Published/updated: 20/08/12 13:30

The Council of Governors (CoG) oversee the running and development of the Trust. The governors will bring their expertise and judgement to the Trust and take on your views.

Elected governor posts have up to a three-year term of office and can serve a maximum of three terms. Elections will take place at the end of the three year term or on an adhoc basis as governor seats become vacant.

Governors are not paid, although necessary expenses incurred as a result of the posts are reimbursed. Individuals cannot be governors if they are under 16 years of age, are a governor of another trust, are un-discharged bankrupts, or if they have, in the last five years, served a period of three months or more in prison.

All members of the Trust are invited to nominate themselves or others for election. An individual who stands for election needs to specify the category of governor for which they wish to stand. Candidates are allowed to produce an election statement of no more than 150 words, stating their reasons for standing and detailing any relevant skills, knowledge and attributes.

Who are the Governors?

Following elections in the summer of 2016, 19 public governors and five staff governors have been elected or re-elected to the Trust’s Council of Governors.

The public and staff governors have been elected by the Trust’s 26,000 members, consisting of patients, staff and members of the public.  There were 54 nominations for the public and staff governor vacancies.

Council of Governors Meetings

All meetings of the Council are held in public, you are welcome to come and listen to the meeting and the discussions which take place.

Every September, an Annual General Meeting is held, where staff, patients and other local stakeholders are invited to come and find out about how the Trust has performed during the year. The Trust’s Annual Report is presented and there is an opportunity to ask the chief executive, chairman or executive board directors any questions.

Contact Details

If you have any questions, require further information or would like to contact your governor, please contact Angie Hudson, Senior Executive Assistant to Chair on 0121 424 3297 or by email

There is also a dedicated governor email address:

Council of Governors Papers & Meetings

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