We are happy to announce the outcome of our 2020 elections. Thank you to everyone who took the time to stand and we’re sorry if you weren’t successful, but would like to encourage you to consider standing again next time round.

The results are shown below, along with the formal notices.

Constituency Elected Governor Notice
Public South West Ben Duke Click here
Public South East Chris Digman
Anthony Clayton
Click here
Public North West Sylvia Hartley (re-elected) Click here
Public Rest of England No candidates  
Service users Rebecca Lawlor
Nev Wheeler OBE
Click here
Young Service User/Carer Natasha Wilson
1 seat unfilled
Click here
Staff (Allied Health Professionals) Amber Wild Click here
Staff (Support Work) Adam Rodgers (re-elected) Click here
Staff (Clinical Support) No candidates  


2021 elections

We hold elections every year so we’ll be beginning the process again early in 2021.

We will have seats in the following constituencies:

  • Public South West
  • Service Users (4 seats)
  • Young Service User/Carer
  • Staff – medical and clinical
  • Staff – psychology

Sometimes governors have to stand down, so there may be other vacancies. Keep posted to this website to find out.

What does being a Governor involve

Our Governors play a crucial role in holding the Trust to account and helping us make important decisions. It's a real opportunity to get involved in the NHS in a meaningful and interesting way, and ask questions on how we're performing. 

As a Governor you will help us:

  • appoint or remove our Chair, Non-Executive Directors and auditors
  • approve the appointment of the Chief Executive
  • agree the remuneration and terms and conditions for Non-Executive Directors and the Chair
  • receive the Trust’s annual financial accounts, Annual Report and auditor reports
  • hold Non-Executive Directors individually and collectively to account for the performance of the Board of Directors
  • comment on the Trust’s priorities
  • make sure members’ views are heard when setting priorities
  • represent the views of members, staff and the local community

As a minimum we expect Governors to be able to attend:

  • most of our Council of Governors meetings - these are held five times a year usually on a Thursday at 2.45pm
  • our Annual Members Meeting which is held in September every year
  • an annual development session held with our Board of Directors
  • a minimum of two training days a year
  • various committee or project meetings depending on your interests and skills
  • community engagement meetings or events in your local area or across the city

If you are interested in becoming a Governor, we recommend taking a look at the Governwell book for prospective Governors

Find out more

If you have any questions about the elections, our Council of Governors or what's involved in becoming a member just drop us a call on 0114 271 88825 or email foundation.trust@shsc.nhs.uk 

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