Governor elections open for nominations

8 May 2024

Nominations are now open to elect our council of governors.

Full details of the Notice of Election is available here.

Governors have an important role in helping to make our NHS Foundation Trust publicly accountable for the services we provide.

Trust Governors:

  • Hold the Non-Executive Directors to account for the performance of the Board
  • Represent the interests of members and the public 
  • Appoint (and where appropriate remove) the Chair, Non-Executive Directors and the Trust’s Auditor
  • Approve (or not) any new appointments of the Chief Executive
  • Receive the Trust’s annual accounts, any report of the auditor on them, and the annual report at four Council of Governor meetings
  • Governors bring valuable perspectives and contributions to our activities and they are the voice of our members, and local communities.

To stand for election you must be a member of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust within the constituency and class for
which you wish to stand as a candidate. 

Nominations may be completed online or returned by post or email. To access the online nomination portal or download a
nomination form in PDF format please visit

Completed nominations must be received by the Returning Officer no later than 5pm on Friday, 24 May 2024.