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.

Public Governor elections 2023

We are now accepting nominations to join our Council of Governors as a public Governor. This is an exciting opportunity to join us and help us on our journey towards delivering Exceptional Care Together and shaping the future of our Trust.

We have four positions across three constituencies in Derbyshire for which we are currently seeking nominations. The submission deadline is Thursday 25 May 2023.

Access more information and find out how to submit your nomination to become a public Governor >

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


Drop-in sessions with Council of Governors

Each month, members of our Council of Governors will be stationed at one of our five hospital sites hosting drop-in sessions to provide more information about our network of members and the work of our governors. You will also be able to sign up to become a Trust member and discover more about what this means to you. 

The sessions will be open from 11am - 1pm at all of the below dates and locations. For further information, please contact:  uhdb.governor@nhs.net or call  01332 785 440.

Upcoming governor drop-in sessions for 2023
Date Location Governor(s)
Wednesday 24 May 2023 Samuel Johnson Community Hospital

Peter Steedman, Beveley Martin and Amran Ashraf

Thursday 29 June 2023 Royal Derby Hospital Rita Merrison, Pat Coleman, Sharon Conroy, Michael Flude and Amran Ashraf
Tuesday 18 July 2023 Queen's Hospital Burton Carol Hardy, Beverley Martin and Amran Ashraf
Wednesday 23 August 2023 Florence Nightingale Community Hospital Val Haylett, Pat Coleman, Sharon Conroy and Michael Flude
Thursday 28 September 2023 Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital Val Haylett and Maura Teager
Tuesday 24 October 2023 Samuel Johnson Community Hospital Beverley Martin
Thursday 23 November 2023 Royal Derby Hospital Maura Teager, Sharon Conroy, Michael Flude and Amran Ashraf


Health and Information Talks

Health and Information Talks 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.

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