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Council of Governors Elections 2021


We will be holding elections for the following seats:

Guilford, Waverley and Woking

Hart & East Hants (2)

Surrey Heath & Runnymede

Rushmoor (2)

If you are interested in becoming a FHFT Governor, nominations will open from Friday 6th August 2021. Nominations can be submitted online at, If you require any assistance please contact Civica Election Services either by calling 0208 889 9203 or

Nominations will close on Tuesday 31st August and the deadline to withdraw as a candidate will be Tuesday 7th September. 

Information about the role of Frimley Health Foundation Trust Governor

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.

If you are considering standing for election you can contact:

Hannah Farmhouse, Assistant Company Secretary
tel: 07721242262

or Dorota Underwood, Committee Officer 
tel: 03006143606

Background reference information on the role of Governor may be found in the following documents: 
Frimley Health – Role of the Council of Governors 2019 
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