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Council of Governors

Picture of a Derby Governor speaking to Members
The Council of Governors ensures that the view of members, as well as those of the wider community, is represented appropriately. The Council of Governors comprises of 31 members who are either elected by our staff and public members, or selected to represent the views of the specialist fields in which they work.

The Council of Governors is not responsible for the day-to-day management of the Trust, this responsibility remains with the board of directors. However the board ensures the Council of Governors is fully engaged in determining the future plans of the Trust.

If you are interested in becoming a Governor or have any questions on the role, please contact us by e-mail dhft.membership@nhs.net or on 01332 785440.

Council of Governors 2017/18

The register of members of the Council of Governors from 1 July 2017 is as follows:

  Amber Valley (4)


Dales and South Derbyshire (2)


Derby City (9)


Erewash (2)

Rest of Midlands (1)

Includes former East Staff and North West Leicestershire

  • 1 Vacancy

Appointed Governors (6)

* These are the NHS organisations which manage GP surgeries, NHS dentists, local community hospitals and community health services.

Staff Governors (7)


 All Governors can be contacted via the membership office. 

Governor Meetings

Governors meet bi-monthly, 5pm to 7pm at the Royal Derby Hospital. Members of the public can attend the meetings to listen to the discussions.

Meeting dates and agenda packs are available on the next page 

Please contact  the membership office on 01332 785440 for more information.