Council of Governors

Governors are elected by patients, public and staff, or nominated by some of our partner organisations.  Elections to the Council of Governors take place at the beginning of each year, and governors generally serve a three-year term of office, beginning and ending in April.

Governors attend meetings of the Council of Governors, representing their local communities, and working together to advise and influence how we develop and deliver services.  This means discussing topics such as major new service developments, the annual report and accounts, and how members are being recruited and kept informed.

Governors regularly attend a variety of community and health related events in order to speak with members of the public and find out their views.  If you would like to contact your local governor please email

Governors at Health Mela 2018 Governors at NHS Careers Event 2018

Our Governors at the Preston Health Mela / Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Careers Event 2018

Additionally, the Council of Governors holds four formal meetings each year.  Regular workshops are arranged to support governors to keep up to date about the NHS, the healthcare needs of the local community, and our strategy and performance.

All members of the Council of Governors have a responsibility to declare relevant interests, as defined in sections 12.36 to 12.39 of our constitution.

Policy on the composition of Council of Governors [pdf] 43KB

Elections are generally held in March each year, if you would like to consider standing for election, please contact Catherine Arrand-Green, Membership Engagement Manager for further details via telephone:  01772 524412 or email: