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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together

Council of Governors - notice of election


As a foundation trust, our governors play an integral role in the running of our trust.

We have 21 governors that represent a variety of areas; service users, carers, public, stakeholder organisations and staff.

We are currently seeking to elect governors to the following seats:

Service user - rest of England and Wales (x1)

Carer (x1)

Staff - non-clinical (x1)

Governors are expected to represent the views of their constituency and provide that vital link between the members they represent and the board of directors. Governors represent their constituents at a minimum of six Assembly of Governor meetings per year.

More information on the current governor appointments and the role of governors is available here: http://www.bsmhft.nhs.uk/members-and-governors/meet-our-governors/

Nomination packs with information about how to stand for election to this position will be available from Wednesday, March 13, from:

John Box

Electoral Reform Services

Customer Services

The Election Centre

33 Clarendon Road


N8 0NW


Tel: 020 8365 8909 (9am – 5pm)

Email: enquiries@electoralreform.co.uk

For any other information about the role of governors then please contact Sarah Beadman on 0121 301 1274. Email: contact.governors@bsmhft.nhs.uk                             

All nomination papers should be received by Electoral Reform Services by 12 noon on Thursday, March 28, 2013.

Faxed or emailed nominations will not be accepted.


Ballot papers will be distributed to qualifying members on April 19, 2013

Completed ballot papers must be received by Electoral Reform Services by the close of poll, noon on May 10, 2013 

The regulations governing this election can be obtained from Sarah Beadman. 

If candidates do submit a nomination and then decide to withdraw, this must be done in writing, and witnessed, to the Electoral Reform Services no later than 12 noon on April 4, 2013.