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Nominations are now open for our Council of Governor’s Election 2021

Nominations for our Council of Governors are now open and we are seeking Governors for a variety of important positions to represent patients, staff, partner organisations and the wider public.                                                                                                            

The Council of Governors is made up of elected and appointed people who are volunteers and are not paid. Our Governors have an important role in making sure our Trust is publicly accountable for the service it provides. They bring valuable perspectives and contributions to its activities, ensuring that both hospitals work well for patients, carers, staff and the general public.

No special skills are needed to be a Governor. The most important part of the role is to have a passion for representing the interests of people who use or work in the NHS and to be committed to our Trust values of being Ambitious, Brave and Compassionate.

We ask Governors to commit to around three hours every month to the position, mainly in the evening, and be available to attend four formal council meetings a year. No experience is necessary – full support, guidance and training are given by our Company Secretary team.

The following positions are up for election:

  • BCH Patient Governor (x2)
  • Carer of Patient at BCH Governor (x1)
  • Patient or Carer of Patient at BWH Governor (x1)
  • Midwife Governor (x1)
  • Mental Health Governor (x1)

And the following current Governors are also up for re-election:

  • Nurse Governor (x1)
  • Birmingham and Solihull Public Governor (x1)
  • Rest of the West Midlands Public Governor (x2)

The term length for each position is three years. For further details, the Notice of Election can be downloaded here:  Notice of Election 2021.pdf [pdf] 359KB  .


Nominations can be requested via:



0208 889 9203


All nominations should be received by 5pm on Wednesday 20 October 2021.

For more information on our Council of Governors visit our dedicated section on our website here:

If you would like more information on the positions available, the election process, or for an informal chat please contact our Foundation Trust Office by email or by calling 0121 333 8433 (Monday to Friday, 9am – 4.30pm)