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Monday 20 June 2022

Notice of Election to Council of Governors 2022

Nominations to election to University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust Council of Governors are now open until August 3.

Nominate yourself at www.cesvotes.com/uhs2022

If you would like a hard copy or an easy read nomination form, please contact the Returning Officer, Ciara Hutchinson.

Telephone: 020 8889 9203

Email: ftnominationenquiries@cesvotes.com

Post: Civica Election Services, 33 Clarendon Road, London N8 0NW

Nominations close at 5pm on Wednesday 3 August.

Supporting documents

Below you can find two documents supporting the upcoming elections:

Why stand to become a governor?

  • Play your part in shaping the future direction of our Trust and the services we provide to local communities
  • Build your knowledge about what is going on in our hospitals and the wider NHS
  • Apply your experience and skills to make a positive difference for our patients

Vacancies

We have the following vacancies in this year’s elections:

11 PUBLIC GOVERNORS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS OF THE PUBLIC CONSTITUENCY

Constituency

Vacancies

Term length

Southampton City

5

3 years

New Forest, Eastleigh and Test Valley

4

3 x 3 years

1 x 1 year

Isle of Wight

1

3 years

Rest of England and Wales

1

2 years

 

2 STAFF GOVERNORS IN THE FOLLOWING STAFF CLASSES

Constituency

Vacancies

Term length

Non Clinical and Support

1

3 years

Nursing and Midwifery

1

3 years

Become a member

In order to stand as a candidate and vote in our governor elections you must be a member of the Trust. Membership is free and it only takes a minute to sign up here.

To be able to vote this year you must become a member by August 3. All staff are automatically enrolled as members upon joining the Trust.

Thinking of becoming a governor information sessions

If you’d like to find out more then why not join one of the information sessions to learn more about the role. Sessions will be held online using Microsoft Teams on:

  • Wednesday 29 June - 1.30pm to 2.30pm
  • Monday 4 July - 4pm to 5pm

To register for one of these sessions fill out a form here or contact UHSmember@uhs.nhs.uk

You can download our thinking of becoming a governor information booklet here.

Election enquiries

The elections are run independently from the Trust by an external company Civica Election Services. If you have questions about the nominations, please contact the Returning Officer, Ciara Hutchinson.

Telephone: 020 8889 9203

Email: ftnominationenquiries@cesvotes.com.

You can also contact our membership team at UHSmember@uhs.nhs.uk.

The Council of Governors advises the board of directors on the views of the membership community, comments on the development of strategic plans for the hospital and acts in a trustee role, making sure that the hospital meets its obligations. Further information on our Council of Governors can be found here.