About the Council of Governors

The Council of Governors ensures that the views of members, as well as those of the wider community, are represented appropriately.

The Council of Governors is not responsible for the day-to-day management of the Trust, this responsibility remains with the Trust Board. However the Trust Board ensures the Council of Governors is fully engaged in determining the future plans of the Trust.

The Council comprises of 27 members who are either elected by our staff and public members, or selected to represent the views of the specialist fields in which they work.

If you are interested in learning more about governors or contacting your governor, you can email uhdb.governor@nhs.net.

Governors meetings

If you would like to join the meeting please contact the membership office on uhdb.governor@nhs.net or call 01332 785 440 to register.

Download the meetings that our Trust Governors attend [pdf] 308KB (opens in new window) >

Upcoming meetings

Governors Meetings
Date Time Venue
30 January 2024 3.30pm Boardroom A/B, Trust HQ, Level 5, Royal Derby Hospital


Health and Information Talks for members

Health and Information Talks for members are organised by the governors in the Membership Engagement Group. 

The aim of the talks is to inform members of the work of the various departments within UHDB; to share best practice for personal healthcare, and to provide information about what is happening at UHDB.

Val Haylett, Chair of Member’s Engagement Group, talks about planning for Winter 2023.

Agendas and papers

The Council of Governors meetings are now being held in person.  If you would like to attend a meeting please contact the membership office on uhdb.governor@nhs.net for further details and to register.

Meeting etiquette

  • The public are invited to ask questions relating to matters of business covered on the agenda. For any questions which cannot be responded to at the meeting, a response will be provided as soon as possible afterwards