Royal Surrey Governors Election 2021

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Governor elections at Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust

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 following constituencies :

  • Public: Guildford - 2 seats
  • Public: Waverley - 3 seats
  • Public: Woking - 1 seat
  • Public: Chichester - 1 seat
  • Public: Elmbridge - 1 seat
  • Public: Mole Valley - 1 seat
  • Public: Rest of England * - 1 seat

* 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 the following staff constituency, the Trust would like to invite you to consider standing as a candidate:

  • Staff: Scientific, Technical & Allied Health Professionals - 1 seat


  • Nominations open on Monday 21 June 2021. Nominations must be received by 5pm Monday 19 July 2021
  • Voting opens Tuesday 10 August 2021. Voting closes 5pm Thursday 2 September 2021
  • You must be a member of the Trust by 5pm 19 July in order to be eligible to vote in the elections, and reside in one of the constituencies above.
  • Results announced Friday 3 September 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.

Governors must be Foundation Trust Members, sign up for free today:  become a member
You must be a member by 5pm 19 July 2021 in order to stand as a governor, and to vote in the elections

If you have any queries about the election process, please email the governance team. Please include your name and constituency and member ID (if known).

How to apply

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

Telephone: 020 8889 9203
Text: Text 2FT RS and your name and address to 88802
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 


Further information

If you are elected, then you will be expected to complete the below before attending your first Council of Governors meeting on
Thursday 16 September 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 from September - December 2021. Further meetings and dates will be added in due course and published once available.

Governors' meeting schedule - September - December 2021