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Tuesday 18 June 2024

Notice of election to Council of Governors 2024

Nominations to election to University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust Council of Governors are now open until July 31.

Elections are being held for the following governor vacancies:

  • Public: Rest of England and Wales – 2 vacancies
  • Staff: Health Professional and Health Scientist Staff – 1 vacancy (2 year term)

Anyone in either of these constituencies can nominate themselves at

If you need any help submitting your nomination you can contact the returning officer by emailing


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:

  • Monday 1 July - 1pm to 2pm
  • Tuesday 23 July - 12pm to 1pm

To register for a session please email


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


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 July 31. All staff are automatically enrolled as members upon joining the Trust.

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.


Supporting documents

Notice of election

Thinking of becoming a governor?