Council of Governors
Meet our governors
Information for prospective governors
Governor role leaflet - Listening to you
The formal Notice of Election 2018/2019 from the Electoral Reform Services can be found below.
Notice of Election
Statement of Nominated Candidates
Uncontested Results Suffolk Carer
Notice of Poll
The elections are run independently by Electoral Reform Services (ERS) and all enquiries should be directed to the Returning Officer, Ciara Norris on 020 8889 9203 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Ballot papers will be issued by ERS on 6 December 2018 and the election closes on 8 January 2019.
Information about previous years' elections can be found below.
The formal Notice of Election 2017/2018 and Statement of Candidates, Notice of Poll and the Report on voting results from the Electoral Reform Services (ERS) can be found below.
Statement of Candidates
Uncontested Results Suffolk Public
Report on voting results January 2018
The results from previous years are at the bottom of this page.Rules and regulations for elections to the Council of GovernorsElections to the Council of Governors are held every year for those governors who have come to the end of their term or who have stopped being a governor during the previous year. Governors are usually elected for three-year terms starting on 1 February, and can be re-elected twice, serving a maximum of nine years.The
NSFT Constitution contains the rules for elections and the circumstances under which a person cannot stand as a governor. These elections are held in accordance with the Department of Health's model rules for elections.Members can only stand as a governor for the constituency of which they are a member (that is, staff members can only be staff governors).
Ballot papers will be sent to all the members within the constituencies where there are contested seats to vote on who should represent them.
The regulations governing this election and further information about Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust can be obtained from Michael Jones, Trust Secretary on 01603 421104 or email Michael.Jones@nsft.nhs.uk
Information on the Council of Governors and the role of the governorThe Council of Governors are responsible for representing the interests of our Foundation Trust members and partner organisations, and for feeding back information to the members who elected or appointed them.
Governors must act in the best interest of the trust and in accordance with the seven principles of public life – the Nolan Principles: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
The Council of Governors meets six times a year in public (four before 2014) and governors should make every effort to attend these meetings. There are also a number of subgroups of the Board of Governors.
If you are interested in standing as a governor, we hope the following information is useful for you:
Information for prospective governors
Details of future board meetings held in public are given on the
Events Calendar, together with the agenda and papers when they are available.
Papers from previous Council of Governors meetings held in public and the
Board of Directors meetings held in public
Role Description for governorsincluding their specific statutory duties
Code of Conduct for governors - 2012 onwards
Expenses for governors - 2013 onwards
Monitor also publishes information on the statutory duties for governors.
Results of previous elections
Dec 2016 election results
Dec 2015 contested results
Dec 2015 uncontested results
Dec 2014 contested results
Dec 2014 uncontested results
Jan 2014 contested results
Jan 2013 contested results
Dec 2012 contested results
Apr 2012 contested results
Mar 2012 uncontested results