Royal Surrey Governors Election 2021

Have you got what it takes to be a Governor? 

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Could you be a Governor at Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust?

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust will be holding elections to its Council of Governors. The Trust invites you to consider standing as a candidate, if you reside in one of the Public Constituencies:

  • Public: Guildford
  • Public: Woking
  • Public: Chichester
  • Public: Rest of England *

* Rest of England constituency means that you reside in an electoral area that is NOT one of following: Guildford, Chichester, East Hampshire, Elmbridge, Mole Valley, Woking or Waverley

If you work at the Royal Surrey, in one of the following Staff Constituencies, the Trust would like to invite you to consider standing as a candidate:

  • Staff - Medical and Dental
  • Staff - Nursing and Midwifery
  • Staff - Other

There is one vacancy in each of the constituencies listed above. Nominations open on Friday 8 January 2021

Notice of Election

Why become a Governor?

Being a Governor can be very rewarding and interesting. Governors play a vital role in shaping the future direction of the Trust and the services provided to local communities.

Governors represent the interests of the Trust’s membership (which includes staff, patients and local residents) and the wider public. Governors hold the Trust’s Board of Directors to account. Becoming a Governor is a good way to build your knowledge about what is going on in the Trust and the wider NHS.

How to apply

If you are interested in standing, more information and a nomination form can be obtained from 8 January 2021 as follows:

Telephone: 020 8889 9203
Post: CES, The Election Centre, 33 Clarendon Road, London N8 0NW

Governors must be Foundation Trust Members, sign up for free today: become a member

If you are interested in nominating yourself as a governor, and you have any queries about the election process, please email the governance team. Please include your name and constituency and member ID (if known).

Further information

Nominations open on Friday 8 January, and completed forms need to be received by CES (details above) by 5pm on Monday 25 January 2021.

Results will be announced on Friday 5 March 2021.

If you are elected, then you will be expected to complete the below before attending your first Council of Governors meeting on
Wednesday 17 March 2021 at 6pm:

Further details on paperwork and training session(s) will be sent to those elected after the results have been announced.


Governor Meeting Schedule 2021

All meetings, for the forseeable future will be virtual and conducted via Microsoft Teams. Papers for meetings are issued electronically.

Please find below the meeting schedule up to the end of March 2021. Further meetings and dates will be added in due course and published once available.

Governors Meetings January 2021 - March 2021