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The RD&E Council of Governors


Want a real say in the future of the RD&E? Then consider becoming a Governor!
Governors provide a vital connection between the RD&E and its patients, the community it serves and its partners. The Council of Governors (CoG) - currently made up of 12 publically elected persons, four elected staff and two appointed individuals from key organisations - has a real say in the RD&E’s future priorities, who fills key posts on the Board and holding the Board to account.

CoG has two key functions:

This means discussing things like major new service developments, the annual report and accounts, and how members are being recruited and kept informed. They are also responsible for the appointment and remuneration of the Chairman and Non-Executive Directors of the Trust. Governors meet with people in their local community or staff group, to help report back on what happens at Council of Governor meetings, and to listen to ideas and opinions from members of the public and staff. This role has never been more important, with significant changes to care underway.

Elections to the Council of Governors Update
Nominations for this year’s elections closed on Friday 27 July 2018.
All nominated candidates can be seen on the Statement of Candidates.


We now move to a vote.


Council of Governors Election Results 2018

The results are as follows:

Download the Report of Voting for further information.

To find more about the elections process visit the Governor Page on our members’ website. Download the notice of election.

If you have any queries about the elections process, then email us at or call the Engagement Office on 01392 403977.


Last Updated: 17 January 2019

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