Governor Elections

Governor election timetable 2019/20 and the latest reports for Governor elections of Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

The 2019/20 Governor Election Process is about to start. This year, we have six vacancies on our Council of Governors and we are inviting members to put themselves forward.

Our Governors are the interface between our members, patients, public, staff and the Board of Directors, who have operational responsibility for running our services. Our Governors provide us with a different perspective on new initiatives and our performance. They are also responsible for holding the Non-Executive Directors to account for the performance of the Board, and for ensuring that staff views are represented. Our Trust Chair, Dr Barbara Vann, is also the Chair of the Council of Governors.

Our Council of Governors meet four times a year. Anyone who is a member, and over the age of 16, is able to put their name forward to be elected as a Governor. No special qualifications are needed, just a passion to get involved.

Current Governor vacancies

The Trust currently has the following Governor vacancies:

  • East Service Area Constituency – 2 seats
  • West Service Area Constituency – 2 seats
  • Staff Constituency – 2 seats

Full details wlill be available in the Notice of Election 2020.

Governor Election Timetable 2019/20

If you would like to put yourself forward as a Governors, your completed nomination must be received by 20 January 2020. A summary of nominated candidates will be published on this wesbite on 21 January 2020. 

The closing date for votes is 27 February 2020 and new Governors will commence their roles on 1 March 2020. Further information about becoming a Governor is available in Information for Potential Governors November 2019

Previous elections

Information on past elections can be obtained from the Trust Secretary.