Election to the Council of Governors

Our 38 governors come from all walks of life. Their common ground is an interest in Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, the wide range of services we provide and our values.

Why not join our Council of Governors by standing as a governor in our annual elections?

Governors hold the trust’s non-executive directors to account and represent the interests of our members and the public.

Now is a great time to get involved at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust as a governor.

We have really exciting plans to involve a wide range of people and communities in developing and improving Oxleas’ services through participation in our new Involve programme.

People will also have a voice in wider discussions about local NHS services through our involvement in the South East London Integrated Care System (ICS).

The minimum commitment is attending Council of Governors’ meetings four times a year but there’s lots more to see and do if you have the time to spare.

Council of Governors election 2023

Now is a great time to get involved with us by standing as a governor in our Council of Governor elections 2023.

We're looking for people with a passion for healthcare to join our Council of Governors and help us to improve the lives of those we care for.

If you are a member, you can apply now for a number of vacancies, including in our service user/carer, public and staff constituencies.

As a governor, you would gain insight into and help shape our services, work alongside our service users, carers, staff and partners and hold us and senior Board members to account.

Applications are open until 12 June 2023.

If you would like to find out more about the role, before applying, we have two opportunities for you to join an online chat with us. They will take place on:

To find out more about the governor role and to get a nomination form, contact the Stakeholder and Membership Team on 01322 625752.

Tina Strack is Service User/Carer Governor for our Bexley Adult Services. She said: "The great thing about being a governor is that you get to use your personal experience of NHS care in helping the health service improve. Oxleas is great at listening to feedback from governors and I have found it to be an incredibly worthwhile experience. I would say to anyone who is interest - give it a try!"

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