and collaboration across the sector.

Sign up to the Trustee Network Bulletin