Governor elections

Governor election timetable 2021 to 2022 and the latest reports for governor elections of the Trust.

The 2021 to 2022 governor election process is underway. 

Read our Notice of poll 2022 [pdf] 222KB

Read the Report of Voting February 2022 [pdf] 301KB

We hold elections annually with new Governors announced in February each year. This year we will announce our new governors on 9 February and they will join us on 1 March.

This year we have 5 public governor seats as follows:

  • east service area constituency – 2 seats
  • west service area constituency – 2 seats
  • other service area constituency – 1 seat (England and Wales)

We also have 1 staff governor vacancy which is open to our employees.

Our governors are the interface between our members, patients, public, staff, and our board of directors, who have operational responsibility for running our services.

Governors provide 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 interim chair, Margaret Schwartz, is also chair of the council of governors.

Governors meet 4 times a year as a council of governors.

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. you can sign up as a member online.

Find out more about becoming a governor

To request an election pack, contact Civica who run our elections: 

Previous elections

Information on past elections can be obtained from the  Trust Secretary