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Governor Elections

If you've ever wondered about the Council of Governors and being a governor, then now is your chance!

This is an exciting opportunity to be a governor for Nottinghamshire Healthcare and join the Council of Governors. 

What is the Council of Governors?

Every NHS Foundation Trust must have a Council of Governors. The Council of Governors is an important part of the Trust and is made up of 27 Governors including 14 elected public governors, 8 elected staff governors and 5 appointed governors from partner organisations. 

What do Governors do?

To put it simply, the Council of Governors are the voice of the local people, and help the Trust to connect to the community it serves. Collectively, they ensure that the Trust Board is accountable to local people. They gain assurance about the Trust's performance, with a particular focus on service quality. 

The role of governors includes the following responsibilities:

  • Representing the interests of members and the wider public
  • Sharing public feedback with the Trust
  • Contributing to future plans of the Trust
  • Holding Non-Executive Directors to account for the performance of the Trust Board
  • Appointing the Chair and Non-Executive Directors

The Council of Governors meet four times per year. 

Governor Elections

The nomination stage of the governor elections is now open and you are invited to nominate yourself if you are interested in being a governor. There are currently 6 vacancies in the public constituency as follows:

Nottinghamshire County - 3 vacancies

South Yorkshire and the rest of East Midlands - 1 vacancy

Rest of England and Wales - 2 vacancies

How to apply

To find out more information and complete a nomination form online visit

The deadline for nominations is 5 January 2024. 


You can find out more about the role of governors and the Council of Governors by visiting the Council of Governors page

If you have any questions, or would like to speak to someone about this opportunity, please email

You must be a member of the Trust to apply to be a governor. You can join using the online membership form. For membership queries, please email



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