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Support your local community and the NHS

Published on 28/03/2024

Do you understand what’s important to the people in your local community who use NHS services in Birmingham and Solihull? Could you spare the time to pass this on and help us to improve our services?

If so, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is looking for people to put themselves forward to become a governor. Being a governor is an important role and one in which you can play a key part in supporting your local NHS.

If you’re interested in standing for election as a governor, you can put yourself forward between 9 April and 8 May. We have 12 vacancies across 11 constituencies in this year’s elections.

Dame Yve Buckland, Chair of UHB, said: “Our governors are absolutely crucial to us at UHB; they play an important role in ensuring that local people and patients have their voices heard, to help us improve our services.

“We are looking for governors who are passionate about supporting their local community, the NHS, and demonstrate our values; Kind, Connected and Bold. If you think this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.”

To be eligible to stand for election, individuals must live in one of the constituency areas listed below and be a member of UHB.

Not a member?

It is quick and easy to become a member, just complete our online form:

Already a member?

An online nomination form to stand for election and more details about the role can be accessed via the Civica Election Services (CES) website.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the opportunity, we would love to hear from you. Please email or call and a member of the team will be very happy to speak with you.


The constituency areas with governor vacancies are:

  • Solihull and Meriden
  • Sutton Coldfield North
  • Quinton, Halesowen and Southwest
  • Birmingham Southwest
  • Tamworth
  • Birmingham Heartlands
  • Birmingham West
  • Birmingham Reservoirs
  • Birmingham Central
  • Lichfield Northwest and Northeast
  • Rest of England and Wales

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