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Nominations are now open. Click here to complete or download a nominations form.

This year elections will be held for the following constituencies of the Council of Governors.

  • Public Governor: Chiltern, South Buckinghamshire and Wycombe - 1 Vacancy

  • Public Governor: Rest of England - 1 vacancy

  • Staff Governor: Wexham Park - 1 vacancy

  • Staff Governor: Frimley Park - 1 vacancy

  • Staff Governor: Heatherwood and community hospitals - 1 vacancy  

Information about the role of Frimley Health Foundation Trust Governor

Timeline for election of governors 2017

Our Council of Governors is made up of local people who have the important job of holding the Trust’s board of directors to account. They represent the interests of patients, the local community and Trust members.

You can become a member of the Frimley Health Council of Governors by standing for election as either a Staff Governor if you are employed by the Trust, as a Public Governor if you are a member of the Trust, or as Stakeholder Governor if you have been appointed by one of the Trust’s partner organisations.

Members of staff automatically become members of the Trust upon employment. Members of the public considering standing as a Public Governor must become members of the Trust first in order to stand for election. Only members of the Trust may vote in any election to the Council of Governors.

The Frimley Health catchment area is divided into different geographic constituencies and depending on the size of the constituency there may be one or two Public Governors per constituency. Elections are held annually on a staggered basis meaning that not all of the seats become eligible for election at the same time. The term of office for a Governor is three years.

Elections are normally held during September and October and nominations for elections in the relevant constituencies are now open. Click here to access the nominations form.  The elections timetable for 2017 is set out above.  

In March 2017, the Council of Governors agreed changes to the composition to the Council of Governors which becomes effective as of the 1st November 2017. You can find more about this here.  

If you are considering standing for election, our Trust Chairman Pradip Patel would very much welcome an opportunity to discuss the role with you and other prospective candidates. If you would like to arrange to do so please contact him direct at pradip.patel@fhft.nhs.uk 

You can also contact Susanne Nelson-Wehrmeyer, Company Secretary at susanne.nelson-wehrmeyer@fhft.nhs.uk Tel: 01276 526588 or Kevin Jacob, Assistant Company Secretary kevin.jacob@fhft.nhs.uk Tel: 01753 634824 if you have any questions or queries.

Background reference information on the role of Governor may be found in the following documents:

Frimley Health – Role of the Council of Governors November 2017

Monitor - Your duties: a brief guide for NHS foundation trust governors

Monitor – Your statutory duties. A reference guide for NHS foundation trust governors

Monitor – Director-governor interaction in NHS foundation trusts

Frimley Health – Governors’ Code of Conduct

Monitor – The NHS Foundation Trust Code of Governance