Council of Governor Elections 2024

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.

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.

We have 10 positions across seven constituencies for which we are currently seeking nominations:

  • Amber Valley and Derbyshire Dales (two vacancies)
  • South Derbyshire
  • East Staffordshire
  • Erewash
  • Derby City (three vacancies)
  • Lichfield and Tamworth
  • Rest of England / Northwest Leicestershire

We are now accepting nominations from candidates 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.

We are now accepting nominations. The closing date for submissions is 5pm on Thursday 18 April.

What is the role of a Public Governor?

As a Public Governor, you will have the opportunity to help shape the strategic direction of UHDB, to visit areas of the Trust and meet staff and patients, to hear from the most senior leaders in the organisation, and to hold our Non-Executive Directors to account for the performance of the Trust 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 in Derbyshire and Staffordshire – meaning you have the opportunity to influence the way the Trust considers the needs of more than one million people.

You can find out more information on our Council of Governors and the role our Governors play across UHDB via our website >

Virtual Governor information sessions

If you would like to find out more about the role of a Public Governor, you can attend one of our two virtual information sessions. The sessions will take place on Microsoft Teams on Wednesday 27 March from 2pm until 3pm and on Thursday 11 April from 1pm until 2pm.

If you would like to attend one of these events, please email:

Governor information booklet

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

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:

You can access further information about nominating yourself and standing as a Public Governor, and complete your nomination form via the Civica online portal (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:

Alternatively, please email our team for further assistance: