Our Governors

Governors are elected by patients, public and staff, or nominated by some of our partner organisations. Elections to the Council of Governors take place at the beginning of each year, and governors generally serve a three-year term of office, beginning and ending in April.

Governors attend meetings of the Council of Governors, representing their local communities, and working together to advise and influence how we develop and deliver services.  This means discussing topics such as major new service developments, the annual report and accounts, and how members are being recruited and kept informed.

The Council of Governors holds four formal meetings each year and they are open to the public. The agenda papers are published in advance and are available for the current year and previous years. Regular workshops are arranged to support Governors to keep up to date about the NHS, the healthcare needs of the local community, and our strategy and performance. All members of the Council of Governors have a responsibility to declare relevant interests as defined in Sections 11.39 to 11.43 of our Constitution.