Governor Elections

As an NHS Foundation Trust, the Trust has a Council of Governors which is made up of elected Trust members, staff members and representatives from nominated and voluntary organisations.

Governors are elected for a term of up to three years and a number of governors’ terms of office will end on 1 April or 1 May 2023.  The trust has started the nomination process for new governors and is looking for interested, enthusiastic members with a passion for healthcare to nominate themselves as a candidate in the elections. Further details on the seats available and on how to obtain or complete a nomination form are available on the notice of election.

Council of Governors

We are a Foundation Trust which enables greater local accountability and greater financial freedom. The Council of Governors is part of the governance structure and holds the Trust Board to account. This means it has a number of duties which include the appointment of the non-executive directors and external auditors and can scrutinise the performance of the Trust Board. Some of the governors are elected by the Trust’s public and staff membership, while others are appointed by local stakeholder organisations.