Council of Governor Elections 2023

Could you be one of our next public Governors? Join us and make a difference to your local NHS

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust (UHDB) is now accepting nominations to join our Council of Governors as a public Governor.

This is an exciting opportunity to join us as our Governors are crucial in helping us on our journey towards delivering Exceptional Care Together and shaping the future of UHDB.

We have four positions across three constituencies for which we are currently seeking nominations:

  • Amber Valley and Derbyshire Dales
  • Derby City (two roles available)
  • South Derbyshire

We are now accepting nominations. The submission deadline is Thursday 25 May 2023.

What is the role of a Public Governor?

We are looking for applicants who can provide a direct link into our local communities to help us improve health services and represent the diverse issues, views and ideas of the more than one million people we serve across Derbyshire and Staffordshire.

As a public Governor, you will have the opportunity to visit areas of the Trust and meet staff and patients, to work in partnership with our senior leadership team, and to hold our non-executive directors to account for the performance of the Board.

Our Governors also have an increasingly important role to play in our work in the two local health and care systems we are a part of - meaning you have the opportunity to impact care across a large demographic, ensuring the needs of our patients are met.

If you support our Trust values of compassion, excellence and openness and would like to represent the public voice and diversity of your local community, we would love to hear from you.

Governor information booklet

Find out all you need to know about becoming a UHDB Governor by reading the information pack below:

Public Governor profile - Val Haylett

Val Haylett, one of our current public Governors for our Derby City constituency, has shared what the role means to her. 

Val shares her thoughts on the sense of "fulfilment" the role brings, and how it feels to be involved in the Trust.

You can read here thoughts on being a Governor in full here >

How to submit your nomination to stand as a public Governor

It is important to note that you do need to be a foundation trust member to apply for the role of public Governor, but our teams can help you with this process. If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact us at:

For more information about nominating yourself and standing as a public Governor, and to complete your nomination form online visit the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust election website (opens in new window) >

If you would like to submit a printed nomination form, please contact Civica Election Services either by calling 020 8889 9203 or by emailing

If you would like more information on our Council of Governors or to find out more about the Governor role, please visit the Council of Governors page > or email