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Stand as a public governor for Derbyshire Healthcare!


Want to make a difference to YOUR local healthcare provider?

Then why not stand in Derbyshire Healthcare’s governor elections?!

We are now looking for Governors to represent the following constituencies:

  • Amber Valley North

  • Amber Valley South

  • Chesterfield North

  • Chesterfield South

  • Derby City West (one of two seats)

  • Derbyshire Dales

  • Erewash North

  • Erewash South

  • High Peak

  • North East Derbyshire

  • South Derbyshire

  • Surrounding Areas.


We need members of the public who are motivated, enthusiastic and willing to engage with their local community. It is important to us as an NHS Foundation Trust to get a wide range of people from different age groups, genders, ethnicities and backgrounds to best represent the people within their constituency.

To be eligible to become a Governor you must:

  • be a member of the constituency you wish to stand for

  • be 16 or over.


Our Council of Governors is a body of 27 elected and appointed members who have a direct involvement in the running and development of the foundation trust.

The Council is made up of 16 elected Public Governors, four elected Staff Governors and seven Appointed Governors and is presided over by the Chairman.

Being a Governor can be a very rewarding experience, and Governors have the opportunity to:

  • represent the views of their constituents and shape the way our services are delivered

  • hold the Board to account for the trust’s performance

  • attend events throughout the year which offer them the chance to engage with members of their constituency and members of staff

  • fulfil statutory responsibilities such as the appointment of Non-Executive Directors and the trust Chairman.


Governors serve a term of three years and reasonable travel expenses are paid.

Our Governors have a very important role to play in the running of the foundation trust and have been actively involved in continuing to improve the quality of services we offer. Governors are also involved in the recruitment of new members of staff and were part of the team which developed our Trust Values – to which all members of staff must work.

What we need from our Governors – commitment, engagement, open and honest dialogue, feedback from your constituents, attendance at Council of Governor meetings, involvement in training, working groups and committees.

What Governors can expect from us – training, support, involvement in decision making, mentorship, paid expenses, open and honest dialogue.

To request a nomination form contact:

John Box

Project Manager

Electoral Reform Services


Tel: 020 8829 8453

If you decide to go ahead with your nomination you will need to complete the nomination form and return it to the Electoral Reform Services by 12 noon on Friday 6 December 2013.


The most effective way to find out about being a Governor is to contact your current local governor.

You can do this by emailing dhcft.governors@nhs.net or by visiting the website at www.derbyshirehealthcareft.nhs.uk/members/governors to find out who your representative is.


To learn more about this interesting and challenging opportunity please visit our website at

www.derbyshirehealthcareft.nhs.uk/members/governors/becoming-a-governor/ or alternatively contact the Membership Manager on 01332 623723 or email dhcft.membership@nhs.net

Even if you do not wish to stand as a Governor you can play your part in the elections by using your vote when you receive the ballot form in the post.

Download: Notice of Election DHCFT 2013