Council of Governors elections 2024

Council of Governors

At Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, our governors play a key role in representing the views of our patient, public and staff members. They make sure our services meet the needs of our patients and members of public.

If you have an interest in our Trust and in helping us continue to deliver the best possible care to our patients, then please consider standing for election as a governor. 

We're currently holding vacancies for governor seats:

  • 4 seats in the Guy's and St Thomas' patient class
  • 3 seats in the Royal Brompton and Harefield patient class
  • 1 seat in the patient carer class
  • 6 seats in the public constituency area 1 (around Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals)
  • 3 seats in the Guy's and St Thomas' clinical staff class 
  • 1 seat in the Royal Brompton and Harefield clinical class 
  • 1 seat in the Guy's and St Thomas'  community staff class
  • 1 seat in the Royal Brompton and Harefield non-clinical staff class 

All posts will start on Monday 1 July 2024.

Terms of office 

The Trust constitution states that a governor is elected for a period of 3 years, with the opportunity to stand for re-election for a second and final 3-year term

To be eligible to stand for election and/or vote, you must be a member of the Trust before the close of nominations. All members will receive information about how to stand and/or vote for election by email or in the post.


Nominations will open on Wednesday 28 February to Wednesday 27 March 2024.

We encourage people of all backgrounds and experiences to put themselves forward to help make sure that the voice of our Council of Governors is representative of the diverse communities that we serve. 


Voting will open on Monday 22 April to Wednesday 15 May 2024.

It is important that your voice is heard and we hope all members will vote in the elections when voting opens.

Results will be announced on Friday 17 May 2024.

For more information about governor role and election process, please visit the Election to the Council of Governors website.

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