Governance publications

A range of publications and resources to assist hospice trustees in developing their governance practice.

As well as these publications, many of the briefing documents in the Policy and Advocacy, and Commission sections of our website will be of interest to hospice trustees.

Twenty-minute guide to being a hospice trustee

The twenty-minute guide to being a hospice trustee covers the role of the hospice board, your responsibilities as a trustee and how to get the best from being a trustee.


  • Jun 12, 2018
    Hospice trustees engagement and communication
    In September 2017, DB Associates was commissioned to undertake research into Hospice UK’s communication and engagement with hospice trustees. This work also aimed to look into awareness of the Forum of Hospice Chairmen and receive feedback on its future direction. This is a report of the findings.


Good practice guides

Our suite of good practice guides have been developed as part of our Governance Support Programme for hospice boards and trustees. They cover a wide range of aspects relating to good governance.

Board Development Programme

The Board Development Programme final report summarises learning from the Board Development Programme against the six principles of 'Good Governance – a Code for the Voluntary and Community Sector', plus one on clinical governance.

Governance matters

Governance matters is a guide to issues highlighted in the Charity Commission’s report of visits to hospices (2001-2006). It includes practical pointers to assist with compliance.

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