Our governors are elected

We hold elections in our public and staff constituencies on a rolling basis every second and third year, but elections can be held in the interim if there are resignations from the Council. Only as a Trust member can you vote for a governor and we inform all our members where and when elections are to be held.

For details of our latest and previous elections visit our Governor elections page.

To help you understand more about the role, we have developed a Governors handbook. And don’t worry, we will support you in your role and provide training.


  • An interest in the service and delivering great outcomes for patients
  • A Trust member
  • Time to attend Trust Council of Governor meetings (six per year)
  • Scrutinise and be inquisitive – ask challenging questions on behalf of members

diagram of the decision process in our foundation trust