Royal Surrey Governors Election 2020 Notification


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

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is currently holding elections to its Council
of Governors. As a member of one of the constituencies in which elections
are being held, the Trust would like to invite you to consider standing as a

This election is to be held for a number of vacancies across 4 of the Trust’s

Please note: You must live in a constituency named below in order to stand as a candidate for nomination and to vote. To stand as a staff governor you have to work in that field.

We currently have vacancies in the following constituencies:

Public: Mole Valley – 1 seat
Public: East Hampshire – 1 seat
Public: Rest of England – 1 seat
Staff: Medical and Dental – 1 seat

Why you should consider becoming 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 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 at:

For further information please see the following:

Notice of Election

Nomination notice

About our Council of Governors

Our Council of Governors consists of 16 Public Governors, five Staff Governors and five Appointed Governors. Our Governors have many roles, which include:

  • Appoint, remove and decide upon the terms of office of the Chair and non-executive directors of the Trust
  • Determine the remuneration of the Chair and non-executive directors
  • Approve the appointment of the Trust’s Chief Executive
  • Hold the non-executive directors to account for the performance of the board
  • Represent the interests of the members and the public
  • Jointly approve changes to the Trust’s constitution with the board
  • Express a view on the board’s plans for the Trust
  • To represent the views of the constituents to the board and to hold the board to account for delivering the strategy.

If you would like to join us as a Governor, please click here for more information.

If you would like to view the Trust's constitution paper, please click here.

We will be holding election for:

  • One seat - East Hants
  • One seat - Mole Valley
  • One seat - Rest of England
  • One seat - Staff class of medical and dental.

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